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Purdue Pharma Strengthens Ties with Cognizant for Core IT Platform Optimization

By Pharma Tech Outlook | Friday, November 30, 2018

FREMONT, CA: Purdue Pharma strengthens its partnership with Cognizant with a new deal where the Information Technology and Services company, Cognizant, will be optimizing Purdue Pharma’s core IT platform for greater agility and better performance.

“Cognizant's deep pharmaceutical business expertise as well as our supply chain and manufacturing solutions enabled us to help Purdue Pharma meet these efficiency and innovation requirements while standardizing the core application processes and procedures that support their value chain," said Shankar Narayanan, Global Head Life Sciences, Cognizant.

Streamlining SAP Implementations
Cognizant will enable Purdue Pharma to manage its business applications on the SAP platform by simplifying and standardizing the core application processes and build a system that supports greater collaboration among its entire ecosystem.

The IT services company will aid Purdue Pharma to extend its core SAP and integrated application suite within the timelines defined by the project team for manufacturing commercial batches in the new plant, said the press release.

"We have had a long-standing, successful relationship with Cognizant," said Larry A. Pickett, Jr., Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Purdue Pharma. "As we embarked on optimizing our business processes to improve efficiency and drive innovation, particularly on the SAP platform and related business applications, we selected Cognizant for its strong capabilities in SAP and deep knowledge of our business, as well as its ability to quickly align with our organizational goals and needs. Cognizant's approach has ensured continuity of business critical processes while simplifying our operations and driving higher levels of efficiency. We are now renewing our focus and combined energies on growing our business and innovating for the future."

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