13 Apr QAD solutions are built for life sciences manufacturers
The global life sciences industry continues to experience dramatic change. Life sciences manufacturers remain dedicated to innovation, product quality and patient safety, but now, more than ever, they must address increased regulation, cost and reimbursement pressures.
The globalization of Life sciences supply chains, responding to new regulations like the Drug Quality and Security Act and Unique Device Identification (UDI) and managing recalls and counterfeit drugs add to the complexity of remaining a leading Life sciences manufacturer.
According to IDC, “Manufacturers are under increasing market pressure to improve enterprise agility, innovate faster, and eliminate waste from all manufacturing and supply chain related processes. Life science companies also face increased regulatory pressure and increased competition.1”
To be a successful life sciences manufacturer in these challenging times, it is critical that you have a truly effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution — one that grows and adapts to changing business requirements. QAD Cloud ERP and QAD Enterprise Applications for on premise deployments are built for life sciences manufacturers.
BUILT ON A STRONG FOUNDATION
With over 400 life sciences manufacturing sites live in over 60 countries, QAD has a proven record of providing effective ERP solutions to global life sciences manufacturers. QAD offers the only full-featured, cloud-enabled ERP solution for life sciences that is available on an FDA “Qualified” and auditable infrastructure. QAD integrates quality systems into core operational business processes and provides for greater supply chain visibility and governance. QAD allows life sciences manufacturers to better allocate capital and resources, and to meet the compliance requirements in the global life sciences industry.
BUILT WITH A CLEAR FOCUS
Focus on Compliance
QAD helps life sciences manufacturers reduce the risk of non-compliance. In particular, QAD Cloud ERP Life Sciences Edition is available on an FDA “Qualified” IT infrastructure that is managed with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that meet regulatory requirements for computer systems and software as specified in the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 and the EU’s EudraLex Volume 4 Annex 11. QAD helps reduce the time to validation and cGMP compliance risk.
Focus on Quality
QAD integrates quality into core life sciences manufacturing processes through QAD QMS, our quality management software. Manufacturers can leverage simple quality management automation and quality control functionality such as item data attributes for quality control as well as integrate a complete Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS) into their supply chain planning and execution.
QAD traceability and serialization functionality helps companies comply with regulations for UDI and DQSA and Lot Trace Workbench allows companies to conduct effective product recalls and perform required recall effectiveness reporting to regulatory authorities.
With QAD Cloud ERP Life Sciences Edition, organizations can adapt quality-related processes to their unique requirements by defining quality inspections, tests or other verification activities. The system also has the ability to plan preventive maintenance and calibrations on inspection, measuring and test equipment.
Focus on Visibility, Planning and Distribution
Life sciences manufacturers face a variety of challenges when attempting to gain visibility into their global supply chains, including accurate forecasting and optimal distribution. QAD provides the needed capabilities for effective planning and distribution. QAD Demand Planning and Supply Chain Planning span the complete demand and supply chain planning process from procurement to production and distribution. QAD Supplier Portal gives life sciences companies’ real-time visibility into their supply chains. QAD Transportation Management combines Freight Management, Global Trade Management, Trade Compliance and Package Exception functionality into a unified solution for distribution management.
BUILT FOR THE CLOUD
Cloud-based ERP solutions are gaining in popularity, making it easier to manage situations such as lack of local IT resources, mergers and acquisitions, or outsourcing and shared services scenarios.
QAD delivers a variety of solutions in the QAD Enterprise Cloud, including QAD Cloud Apps, QAD Cloud Services and the QAD Cloud Portal.
QAD Cloud ERP is the same software you get when you deploy QAD Enterprise Applications on premise — a functionally rich, fully tested, enterprise-strength application used by thousands of customers. You also get QAD’s legendary customer support experience that has won QAD legions of devoted users.
QAD’s subscription offerings in the QAD Enterprise Cloud provide you flexibility in managing your IT environment. You may choose a seamless blended deployment with some sites running on premise and some in the cloud.
For large life sciences manufacturers, this flexible deployment model makes it straightforward for multiple sites to start up new operations or integrate with existing ERP sites.
Smaller life sciences manufacturers also benefit from QAD Cloud ERP because it enables you to have a state-of-the-art ERP system without a large up- front capital investment. Planning for growth is easy because you know the cost to simplify budgeting, and you can add users with a single phone call. You get all the power and flexibility of QAD Enterprise Applications with the ease and simplicity of QAD Cloud ERP.
QAD ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS: A COMPLETE SUITE BUILT FOR LIFE SCIENCES MANUFACTURING
QAD Cloud ERP and QAD Enterprise Applications for on premise deployments enable life sciences manufacturers to effectively:
- Deploy a full-featured, cloud-enabled ERP solution that is available on an FDA “Qualified” and auditable
- Integrate quality systems into core operational business
- Provide for greater supply chain visibility and
- Allocate capital and resources, while meeting compliance requirements of the global life sciences
- Support global growth and
- Rapidly meet ever-evolving compliance
- Access and analyze processes and data, with visibility to further tune operations and make rapid, fact-based business