ERP for Life Sciences
ERP for Pharma Companies
ERP for Medical Device Manufacturers

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Lower ERP Total Cost of Ownership by 17% Annually

Use an ERP Strategy to lower software cost and scale the company without scaling staff

Increase Process Automation and Labor Productivity by 21%+

ERP automates quotes, orders, billings, inventory fulfillment and the order to cash cycle

Use a Tech Stack to Decrease Customization and IT Maintenance

Tech stacks lower customization and maintenance costs and future-proof technology decisions

ERP for Life Sciences

ERP software is the application that will most help or hinder a growing life sciences company.

In fact, you cannot effectively grow the company if you cannot manage inventory fulfillment and the order to cash cycle. That's why ERP systems are so critical.

But it's no secret these systems are costly and complex.

To simplify and fully leverage your life sciences ERP application, consider these three best practices.


Start with an ERP Strategy

ERP delivers the maximum value at the minimum cost when deployed pursuant to an ERP strategy.

A good strategy does two things. First, it tightly aligns the software to support the company's business strategy, the customers' lifecycle journey and the users productivity needs. Second, it focuses on the highest impact use cases for each of these constituencies. That results in implementing less of the application but realizing much more value.

When helping clients create an ERP strategy, we often apply the PACE model to align technology capabilities with business benefits.

PACE ERP strategy

This model aligns the methods business leaders use to create competitive advantage, described in terms of common ideas, different ideas and new ideas, with a technology portfolio that segments ERP and other business applications into layers called Systems of Record, Systems of Differentiation and Systems of Innovation.

PACE is the most used IT strategy in the world in part based on how it maximizes technology investments. It allocates more of the limited budget to the capabilities that drive the most business value and less investment toward capabilities that don't deliver differentiation or competitive business advantages.


Align ERP Processing with the Customer Lifecycle

For most companies, this is the most difficult task. When done poorly, it deteriorates customer relationships and incurs financial consequences. When done well, it becomes a business growth driver.

When companies align application capabilities with the customer lifecycle, they remove friction points, reduce customer facing missteps, improve customer experiences and allow the company to scale.

Technology Alignment

Consider the Broader Enterprise Tech Stack

ERP systems should not be designed in a vacuum. They deliver more value at a much lower cost when designed as part of the company's tech stack. An example is shown below.

Life Sciences Tech Stack

Tech stacks ensure each app is used for its intended purpose, which increases ease of use and decreases software customization. They replace departmental and piecemeal systems with a holistic application portfolio that simplifies IT management, reduces total cost of ownership and future-proofs technology decisions.

Even better, an integrated application stack improves the user experience, lowers labor costs, automates cross departmental processes and simplifies enterprise-wide reporting.

Designing the right enterprise tech stack up front will save years of user frustration, IT aggravation and technology overspend.

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We are Experts in ERP for Life Sciences

Implementing ERP for pharma companies or ERP for medical device manufacturers is a core competency.

Johnny Grow practitioners have been designing and implementing ERP systems for over three decades.

We help clients implement ERP applications using best practices that maximize company growth and minimize time, cost and risk.

Our prescriptive methods, evidence-based best practices and acceleration tools bring proven techniques to achieve predictable results. Our purpose-built analytics bring visibility to progress and predictability to forecasted results. Our GMP certified consultants bring expertise to validated systems.

To de-risk our programs, we round out our services with enterprise project management, organizational change management and governance.

How To Get Started

Design Thinking Workshop

Design Thinking Workshop

When it's time to select, design, implement or step up your ERP system, a one-day Design Thinking workshop will surface a prioritized list of the most important and highest impact user, customer and company outcomes.

These outcomes become your onramp to improved operations and company growth.

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ERP for Medical Device Manufacturers, Pharma and Biotech