Are you concerned about the security of your materials and who has ownership and use?

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Maintaining control over content is of key importance in the healthcare industry. It is critical to ensure that the right version of each piece of content you own is used – and only by the right people.  Are you certain that old and unapproved content is no longer in circulation?  What about the version on the shared drive or the copy uploaded to DropBox?

Congrego takes these worries away with a content control system built specifically for the needs of a highly regulated industry.

Content in Congrego is assigned using a simple but powerful matrix control system.  This allows each item to be made available to exactly who you choose – from groups down to  specific individuals. User rights are tied to content permissions so as soon as a team member changes, all old permissions are revoked; ensuring no-one has access to your material who shouldn’t.

Content can also be set with an automatic expiry date when uploaded to Congrego.   For items with a set re-approval time this guarantees those old versions cannot be used – they are automatically disabled on all your teams iPads on the set date (even if they have no internet connection)  Content can also be remotely withdrawn or disabled at any time from the management system which will take affect the next time Congrego is used on the iPad.

Congrego offers the safest, most secure and fastest way to share and manage, promotional, educational and training assets with your mobile sales team and staff. With the level of security in place across all the revolutionary features of Congrego, there really is nothing else like it. 

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

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”Congrego has revolutionised our company and the way we work. It’s simple, reliable, and full of features to solve our problems and save us money. The training that has been provided has enabled us to utilise every aspect of Congrego and it really has taken our company to a whole new level. It’s simple, effective and our ROI has been unquestionable.”

Phillip Higgins, International Brand Manager,

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Pharma sales – Out with the old, in with the new.

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Is this a struggle you can relate to?

Let’s start by talking about paper sales aids and training materials.

I sit and write content and pull together all the information I need, I then spend time designing and putting together my print materials – Now this isn’t an issue but then I have to spend a fortune printing all the materials for my entire sales force not to mention adding in the time it takes to distribute and train my mobile team in the new materials.

Now being the perfectionists we all are, it’s very common to send out materials and then realise there’s things missing or you might suddenly think of something brilliant you want to add. Even sometimes noticing a tiny mistake that could cost you business. What do you do then? Try and get all the materials back? Make sure all old versions and disposed off and out of circulation? Spend thousands on new print materials?

I mean I could blabber on for weeks about the problems this causes and the time it takes and could make a huge risk assessment list if I really wanted to but you’ve either experienced this first hand already or get the point!

What’s changed? 

Everything’s going digital! – It’s safe to say that if more than 30% of your sales aids are in paper form right this second then you should really be considering bringing in an agency such as Iguazu  to create some beautiful digital content for your sales force in order to compete with your competitors. With years of experience creating incredible interactive presentations and digital assets for major pharmaceutical companies they are definitely the team for the job!

Anyway… back to the point. 

The days of lugging around paperwork and a heavy laptop are gone. Now you can access all your sales materials anywhere across the globe instantly straight from an iPad.

Congrego lets you share and manage promotional, educational and training assets with staff and customers across the globe, instantly.

We work with you to create interactive, compelling and simple content to improve the efficiency of your sales force. You can guarantee your entire work force is using the latest and most up to date content without the hasstle of material call backs and re-distrabution because this can now be done at the touch of a button.

You can use video, HTML5,  jpeg, PDF content, animation and even websites that don’t need Wifi to accsess and work as they would through the web with no storage limits and unlimited users around the world! – You can train staff remotly and symultaniously using fully tracked surveys and questionnairs and even use these at events and conferenced for live market research and staff feedback.

You can give different sales reps accsess to specific assets and documents to make sure they only have accsess to what you want them to see and what they need. You can remove there accsess or update it at any time and this will autamtically update everytime they open their iPad… It’s pretty cool to be honest!

There’s so much more I could tell you about but I’ll finish by saying, that wether you’re a small or growing company, or even an international powerhouse, Congrego will have huge benfits for you and your ROI will be unquestionable just check out what we’ve done for Jazz Pharmaceuticals! 

To organise a call to find out how Congrego could help you and your sales force please email will.tinson@congrego.co.uk for a quick chat with me.

The iPad Pro – A Pharma sales reps best friend

The iPad Pro is the perfect tablet for the modern day Pharmaceutical sales representative.  In a time where Apple seem to be struggling with creativity, they have managed to release an iPad that’s perfect for the needs of a mobile sales rep. You’ll no longer need a laptop or PC!

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These days sales aids come in interactive visual forms; gone are the days of paper aids and folders full of longwinded content. In order to maximise the impact of media and visual sales assets, the 12.9″ pro gives you a great platform to present from and make your experience in the field truly greater than the average rep.

What’s the need for a swanky new iPad anyway?

These days sales aids come in interactive visual forms; gone are the days of paper aids and folders full of longwinded content. In order to maximise the impact of media and visual sales assets, the 12.9″ pro gives you a great platform to present from and make your experience in the field truly greater than the average rep.

There is also a 9.7″ version of the Pro for those of you that like a more ergonomic tablet design for easy transportation and storage but I’d have to say it’s a shame to lose the viewing capabilities of the larger version for the sake of minimal size preferences.

