Global life sciences company: Reduced back office operating costs by 25 percent

Accenture helped simplify, standardize and scale a business's operational processes using Oracle E-Business Suite


The company set an aggressive goal to quadruple its sales and expand globally. To prepare for this expansion, it needed to consolidate its disparate business processes to a newer platform that offered greater capabilities and the scalability to meet the needs of its growing business. To achieve its goals, the company recognized it needed specialized Oracle skills and experience in complex, global implementations to utilize an Oracle E-Business Suite solution.


The solution included standardizing the company's financial and supply chain business processes by using Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3 and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g. Standardizing those business processes helped establish consistency in reporting, as well as setting the global processes needed to improve system configuration and support geographic expansion. Accenture utilized the Accenture Advanced Enterprise Solution, conversion accelerators and the Accenture Global Delivery Network to accelerate the implementation and complete activities ahead of schedule.


The Oracle solution standardized the company's processes and policies and helped the company increase productivity in transactional processing. Back office operating expenses were reduced by 25 percent and permitted employees more time for higher value analytics activities. The new data model and governance standards improved transparency, access and confidence in its business information. This project's success led to the establishment of an associated three-year application support arrangement with the company. Accenture has also helped this company enhance its business operations in other areas, such as through the implementation of an Oracle-based solution in Accenture's Life Sciences Cloud for clinical development.