SAGlobal Formalizes Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP Focus for Contract Research Organizations
As the leading global provider of Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solutions and services for project-based businesses, SAG has had the opportunity to work with many different types of project-driven organizations. One area where we’ve seen increasing demand and opportunity is with Contract Research Organizations, or CROs. CROs are project-driven organizations that provide outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies, helping them quickly and cost effectively bring their products to market. CROs provide services such as biopharmaceutical development, commercialization, pre-clinical and clinical research, clinical trials management, and other related services.
SAG has already completed implementations of Dynamics AX with two CROs. One of them specializes in the development of topical drug products for pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients, and provides a full range of product development services, including formulation and regulatory consulting, formulation optimization using in vitro permeation models, analytical support, cGMP clinical manufacturing and clinical labeling services.
The other CRO is one of the world’s Top 10 Pre-clinical CROs, providing product safety toxicological research, bio-analytical, and formulation services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, agrochemical, and food products industries, as well as manufacturing support for clinical trials. This client has over 1,000 employees supporting operations in the US as well as multiple countries in Europe.
We are also engaged currently with a couple of additional CROs to assist them in evaluating Microsoft Dynamics AX for their business. These two CROs are both on the clinical side, providing services and support to pharmaceutical and biotech organizations to assist them with the clinical trials process.
As a result of this experience, SAG has decided to formalize a specific industry focus within the CRO market. We will be targeting our Microsoft Dynamics AX solution at mid-sized and larger CROs, including CROs that have a multi-national presence. In addition to supporting single-company operations, Microsoft Dynamics AX can help mid-sized and larger CROs manage complex global studies where resources in multiple countries participate on a study, where inter-company project billings are required, and where maintaining visibility of global study profitability is required.
Our Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solution provides a comprehensive set of functionality that allows CROs and other project-based businesses to manage their finances, clients, projects, and resources all within a single integrated ERP software environment. Our ProjAX (now known as Projects+) 2012 solution extends the core Microsoft Dynamics AX functionality to provide best in class project-based ERP functionality. SAG provides a complete Dynamics AX solution, including professional services for implementation, consulting, and long-term support.
About the Author
Andy Yeomans is Director of Business Development for SAGlobal, where his role is to help project-driven organizations evaluate and select ERP software systems to better manage their finances, projects, clients, and resources. Andy was instrumental in developing the organization's Microsoft Dynamics AX industry solutions and practice area for the AE & Environmental industry. Andy has over 17 years of ERP experience and has helped dozens of AE & Environmental firms evaluate, select, and implement ERP software systems for their business.