Take a look at the 12.9″ display spec: 

  • Retina display
  • 12.9-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display
  • 2732×2048 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
  • Fully laminated display
  • Anti-reflective coating

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I mean, not that it matter but even the Ipad Pro camera is rather impressive, take a look at this!

(Although the smaller version offers better camera features including improved noise reduction and live photos)

  • 8-megapixel iSight camera
  • Autofocus
  • Panorama (up to 43 megapixels)
  • HDR for photos
  • Exposure control
  • Burst mode
  • Tap to focus
  • Timer mode
  • ƒ/2.4 aperture
  • Five-element lens
  • Hybrid IR filter
  • Backside illumination
  • Auto image stabilisation
  • Face detection
  • Photo geotagging

 

The operating system – IOS 9

IOS 9 includes:

  • AirDrop
  • AirPlay
  • AirPrint
  • Control Centre
  • Notification Centre
  • Siri
  • Spotlight Search
  • Apple Music
  • Family Sharing
  • iCloud Drive
  • Multitasking
  • QuickType Keyboard
  • Night Shift

So are you tempted? 

With 4 speaker audio, great battery life, incredible retina display, loads of free build in helpful apps and much more to shout about, this really is the most grown up iPad yet.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals – The story so far.

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”It’s simple, effective and our ROI has been unquestionable.”

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on identifying, developing and commercialising meaningful products that address unmet medical needs.

Spotting the opportunity 

While working closely over a few years with Jazz Pharmaceutical we began to notice their growing need for Congrego. With an ever increasing number of sales representatives in different locations, it was clear our survey software, enterprising content management, training assets, and iPad file management features were exactly what they needed to grow and develop further in the healthcare industry.

Specific benefits of Congrego to Jazz Pharmaceutical

Our recommendation to Jazz was simple, implement Congrego and you’ll have the following features at your fingertips:

  • An open source technology set for build – allow anyone to work on it
  • Make an accessible system via web and tablet – use one version of content
  • Allow the ability to add time stamps and remotely lock content Allow ability to natively manage HTML5, PDF, PPT, DOC and Video
  • Provide a totally new approach to product support and message delivery
  • The ability to save money by training employees and communicating with them without the hassle of travel and taking time out of the day
  • Be able to create surveys and presentations and receive analytic reviews at your request

Implementation

In September 2013 Jazz officially signed up to Congrego.

We gave Jazz Pharma the ability to create, share, download and edit  documents with whoever they wanted, whenever they wanted.

Jazz Pharmaceutical regularly use the following:

  • iDetail aids for sales forces.
  • Patient Support Leaflets.
  • Cost-benefit Calculator.
  • Clinical Papers.
  • Regulatory Documents

What happened next?

Once you’re up and running we won’t go anywhere, we have been by Jazz pharma’s side ever since, implementing new technology and features to the app in order to maximise its capabilities and make their growth as a company easier. provided face-to-face training for head office and global management and with a user guide available for use on the app, we also offered dedicated support via email or phone and video conference training to help Jazz make the most of

We provide face-to-face training for head office and global management and with  user guides available for use on the app it’s been easy for users to use Congrego. We also offered dedicated support via email or phone and video conference training to help Jazz make the most of Congrego.

”Congrego has revolutionised our company and the way we work. It’s simple, reliable, and full of features to solve our problems and save us money. The training that has been provided has enabled us to utilise every aspect of Congrego and it really has taken our company to a whole new level. It’s simple, effective and our ROI has been unquestionable.”

Phillip Higgins, International Brand Manager,

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

What about now? 

Well; three years on we’re so pleased to say that Jazz have just extended their contract with us to use Congrego across their company for another year.  We are continuing to develop Congrego as we grow with them and our ever growing client list.

To find out more about Jazz Pharmaceuticals click here. 

or to find out more about Congrego click here.

 

Emailing On Congrego – Everything you need to know!

blogpost8There are multiple quick and clever ways you can email on Congrego. The first feature of emailing is that you can send PDF’s or other assets directly to other people with a few simple clicks. The following video explains how it works:

The following video explains how it works:

The second form of emailing is what we call ‘Approved Email’ where you can send summary pages to someone in seconds from within a presentation. This way you can eliminate the need for a long summary email after a meeting because you’ll have already sent them everything they needed or were interested in seeing whilst you were with them.

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to use the Approved emailing feature on Congrego:

If you have any questions about Congrego emailing feel free to leave a comment below.

3 perfect accessories for Pharma sales reps

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As a pharmaceutical sales representative, you need to optimise your chance of success by making the most of the little time you’re given with a potential client or lead. There are many ways you can maximise your chances of success as a sales rep and you can find out more here; However in this blog I’ll be introducing you to a few nifty Ipad accessories to not only make your life a little easier but also to further impress your sales leads and increase your chances of closing a deal.

The roll out of the iPad pro was welcomed into the business world with open arms. As Apple say ‘”Ipad pro is more capable, versatile and portable than anything that’s come before.” – a statement we couldn’t agree with more. The 9.7-inch iPad Pro display uses the same colour space as the digital cinema industry so presenting sales presentation and iDetails on this bad boy will take you to the next level. This perfectly brings me on to our accessory number 1.

