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Life Sciences

What Early-Stage Life Science Companies Need to Know When Approaching a Funding Event

In the past three years, the biotech sector has seen a boom in venture capital (VC) funding. Research from McKinsey has shown that VCs invested in 2,200 biotech start-ups...

Cloud ERP

How ERP Helps Life Sciences Firms Avoid Recall & Improve Product Quality

The COVID-19 pandemic unsettled the supply chain, and the Ukraine-Russia war, ongoing cyberattacks, and trade disputes have only continued the trend. This has put pressure on...

Life Sciences

What Private Equity Needs to Know About ERP for Life Sciences

COVID-19 has been a catalyst for the attraction of private equity to healthcare and the life sciences, as the rise of vaccination and drug discovery and supply includes new points...

Life Sciences

The Role of ERP in the Pharmaceutical Industry

The pharmaceutical industry has been transformed in recent years by pressure from intensely competitive markets and the need to comply with new regulations that mandate the...

Life Sciences

Software Validation: What Life Sciences Businesses Need to Know

Strict process control is fundamental for life sciences businesses. Not only is it important for accurate manufacture of drugs and devices that can make the difference between...

Life Sciences

What is a GMP-Compliant Facility?

Sometimes a slight manufacturing variance is acceptable. But sometimes it is not.

Life Sciences

Becoming IPO Ready as a Life Sciences Business

Now is a good moment for enterprising life sciences startups eying a future initial public offering.“Covid really brought some perspective on what the life sciences market can...

Life Sciences

CDMO Implements an ERP System That Supports Process Automation & Accelerates Growth - Contract Pharma

Originally Posted on ContractPharma on April 26th, 2022 | Read the full story here

Life Sciences

Why Is Traceability Important In The Pharmaceutical Industry?

Consumer health and safety is the fundamental responsibility of a pharmaceutical company. A major threat to the industry’s credibility is the rampant circulation of counterfeit...

Life Sciences

What is SOX Compliance in Pharma?

Automation of key business processes in the life science industry has profound benefits. SAP ERP is one such tool that allows companies in the life science industry to do just...

Life Sciences

How to Improve Quality Control in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Quality plays a pivotal role in the success of any business. Delays in delivery are often caused by products not meeting the mandated quality standards. Failure to meet quality...

Life Sciences

GMP Guidelines in Pharma Industry

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries due to the implications product quality has on public health. Automation and optimization of key...

Life Sciences

What is an ERP System in the Pharmaceutical industry?

The flow of processes and operations in a pharmaceutical company is extremely complex and labor-intensive, owing to stringent production regulations and competitive market...

Life Sciences

What Is An ERP Software Used For In Life Sciences?

ERP stands for Enterprise Resource Planning and is software used by businesses to manage their day-to-day operations and processes. ERP software allows for the integrated...

Life Sciences

Example of ERP in Life Sciences

Life science companies such as biotechnology, and biopharmaceutical companies face significant business challenges. These include optimizing processes and operations while meeting...

SAP erp

SAP Best Practices for Life Sciences

The need for life science companies to find better, faster ways to manage vast repositories of data and information has made the use of an integrated ERP system essential.

Life Sciences

Why You Should Implement the Finest ERP System Available

If you’re looking to find and implement an ERP platform in your business, we know it’s not easy.

Life Sciences

Benefits and Pitfalls of ERP for Startups

Life sciences and biotech companies often make miracles happen, but the road from a spark of genius to a regulator-approved product isn’t easy. Getting to market involves...

Life Sciences

Technology Trends in Life Science

There's no doubt that the pandemic has brought with it considerable life sciences supply chain challenges, as part of a complex web of obstacles - to which the industry has...

Supply Chain Management

Life Sciences Supply Chain Management - Challenges and Insights

A functional supply chain is the cornerstone of any business and it’s also a core function of a life sciences organization.

Life Sciences

Digital Transformation In Life Sciences

Digital transformation is a phrase we hear a lot, and it's much more than a catchy buzzword. 

Life Sciences

Why Life Science Startups Need ERP

Today, biotech and life sciences companies play a crucial role in the global medical supply chain. But life science businesses are complex, especially after product development...

