Illuminated Research, a consulting and medical writing services firm, performed quality control and document review tasks manually. This process proved inefficient, monotonous, and repetitive, so Illuminated Research sought an automated software solution that would save time and could handle a variety of style guides with ease.
Illuminated Research implemented DocXtools for Life Sciences from Litera Microsystems. DocXtools for Life Sciences is a Microsoft Word toolbar that accelerates the creation, review, and formatting of documents by enforcing standards for content, style, and format. With this tool, users quickly find and fix inconsistencies in documents including abbreviations, spacing, language, and punctuation.
Almost immediately, the company cut the time required for abbreviation checks from hours to minutes. As a result, Illuminated Research eliminated manual checks, freed time to take on new work, enhanced document quality, and improved project profitability.