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5 Reasons to Upgrade to CARA v5

Updated: Jul 5, 2021

1. Cost Savings

One of the most exciting changes is that CARA can now be used as its own content store to reduce the number of licences required for different systems, which leads to a major cost reduction as you can drop legacy platforms like Documentum and Oracle required for previous versions of CARA.

2. Available as SaaS or inhouse

CARA v5 is also a cloud-first SaaS solution, but unique in allowing installation on a managed cloud you might already use, or even in your internal IT infrastructure.

3. Usability

End users will now find it even more straightforward to navigate CARA, with an easy-to-view tab for simplified access to all your documents. The interface has had a makeover, with a new sleek, modern look and an intuitive layout, making it perfect for casual or infrequent users who need to access quickly and interact with a single document.

4. Performance

There is also a large number of new seamless integrations with many modern productivity tools such as Slack, DocuSign/AdobeSign, Google Docs/Gdrive and Office 365. All of this wrapped in a level of performance that takes CARA to the next level, easily handling systems with 100,000+ users and 0.5 billion documents.

5. Functionality

There are also some new functions available such as mapping and geo-location, allowing mapping of data and documents to specific locations to then identify heat maps or search by location. Additionally, in-built analytics gives detailed graphical views of data over time, providing valuable insights into business information without having to use separate tools. The new elastic search system allows users to locate documents at speeds more akin to a Google search, with the possibility to return a million results in under a second. The UI continues to offer strong user personalisation options and of course the full configurability that makes CARA powerful in dealing with any data or document use case.


All in all, upgrading the CARA v5 could have multiple benefits for your business. If you would like to see a demo of the CARA Workspace or the CARA Life Sciences Platform, please get in touch with us at We can tailor the demo to your specific requirements and even provide a sandbox environment so that you can get a feel for the system in your own time.

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