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Our Pre-Configured SAP S/4HANA Industry Solution for Life Sciences

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What You’ll Learn On This Page

Unlock the true potential of S/4HANA with it.lifesciences. Our implementation offers the flexibility of a fully customized ERP, with the secured costs and timeline of an out-of-the-box solution. With it.lifesciences, your ERP can be easily pre-configured, with more than 300 industry best practice processes already available and ready to adapt for your organization. These include processes to optimize R&D, compliant manufacturing, quality control, supply chain management, and more.

This page explains how we set up new implementations of SAP S/4HANA for life science and pharma companies. If your business already uses SAP, for example, ECC 6.0, you don’t have to set up a new implementation. We can upgrade your old system to SAP S/4HANA in a process known as system conversion. Learn about this on our SAP S/4HANA system conversion page.

Introducing it.lifesciences

it.lifesciences is a complete ERP solution based on industry specific best practices. It’s built with SAP S/4HANA, a leading platform used for all standard financial, commercial, quality, manufacturing, and logistical processes.

Our custom implementations are certified by SAP and add features designed specifically for pharma and life science businesses for purchasing, planning, and production, as well as for plant maintenance, sales, management, and quality control of the entire chain.

In our three decades of experience, we’ve developed a library of best practice procedures in Biotech, OtC, API, Medtech, Blood Plasma, and Start-Ups. These have been transformed into software modules to cover almost every business process in the industry.

With the right implementation, all of your computer system validation and compliance processes can be significantly easier, unlocking space to grow.

it.lifesciences in Numbers

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Compliance with all legal requirements
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User requirements included
300+
Industry processes covered
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Our Solution in a Nutshell - it.lifesciences

Get a peek inside our process and see how we work. In this short video, you’ll learn which industry challenges are top of mind when we designed it.lifesciences.

How it.lifesciences Solves Your Challenges

Time is your most valuable asset. So why spend it sourcing and analyzing data manually, when these processes could be automated? A modern ERP should be able to unite data from all your critical systems in one place and be updated in real-time. It should allow you to track your supply chain as extensively as desired, from raw materials to finished products. It should be user-friendly, can scale to support large volumes of data, and use machine learning to uncover trends faster than we can.

Our implementations of SAP S/4HANA enable all of these benefits. In addition to a huge time unlock, our clients find it significantly easier to comply with increasingly complex rules and regulations, such as 21CFR Part 11 and Eudralex, while their processes are far less vulnerable to human error.

Product Features

it.lifesciences is designed to unite all of your data in one place, support updates in real-time, and uncover trends automatically, with the power of machine learning. Features for each business function include:

Research & Development: Formula management for product development and production processes, including sampling, controlling, and project management.

Compliant Manufacturing: Simple sales and production planning that responds to changing needs. Production cockpit with weighing and dangerous-goods integration.

Quality Control: Integrated quality management with comprehensive LIMS functionality. Automated printing of quality certificates, calibration, stability studies, extensive batch management, and cold chain management.

Supply Chain Management: Stock management and planning, including labeling requirements, track & trace functionality, and serialization.

FAQs

What makes it.lifescience different from other greenfield implementations?

it.lifescience offers hundreds of pre-built processes, covering almost every function you’re likely to use. With processes no longer needing to be coded from scratch, the implementation process can be faster and have predictable costs.

What are the benefits of using a greenfield implementation?

A greenfield implementation provides the opportunity to redesign all your outdated processes and simplify your workflows. The new system can operate in parallel to your current system, allowing each department time to learn and slowly transition across.

What are the latest developments in it.lifesciences?

Who did you design it.lifesciences for?

We built it.lifesciences to serve the ‘cure’ providers in the life science industry. Both start-ups and established businesses can benefit from our solution, including:

  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Manufacturers (API)
  • Biopharmaceuticals
  • Chemical Pharmaceuticals
  • Contract Manufacturing Organizations (CMO)
  • Over the Counter Medicines (OtC)
  • Medical Devices

Where can our new platform be hosted?

Our implementations of SAP can be hosted on any modern cloud-based environment, including SAP’s cloud, our own cloud, and other hyper-scaler environments such as AWS and Azure.

Custom Implementations, Delivered In A Fixed Time With Fixed Costs

Our Platform - SAP S/4HANA

S/4HANA is the fourth iteration of SAP’s enterprise-level business suite, running on the new HANA database. It’s the first in a new generation of ERPs, built with AI and machine learning capability.

Imagine having a single source of truth for all of your critical data. No more duplicate databases, delays while data is transferred between platforms, or costly mistakes from a lack of end-to-end visibility. S/4HANA solves these common challenges with the additional benefit of AI.
Processes can be easily automated, while trends and insights in huge data sets can be uncovered automatically. Thanks to its new in-memory database and simplified data model, on S/4HANA, vast amounts of information are available in an analytics dashboard that’s as user-friendly as a consumer product.

The platform can support any number of IoT devices, allowing you to record data from the plant floor and logistics network automatically. With the ability to easily adopt new features and no limits to scale, S/4HANA can be the final step in digitizing your operation.

This system is designed to be scalable and modular. It can be hosted on SAP’s cloud or other hyper-scaler environments, including AWS, Azure, as well as with us.

 

Hear From Our Experts

SAP S/4HANA is a stable platform that forms the foundation for the further growth and development of your organization.

Why Implement SAP with Us

Our project methodology is based on GAMP5, the pharma industry standard, as well as SAP’s own methodology, SAP Activate. With many years of experience in life sciences, our specialists understand the complex nature of computer system validation, as well as the regulations your business operates with on a daily basis, such as Eudralex and Annex 11. Our consultants have extensive experience in the highly regulated life science environment. Combined with our refined implementation process, this allows us to completely mitigate risk and keep budgets under control. We don’t just mean this figuratively, we back it up by providing a fixed cost as well as a fixed delivery schedule.

