Innovation in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Sectors Relies on SAP's Industry Cloud

SAP shares the overarching objectives of bettering individual lives and, more generally, advancing medical science for improved human health with our customers and partners in the life sciences and healthcare industries. SAP’s enterprise cloud is becoming more and more important in the quest of both.

While SAP creates its own industry-specific cloud solutions, we depend on the extensive domain knowledge of our partners to meet the highly specific, constantly changing customer needs. Our goal is to ensure that our clients receive the most benefit possible from working with SAP and all of our partners. The shared successes that result from innovation and collaboration with our SAP partner community, which is increasingly focused on industry cloud, are what determine this worth today.

Life Sciences Anchors

In the field of life sciences, we want to use the SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) and industry cloud solutions to deliver clients customized, end-to-end suites made from parts grown in the best ecosystem in the sector. Our ability to provide pillar solutions in the following four categories is made possible by SAP’s extensive life sciences expertise: clinical trials, manufacturing supply chain, batch release, and cell and gene therapy. However, we are not acting alone.

In addition to working closely with software and service partners to create these core solutions, we are also collaborating with groups of customers whose requirements, viewpoints, and best practices are incorporated into what we anticipate will be products that are accepted as industry standards.

Even in places where SAP creates its own solutions, there are still white spaces, and those can be fantastic opportunities for both partners and customers. Here are three illustrations: In order to comply with the European Medical Device Regulation, Raumedic used the UDI platform from p36; Roche reorganised the clinical trial supply chain with the help of Tenthpin and SAP; and Klosterfau adopted Gramont’s Polaris Product Information Management to meet IDMP compliance.

While solutions targeting particular industry pain points are a mainstay of the industry cloud, our partners are also providing value to our customers in other ways, as demonstrated by Merck’s decision to use BlueBoot accelerators to rapidly deploy and improve its plant maintenance user experience.

Open Healthcare Ecosystem

In order to offer the future landscape of a modular healthcare system, SAP is constructing a comparable ecosystem for healthcare providers. In the fields of patient management, accounting, analytics, digital supply chain, and sourcing and procurement, the emphasis is on bringing new, cutting-edge healthcare business process capabilities. This is a young initiative that is moving forward with the goal of creating an open ecosystem so that collaborators can take the lead in their specialized fields.

To achieve this, working with hospital information system (HIS) providers is key. This is to foster integration between HIS and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions in accordance with healthcare-specific electronic medical record (EMR) regulations. The reality is EMR regulatory requirements and functional demands differ by local market. It just makes sense to give a diversity of EMR and other healthcare solution providers the keys to an open platform based on SAP Business Technology Platform and the HL7® FHIR® healthcare data interoperability standards. This approach helps ensure the needed flexibility to give healthcare providers business process capabilities tailored to their individual and local market needs.

Our healthcare partners have embraced this approach. Several partners already did announcements to leverage this open ecosystem to benefit their – our – healthcare customers.

Life sciences and healthcare are very different industries with shared goals: preserving and improving human health. In both industries, our partners are essential to the success of our shared offerings and I’m thrilled by the enthusiasm I’m seeing from our partners. There’s no doubt that the combination of their industry-specific cloud offerings and the robustness and flexibility of SAP Business Technology Platform can provide extraordinary value to our life sciences and healthcare customers for many years to come.

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