Med-Health Charts Business Automation Course With SAP And Ki Solutions

March 27, 2007 by admin

With plans to launch a medical supply distribution business, a pharmaceutical drug wholesaler and a state-of-the-art, robotic solid dosage pharmaceutical re-packager, Med-Health requires an IT platform able to support its ambitious plans for growth and technological innovation, while also meeting the specific industry, resource and pricing requirements of an emerging midsize company.
“What we tried to accomplish in four months with another solution, Ki and SAP were able to do in two weeks,” said Sam Haddad, vice president of operations, Med-Health. “The solution provides us with the out-of-the-box functionality and best practices we needed to make up for lost time and get up and running quickly in the limited time left to meet our goals for receiving product. We have begun deployment to support the launch of the pharmaceutical wholesale business and, as we prepare to launch our third business, we look forward to benefiting from the deep industry expertise and accelerated deployment tools offered by SAP and its partners.”
Ki4 Wholesale and Distribution is a qualified SAP All-in-One partner solution, combining proven technology and SAP Best Practices with micro-vertical industry expertise and support from Ki Solutions, in a package specifically designed for midsize companies. Med-Health’s deployment will include a fully integrated warehouse management system, online B2B store, state-of-the-art customer relationship management (CRM) system, as well as compliance capabilities for the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and 21 CFR Part 11 (Electronic Records & Signatures).
Leveraging the latest SAP tools such as SAP Solution Manager, Med-Health implemented the Ki4 Wholesale Distribution template to achieve maximum time to value under tight time constraints. The company also will leverage the Ki4 Medical Devices solution to support the launch and ongoing growth of the business. “The Med-Health companies are the ideal environment for the deployment of our pre-configured, qualified SAP All-in-One partner solutions.” said Philippe De Smedt, COO and co-founder, Ki Solutions. “Our SAP Best Practices offerings will enable the Med-Health companies to grow and adapt to market on a scalable technology and with best-in-class processes.”
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Med-Health plans to leverage technology innovation as a central part of its business operations. For its pharmaceutical repackaging business, the company plans to automate the entire process, including robotics and electronic batch records, promising to be the first company in the industry to achieve a 100 percent automated operation. “Med-Health shows the success that midsize companies can achieve by leveraging the industry best practices from SAP and our partners to establish a solid operating platform quickly and affordably, without detracting resources from the unique areas of the business which differentiate them from the competition,” said Rodney Seligmann, executive vice president, SAP Americas. “SAP and its partners offer the solution depth, deployment tools and deep industry expertise to help midsize companies reach their full potential and achieve their strategic goals for growth, efficiency and performance.”

Source: SAP AG

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