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SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals

Ensure global compliance with SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals

Ensure global compliance with SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals

Comply with drug serialization and reporting requirements – and fight counterfeiting and illicit trade – with SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals. This track and trace software integrates serialization with your processes and provides country-ready reporting packages. Minimize the cost of compliance, manage a secure pharma supply chain, and improve patient safety. 

Why SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals?

Because governments around the world are enacting legislation to fight the falsification of drugs – requiring pharmaceutical serialization and reporting to institutional databases and supply chain partners. Our global track and trace software makes it easier to achieve this compliance.

  • Efficiently comply with serialization directives to avoid exclusion from key markets
  • Integrate serialization into your standard business processes and practices
  • Safeguard against counterfeit, fraud, and grey market activity in your pharma supply chain
  • Simplify regulatory reporting with country-specific compliance packages
  • Rely on a solution co-developed with 10 leading companies in the pharmaceutical industry

Learn how SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities

ERP system integration

  • Integrate material, business partner, and location master data
  • Integrate ERP transactions – including deliveries, production orders, and process orders
  • Leverage best-in-class batch traceability

 

Serial number management

  • Define number format and ranges
  • Use tools for randomization
  • Assign ranges and serial number lists to consumers
  • Receive lists and ranges from partners
  • Import product master and serial numbers for China

 

Warehouse management system (WMS) integration

  • Verify data in your repository in real time
  • Integrate with receiving, internal movement and goods issues, and cycle counting

 

Packaging line integration

  • Request and receive serial number ranges and lists as well as status updates
  • Use either a product mark-up language (PML) or EPCIS capture interface


Repository

  • Capture and store objects, events, and business transactions
  • Perform ad-hoc reporting with a repository browser
  • Deploy on SAP HANA or classic databases

 

Regulatory reporting / rules engine

  • Harness a rules-based framework for regulatory reporting
  • Enable message mapping and handling
  • Import product master and serial numbers for China
  • Implement country packages for Turkey, China, Argentina, India, South Korea, and U.S. lot as well as U.S. item traceability

 

SAP Application Interface Framework

  • Integrate with business partners, packaging lines, SAP ERP, WMS, reporting tools, and EPCIS capture interface
  • Manage and monitor messages between partners, alert business and technical teams of errors, and use a restart option in case of transmission failure
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Technical Capabilities

Designed as one component

Complies with GS1 global implementation standards*

  • EPCIS 1.1
  • CBV 1.1 (core business vocabulary)
  • TDS 1.9 (tag data standard)
  • GS1 general specification
    (version 14, Jan 2014)

 

Built for the pharmaceutical industry

  • Designed to work for MAHs,
    CMOs, and U.S. wholesalers
  • Co-innovation with 10+ leading pharmaceutical customers

 

Minimal footprint

  • Lean data model
  • Designed for volume and speed
  • Optimized for SAP HANA while also deployable on classical databases

 

Optimized TCO

  • Deployment and commercial model that works for the entire industry: 1 million to 10 billion items per year

 

*EPCIS 1.1 is a powerful, comprehensive, and generic global standard. Not everything defined in EPCIS 1.1 is relevant to support the business processes of the pharmaceutical industry.

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System requirements for
SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals

System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios.  Please see the SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals Product Availability Matrix for the latest information on updates and releases. A sizing guide is available upon request.

System Requirement Details
Software requirements
  • SAP NetWeaver 7.40
  • SAP Application Interface Framework 3.0
  • Optional: SAP ERP 6.0 (EhP 6+)
Languages
  • English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Danish, Chinese, Korean

Licensing and purchasing options for
SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals

The modular structure of SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals allows you to license and pay for only the volume of serialized items, country packages, and number of users that you require at any given time. Start with the packages and licenses your organization needs right now, and add more users and functionality as your needs evolve. This product is deployed on-premise and requires a perpetual license.

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Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options

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For general licensing information, consult Licensing SAP Software: A Guide for Buyers 

Implementation

Ensure a successful implementation and maximize your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals – from planning and installation to operation.

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Plan your installation

Refer to SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals Master Guide* for important information about installation and upgrade planning.

Confirm that you have a license key

To request permanent license keys, you need authorization under myProfile*. To extend your authorization, please contact an SAP user administrator*.

Download the software

Visit the SAP Support Portal* to download the SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals software installation package.

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Complete the installation steps

Refer to Master Guide: SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals* for a step-by-step overview of the installation process, software units, and technical scenarios – including tools for planning your system landscape design.

Configure the product

Refer to the Help Portal, a central starting point for the technical implementation and configuration of SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals.

Additional country-specific configuration guides

Country-specific configuration guides outline the steps involved in configuring SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals for specific countries:

  • Argentina
  • China
  • Turkey
  • India
  • South Korea
  • USA
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Manage your SAP application

Refer to operation information for SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals to learn how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP application at peak performance.

Ensure the security of your software

Refer to section 3 of the SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals Master Guide* for important information on ensuring the security of your software.

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Need additional help with your implementation?
Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Find an SAP partner to help with your implementation

Upgrades

Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.

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Identify the upgrade paths

Download the Product Availability Matrix to review upgrade paths for SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals.

Download the matrix now*

 

Plan your upgrade  

The Master Guide contains important information about SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals upgrade planning.

Read the guide*

Identify dependencies

Use the Upgrade Dependency Analyzer to determine if your upgrade will have an impact on your other systems.

Access the analyzer 

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Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to the SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals Master Guide for an overview of the upgrade process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

View the guide*

Ask the Community

Visit the SAP for Life Sciences community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues.

Visit the community

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Need additional help with your upgrade? Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Find an SAP partner to help with your upgrade

Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.
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