Developing R Shiny Pharmaceutical applications for faster decision making processes and accessible Data.
Addressing Unused Data and Solving Problems with Shiny in Pharma
Here is the story of how the Appsilon team helped
an international Pharmaceutical company in R Shiny apps development and optimization.
Appsilon value added
Introducing Posit’s Package Manager
3+ applications built and deployed in production
Migrated from Shiny Server to Posit Connect
Faster decision-making process with more accessible data
Automated reports for GxP environments
Automated reports pipeline
What we were asked of
Many large companies have vast amounts of data but limited time to process and present it for effective decision-making. This often results in bottlenecks and a disjointed process. In this particular scenario, an employee had to navigate multiple tools, send emails, and analyze results from an Excel file on their local computer. This led to unnoticed inventory issues that caused weekly financial losses.
“[We needed assistance] with R Shiny Development and supplement talent shortage. We needed a world-class, Shiny application delivered in a fairly short amount of time.”
– Client’s Engineering Team
What we identified
New opportunities for R Shiny applications to solve issues
Migration from Shiny Server to Posit Connect
Need for Posit Package Manager
Improvements in the deployment process
Type of work delivered
R Shiny Development
R Shiny Consulting
Scope of the project delivered
Generate reports using
Annual Product Review (APR)
containing 31 sections
Reviews of products annually
The production managers used to spend up to 8 weeks creating a report, but now, the process has been automated and takes only a fraction of the time; it functions as an R Shiny app that works in real time. The report, which summarizes incidents and batches produced, is now generated automatically as a Word+PDF document with 20+ PDF attachments.
Impact on a customer’s daily life
Faster decision-making process with easier access to the data
Automated reports for GxP environments (required by legal)
Over 3 applications have been built and deployed
Monitoring user adoption
We built a Shiny application to check if, and how people were using the R Shiny apps. The resulting data made it easier to convince the businesses of the value in investing in R Shiny and Posit products.
Review from the Client
“They had a good reputation based on our research. Their team seemed to build world-class Shiny applications that we’d be looking for. We went through the interview process with them and a few other companies. We liked what we heard with Appsilon, and decided to move forward.
The project was successful, and our team is highly impressed. Our customers are extremely delighted by the quality of the application as well.
The quality of their work is extremely good. We were also impressed with the communication about what was being worked on as well as their integrity and honesty.”