SAP Business ByDesign

Five Signs It’s Time to Step Up to an ERP System

It isn’t easy running a life sciences business.

Life Sciences

7 Reasons ERP Is the Right Choice for Growth-Focused Biotechnology Companies

Biotech firms must navigate a product life cycle that leads from R&D to clinical trials, manufacturing, and distribution. It’s a complex labyrinth of supply chains, regulatory...

Life Sciences

5 Key Features for Life Science Executives To Look For in An ERP System

The Life Sciences industry (Bio-Pharma, Medical Devices, Biotech, etc.) is unique in many ways beyond the products they bring to market, especially how organizations “evolve” as...

SAP Business ByDesign

How One Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Uses Technology to Innovate on the Business Side

The pharmaceutical manufacturing industry moves at an accelerated pace. So businesses are increasingly turning to technologies such as enterprise resource planning (ERP)...

Life Sciences

What Is The Difference Between MES and ERP For a Life Sciences Manufacturer?

Manufacturing in the life sciences industry encompasses a broad range of processes and functions. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing execution systems (MES)...

Life Sciences

How growing and mid-size Life Science companies leverage SAP Business ByDesign

Welcome again to our latest webinar, how growing and midsize life science companies leverage SAP cloud ERP. Again, today's webinar will be presented by Ralph Hess VP at navigator...

Life Sciences

Why Life Science Firms Need ERP

The life sciences industry moves at a rapid pace, and speed, precision and efficiency are essential for its success. Medical device manufacturers and suppliers simply cannot...

SAP Business ByDesign

How growing and mid-size Life Science companies leverage SAP Cloud ERP - [Webinar]

Good day, everyone. And welcome to our latest life sciences webinar here at Navigator Business Solutions, "How growing and midsize life science companies leverage SAP cloud ERP."...

Life Sciences

Why Life Science Firms are Embracing Digital Transformation During the COVID-19 Crisis

The life sciences industry has historically lagged behind other sectors when it comes to digital transformation. But the COVID-19 pandemic has made digitization a business and...

Life Sciences

6 Key Factors to Look for in ERP Software for a Life Sciences Start-up

Startups are hard, but startups in the life sciences industry are a particular brand of challenging.

Medical Devices

Life Science Companies, are you ready to support changing customer needs?

Throughout our daily lives we see change being pushed by new and old concerns; costs, convenience, environment and mobility. The most predictable of these is that  we are all...

Life Sciences

Six Keys When Choosing ERP for Life Science Firms

Often the jump from research in a lab to the manufacture and sale of a drug or life sciences product is more daunting than the work that went into developing the product.

Life Sciences

Cut the Cost of FDA Validation with a Prepackaged ERP Solution

There are many advantages from going with a prepackaged ERP solution instead of reinventing the wheel with a custom installation: Faster implementation. Best practices for a given...

Medical Devices

Scaling from University Lab to Multi-Country Sourcing and Distribution

Developing new drugs requires expertise, sweat equity and maybe even a bit of luck. Clinical researchers who reach the point where they consider starting their own pharmaceutical...

Life Sciences

CAPA and Why Trackability Through ERP is the Lifeblood of Quality

Quality management and defect trackability is important for every successful manufacturer. For medical device manufacturing, however, the bar is set higher: not only is quality...

Medical Devices

5 Key Features for Life Sciences Executives to look for in an ERP System

The Life Sciences industry (Bio-Pharma, Medical Device, Nutraceuticals, etc.) is unique in many ways beyond the products they bring to market, especially how organizations...

Life Sciences

What Is 21 CFR Part 11?

Title 21 -- FOOD AND DRUGS

Medical Devices

3 Got-Tos for a Quicker Get-to-Market Strategy for Life Science Companies

Compliance in the Life Sciences world doesn’t have to be complex. Below are three common business management issues surrounding the life sciences industry and the solutions that...

SAP ByDesign

BioDerm Relieving The Pressure With SAP Business ByDesign

How do you know when software is hampering your growth?  One clue is that you find yourself doing manual workarounds to key business processes.  Another is that you can’t get the...