Astellas Pharma US, Inc. is a US affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc. Located in Northbrook, Illinois the company serves as the headquarters for the Americas and employs nearly 3,000 people in the Americas. Astellas is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.
Astellas’s stunning growth pushed the existing systems, business users and IT staff to the limits. Growing pains were felt across multiple business units in the areas of inventory management, customer service, and executive decision making based on relevant data.
The next generation Analytical and Enterprise Performance Platform provides business analytics, planning and budgeting capabilities, reports and dashboards in real-time while integrating multiple sources of internal and external market syndicated data. The initial phase which goes live in July 2015, targets business improvements in the Order to Cash Cycle, Executive Summary Dashboards, Order Management, Financial Management and Analysis, Procure-to-Pay and Human Capital Management.
The solution is based on SAP HANA 1.0, SAP BW on HANA 7.4, BusinessObjects BI 4.1 (Web Intelligence, Design Studio, Analysis, Lumira), BPC 10.1, BusinessObjects Data Services and is delivered on IBM’s Cloud Managed Services. Custom data models were required and built to enable the KPIs and dashboards.The platform is integrated with both internal systems and external market syndicated data.
The next generation Analytics and Performance Management system broadly impacts business users across Astellas in Supply Chain, Finance, Procure-to-Pay, Human Resources, R&D, Legal, Sales and Marketing and IT with real-time reporting and analytic capabilities delivered in a self-service mode.
Externally, Astellas wholesalers, physicians and patients will receive heightened levels of customer service because of real-time monitoring of the order cycle and improved inventory management. Vendor negotiations will be based on accurate business volumes.