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Accenture Accelerated R&D Services

Accelerated R&D Services help pharmaceutical companies speed drug development and focus on the science of getting products to patients faster.


Pharma R&D organizations face unprecedented business pressures, including increasingly stringent health authority requirements, unsustainable fixed-cost models, and the complexity of managing numerous vendor partners and technology systems. Our team provides innovative solutions that help pharmaceutical companies focus on the science of getting new products to patients faster—across research, clinical, regulatory, pharmacovigilance and medical affairs.

We help our clients with their priorities:

  • Focusing on patient engagement throughout development

  • Advancing the next generation of R&D operating models resulting in better collaboration

  • Driving scientific and operational excellence and enabling efficient information analysis

  • Harnessing the digital R&D revolution, using real world data to address customer needs

Contact one of our R&D professionals for more information about our services:

US: North East
Jeff Emme
Tel: +1 610 407 5125
US: South East & Mid Atlantic, West & Central
Kim Assal
Tel: +1 913 319 1259 

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Outside of the US
Andy Gerrard
Tel: +44 (0) 203 626 1979

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Why Accenture

Accenture Accelerated R&D Services combines our capabilities across strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations to simplify and accelerate the journey from early research to regulatory approval and throughout the product lifecycle. We leverage our deep industry experience and customer insights to improve business outcomes and help our clients bring life-saving medicines to market.

Our practice draws on:

  • 3,000+ skilled R&D professionals across 30+ offices

  • 1,000+ people with industry experience at a Top 50 pharmaceutical company

  • 20 years of R&D Consulting experience

  • 20 years of Regulatory and Pharmacovigilance experience

  • 12 years of Clinical data services experience

  • Experience across more than 26 therapeutic areas

Accenture is an IDC MarketScape Leader worldwide in Life Sciences R&D BPO—read more here…

Specific Services

Our services across strategy, consulting, technology, digital and operations are differentiated in the market place and have enabled top pharma, biotech, CROs and other companies successfully achieve their business goals.

Consulting & Strategy

  • Our suite of commercial services support the unique commercial development, launch, and execution needs of emerging life sciences companies. We provide the skilled resources, flexible capacity, and operational support to analyze commercial opportunities, enable readiness for market entry, and accelerate Commercial results in specialty markets.

  • R&D functional strategy to formulate new R&D and organizational strategies in response to internal and external influences.

  • Design and implementation of new R&D operating models across R&D functions or within a function, including focus on organizational structures, business processes, roles & responsibilities, governance, performance measures and change management strategies and implementation activities to drive towards desired business outcomes.

  • Performance improvement and cost optimization approaches to evaluate opportunities to improve R&D cycle time, productivity and quality. We evaluate cost optimization opportunities across R&D or within functional areas, including use of outsourcing, operational improvement and portfolio decision making.

  • A focus on the R&D CIO agenda to define the future vision for an R&D technology platform and organizational models that drive business goals. We assess R&D capability maturity relative to target levels and create a prioritized strategic roadmap to close gaps.

  • Talent and organizational performance strategies and changes to improve the performance, retention and engagement of the R&D workforce in light of today’s complex industry trends and need for competitive differentiation.

Technology & Digital

  • Systems integration services to design and implement functional and technical capabilities across the R&D lifecycle in support of key business objectives. Includes expertise implementing the Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub as part of an unmatched alliance with Oracle.

  • End-to-end application development and management services that can help organizations realize a 30 percent reduction in application services costs while increasing throughput, visibility and control. Brings benefit of standard processes, proven tools and skilled resources to lower risk and improve quality.

  • The Accenture Life Sciences Cloud (ALSC) is a first of its kind cloud hosted platform enabling data aggregation, standardization and analytics across Clinical, Safety and Regulatory.

  • The Quantum software platform provides a robust Regulatory Information Management suite as well as a differentiated Metadata Registry.


  • Our integrated clinical services support the entire drug development continuum. We deliver the operational capabilities and strategic consulting services that drive data standards across the clinical data lifecycle and enable our clients to develop standardized, submission-ready information.

  • Our regulatory strategy and operations capabilities enable our clients to drive excellence across all aspects of global submission management. We have global regulatory expertise and have completed over 500+ original applications to global regulatory authorities.

  • Our pharmacovigilance services’ adverse event case processing and medical review capabilities leverage our mature, industrialized pharmacovigilance (PV) operations, providing flexible capacity planning. We have processed over 650,000 ICSR volumes annually; reduced costs for our clients by up to 70 percent; increase productivity with potential throughput of 1,200 – 1,400 cases/FTE/year.

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