Case Study: IDMP Proof-of-Concept


A global top 5 pharmaceutical company was looking to evaluate an IDMP solution including core application functionalities, complexities involved in current data readiness, source systems and business processes for data collection and processing.


The organization wanted to leverage the data in existing systems for IDMP compliance and maximize usage of the current functional systems through harmonized business processes.

Celegence was awarded a contract to help the customer with the business process related activities, including process definition & evaluation of the following activities:

  • Data Gathering
  • Submission Management
  • End-to-End Operational Data Management
  • Definition and evaluation of business strategy based on PoC findings
  • Validation & Compliance Analysis from business process perspective

While the technology vendor was responsible for the system implementation and integrations, Celegence managed and will continue to manage the IDMP data services for each iteration as they are defined going forward:



Key Achievements

  • Assessed readiness for IDMP compliance considering Iteration #1 data elements for end-to-end
    data management
  • Defined the end-to-end process for data management
  • Identified the right data source and extraction approach for Iteration #1 including data import
    (both one time and ongoing) from source systems like RIMS, Smpc, CCDS, etc.
  • Discussed Federated Data Governance approach and establishing Data Governance Committee
  • Reviewed IDMP data elements for Iteration #1 and concluded that most of these can be made
    available in the existing source systems
  • Conducted due-diligence and complex scenarios to be evaluated from each functional area
    point of view in the context of contributing to IDMP compliance & maintenance of Reference
  • The end-to-end approach taken by Celegence resulted in significant learnings and business
    process improvements across the organization.


Key Learnings

IDMP awareness is lacking with wider teams

Additional due diligence is required to define the structure of the XML, as xEVPRM is not sufficient for leveraging xEVMPD data from existing systems

Gaps exist in the current structure, granularity and completeness of IDMP data

Early awareness could help in streamlining activities from functional owners to effectively capture and manage data in the context of IDMP as well

Business Impact

Identification of potential challenges with complying with IDMP in advance helped the business prepare and mitigate risks with data collection

Increased understanding about the importance of creating widespread IDMP awareness

Understanding the spread of the source data for iteration 1 helps to prepare for potential challenges and estimate efforts required, even for later iterations

Highlighted the challenges in pulling required supply chain data


Case Study: IDMP Proof-of-Concept

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