Food Products and Pharmaceutical

ERP for Pharmaceuticals and Food

A standard ERP solution supports accounting and finance areas, but they are unable to meet the needs of pharmaceutical companies when it comes to manufacturing, inventory, sales, and purchasing.

This is mostly true as “standard” ERP applications were designed for discrete manufacturing, instead of process or batch manufacturing.

If you are evaluating a Pharmaceutical ERP solution you should ensure that the application fits the industry’s best practices and they are seamlessly available in the solution, without additional effort costs and compromises to your procedure with a workaround.

Moreover while evaluating a solution you should get a feel that it was designed for your industry and your users would be comfortable with the terminology. Vendors will assure you that anything can be changed to meet your pharmaceutical requirements, this may be true hypothetically, but any change would be a retrofit and will never be a “by design” approach.

These retro-fits may give you an output in a roundabout way which may not be acceptable in an industry where methods and processes are as critical as the results.

It is also advisable to understand “How” your requirements are addressed by the ERP vendor. Does it provide automation to the required process? Does it validate at each step? Does it minimize human error.? And many more.

It helps that your ERP partner has expertise and experience in life sciences and familiarity with the pharmaceutical industry.

In the next post, we will explore a few critical requirements of a Pharmaceutical ERP.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What makes a Pharma ERP stand out from standard ERPs?

A Pharma ERP seamlessly aligns with industry best practices, avoiding retrofits. It’s designed specifically for pharmaceutical needs, ensuring user-friendly terminology.

Consider if the ERP solution automates processes, validates each step, minimizes human error, and meets other critical pharmaceutical industry needs.

A Pharma ERP partner with life sciences expertise understands the industry’s unique challenges, ensuring tailored solutions without compromising quality.