Cegedim Relationship Management today announced the release of its thought leadership report, 2012 US Pharma Insights, which provides the results of its third annual survey of life sciences decision makers on current challenges, upcoming business developments, preferred strategies and next generation technology. Leveraging analysis from three years of responses, the report delivers a holistic view of present and future trends.
The Shape of Change in Decision Making, Industry Concerns and the Future
Sustained industry concerns, evolved decision making leadership and new future strategies top 2012’s trends. Aligning with previous years’ responses, 74% of respondents ranked the changing commercial business model as their first, second or third priority of concern; followed by regulatory reform (62%) and market access (53%). Additionally, decision making leadership now sources from executive management for most technology decisions (46%); and strategy/business development for main business model/process changes (55%). Further, respondents clearly defined the following prioritized changes for the near future: increased focus on market access strategies (64%), primary sales force realignment (38%) and increased focus on managed markets (35%).
Boosts in Field Centric Tablet Usage, Preference for Apple® Mobile OS and Noteworthy Social Media Gains
Surveyed executives cite continued focus on field centric tablet usage, their preferred mobile OS and social media. Eight out of ten (80%) currently use or will be using tablets, and unsurprisingly, field sales/account management (61%) account for the most active tablet users. Further, exactly half selected Apple OS as their favorite mobile platform. In terms of social media trending, the report underscores significant increases in usage between 2011 and 2012. LinkedIn (96%) and Facebook (70%) represent respondents’ leading channels with marketing (64%), PR (42%) and sales (38%) make up the most active departments. Lastly, despite minor social media budgets, those surveyed exhibited notable gains according to the report.
“The 2012 US report details exactly how and where our current industry climate is impacting strategy and operations. Respondents report strong focus on business model changes, as well as next generation and mobile technologies,” said Angela Miccoli, President of North America, Cegedim Relationship Management. “In order to further our standing as the leader in pharma CRM, data and compliance solutions, we strive to consistently monitor the pulse of the industry, and empower our customers with our proven insights and expertise.”