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Ashish Shukla Product review of PharmaCircle Business Class Elite (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Wednesday, 26th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of our product review of PharmaCircle Business Class Elite (BCE) we look at the help and training available. The company considers one-to-one customer support its top priority with a team of experts to provide the required support. Its competitors, who include Thomson Reuters' Cortellis, Informa's Pharmaprojects, and Springer Nature's AdisInsight, along with pricing and development plans, including the refinement of its proprietary search technology.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3058

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Ashish Shukla Product review of PharmaCircle Business Class Elite (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Tuesday, 25th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

The third part of our product review of PharmaCircle Business Class Elite (BCE) for drug, biologics, product development and market landscape. We explore the product's technology, including its proprietary search platform and interface that provides access to apps, outputs and alerts and charting options for areas from patents to labels and development timelines.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3058

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Ashish Shukla Product review of PharmaCircle Business Class Elite (sources - content & coverage)
Monday, 24th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Part two of our product review of PharmaCircle Business Class Elite (BCE) looks at the range of key information sources tracked by the product's analysts and available via its 11 modules and 6 apps, including geographic coverage and languages available.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3058

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Martin Murtland Disaggregation between software and content
Friday, 21st September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

"Content is king" used to be the adage but with the easy availability of free content, this is no longer the case. This article looks at the changing consumption patterns of content and particularly the pros and cons of consuming content via software only vendors, such as Comintelli and InfoDesk, as opposed to vendors that provide both software and content, such as Factiva, NewsEdge and Nexis. It also considers user needs and pricing as factors in the decision-making process.

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Ashish Shukla Product review of PharmaCircle Business Class Elite (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Friday, 21st September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

PharmaCircle Business Class Elite (BCE) is an online platform offering continuously updated information on products and pipeline programmes, public and private companies, and global clinical trial records. In this first part of our product review, we take a closer look at the company and product, its users, who include the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, as well as its key features and value.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3058

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo current awareness survey (part 4 - primary suppliers)
Monday, 17th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Jinfo's director of research, Robin Neidorf, presents the final part of our current awareness survey results exploring the needs, preferences and goals of information professionals with regard to news content and current awareness provision. This article gives feedback on specific feedback relating to their primary products for current awareness, including Factiva, Nexis, FT, Bloomberg, Westlaw and CEDROM-SNI, as well as platform suppliers InfoDesk and LexisNexis Publisher.

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Scott Vine Product review of Wide Narrow (value - help & training; competitors; development; pricing)
Monday, 17th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the final part of Jinfo's product review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, we take a look at the value of the product, including the customisation of reports, and what help and training are available to users. We also highlight some of the key competitors in the field and pricing information.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055

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Sophie Alexander Where to begin when implementing automation in your workplace
Friday, 14th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Moving away from spreadsheets, emails and to-do lists can be difficult, but there are tried-and-tested tools available to help you manage subscriptions, project management and enquiries. A recent webinar discussed the challenges that automation can solve, surveyed the tools that can improve workflow, and presented the next steps towards making your centre more strategic.

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Scott Vine Product review of Wide Narrow (technology - search & user interface; outputs & alerts; administration)
Friday, 14th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the third part of our review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, Scott Vine looks at its collaboration and customisation features, including a full overview of the product's use of clusters which help you refine content. He also looks at its search and output features as well as its visualisation options.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055

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Andy Tattersall Impact of social media and Web 2.0 on current awareness
Thursday, 13th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Systems for curating and delivering current awareness have come a long way with the advent of social media. Whilst RSS and more traditional methods of searching still have their place, curation platforms that use the "wisdom of the crowd" are a valuable addition in extracting and aggregating fresh information whatever the topic. This article looks at emerging sources of information for current awareness, how social media aggregators bring value to your current awareness service, and how sustainable and reliable the technology is.

