Binding Site uses Datawatch Self-Service Data Preparation
Binding Site supplies the world’s laboratories with clinical diagnostic tools to diagnose and monitor specific cancers and immune disorders. During production, it must constantly analyze the results of its scientific instruments while producing a meticulous audit trail of data to comply with FDA regulations. The company used to have to re-key test results from print-outs generated by its scientific laboratory instruments into a spreadsheet, manually correcting and verifying each entry before the results could be officially vetted and archived. Since Binding Site runs approximately 155 experiments per day across 40 machines, data processing had become an enormous and costly time-sink.
“The process was laborious and cumbersome, requiring on average two man-hours per experiment, which is time that could be saved,” said Dr. Adeel Mushtaq, Head of Production Control at Binding Site. When Binding Site recently modernized its business operations with a new ERP system, Ian Rocky the IT Manager saw an opportunity to apply Datawatch’s self-service data preparation technology to save time and meet requirements.
Datawatch pulls in data from a wide range of unstructured and multi-structured data formats like PDF, XML, HTML, text, spool and ASCII files that are typically too challenging to integrate into analytical applications. Binding Site uses Datawatch to automate the reading of PDF output files captured by the ERP system from the instrumentation, identifying fields and updating an Oracle database.
Long term, by eliminating manual data preparation processes, Binding Site will save greater than $600,000 annually by reducing labor time alone in addition to improving data workflow.“And beyond the time and cost savings, Datawatch has accelerated our ability to gather data. Our business processes will be improved thanks to our ability to automate the capture of instrument data, speed the flow of business information, and meet quality & regulatory requirements much more easily,” Mushtaq added.
“Binding Site is the perfect example of how organizations can drive efficiencies, save money and improve regulatory compliance and auditing with automation. While other companies spend up to 80 percent of their analysts’ time on data preparation, typically with many errors, Binding Site is quickly transforming raw information into reliable, consistent data sets ready for data analysis and reporting,” said Dan Potter, chief marketing officer at Datawatch.
Datawatch enables ordinary users to deliver extraordinary results with all their data. Datawatch can unlock data from the widest variety of sources and prepare it for use with visualization tools or other business processes. When real-time visibility to rapidly changing data is critical, Datawatch enables you to visualize streaming data for the most demanding business environments such as capital markets.