EzPharma: Harnessing Corporate DNA

Feature Article | March 23, 2005 by admin

The building blocks of a business system that will support a pharmaceutical or life sciences company must withstand the enormous pressures these organizations face. In addition to reducing time to market and operating overhead, improving the accuracy of cost and product information, increasing quality control and ensuring compliance, these companies must be ready to handle rapid growth when opportunities arise.
Answerthink, with offices in Miami, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Princeton, San Jose and Atlanta, has helped hundreds of growing small and midsize businesses (SMBs) become bigger players in a large industry with mySAP All-in-One solutions. For many, this has meant sidestepping potential chaos in periods of growth that could destabilize or derail those who were less prepared.
As a fixed cost and fixed timeline mySAP All-in-One solution, EzPharma delivers the benefits of SAP faster, with less effort, and at a lower cost than ever before. In fact, Answerthink includes EzPharma implementation services and training at a very low price that starts at just $150,000. With a guaranteed 12-week implementation cycle, the EzPharma solution is perfect for a company awaiting FDA approval to launch a hot new product.
“EzPharma is an exceptional out-of-box integrated solution that is flexible enough to accommodate the uniqueness of each company,” says Answerthink Managing Director Ken Coppins. “It positions companies to launch new products and manage demand after FDA approval. EzPharma is just one of the pre-defined, affordable solutions built on the world-class mySAP All-in-One Solution that we’ll be able to offer.”

Best practices built in

Based on industry best practices, EzPharma extends Answerthink’s ability to help companies leverage outstanding value from their SAP investment by optimizing business processes across finance, HR, supply chain management, customer relationship management, and supplier relationship management.
The first of its kind in the industry, EzPharma supports more than 472 business processes and delivers 58 standard reports, 25 forms, and 28 pre-defined business roles that are unique to life sciences companies. As a result, companies have real-time visibility into business processes, a strong handle on key operational metrics and streamlined collaboration with key customers and suppliers.
The solution also supports the unique challenges that life science companies face. One excellent example of this is in the regulatory area. EzPharma provides comprehensive automation to support the processes, documentation, controls, and verification required for FDA approvals and regulatory compliance, including 21 CFR Part 11 as well as DEA regulations. And, because it is based on the mySAP All-in-One platform, EzPharma is scalable to support a multi-billion dollar business as these fast-growth companies expand.
Answerthink uses best practice process flows, configuration guides and proven implementation tools to deploy the EzPharma solution, while leveraging inherent SAP best practices and proven best practices strategies and metrics from The Hackett Group, an Answerthink company.
“EzPharma is unique in its powerful combination of industry-specific business processes and proven best practices from SAP and The Hackett Group,” asserts Coppins. “Right from the get-go life sciences companies can leverage these strengths to streamline operations, bring products to market sooner and prepare for high growth.”
Answerthink’s many years of experience in the life sciences industries provide a deep understanding of the relationships and functionalities that companies face in today’s marketplace.

EzPharma available throughout the US

As a Vertical Solution Reseller for SAP, Answerthink is offering EzPharma throughout the US. And because of SAP’s confidence in Answerthink as a Geographic Reseller of mySAP All-in-One solutions, its territory has been expanded beyond the Connecticut, New Jersey, and greater New York and Philadelphia areas to include Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
“This is a major step forward for us and more than doubles our SAP reseller territory,” says Answerthink Managing Director Arthur Colombo. “We welcome the opportunity to work with many more small and midsize businesses to help them streamline their processes with powerful, low-cost, and easy-to-implement mySAP All-in-One solutions.”
For more information about Answerthink and its new EzPharma solution, visit www.answerthink.com.
For more information about mySAP All-in-One solutions, visit www.sap.com/solutions/smb/allinone/index.aspx.

Christine Macfarlane

Christine Macfarlane

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