As part of its implementation efforts, Answerthink can also integrate industry expertise and proven best practices from The Hackett Group, a business advisory firm and an Answerthink company. In addition, Answerthink today announced that it has increased its territory as a certified SAP software reseller. The new territories will expand Answerthink’s ability to sell SAP to small to midsize businesses (SMBs). Answerthink is a leading business and technology consulting firm that enables companies to achieve world-class business performance. Answerthink is also a geographic SAP reseller and provides maintenance and support services for SAP within the United States, currently supporting more than 50 clients.
EzPharma has been customized by Answerthink specifically to suit the needs of growth-oriented life sciences companies. It is pre-configured with more than 472 business processes, 58 standard reports, 25 forms, and 28 pre-defined business roles that are unique to life sciences companies. Answerthink can also utilize its Best Practices Implementation (BPI) approach and tools to configure EzPharma to support Hackett-certified practices which have proven their ability to help world-class companies improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations in finance, IT, HR, procurement, and other areas. BPI provides Answerthink consultants with the information, analysis, and tools they need to directly correlate proven best practices to configuration decisions in SAP and other leading applications.
“Life sciences companies face unique challenges. The more they can streamline operations, and the faster they can bring products to market, the better. Only Answerthink and EzPharma can help them do this through the powerful combination of an SAP solution plus industry-specific business processes and proven best practices from The Hackett Group,” said Answerthink Managing Director Ken Coppins. “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.”
Answerthink also expands SAP reseller territory
In addition to EzPharma, Answerthink announced a major expansion of its territory as an SAP reseller. The expansion adds Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont to Answerthink’s existing territory, which has included New Jersey, Connecticut, and the greater New York City and Philadelphia areas. Answerthink is now able to sell all SAP solutions in this 11 state territory, and can also sell EzPharma nationwide.
“This more than doubles our SAP reseller territory, and it’s a major step forward for us,” said Answerthink Managing Director Arthur Colombo. “We’ve been very successful selling SAP in the last few years, as evidenced by the awards we received from SAP in 2003. This territory expansion shows SAP’s continued confidence in us, and represents an exceptional opportunity.” In 2003, Answerthink received an award from SAP for the largest sales to SMB clients. Individual Answerthink staff won awards for the largest single SMB contract and the most new named customers.