Pfizer adopts new data capture software

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is to use data capture from vendor Cardiff to improve business processes and reduce costs.

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Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer is to use data capture from vendor Cardiff to improve business processes and reduce costs.

The pharmaceutical manufacturer, best-known for impotence drug Viagra, will deploy Cardiff TeleForm v10.1. The software will be used to automatically classify, extract and validate company data from paper documents or forms.

It can be used to capture information from structured, semi-structured or unstructured sources. TeleForm also includes auditing and reporting functions to support compliance in the heavily regulated pharmaceutical industry.

Pfizer’s deal with Cardiff is based on software licences and maintenance fees.

Earlier this year, Pfizer announced moves to adopt radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to protect US shipments of its Viagra drug to help tackle counterfeiters.

Viagra is one of the most frequently faked drugs promoted online, and is the subject of millions of spam emails. The company aims to tackle the fraudsters and protect its revenues by attaching RFID tags to every packet of the drug shipped in the US.

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