The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.

The pharmaceutical industry is facing a difficult challenge -how to improve the efficiency and productivity of research and development without stifling innovation. The Edge offers a unique combination of scientific knowledge and IT innovation. This allows our consultants to communicate effectively with scientific disciplines, translating their needs into requirements that empower IT teams to deliver more effective solutions.

Our mission is to improve the productivity of scientists, and recover one day per week for every scientist in our clients’ laboratories. This is achieved by careful analysis of business processes, identifying gaps and introducing tactical solutions to optimise working practices. Standardisation of terminology, processes and systems leads to greater consistency, quality and reproducibility of information. Architectural improvements facilitate integration, removing bottlenecks and smoothing the transfer of information between groups and individuals collaborating across the enterprise and beyond.




Innovative solutions that focus on productivity

The Edge products address not only data management of biological research but importantly concentrate on supporting scientists to organise, plan and schedule research activities. BioRails is flexible enough to fit a range of industrial and academic research.

– Pharmaceuticals
– Biotechnology
– Agrochemicals
– Cosmoceuticals
– General research

BioRails is a new type of software product offering a single framework for project and data management across the drug discovery process. Improve efficiency and communication across departments and research sites. The Edge consultants have leveraged decades of experience in research to ensure our products are designed for scientists by scientists. Productivity features include:

– Todo lists
– Project calendar
– Request tracking
– Ordering and inventory
– Study report authoring
– Electronic notebook pages
– Searching and reporting