The value case for SAP S/4HANA in Life Sciences

Accelerating growth, delivering predictable business outcomes and fast-tracking your digital journey with SAP S/4HANA and ecosystem technologies.

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SAP S/4HANA: Intelligent enterprise transformation

By leveraging the strength of the SAP S/4HANA platform, Accenture can help our life sciences clients succeed on their digital transformation journey—developing a clear business case, a defined path to achieve it and the experience to deliver it with you and your patients in mind. You need an approach that works for your company and a vision that encompasses infrastructure, platform strategy and your desired degree of transformation.

With our deep life sciences expertise, extensive experience with SAP S/4HANA—including Accenture’s myConcerto platform customized for life sciences and the first partner to achieve SAP® Model Company certification—we can help you make the right investments, manage complexity and quickly realize value.

Accenture is SAP’s leading business partner and the first to be working with SAP end-to-end from product innovation, to development and delivery of SAP S/4HANA and industry solutions.

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"We selected Accenture as a partner based on its industry expertise and extensive experience with SAP S/4HANA implementation."

— NORIAKI YAMAMOTO, Corporate Officer – CIO, Head of Information Systems Division at Santen Pharmaceutical Co.

Why invest now in SAP S/4HANA in Life Sciences?

Moving to SAP S/4HANA can help you leap ahead of this transition while digitally transforming and growing your business. Specifically, it can help you:

Embrace New Science

Investing in digital transformation and integrated data will help you benefit from New Science, which will drive 61% of all revenues from 2021-2026.

Embed new technologies, now

SAP S/4HANA has AI, machine learning and neural network capabilities built into its core for a more connected, user-friendly, modern organization.

Personalize with purpose

Patients expect tailored solutions and interactions. SAP S/4HANA connects disparate datasets, providing a holistic view of your customers.

Reinvent the supply chain

As production shifts to personalized medicines and small batches, SAP S/4HANA will bring the flexibility needed to make supply chains more responsive.

Better serve customers

Digital innovations and smart devices allow life sciences companies to layer new services on existing products and deepen their added value.

Accelerate and improve decision-making

SAP S/4HANA will substantially accelerate your back-office operations, providing your business with the data necessary for real-time decision-making.

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Weaving the digital thread for life sciences

Spotlight on: SAP S/4HANA segmentation

Industry processes can become overly complex due to the shift toward new modalities with complex manufacturing/testing technologies, stratified patient populations and variation in regulatory requirements across markets. As a result, companies have to manage an increasing amount of “variants” for each of their key products. Each variant is currently managed as a different SKU in ERP systems and the related master data will become unmanageable as variant proliferation continues.

By not managing the SKU complexity, companies face several challenges, including IT burdens, compliance risk, high working capital levels, lost sales and excess costs.

Our segmentation solution helps reduce the number of SKUs significantly and provides a seamless flow of data between regulatory, quality, manufacturing and supply chain to provide assurance that the product batch is going to the right market with the right specifications and reduces friction between teams and time spent on ad-hoc conversations.

The unique value we bring

Transformational stories are exciting, but success is never self-explanatory. We help our clients create compelling, quantified business cases for SAP S/4HANA. Then, we help them achieve them.


customized assets to help life sciences companies quickly embrace SAP S/4HANA.


SAP S/4HANA practitioners.


SAP S/4HANA projects ongoing or completed, including Accenture’s own transition to S/4.


to achieve SAP® Model Company certification, which can accelerate deployment of SAP S/4HANA by as much as 30 percent.1


years of experience working with thousands of clients and SAP.

Case studies

Bristol Myers Squibb upgrades global SAP to S/4HANA in the AWS cloud flawlessly.


A new SAP S/4 HANA ERP solution ushers Merck KGaA Healthcare into a digital future.


Accenture runs its core financial processing on a single global system instance of SAP S/4HANA®—a demonstration of truly leading in the New.

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Accenture and Organon team up to drive digital transformation for better patient and employee experiences

Accenture has been selected by Organon to help establish and manage the transformation of the company’s ERP technology into a cloud-based digital core.

‘SOAR with Accenture’ takes RISE with SAP transformations to new heights

Cloud-enabled services uplift and accelerate RISE with SAP implementations for faster time to value.

Accenture and SAP® to help organizations transform their business through RISE with SAP

Accenture brings technology and industry services that simplify the move to cloud and boost innovation.

Awards & recognition

Our SAP S/4HANA work helps life sciences companies improve efficiency, revolutionize supply chain management and embrace new opportunities in digitalization and personalization. The recognition we receive strengthens our commitment.

What we think

Our leaders

Join the SAP team

Our clients are the industry leaders who are shaping the future of Life Sciences. We are constantly expanding and enriching our SAP S/4HANA services and capabilities to provide them with the support they need to innovate and grow.

Your talent and ambition will help us make the difference. Are you excited to tap into the power of SAP S/4HANA and help Life Sciences businesses achieve better patient outcomes? Join us and discover how far you can go.


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