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specialists for pharmaceuticals
and medical technology!

SAP Life Sciences


SAP SE is a global leader in the development and distribution of enterprise software that is capable of handling all of a company’s business processes. The SAP portfolio features a wide variety of solutions, such as for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM).

The most important stand-alone product is SAP ERP (today referred to as ‘Digital Core’), which in 2004 replaced the SAP R/3 business software suite previously in widespread use worldwide. In early 2015, the fourth generation of the business suite was introduced, SAP S/4HANA: this features a modern, in-memory database (HANA) and a browser-based user interface (Fiori).

For the life sciences in particular (pharmaceuticals, medical technology), the SAP suite offers extensive solutions for sector-specific requirements. These are described on SAP’s Life Sciences industry page and in the so-called SAP Industry Portfolio for Life Sciences.

Companies working in the life sciences manufacture pharmaceutical products or medical devices that are subject to a series of legal requirements, some of which are particularly onerous (GAMP, 21 CFR, ISO 13485, etc.). These not only have an impact on the processes to be supported by the application system and the required functionality, but also affect implementation activities and system operations. As a result, life science companies that operate a SAP system must also be able to engage with topics in the fields of GxP compliance and validation.

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Since 1996, industry expert DHC has been supporting pharmaceutical and medical technology companies worldwide in the implementation and validation of SAP Life Sciences solutions, as well as SAP Quality Management and issues related to GxP compliance. Our expertise characteristically combines management consulting with IT competencies. Oriented specifically on the stringent regulatory requirements in life sciences, we have developed our own DHC method that brings together the implementation of SAP S/4HANA as well as its validation.

We provide SAP Life Sciences solutions covering virtually all of the typical sets of requirements, based on our best practice business process model and the DHC method. Our implementation method combines the best of both worlds: process-oriented project/system documentation conforming to GAMP and the 4Q model, as well as the SAP Activate project methodology with its six accelerators and best practice processes.


Use our experience as specialists for SAP Life Sciences

  • Outstanding sector-specific know-how in pharmaceuticals and medical technology (SAP Life Sciences)
  • DHC method and content plus integration of SAP Activate and SAP Solution Manager
  • Successful execution of SAP S/4HANA system conversion
  • Superior process expertise
  • In-depth knowledge of industry-specific regulatory frameworks (GAMP 5, ISO 13485, etc.)
Matthias Bothe

Managing Director & Industry Unit Manager
Life Sciences, Chemie and Medical Engineering
phone: +49 681 93 666 0

Matthias Bothe, DHC GmbH
Carsten Buri

Director Sales & Marketing
phone: +41 44 500 888 7

Carsten Buri, DHC AG
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Webinars and events

28. Januar
Web session (in German)

Validation of SAP S/4HANA on-premise and Private Cloud Edition

The webinar looks at the validation requirements for SAP S/4HANA on-premise vs. cloud systems.

04. Februar
Web session (in German)

UDI: Implementing global requirements with the right strategy and software

Implementation of the UDI requirements based on the SAP Cloud Platform with the UDI Platform of p36

10. Februar
Web session (in German)

Your journey to the secure Microsoft Cloud for Pharma, Medical Technology and Biotech

Overview of the key success factors for security on the path of regulated companies to the Microsoft Cloud

11. Februar
Web session (in German)

New ISPE GAMP® Good Practice Guide: Enabling Innovation

What does the new ISPE Guide mean for Computer System Validation (CSV) or Computer Software Assurance (CSA)?

18. Februar
Web session (in German)

QM in S/4HANA – Example of an integrated LIMS in a Customer Project

Presentation of the quality-relevant processes of a LIMS in a customer project with the help of SAP QM as an integrated overall solution.

10. März
Web session (in German)

SAP S/4HANA Implementation and Validation in Life Sciences

Find out what benefits the LSA approach offers you for the optimal, validated deployment of S/4HANA.


Our webinars are provided as a free service for DHC customers and potential customers.