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products sold in more than 40 countries
Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices that are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. They were founded on a simple principle: less-invasive medicine can improve patient care. To accomplish this goal, innovation is at the core of the company.
Boston Scientific Corporation
US$7.6 billion (2011)
Life Sciences, Healthcare
SAP Mobile Platform, SAP Afaria
Fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments across the world, John Abele started a journey to develop alternatives to traditional surgery back in the 60s:
Boston Scientific has been an SAP customer since the mid-nineties, and SAP’s mobile platform fit perfectly within Boston Scientific’s innovation strategy. SAP’s scalability and mobility solutions allowed Boston Scientific to implement mobile applications across all global divisions.
Continuing a successful and trusted partnership, SAP once again met Boston Scientific’s business goals and continues to provide a platform of innovation for the future.
Boston Scientific no longer needs to print costly brochures and product information and take the time to ship and store materials in the field. With SAP, they can now quickly create and distribute materials electronically, instantly, across the globe.
Today, Boston Scientific is bringing better product information and real time access to their sales force and marketing organizations. Enabled by a mobile platform that integrates several applications with SAP software and other back-end systems, they can now have an efficient and cost-effective way to perform device management and the ability to deploy, develop, support and manage several complex mobile applications.
Reducing paper waste on top of it all.
Innovation comes in waves at Boston Scientific, and their experience with SAP is no different. They have targeted delivery of more than 100 applications by the end of the year leveraging the SAP Afaria platform and Sybase Unwired Platform.
Boston Scientific’s next step is to enable their business to access enterprise applications, and the data contained in them, on any platform from anywhere.