Digital transformation in life sciences
Digital technologies are key to innovation – in pharmaceutical engineering, medical device manufacturing, and other life sciences industries.
AI and new life sciences technologies
Pharma 4.0 uses digital technologies – such as AI, IoT, and blockchain – to connect patients and systems for greater visibility and efficiency.
Pharmaceutical and medical device regulations
To follow good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and meet medical device regulations, in-depth operational visibility is key.
Targeted cell and gene therapies
Complex to manufacture and deliver, these new therapies require a standardised platform that enables efficiency and scale.
Sustainability in pharmaceuticals
Sustainability is good business. Recyclable packaging and sustainable materials sourcing can protect brands and drive growth.
Biotech and pharma partnerships
Collaborative partnerships and alliances can lead to rapid breakthroughs as evidenced by cooperation on COVID-19 vaccines.
Featured life sciences solutions
SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Transform your pharmaceutical company with intelligent cloud ERP. You can use characteristic-based segmentation to match supply and demand, control materials, and more.
SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals
Simplify the distribution of medicines, reduce the cost of master data management, and automatically comply with drug serialisation and country-specific regulations.
SAP Business Network for Procurement
Maximise visibility into spend and identify potential supply shortages before they occur. You can improve contract negotiations and collaborate with multiple supplier tiers.
Simplified batch releases
Bring products to market faster with automated batch release processes.
See how customers are succeeding with life sciences solutions from SAP
Discover how biotech company Roche uses predictive planning and automated financial forecasts to direct drug development.
Explore how biopharma firm Takeda overcame supply chain management obstacles during the launch of a new stem cell therapy product.
See how medtech RAUMEDIC uses a centralised solution for managing medical device data and compliance with regulatory requirements.
Learn how Nipro ensures business continuity and reporting consistency and accelerates data reloading while migrating to the cloud.
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Incorporate sustainability into operations
Life sciences organisations are prioritizing sustainability during their digital transformations. Discover the benefits with insight from SAP and Oxford Economics.
Leveraging digital solutions to increase resiliency
The life sciences industry has seen immense shifts that have transformed the way it operates. Learn how it has handled disruptions with digital technologies.
Driving customer-centric and sustainability improvements
Explore initiatives and projects that leverage software technology to transform internal processes for life sciences companies.
Explore how we can help your life sciences business run better
Greater production control through better materials planning and supplier and inventory tracking.
Every minute we allow our R&D organisation to focus on the science has an exponential impact on bringing transformative medicines and treatments to society.
David Dubowski, Head of R&D Finance, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Real-time batch tracing and inventory tracking.
Source: SAP Performance Benchmarking
SAP BW bridge for SAP Data Warehouse Cloud is a complete game changer. The cloud architecture allows us to simplify our landscape. We are also seeing significant improvements in our performance.
Iaroslav Korzh, SAP Technology Manager, Nipro Europe Group Companies
95% of the most innovative life sciences companies in the world run SAP solutions.
Source: SAP Fast Facts
We were looking for a state-of-the-art, cloud-based solution that is modularly expandable, technically scalable, and can meet global UDI requirements. The p36 solution was clearly ahead in all of these areas and is built on the viable, trusted SAP Business Technology Platform.
Sebastian Deeg, Head of Information Technology, RAUMEDIC AG
Faster contracting with supplier assortments, prices, parties, terms, and transactions in one system.
Source: GRAND PHARM
Thanks to Techedge and SAP Services and Support, we’ve configured the guided buying capability of SAP Ariba solutions, digitalising supplier relationship management and simplifying procurement processes with tools to guide ourpeople to preferred buying channels.
Francesco La Nave, Chief Procurement Officer, Alfasigma S.p.A.
Gained the ability to offer personalised offers and sales to customers based on customer history stored in SAP solutions, which reduces customer costs while encouraging greater sales.
RISE with SAP guided our digital transformation with analytical and enabling tools and services, accelerating our move to SAP S/4HANA. This represents a paradigm shift for our business, helping us accelerate decision-making with data-driven insights.
Sohail Sawani, Deputy Director Supply Chain and Information, Technology, Genix Pharma (Private) Limited
Get started with SAP's cloud solutions for life sciences
SAP can help you start or enhance your life sciences digital transformation – no matter where you are in your journey. If you have yet to move to cloud ERP, you can get started with RISE with SAP. If you already have cloud ERP – from SAP or any other vendor – you can enhance your life sciences capabilities with our industry cloud solutions.
RISE with SAP
RISE with SAP provides customers with complete business transformation as a service (BTaaS) in a single package. At its core is SAP S/4HANA Cloud, business process intelligence, technology credits, and more. RISE with SAP also includes solutions for:
- Cloud ERP for life sciences
- Industry next practices and extensibility
- Analytics and business process transformation
- Outcome-driven services from SAP and our partners
Industry cloud solutions for life sciences
Built by SAP and our partners on an open platform, SAP’s industry cloud solutions address specific industry needs for the life sciences sector. Designed to work with your existing SAP and third-party systems, these specialised cloud applications can help you drive cost-effective transformation and sustainable growth.
- Cloud-based life sciences solutions
- Innovative technology from SAP and our partners
- Straightforward integration with existing systems
- Extension of your current investments
Featured cloud solutions for life sciences
SAP Intelligent Clinical Supply Management
Support more clinical trials – and more complex trial designs – with cloud software from SAP. The solution helps you reduce clinical supply chain cycle times and rapidly adapt to change.
SAP Batch Release Hub for Life Sciences
Automate batch release processes for medical devices and products. You can quickly align with regulatory needs by harmonising quality data from different sources.
SAP Information Collaboration Hub
Provide a secure network to exchange large amounts of serialisation data between MAHs, CMOs, 3PLs, and various regulatory reporting bodies.
Explore your life sciences resource centre
See how your life sciences company can run as an intelligent, sustainable enterprise and meet the challenges of the future.
Learn how procurement and supply chain management are boardroom priorities that play a key role in driving digital transformation.
Explore how life sciences are managing compliance with increasing UDI regulation to maintain global competitiveness.
Discover how life sciences organisations are turning to cloud solutions to address industry challenges.
Discover how manufacturers in life sciences are creating more personalised services through digitalisation.
Learn about California’s decision to make its own insulin, which is a symptom of lifesaving innovations to come in the industry.
See how SAP Business Network can assist across supplier integration, asset maintenance, and logistics for life science companies.
Find out how modern software can help you improve clinical operations and face challenges in the clinical trials process.