1. Apple Pencil for iPad pro

What is it? – Well, it’s fairly simple, you’ll receive the pencil, lighting adaptor and an extra tip included in the price.apple pencil The apple pencil is sensitive to pressure and tilt so you can easily vary line weight and it’s perfect for using the adobe creative suit or simply for navigation and note taking.

It’s safe to say the Apple pencil has incredible drawing power with zero latency.

You’re also able to lay your hand on the screen like resting on paper without it flicking out or jumping, which I think we can all agree is pretty awesome.

Charging it through your iPad is such a sleek technique and then having an adaptor to charge through lightning is pretty cool! Then their’s split screen capabilities as one review on the Apple site puts it “Using the split screen and being able to record ideas on notes whilst browsing is like having 2 iPad mini’s side by side and using them both.”

The coolest feature however for ‘techies’ is the pencil having a weight on one side. Opposite the weight is the apple logo with the pencil So, when you place the pencil down it rolls over with the heavy side down to ensure the branding is facing up. Now that’s impressive.

If you can afford to purchase an iPad pro or you’ve been supplied with one for work then I highly recommend spending just £79 to take your iPad game to the next level.

 

2. Plantronics Voyager Edge Bluetooth Headset

headsetSo simple, effortless and elegant without sticking out of the side of your head making you look a little strange. This compact Bluetooth headset will eliminate your constant need to check your phone and miss calls meaning your phone can stay in your back pocket and you can come across as more social,more intuitive and you’ll seem like you actually want to be there. Boasting signature Plantronics audio technology, the headset eliminates background noise, keeping calls clear in any environment.

Intuitive features keep you moving

The headset ensures you won’t miss a beat, automatically answering calls as you place it on your ear or announcing who is calling so you don’t have to look at your phone before saying, “answer” or “ignore”.

Designed for busy people, voice commands keep you in control, audio alerts keep you informed and Plantronics mobile apps help you get the most out of your headset. This £99 headset will revolutionise your working day.

3. Belkin Portable Tablet Stage Stand for iPad STand2

As you know well presenting on the iPad is key to Pharmaceutical sale and it’s actually a very difficult skill even for the most experienced of sales reps. It’s not often someone can engage on a human to human level whilst trying to get them engaged with the presentation they are showing on a screen they are holding.

The Belkin portable tablet allows you to present in front of individuals or groups of people whilst being able to multitask at the same time.

Designed for easy travel, the Belkin Portable Tablet Stage stand works with the free Stage interactive whiteboard and document camera app to get even more out of your iPad. It’s great for presenting, reading, recording video, or surfing the web. And the lightweight, durable structure folds flat so you can take it anywhere.

Podium mode is perfect for presentations and collaborating. And again for only £79.95 this is the perfect investment to take with you in the field.

 Well, there you go…

You can thank me later, however, if you had the time to read this post then you have the time to hop along and order these key accessories to revolutionise yourself as a pharmaceutical sales rep.

 

 

How and why to pre- download content assets before a meeting

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Imagine it’s the night before your big meeting; now you already have everything you need ready and updated on Congrego (As long as you remember to charge your iPad) but their’s a few key things to remember before you leave.

Why to pre-download content assets

Every asset on Congrego is available for interactive use and viewing anywhere, anytime even without Internet access as long as you have pre-downloaded the assets you are going to require that day. For example, you may have been given access to a website on your Congrego dashboard but you won’t be able to open it unless you download it. I’d just like to say that downloading assets on Congrego will take a matter of seconds even with bad connectivity so you have nothing to worry about as long as you remember to do it.

How to pre-download content assets

It’s very simple to download an asset, as I’ll now explain in a few simple steps:

  1. Log in and choose the product you wish to access assets from
  2. Click on the asset you wish to download and the image below will appear
  3. Select the green download button
  4. The Icon on the left (An iDetail icon in this example) will fill up with colour in a matter of seconds and the second image will appear looking almost identical but with a few key differences.
  5. You can now launch the item (wherever, whenever, as many times as you like until you remove the download)

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TOP TIP – USE THE ‘FAVOURITES’ FEATURE!

You can now use our newest feature ‘Favourites’ to group assets into a folder that can be easily accessed on the dashboard in front of a client. Ever heard the saying ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’? – Well,  now you can always be prepared and save yourself valuable seconds searching through your dashboard looking for particular content assets because you’ll have them all in a folder, ordered, downloaded and ready for a particular client or meeting.

To find out more about the favourites feature and see how it’s done click here. 

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The ‘Favourites’ folders can be found at the top right of the dashboard in the toolbar as you can see from the image above.

 DON’T FORGET!  

It’s very important to remember to remove your downloads after each day when you are finished using them in order to maximise speed and storage capabilities whilst you’re on the go. The less downloads you have the quicker the assets will load, download and run, although I must say you’d have to have an awful lot of downloaded assets to cause an issue.

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