Social Media Explained by Patients (not Doughnuts or Cats)

Posted by Jackie Cuyvers on Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Patients are social—seeking and sharing health information across social-media channels at an increasing rate. Currently 80% of American Internet users go online for health information, and one out of every three American consumers online posts about his or her health-care experiences using social-media tools and platforms. 1  

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Big Data Delivers Insights, but Can Your Sales Planners React in Real Time?

Posted by Maria Kliatchko on Thu, Oct 09, 2014

(This blog series introduces emerging trends in sales planning that every commercial operations department must prepare to face in the future.)

Embracing Big Data and unlocking its power with analytics will only take you so far. What happens when months are required to use those insights or react productively? The true endgame involves both systems and internal processes evolving into real-time resource and activity reallocation.


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How Advanced Analytics Are Inspiring Life Science Sales Planning

Posted by Maria Kliatchko on Mon, Oct 06, 2014

(This blog series introduces emerging trends in sales planning that every commercial operations department must prepare to face in the future.)

Previously, we explored how new and emerging sources of data offer a rich opportunity for life science organizations, specifically how unstructured data will support answers to some currently intractable questions for sales planning. All of that data, however, can be meaningless without the appropriate analytical tools.


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Sales Planning Has Questions, Big Data Has Answers: How to Start Searching

Posted by Maria Kliatchko on Thu, Sep 25, 2014

(This blog series will introduce emerging trends in sales planning that every commercial operations department must prepare to face in the future.)

While many industries, such as retail, financial or travel and tourism, have relied on big data for years to improve competitiveness, life science has been slower to incorporate data into its planning beyond pure sales and customer attributes. But with many factors outside of pure sales driving today’s complex environment, we have started to recognize big data’s potential impact.


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Know your customer: AffinityMonitor™ shows how doctors engage with pharma promotion

Posted by Malcolm Sturgis on Wed, Sep 24, 2014

The pharmaceutical industry is well aware its sales forces are facing greater restrictions than ever on physician access. But the industry is finding that other types of promotion may provide another avenue to reach doctors.


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