cloud_computingExostar, whose cloud-based solutions help companies in aerospace and defence, life sciences and healthcare to mitigate risk and solve their identity and access challenges, has announced a partnership agreement with Veeva Systems Inc., a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences industry.

Veeva Vault, a content management platform and suite of applications that reduces IT complexity and increases business agility,  can now be accessed through Exostar’s Life Sciences Identity Hub.  The connection enables life sciences organizations and their partners to prepare, exchange, and store clinical trials documentation with the ease and security of a single credential.

Exostar and Veeva are working together to streamline the provisioning process of creating Vault accounts with appropriate roles and permissions for all individuals participating in a clinical trial, regardless of their affiliation. Exostar’s Secure Access Manager (SAM) delivers an added layer of security when authenticating individuals.

With SAM credentials, individuals enjoy a single sign-on experience to Vault and other applications connected to the Life Sciences Identity Hub.  These credentials also support the inclusion of validated electronic signatures as documents are shared in Vault throughout clinical trials workflow processes.

“Bringing Vault and SAM together allows clinical trials personnel throughout our life sciences community to fully benefit from the strengths of both solutions in a seamlessly integrated environment,” said Vijay Takanti, Vice President of Security and Collaboration Solutions at Exostar. “Vault enables global business processes and serves as a single source of truth for content, while SAM provides the access control and document signature security necessary for information protection and compliance.”

Veeva Vault is the first cloud platform built specifically to meet the rigorous requirements for content management in the life sciences industry. The Vault eTMF application offers full Trial Master File (TMF) Reference Model support. Clinical trial sponsors and their partners can establish and demonstrate control over document processes, using real-time dashboards and reporting to obtain visibility into document status and process bottlenecks. Sponsors can oversee trials more effectively, contract research organizations (CROs) can more efficiently manage the eTMF, sites can focus on research, and auditors and inspectors get easy online access.

“Being part of the Exostar Life Sciences Identity Hub allows easy single sign-on for companies using Vault eTMF and the other Vault applications,” said Kathryn King, Vice President, Vault Clinical. “The seamless integration Exostar has created helps companies more effectively and securely work with multiple Vault applications across their partner or client ecosystem.”

The Exostar Life Sciences Identity Hub gives more than 1000 sponsors, CROs, investigators, academic institutions, application providers, and other industry organizations a highly-secure, connect-once environment that reduces redundancy and expenditures while speeding integration and onboarding. More than 20,000 individuals productively collaborate with one another, accessing applications and data, as defined by asset owners and controlled by SAM.

“The value Exostar and Veeva together are delivering perfectly illustrates the whole being greater than the sum of the parts,” said Daniel Pfeifle, Exostar’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Now that Vault is connected to the Life Sciences Identity Hub, we look forward to replicating this value throughout the industry.”