The Significance of Robust ERP in the Pharma Sector
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The Significance of Robust ERP in the Pharma Sector

By Pharma Tech Outlook | Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The incorporation of ERP is vital for pharmaceutical companies, as it not only ensures alignment with compliance regulations but also enhances productivity.

FREMONT, CA – The technological evolutions in the pharmaceutical sector have led to the acceleration of business processes, centralization of management, and enhancement of decision making. Besides, the industry has experienced a massive rise in competition and tightening of production regulations.

The challenges of healthcare reforms, regulatory impact, and market demand are closing in on the pharmaceutical industry. The digitalization has increased awareness in customers, which has made it imperative for pharmaceutical industries to maintain high-quality standards across their processes. As regulators and patients demand a high quality of care, reduced costs, and greater transparency, the industry has little choice but to succumb to the demands.

The incorporation of enterprise resource management (ERP) has enabled organizations in the sector to optimize their spending and reduce downtime. The evolving market conditions are motivating pharma businesses to incorporate robust ERP software to consolidate processes across multiple departments, bringing better visibility into the processes, ensuring the enhancement of compliance, expiry management, costing, formulation, quality, and so on.

To establish a presence in a dynamic marketplace, pharmaceutical organizations have to develop a system which enables them to align with the stringent compliance practices, while also giving them access to accurate and actionable information, and this system is ERP. It acts as a central pipeline, connecting the siloed processes, including planning, purchasing, inventory, sales, marketing and human resources.

Robust ERP software will not help them in organizing their procurement processes, but will also enhance productivity by streamlining production and reducing delivery time. Also, it will facilitate greater transparency into the payment process and supply chain life cycle. It enables the consolidation of all data in a central repository, where it can be accessed by the other departments as well.

The integration of ERP software will enable the organizations to improve quality, consistency, and delivery speed of drugs. The reduced wastage and efficient material utilization facilitated by ERP allows businesses to control costs and establish robust inventory management. By delivering safe and high-quality drugs, the risk of a compliance breach can also be reduced. The real-time batch monitoring capabilities will not only facilitate quicker corrective actions but will also pave the way for more accurate business decisions.

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