SOA Software’s Semantics Manager chosen to power CDISC Standards delivery to BioPharma Industry

Semantics Manager to serve as the Metadata Repository for CDISC SHARE Project

Los Angeles, CA – Monday, June 24, 2013 – SOA Software, a leading provider of API Management solutions, announced today that its Semantics Manager Product has been chosen by the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) to power its Shared Health And Clinical Research Electronic (SHARE) Library project.  CDISC SHARE will provide a global electronic repository for developing, integrating and accessing CDISC metadata standards for clinical research in electronic format. Information on CDISC SHARE can be found at http://www.cdisc.org/cdisc-share.

SOA Software’s Semantics Manager™ is a comprehensive metadata and standards management solution that companies use to effectively meet governance, regulatory and standards compliance (GRC) requirements for information model definition and management (e.g., in BioPharma, Finance etc.), while improving overall business efficiency. Semantics Manager helps organizations define and align their multiple internal information models to both industry standard definitions and to a common internal representation. By aligning with industry standards and by mapping data to domain concepts, companies can achieve semantic interoperability - a key goal of any API management initiative that involves data exchange. Semantics Manager facilitates a collaborative, metadata-driven information lifecycle by providing organizations a centralized, standards-based metadata repository and governance process automation platform.

For the BioPharma industry, Semantics Manager greatly improves the ability to understand the impact of changes to both standards and operational data representations as they evolve. Semantics Manager combines existing standards (e.g., CDISC, BRIDG and ISO 21090) with a flexible metamodel definition framework that easily accommodates new standards. Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) can leverage the federation capabilities of Semantics Manager to automatically disseminate standards to industry.

“We at CDISC are delighted to be working with SOA Software as our technology partner on this important initiative,” said Wayne Kubick, Chief Technology Officer for CDISC.  “After an extensive evaluation process, it became clear that SOA Software’s solution provided CDISC with the best opportunity to quickly deliver on the promise of SHARE for realizing the many benefits of CDISC standards and improving interoperability with healthcare.”

“We are excited to be chosen by CDISC and are eager to use our extensive experience in metadata management, especially in the context of services and API’s, to enable CDISC’s vision of semantic interoperability for the BioPharma industry,” said Brent Carlson, SVP Technology, SOA Software.

Semantics Manager is built on industry standards such as Object Management Group’s (OMG) Reusable Asset Specification (RAS) and ISO’s 11179 standard for Metadata registries. The base library includes all CDISC Terminologies, CDASH 1.1, SDTM 1.2, BRIDG 3.1, and ISO 21090, giving BioPharma organizations a jumpstart towards aligning their internal information models with domain standards and regulatory requirements. As a centralized standards-based repository, Semantics Manager provides a single source of governed content to enforce data standards, processes and policies while ensuring regulatory compliance and efficient data exchange both across the organization and externally with partners and regulators.  Content can be easily found and reused via extensive in-built search mechanisms. Collaboration is built-in as well and is possible at any level - metadata, governance or at the repository level, with all actions tracked via a fully configurable audit trail that provides information about historical decisions and data lineage. More information can be found at http://www.soa.com/solutions/semantics-managemen.

About SOA Software

SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA governance products that enable customers to plan, build, run and share enterprise services and APIs. The world’s largest companies including Bank of America, Pfizer, and Verizon use SOA Software products to harness the power of their technology and transform their businesses. Gartner placed SOA Software in the Leaders Quadrant for the 2011 “Magic Quadrant for SOA Governance Technologies.” The company is also recognized as a “Leader” by the Forrester Research Waves for Integrated SOA Governance , SOA Management, and SOA Life Cycle Management. For more information, please visit http://www.soa.com.

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