A full portfolio of services is available for all our clients: implementation consultancy, training, licenses, as well as functional and technical support. Implementations are crafted to solve your unique challenges, and they include only the software and hardware modules that make sense for your business. Our solutions are validated, future-proof, and risk-free.

 

Learn More About Us

We’re NTT Data Business Solutions, a platinum SAP partner who’s delivered more than 480 successful S/4HANA projects across 28 countries. Our knowledge has been developed over more than 25 years consulting for life science and pharmaceutical businesses.

The team of staff includes more than 200 industry specialists. Our experts aren’t merely knowledgeable about SAP, they have deep experience with Lab Information Management systems, MES, DMS, EQMS, and more. With successful projects in API, Biotech, OtC, Start-up, Blood Plasma, and Medical Devices, you’re in safe hands with us.

 

Our SAP S/4HANA Expertise

We’re NTT Data Business Solutions, a platinum SAP partner who’s delivered more than 480 successful S/4HANA projects across 28 countries. Our knowledge has been developed over more than 25 years consulting for life science and pharmaceutical businesses. Our implementation package is fully-qualified by SAP.

An Award-Winning Partner

Our S/4HANA implementations have been acknowledged externally with multiple awards. In early 2021, we won the SAP APJ Award for Partner Excellence for SAP S/4HANA Movement. We’ve also earned multiple finalist positions in SAP’s Pinnacle Awards for the SAP S/4HANA Movement Partner of the Year.

 

Speak to Us Today

Are you searching for answers or would like to receive more information on it.lifesciences or the life science industry? Do you want more detailed advice from our expert or wish to book one of our life science workshops?

Just contact us – we will be glad to help you

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The Approach for Our Industry Specific Solution – it.lifesciences

Complying with challenging requirements The pharmaceutical industry is constantly evolving. The need for efficiency improvements is increasing in this competitive market. At the same time, increasingly strict regulations result in a call for a more transparent work method. How do you deal with this complexity and the challenges that are unique to the pharmaceutical industry?

it.lifesciences as a template is based on industry specific best practices. This preconfigured SAP S/4HANA system is based on more than 25 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry. It provides support for all processes relating to life sciences and includes a sample company that enables you to quickly replicate processes. In addition, a powerful project method has been developed, including documentation that is based on GAMP5.

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Compliance with all legal requirements
1500+
User requirements included
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Industry processes covered
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Improving Outcomes and Enabling Innovations in Life Sciences

Our it.lifesciences template covers more than 300 processes within the entire value chain. The implementation approach combines SAP Activate and GAMP5 and ensures risk free delivery.

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Managing Regulatory Compliance in Pharmaceutical Industry

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it.lifesciences is an extremely stable platform that forms the foundation for the further growth and development of your organization.

Frans Nieuweboer Global Digital Director Life Sciences, NTT DATA Business Solutions AG

Life Sciences Expert Blog

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Trust into Our Life Science Industry Expertise

With more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, we offer proven knowledge and an integrated solution that gives you real-time insight into your processes and enables you to turn opportunities into hard business results.

SAP Partner Package – it.lifesciences
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Industry experts
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Projects
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Years in life sciences

How Companies Benefit from Our Life Sciences Experience

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Vetter Pharma-Fertigung

After successfully implementing SAP SucessFactors in a core hybrid approach, NTT DATA Business Solutions managed to introduce it.people document manager at Vetter in just a few months.

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Royal Herkel

To gain more insight into future demands and in order to become more flexible, Royal Herkel implemented SAP S/4HANA in 2019. As a result, the company saw the turnover of their products grow by more than twenty percent in 2020.

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Bilthoven Biologicals

With the NTT DATA Business Solutions it.lifesciences for pharmaceuticals template alongside SAP ERP and a Management Execution System, Bilthoven Biologicals is now in control of the entire integrated supply chain.

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Sanquin Plasma Products

With SAP ATTP Sanquin Plasma Products minimises the costs to remain compliant and supports a safe supply chain.

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Vetter Pharma

Vetter Pharma implemented a new HR system landscape with the help of NTT DATA Business Solutions and thus, sets the beginning of their journey into the digital world with SAP SuccessFactors.

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ARTDECO

With the Implementation of SAP S/4HANA Finance and NTT DATA Business Solutions’ own Solutions ARTDECO ist now ready for Digital Transformation.

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UCB Innere Medizin

With the Business ByDesign cloud solution, UCB Innere Medizin benefits from a scalable, low-maintenance solution that operates to the most stringent security standards.

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RAUMEDIC AG – Top-Level AMS & Managed Cloud Services on a Mission for Health

With the SAP expertise and years of experience that NTT DATA Business Solutions brings to the table, there is nothing standing in the way of a successful audit, which means that RAUMEDIC will be able to stay true to its values and maintain its quality standards in production long into...

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pfm medical

For more than 40 years, pfm medical and its 500 employees have been the embodiment of quality “Made in Germany” in the field of medical technology. The company offers more than 3,100 products and operates in more than 100 markets worldwide from its 12 locations in 10 countries.

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pfm medical AG – Keeping Master Data Healthy in SAP ERP with it.mds

For more than 40 years, pfm medical and its 500 employees have been the embodiment of quality “Made in Germany” in the field of medical technology. The company offers more than 3,100 products and operates in more than 100 markets worldwide from its 12 locations in 10 countries.

Speak to Us Today

Are you searching for answers or would like to receive more information on it.lifesciences or the life science industry? Do you want more detailed advice from our expert or wish to book one of our life science workshops?

Just contact us – we will be glad to help you

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