Pharma ERP Software: Proven and Stable IT Solutions for the Life Science and Pharmaceutical Industry

Stay compliant and be ready for a new technological era with validated end-to-end visibility and traceability in life sciences.


Human Life Has to Be Supported – by Incorporating Powerful Solutions.

Life science is an industry that dedicates itself to the greatest good: human life. Day by day, employees of the life sciences industry work passionately on breakthrough medical products, do pharmaceutical research and conduct testing experiments that all have a common goal – to improve the lives of every human being. It is an industry we all profit from.

For safety reasons, disciplines like pharmaceuticals, medical technology or biotechnology have to abide by strict compliance rules. Working in these fields is increasingly difficult since these regulations often change and need to be quickly adjusted to new standards.

At the same time, life science is an expanding market in which the competition constantly grows. Validated, smart and effective processes are a necessity to stay in the race against business rivals.

With the help of innovative SAP solutions, companies in the life sciences industry can master these challenges. Fast data management technologies allow companies to stay up-to-date in regard of compliance rules and therefore enable high standards in product quality as well as patient safety.


Our Approach for the Life Science Industry

Data integrity, product quality, and patient safety are the pillars of our industry. With increasingly tighter rules and regulations and growing market pressure, compliance becomes challenging.

Our SAP & CSV/CSA certified team supports you with a risk-free and validated SAP S/4HANA move to our life sciences-specific SAP solutions. With extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the industry, we take on a process-oriented approach to deliver a documented, proven, stable, and validated platform.

Our best practice, future-proof and integrated solutions let you gain the upper hand, while we keep validation costs at bay.


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What Are Your Challenges in Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals?

  • Are you struggling to adhere to increasingly strict compliance regulations?
  • Is your supply chain complex and hard to monitor, causing problems in formula and batch management?
  • Are unconnected, time-consuming production control processes holding you back?
  • Do you lack the transparency necessary to ensure comprehensive quality management?
  • Do you want to bring together different datasets from your systems and applications in one overview?
  • Are you striving to gain more insight into your end-to-end chain?
  • Is accurate real-time data necessary for your daily business?
  • Is your current platform able to integrate new technology that is needed for Pharma 4.0?

If so, you may need to rethink your processes. And that’s where we can help you.


Life Science and Pharmaceutical Sub-Industries We Specialise In

The life science industry encompasses several sub-industries like blood plasma derived medicines or biotech. Which one is yours? Click through and find out in which sectors we specialise in and are able to support your IT infrastructure.

Our Focus Areas in Life Sciences

Blood Plasma Derived Medicines

Our vast experience in the blood plasma industry led to the development of a set of plasma specific best practices.  We combine proven SAP technology with our industry specific solutions.  The consultants of our dedicated plasma team are familiar with the complex business processes and know how to work in strict GMP and validated environments.


Medical Technology

Medical technology companies need to focus more than ever on delivering faster and cheaper products that enhance patient health.  Thanks to our experience with regulations, audit trail management, R&D, and UDI, we can help focus on your core business and your customers.  With our industry solution, you spend less time and money on compliance.



Complying to regulations, managing high R&D costs while only a few products successfully reach the market, and keeping up with the market pace.  These are just a few of the challenges biotech faces.  Our extensive experience in optimising GMP and FDA compliant business processes in validated environments helps you get ready for Pharma 4.0 and work more cost and productivity efficient.


Like the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, legal regulations in the cosmetics industry are incredibly stringent – but they are also unique to the sector.  With many years experience in the industry and an IT solution tailored to its specific requirements, we help you overcome the increasing challenge of the digital age – from in-process product testing and sample management to maintaining a full audit trail.

API Processing

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) are vital to any drug.  They are subject to rigorous rules and regulations to ensure APIs are safe, of high quality, and deliver high efficacy.  Our dedicated team knows the challenges in production planning, EH&S, REACH, and GxP and will help you streamline your business processes.