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Scott Vine Product review of Wide Narrow (sources - content & coverage)
Thursday, 13th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second part of our product review of Wide Narrow, workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team, we look at where its content comes from, the inbox, which is the product's content hub as well as how it ensures the quality of this content.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo current awareness survey (part 3 - determining value)
Thursday, 13th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As part of our Research Focus, "Intelligence systems - beyond awareness to action", we present the third part of our current awareness survey results exploring the needs, preferences and goals of information professionals with regard to news content and current awareness provision. This article looks at overall expenses, the breadth and depth of reach of a service, and how much time the information team puts into delivering the service and how it reaches its audience.

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Scott Vine Product review of Wide Narrow (key advantages; introduction; contact details)
Wednesday, 12th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Wide Narrow is workflow software designed to support the work of an intelligence team. The first part of Jinfo's review introduces the company and product which is used by both small and large companies alike and supports both continuous and ad-hoc intelligence workflows and is highly flexible.

Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3055

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo current awareness survey (part 2 - core components)
Wednesday, 12th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

As part of Jinfo's Research Focus, "Intelligence systems - beyond awareness to action", we present part two of our Jinfo current awareness survey in relation to the needs, preferences and goals of information professionals with regard to news content and current awareness provision. This article looks specifically at what information teams rely on for source material to feed systems and what technology and tools are used to support management, delivery and measurement of the service.

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Yulia Aspinall How does Jinfo's benchmarking research apply to pharma?
Monday, 10th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Senior information managers from pharmaceutical and life science sectors were invited to join an online Community session to discuss the results of Jinfo's Research Focus, "Benchmarking information roles - Jinfo models of excellence". This article looks in more depth at some of the key research findings and offers several tips on practical application of the research.

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Kate Lomax Why pay for an intelligence platform?
Monday, 10th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Just as the amount of information available to us increases, the number of tools to manage and navigate this information has also rapidly increased. More and more people are turning to free web-based tools such as Google Scholar for research discovery or Google Alerts for current awareness. Open source and commercial tools have also continued to evolve. Many now offer varying degrees of automation and machine learning that helps us make sense of the masses of information and data now available to us at work and this article explores some of these issues.

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Robin Neidorf Jinfo current awareness survey (part 1 - introduction)
Thursday, 6th September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

It's been ten years since Jinfo first surveyed information professionals to find out about their needs, preferences and goals in relation to news content and current awareness provision. The project has evolved over time to factor in issues relating to the use of technology to improve workflow and enhance ROI, the balance of premium and non-cost sources, and what methods they were using to try and measure the value and impact of current awareness service provision. This article introduces the results from 2018's survey, including areas such as the provision of time and staff.

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Andy Tattersall Q&A with Iconitel - optimising information resources
Monday, 3rd September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Iconitel Consulting & Software Services specialises in the management of information resources and offers a unique set of solutions ranging from comprehensive research portfolio management engagements to automated software solutions. Andy Tattersall recently caught up with Iconitel's executive partner, Joanie Olivier, to find out about the company and its products, AREUS and AREUSConnect, and what the future holds.

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Robin Neidorf State of the industry - overview of current awareness suppliers
Monday, 3rd September 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

In the second of a two-part article looking at the differences between current awareness and intelligence platforms and how information professionals interact with the workflow of both systems, Robin Neidorf looks at some of the key suppliers in this area, their product offerings as well as some of the key differences between them.

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Louise Brookes How do vendors work with users to facilitate customisation?
Friday, 31st August 2018 Sign in to MyJinfo or create an account be able to star items

Keeping on top of the news on customers, competitors, suppliers and the business environment is an ever increasing challenge for information teams to enable their organisations to make informed and better decisions. Over the last 10 years, Jinfo has been observing the evolution of current awareness tools used for this task and following the development of the next generation of tools, which allow for much greater integration of content, user collaboration and variety of outputs, including dashboards and visualisation of data. This article explores the potential for greater customisation and improvements in the process.

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