Cranford, NJ – April 30, 2013 – Paragon Solutions, an advisory consulting and systems integration firm, today announced its participation in several presentations at the 2013 ShareFEST conference held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel on April 25-26. The annual conference, which is sponsored by NextDocs, focuses on the application of Microsoft SharePoint in the life sciences industry.

Senior Vice President, Solutions Group Ravi Shankar presented a keynote address “Best Practice Strategies for Global Enterprise Content Management.” Shankar provided best practices and practical approaches that life sciences companies can apply to evolve their content management programs. He also discussed the models and architectures companies are adopting to balance changes in industry business models, the explosion of content and cross-company collaboration, while incorporating regulatory compliance, information governance and new technologies.

Paragon Senior Consultant Michael Agard co-presented a client case study, “Connecting External Users to an Enterprise SharePoint Solution at AstraZeneca,” with Matt Tyson, business analyst at AstraZeneca. The presentation detailed AstraZeneca’s initiative to externalize its electronic Trial Master File (eTMF) system to users at remote study sites and the challenges the company is experiencing in obtaining a solution that is scalable, has low administrative overhead, and is easy to use and access, while maintaining company data security standards and the corporate vision for externalization of SharePoint and other systems.

Also presenting for Paragon was Associate Director Berna Tural. Tural’s presentation, “Achieving Success with Complex, Global Migrations – A Methodology and Case Study,” discussed the intensive approach involved when content must be manipulated in a SharePoint upgrade or migration, and included lessons learned and case studies.

Paragon also showcased its newly released ECM migration adaptor for the NextDocs platform, as well as its other SharePoint-based solutions for life sciences.

About Paragon

Paragon Solutions is an advisory consulting and systems integration firm that specializes in enterprise information management to help clients leverage information assets for better business results. The company does this through its industry practices, solution accelerators and specialized technology competencies that help clients achieve operational efficiency, business scalability and regulatory compliance.

Paragon works with businesses that are focused in a few key industries—communications, financial services, healthcare, insurance and life sciences. The industry-focused practices work with Paragon’s competency groups to address today’s client concerns in Process Optimization, Informa­tion Management and Information Insight.

For more information, please visit the Paragon website at, or call 1.800.462.5582.

Erik Raper
Paragon Solutions
(908) 653-3016