SAP LIFE SCIENCES

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SAP LIFE SCIENCES


Companies in the life sciences (pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology,…) have come through the pandemic comparatively well, and the sector is one of the growth industries worldwide. At the same time, however, global competition, cost and innovation pressure in R&D and regulatory requirements are increasing.

Digitalisation offers the industry and especially SMEs many opportunities, but also presents companies with new challenges, especially technological ones, such as cloud, AI, IoT/IoMT, Big Data, analytics, etc.

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SAP SOLUTIONS FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES


SAP SE is the world’s leading developer and provider of enterprise software for handling all of a company’s business processes. The portfolio consists of a variety of solutions, e.g. 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 single product is SAP ERP (now called Digital Core), which replaced the internationally widely used business software system R/3 in 2004.

With SAP S/4HANA, the 4th generation of the Business Suite was introduced at the beginning of 2015, which has many technical innovations, such as a modern in-memory database (HANA) and an internet-based interface (Fiori). However, in order to meet the industry-specific requirements and run your company as an “intelligent enterprise”, SAP also offers other comprehensive innovative solutions for the digitalisation of the life sciences.

These are described in more detail on the Life Sciences industry page of SAP and in the so-called SAP Industry Portfolio for Life Sciences.


SAP overall architecture with the Intelligent Suite (ERP) at the centre

Source: SAP

SAP Whitepaper: Intelligent Enterprise for the Life Sciences Industry

Improve people’s lives with delivery of personalized patient solutions, at scale and as a service

SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE USE OF SAP SYSTEMS IN THE LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY

Life sciences companies produce pharmaceutical, medical technology or biotechnology products that are subject to high quality standards and a series of sometimes very restrictive legal requirements (GAMP, 21 CFR, ISO 13485 …). These affect not only the processes to be supported by the SAP system and the required functionality, but also the implementation or transformation as well as the operation of the SAP system. Therefore, life sciences companies operating an SAP system must also deal with issues of GxP compliance and validation.

DHC – YOUR SPECIALIST FOR SAP LIFE SCIENCES


Since 1996, we have been supporting companies in the pharmaceutical industry and medical technology worldwide as an industry expert in the implementation and validation of SAP Life Sciences solutions (e.g. SAP S/4HANA. e.g. SAP S/4HANA), Quality Management with SAP and on questions regarding GxP Compliance. Our expertise lies in the combination of management consulting as well as IT and process competence. In doing so, we offer expert advice in all phases of your SAP project, from proof of concept, implementation and training to Managed (Validation) Services.


Specifically geared towards the stringent regulatory requirements of the life sciences, we have developed a proprietary methodology that combines Implementation, Transformation and Validation of SAP ERP systems (e.g. SAP S/4HANA). Based on this method, we deliver SAP Life Sciences solutions that cover almost all common requirements. Our implementation and transformation methodology combines the best of both worlds – process-oriented project and system documentation in accordance with GAMP5 and a project approach with accelerators that effectively save you time and money.


OUR PARTNER NETWORK: THE LIFE SCIENCES ALLIANCE

Logo Life Sciences AllianceWe and the All for One Group have bundled our SAP Life Sciences service portfolio to offer you pragmatic, cost-optimised and reliable services and IT solutions for all life sciences topics. Since 2020, we have been offering pharmaceutical and medical technology companies industry-specific SAP solutions as “Life Sciences Alliance” and, above all, a coordinated approach for the Implementation, System Conversion and Validation of SAP S/4HANA systems. In addition, our portfolio for the life sciences naturally includes the optimisation of other processes with SAP as well as topics such as digitalisation, analytics, compliance, quality assurance, IoT, etc.

THE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO OF THE LIFE SCIENCES ALLIANCE

With the Life Sciences Alliance, we are at your side as a competent and experienced industry expert on all SAP topics – from consulting and system integration to application management and hosting.

Our two corporate groups complement each other perfectly! Due to its SAP services, All for One stands for competence and sustainability as a full-service provider – from implementation, to ongoing support services such as application management, outsourcing and managed cloud services, to support for the systems over the entire life cycle. Over the past 25 years, DHC has made a name for itself in the life sciences due to its clear industry focus. The focus is primarily on regulatory-relevant processes in production, quality and master data management. In addition, DHC is the specialist for the validation of SAP systems in German-speaking countries.

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WHY CHOOSE DHC?

Use our experience as a specialist for SAP Life Sciences.

  • Over 25 years of SAP and industry experience in Life Sciences (Pharma and Medical Technology)
  • Excellent knowledge of regulatory requirements (GAMP 5, ISO 13485,…)
  • SAP Silver Partner of SAP
  • Strong partner network through the Life Sciences Alliance
  • High process expertise
  • Over 250 satisfied customers
Germany
Matthias Bothe

Managing Director & Industry Unit Manager
Life Sciences, Chemie and Medical Engineering
phone: +49 681 93 666 0
email: matthias.bothe@dhc-gmbh.com

Matthias Bothe
Switzerland
Carsten Buri

Director Sales & Marketing
phone: +41 44 500 888 7
email: carsten.buri@dhc-ag.ch

Carsten Buri
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