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Global supply chains require full, real-time visibility into demand

The scaled deployment of our personalized patient solutions helps create more flexible, agile, and transparent supply and logistic networks that can address challenging consumer demands.

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SAP Road Map for Life Sciences

Explore our life sciences road map to learn more about current industry solutions, planned innovations, and future direction.

Current release highlights

  • Use of a secure data-sharing platform controlled and owned by patients
  • Identification of medicinal products through a data model based on ISO standards
  • Automated device onboarding and machine learning with SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service
  • Adoption of extended warehouse management and global batch traceability solutions from SAP

Upcoming innovations

  • Application of conversational voice interfaces and machine learning
  • Auditing of procurement collaboration with blockchain
  • Integration of extended warehouse management and global track-and-trace solutions from SAP
  • Intelligent compliance management with machine learning capabilities

Future plans

  • Automate invoice processing with exception management driven by artificial intelligence
  • Benefit from country versions of SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals
  • Support simulation-based digital twins with the inclusion of machine learning
  • Offer intelligent services with bots enabled by artificial intelligence and machine learning 

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79 %

of pharmaceuticals and life sciences CEOs believe over-regulation could sidetrack growth prospects.


50 %

improved efficiency through real-time, automated collaboration with suppliers.

SAP Benchmarking

89 %

of pharmaceuticals and life sciences CEOs identified that technological advances are transforming their business.


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Enable the Intelligent Enterprise in life sciences

See how SAP plans to help the world run better and improve lives with a digital health sciences network that simplifies collaboration across the value chain.

Achieve business value with Intelligent ERP

Learn how life sciences companies are transforming into event-driven businesses with SAP S/4HANA and intelligent technologies.

Create a winning strategy for Industry 4.0

Explore SAP’s strategy for Industry 4.0 and how you can leverage Industry 4.0 to turn challenges into opportunities, connect with customers, and integrate partners.

Find life sciences software tailored to your needs

Link cloud solutions to networks and smart sensors – while maintaining patient privacy – to leverage Big Data analysis and connected health models.

SAP Integrated Business Planning

Meet future demand profitably by combining capabilities for sales and operations, demand, response and supply planning, and inventory optimization. Take advantage of powerful supply chain analytics, what-if simulations, alerts, and more – in the cloud.

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.

Transform your business with SAP Services and Support

Evolve your business with services and support from SAP – your trusted adviser for digital transformation strategy and execution.

Simplify and accelerate your digital transformation

Support critical business processes on your path to innovation and digital transformation with holistic, end-to-end services that reflect over 40 years of knowledge, experience, and innovation.

Transform your business with unparalleled service support

Close the gap between your digital transformation strategy and execution with innovation discovery, digital strategy, and business transformation services from a trusted adviser that knows SAP software best.

Simplify and improve your business with the latest innovations

Optimize customer experience with innovation

Learn how you can prepare your medtech, pharmaceutical, or life sciences business to face changing customer environments by exploring new digital technologies now.

Gain control and improve supply chain planning

Distribute your products with greater efficiency and speed by reducing the burden of manual processes and executing supply chain processes on a finer level.

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Discover how SAP is helping customers manage supply chain implications and implement the best measures throughout this pandemic.

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Learn how Industry 4.0 can help bring your manufacturing processes and product experience to a new level through automation and other process efficiencies.

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