Configuration Package and Options

CARA offers a full suite of configuration options

– so the system really can work the way you need it to


Document types used in the DIA Reference Model or best practices

Metadata from the DIA Reference Model

Document Lifecycle

Security definition based on typical groups and lifecycle

Typical workflows for Collaborative Authoring, Review, Approval, Periodic Review and more

Templates definition

Document views including search, columns, widgets and dimensions

Out of the box integrations with PleaseReview, SharePoint, Brava!

Publishing / eCTD integrations with docuBridge, Extedo and Dossplorer

Included but needs configuration

1 Signature page template

1 overlay template

1 autonaming / numbering scheme

Optional extras

Additional signature page templates

Additional overlay templates

Additional autonaming schemes

Additional lifecycles

Additional workflows

Changing permissions model

Additional views and reports


Documentation and timelines


Available for all pre-configured items, and for those included but having specific customer configurations:

  • User Requirements Specification
  • Functional Requirements Specification
  • System Design Specification
  • System test scripts
  • Traceability matrix

Additional optional extras which are configured can be added to documentation


The typical timelines (depending on customer processes) for an out-of-the-box deployment:

  • Project planning – 1 week
  • Requirements (included items) – 2 weeks
  • Build (included items) – 3 weeks
  • Documentation (included items) – 3 weeks
  • Validation & installation – 6 weeks

Optional extras include architecture, installation and training and add to deployment time.

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