Over the Counter

Over the Counter (OTC) drugs and products are subject to stringent rules and regulations, but also compete under the market pressure of a retail environment.  Our experience in GXP and FMCG environments, combined with our validated IT solutions, provide you with a future-proof and stable system.  Stay compliant with any rules and regulations while becoming more cost efficient in your daily operations.



Our Preconfigured and Proven Industry Solution for Life Sciences

Discover our it.lifesciences template based on the latest release of SAP S/4HANA. It covers and improves standard business processes, complemented by industry specific best practices and functionalities taken from our 25 years of extensive experience in life sciences and pharmaceuticals. Our template and methodology are proven in different sectors like API, CMO, OTC, bio & medical technology.

We’ve developed a powerful validated implementation methodology that is in line with GAMP5 guidelines and is thoroughly documented throughout by our own CSV experts.

Compliance with all legal requrements
User requirements included
Industry processes covered

Sanquin Plasma Products

A solution based on solid foundations that is delivered with no significant issues and within the agreed time.

Duco Brouwer, Supply Chain Management, Sanquin Plasma Products


Comply with challenging regulations and requirements. Gain real-time insight into your entire supply chain. Optimise your process results. Pave the way for fast, data-driven decision making. Discover what it means to become an intelligent enterprise in life sciences and pharmaceuticals with the strong digital core of SAP S/4HANA.

Our life sciences consultant Ruud Nieuweboer from NTT DATA Business Solutions Benelux tells you everything you need to know about our unique Validation Services for a move to SAP S/4HANA in life sciences and pharmaceuticals. He also explains how moving to this new platform with the help of our experts guarantees a risk free, validated, and smooth transition.

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Make Your Validated Move to SAP S/4HANA

With support for SAP ECC being phased out, organisations across the life sciences industry are figuring out their next move – upgrading to SAP S/4HANA. But how do you transition to a new ERP without causing massive disruption to your business? Is it possible to preserve your old data and processes? And is the effort of a conversion and custom implementation ultimately worth it?  Download our e-book and find out:  i. What makes SAP S/4HANA different from other ERP systems.  ii.  What are the three types of software conversions.  iii. How to choose the most efficient transition path.

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Benefits of SAP S/4HANA for Life Sciences

End-to-End Traceability

A single source of truth throughout your entire chain that ensures quality and traceability from raw material to finished product and is compliant to guidelines and regulations set by GMP, EudraLex, and the FDA.

Full Supply Chain Visibility

Enable quick and accurate decision making by gaining full transparent insight into your entire supply chain. From initial customer demands to the manufacturing capacity of your production facilities. The user-centred functionalities provide you with accurate and clear information overviews in a few clicks.

Shop Floor Integration

Integrate smart technology like IoT and sensors, and seamlessly connect your manufacturing processes with other business processes for a real-time 360°-view of your entire supply chain.

Ensuring a Validated Platform

CSV certified with thorough GxP knowledge: We work with a GAMP5 compliant implementation methodology that features proven risk mitigation and is documented throughout.

Proven Industry Best Practices

Integrate SAP add-on solutions – like SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Ariba – and best practices that have already proven themselves in your industry, and with which we have extensive experience.

Future-Proof Solution

Scale up whenever your business demands it. SAP S/4HANA integrates easily with industry specific and best of breed solutions. This flexibility lets you respond quickly to changing market conditions.

Strictly Regulated, yet Flexible

The dynamics within the pharmaceutical industry are at odds with strict regulations. Our industry-specific solutions enable customers to demonstrably comply with legislation, but also provide the necessary flexibility to respond quickly to continuously changing market conditions.

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

Become More Intelligent with SAP Track & Trace Solutions

Serialisation with SAP ATTP for Global Compliance

Serialisation is a complex subject, in which international laws and regulations, IT and logistics come together. SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals (ATTP) minimises the costs of maintaining compliance and supports a secure supply chain.
This innovative serialisation and track-and-trace solution helps pharmaceutical manufacturers validate products, integrate business processes, and communicate with regulatory bodies. In this way, the tracking software contributes to patient safety.

