Organizing an R&D department
Organizing an R&D department requires to describe each targeted business activity.
This analysis will often result in the redesign of certain activities and the relationships between these activities. Implementing an ERP may be just a pretext for larger changes.
Seed companies with research departments have very specific data and processes, so they need peculiar systems to share their relational databases and manage their complex research processes.
Virtues of organizing
The implementation of an ERP may be just a pretext for larger organizational change. It is often the case that the company has experienced at least 10 years of growth and has opened itself to globalization, and it must now manage a melting pot of processes in a research department doubling its lines of production. The implementation of an ERP/RRP is an excellent time to evolve the organization and attempt to see things more clearly with a fresh set of eyes. The ERP/RRP solution must be flexible and adapt to a variety of situations, often unanticipated.
Specificities of Research in Biology
The concept of the experiment cycle with the management of stock of live material, observation of the objects and conditions of the experiment, and automatic production of new generation of individuals following a non-deterministic model.
The concept of experiments and stock with multi-level variables and unlimited levels of detail of the objects observed.
ERP often stops at the door of research departments
Doriane has developed the concept of RRP, with the support of customers using plant breeding software in France, Europe and rest of the world. Doriane’s innovations are oriented around 2 concepts that enable the management of all types of flow and experiments on live material and integrate with a RDBMS (Relational Database Management System)
RRP = Research Resource Planning: an information system to organize your research department