In this episode of Lifesciences Professional Podcast, Linda Robertson speaks with Ralph Hess about business technology in the Life Sciences industry.
Listen to this episode 'Technology for Business Sake' here.
Ralph Hess is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Navigator Business Solutions, a computer software company that provides cloud-based ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) business solutions. As North America's number 1 SAP cloud partner, Ralph is making strides with hands-on, problem-solving leadership in the technology industry. He prides himself on his ideology of "technology for business' sake" so that his solutions are designed to meet the needs of businesses.
Ralph has over 30 years of experience helping companies solve their business problems with technology and is well-known within the SAP Eco System because of his success. His company has achieved 25% growth over the last two years and has served over 500 clients since its founding 15 years ago.
Ralph began his journey as an entry-level programmer in the early 80s and never looked back. He "caught the bug" and left college for a $5/hour programming job. From there, he founded his own firm in 1994, working as an IBM reseller. Ralph also has experience as a Microsoft and Epicor reseller. His first was one of the founding reselling channel partners for SAP, establishing the channel in the SME marketplace in 2004.
Ralph and his team have helped companies grow exponentially. As a company, Navigator Business Solutions helps businesses plan for growth with enterprise resource planning software and by optimizing company processes. Navigator Business Solutions brings a personal approach to understanding their client's businesses to know where they are, where they want to be, and how to get them there. They focus on a few specific industries, including life sciences, consumer products, and distribution for supply chain optimization.