Be compliant and innovative in life sciences with our serialization and track-and-trace solution.

Batch Management with SAP GBT for Fast Issue Solving

How can you ascertain the origin, current location, and quality of products? SAP Global Batch Traceability (GBT) makes all movements and relevant features transparent, from raw material to packed product. SAP GBT enables an effective and efficient analysis of the complete genealogy.
The batch management system links data from different sources and brings it together in one system. Using a powerful and fast search engine, organisations have access to a single version of the truth.

SAP Global Batch Traceability (GBT) makes all movements and relevant features transparent.

Thrive with Our GxP Validated Managed Services and Managed Cloud

Focus on your daily operations and deliver high quality products and services while we make sure your validated IT systems and internal processes run smooth and in continuous compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) guidelines.

Our Validated Managed Services will undoubtedly meet your high expectations by delivering an excellent application and unrivaled system performance.

We offer Validated Managed Services on our GxP validated private cloud environment, which is frequently audited by regulated companies. Together with our partners AWS and Azure, we also host Managed Services on a secure and stable public cloud that is GxP validated.

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What Are Your Challenges in Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals?

  • Our Integrated Management System complies with GMP and FDA (21CFR pt. 11)
  • Internal Control System verified according to international standards (ex: ISAE 3402)
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified information security management system
  • Service management system matrix certification with ITIL confirmed (V3) – ISO/IEC 20000:2011
  • Global SAP certified provider in cloud and hosting services
  • High availability SLA and high focus on risk-free Managed Services
  • Extensive disaster recovery options
  • Keeps company critical applications stable at all times
  • Meets 21CFR and EudraLex requirements
  • Possibility to host your solution in a public or private cloud, which makes hyper scaling an option
  • Latest SAP S/4HANA innovations are available in the cloud

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NTT DATA Business Solutions Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences User Group for SAP Customers

The NTT DATA Business Solutions Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences User Group for SAP Customers is open to all companies using SAP solutions in the pharmaceutical and life sciences sector. You do not have to be an NTT DATA Business Solutions customer to be part of this group.


Trust Our Life Science Expertise

We have been around for more than 25 years, working side by side with companies in life sciences and pharmaceuticals to improve their business processes, while continuously maintaining end-to-end compliance with the increasingly strict rules and regulations. To cater to your industry specific needs, we’ve developed a templated SAP industry it.lifesciences solution that can be up and running in accordance with GxP in a short period of time and makes use of proven accelerators.

We are an experienced SAP recognised partner, highly skilled and experienced in validated software implementations, Validated Managed Services, and Validated Managed Cloud. Whatever you need, we deliver risk-free, stable, and proven solutions that make your company thrive and get you ready for this technological era. Get to know us.

Industry Experts
Life science and pharma is one of our strategic global growth industries. Our SAP life science and pharma solutions create value and support our customers’ transformation into intelligent enterprises. With innovative solutions and validated services, we enable our customers to stay innovative in a highly regulated industry.

Norbert Rotter, CEO NTT DATA Business Solutions

How Companies Benefit from Our Life Science Experience

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.

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.

Sanquin Plasma Products

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


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

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...

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.

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.

Synthon B.V., Nijmegen, Netherlands

The innovative industry leader Synthon, located in Nijmegen, produces high-quality generic medicines, biosimilars, as well as new biological and chemical entities.

Sanquin, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sanquin is responsible for safe and efficient blood supply in the Netherlands on a not-for-profit basis. Sanquin also develops and produces pharmaceutical products, conducts high-quality scientific research, and develops and performs a multitude of diagnostic services.

Cipla Europe NV, Antwerp, Belgium

Headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, Cipla Europe is a leading global provider of medicinal products, such as respiratory, HIV, vaccines, over-the-counter medicines, active pharmaceutical ingredients, plain generics, and hospital products.

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