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FSP Services

PPD® FSP: Functional Service Provider Services

Top-Tier Experts for Your FSP Model

PPD is more than 30,000 employees strong across the globe, with 4,000+ employees supporting functional service provider (FSP) contracts. PPD® FSP covers all functions and services, from clinical services to marketed products. We offer a full spectrum of services worldwide, whether you need to fill small gaps or have large-scale programs that require dedicated capacity management across all functions.

Functional Service Provider Options to Meet Your Needs

The pharmaceutical industry is constantly in motion—drug patents expiring, new therapies emerging, portfolios expanding and life-changing compounds making their way to market. You can’t always predict the support you’ll need or how long you’ll need it.

Through PPD FSP partnerships, our professionals serve as an extension of your teams, supporting key functions that you can’t afford to leave to chance. No matter the size of your company or phase of your drug, you need flexible, predictable and cost-effective options to support your evolving needs.

PPD covers your needs on every level, allowing you to do more with less, with an uncompromising commitment to quality.

PPD deploys the same top-tier talent in ALL engagement models. Exceptionally trained, rigorously supported and technologically empowered to help you manage capacity and set your programs up for success.

FSP Resources for Drug Development and Post-Marketing Programs

Picking the right FSP partner is critical to your success. More than 200 PPD customers have entrusted PPD FSP to support critical components of their drug development and post-marketing programs. Your projects, goals and milestones become ours.

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years of ensuring quality services in an FSP model

Cost-effective FSP Provider

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Our shared pool of resources gets you highly trained talent through the full force of PPD’s global infrastructure

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customers use our FSP support to meet their milestones

We understand that having quality people remain on a study is key to ensuring success. We cover clients on every level, allowing them to do more with less, while providing an uncompromising commitment to quality.

PPD FSP has consistently strong retention rates, ensuring continuity and long-term dedication to your project. Through an enterprise-connected talent pool, supported by exceptional training, support and technology, our FSP staff has the same high standards, training, career development opportunities and support as PPD staff assigned to full-service partnerships.

Flexible Clinical Trial Management Solutions


An all-in-one capacity management solution designed to expand access to services and talent, protect budgets and set you up for success. Through this secure web application, our FSP customers have a central point for communications, demand planning and management.

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This capacity management solution helps you answer key questions:

  • How many people are really needed—and when and where?
  • How can these people be easily requested, without a lot of approval paperwork and back-and-forth communication?
  • How can I tell if they are achieving key milestones or timelines?

Complete FSP Source

Talent and resources drive your regulatory timeline and milestone achievements. Inefficient forecasting of resources creates unnecessary overhead costs, administrative burdens, timeline risks and staff turnover. Finding the right qualified teams – at the right time, in the right place – is a risk management strategy that maximizes budget, ensures quality and accelerates timelines.

Through this secure web application, our FSP customers have a central point for communications, demand planning and management. Access to real-time, high quality forecasting, resourcing and operational data through three key modules:

Forecast: Generate quick ramp-up and down estimates

Request: Easy, on-line requisition tool

Analyze: Make better decisions with robust resourcing metrics and operational KPIs to measure team progress and engagement

Additional FSP Services and Resources from PPD

Explore additional PPD FSP services resources to learn more about our capabilities.