Microsoft Dynamics® AX life sciences solutions
With a long and proven track record of success delivering technology solutions to life sciences manufacturers, RSM is also recognized as having both one of the largest Dynamics AX operations in the United States and the highest level partnerships and certifications with Microsoft. These and other qualifications make RSM consultants perfectly positioned to deliver high-value Dynamics AX ERP solutions that streamline operations and ensure cGMP, serialization and pricing compliance for life sciences clients—all while improving efficiencies and growing margin and profit.
Built to accommodate the speed and complexity of the strictly- regulated life sciences industry, Dynamics AX is a game changer—a single, fully integrated, end-to-end solution suite that enables these manufacturers to flexibly run their businesses on their own terms—enhancing productivity, streamlining operations, ensuring compliance, responding to market opportunities, and driving the innovations the marketplace demands.
RSM and Dynamics AX—Serving life sciences industry segments
Drawing on years of industry experience, RSM consultants have formulated a solution that allows life sciences manufacturers to drastically reduce implementation time, along with integration and validation costs. RSM’s life sciences solutions, along with its technical consulting services, address requirements in the following industry segments:
Today’s life sciences landscape—Tomorrow’s technology-focused outlook
In both its impact on human lives and its strict level of regulation, the life sciences industry is like no other. Against a backdrop of residual global economic uncertainty—and continued regulatory, pricing and cost pressures—the industry as a whole is focused on improvements in operational performance as a means to achieve long-term growth and profitability. Underscoring the foundational importance of technology to successful industry operations, Gartner reports unprecedented technology spend across all life sciences segments—anticipating 5 percent growth annually, with technology spend reaching $54 billion by 2019.
Technical depth with industry capabilities—RSM offers the best of both worlds
Home to one of the largest and most comprehensive Dynamics AX practices in the United States, RSM is recognized as a Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions and Gold Partner, and enjoys the benefits of these high-level partnerships, training and certifications. With a technical team that boasts several globally recognized Dynamics AX developers, RSM effectively unites the industry’s top-tier Dynamics AX talent with its deep life sciences industry experience and a track record of success to consistently offer its clients the best of all worlds.
Uniquely positioned, RSM consultants enable their life sciences clients to simplify and speed processes, grow and scale operations and make smarter, faster, better-informed decisions—delivering measurable improvements in their ability to define, monitor, control and report on countless operational variables and data points—and allowing them, for example, to:
- Automate chargebacks with flexible and accurate contract management and automated deductions management
- Easily access and share production, inventory, quality and shipping data
- Access actual batch costs in real time to determine customer, product and contract profitability
- Streamline invoicing for contract manufacturing and clinical trials, including accurate project accounting based on criteria such as time and material, percent complete, suite time, milestones, minimum batch size and changeover fees.
- One system of record for customers, vendors, quality, serialization, production and inventory
RSM technical consulting—We know life sciences
With years of success working with life sciences clients around the globe, RSM consultants understand the enormity of the data requirements these operations grapple with, as well as their need to access, track, manage and securely share different parts and pieces of that data with different parties, through different channels, at different times, from different places.
This kind of functionality is precisely what RSM delivers to its life sciences clients—a flexible tracking system based on best-of-breed technology capable of managing the full scope of business operations, production processes and compliance efforts—in a single-platform, end-to-end ERP solution suite built on Microsoft Dynamics AX and tailor-made for their industry.
RSM and Dynamics AX—Areas of life sciences specialization
RSM’s Dynamics AX ERP solutions for life sciences integrate leading-edge business application capabilities with the powerful, flexible functionality of Dynamics AX—allowing manufacturers to access accurate, real-time data for sound decision-making and improved business performance—all in a cost-effective, streamlined software suite that frees them up to focus on what they do best. RSM areas of life sciences specialization include:
- cGMP compliance and computer systems validation
- Electronic records and signatures
- Sunshine Act reporting
- Outsourcing collaboration with CMOs and 3PLs
- Contract and chargeback management
- Government pricing compliance
- Global supply chain safety and compliance
- International labeling compliance
- Clinical project accounting
- Contract manufacturing project accounting
RSM and Dynamics AX—Integration, automation drives competitive differentiation
As today’s life sciences leaders’ work to find and maintain an optimal balance between competitive edge and compliance, they will increasingly turn to end-to-end, industry-focused solutions—like RSM’s Dynamics AX for life sciences—that enable:
- Tighter, leaner, more efficient operations, while also ensuring regulatory compliance
- Comprehensive integration that drives visibility and access, yet keeps data and customers secure
- Connection of everyone and everything, both leveling the playing field and fueling innovation and growth
- Big data and business intelligence that drive actionable insights and smarter decision-making
- Advances in automation as critical components of business transformation initiatives
RSM and Dynamics AX—Delivering industry-specific business benefits
RSM consultants enable their life sciences clients to meet regulatory requirements and improve their business performance in ways that boost margin and profit—exactly the benefits and results you expect from a world-class enterprise system—including the ability to:
- Unite everything on a single platform: With its Dynamics AX solution for life sciences, RSM helps clients streamline and reduce all of their operational systems to only one, creating a highly collaborative environment in which visibility into deviations, variances and constraints are able to be managed quickly and efficiently. It also creates a single data source for financials, orders, production, inventory, quality, extended supply chain, documents, CAPA, training and more.
- Connect warehouse operations and mobility: Understanding their need to easily and accurately manage inventory in a way that honors customer contracts—especially to meet shelf-life timeline commitments—RSM provides life sciences manufacturers with an easy and accurate solution for management of inventory and order data that includes warehouse user-friendly interfaces and wireless connectivity between handheld devices and business management solutions. Information is accessed in real time, streamlining inventory processes and resulting in increased accuracy and timeliness. The same functionality can also extend to shop floor users via touch screens.
- Gain visibility across the enterprise: For life sciences manufacturers, the need for real-time data visibility—versus periodic updates—is critical to fully understanding business costs and efficiently managing inventory. RSM’s solution provides immediate, enterprise-wide visibility into accurate operational data—fully integrated with the general ledger—so data from the production line and warehouse are immediately visible to accounts receivable.
RSM and Dynamics AX—A must-have combination in today’s life sciences industry
Balancing in-house initiatives with customer-facing requirements for quality and performance across the enterprise, today’s life sciences leaders require a comprehensive solution that consolidates data within one system and provides wide-ranging functionality capable of meeting myriad industry demands. Microsoft’s proven Dynamics AX for life sciences solutions—and the newly launched, cloud first Dynamics AX7—is designed to meet precisely these initiatives—featuring built-in tools designed to specifically address key challenges and business drivers in the life sciences industry, including:
- Enterprise-wide transparency: Today’s life sciences leaders are faced with increasingly stringent traceability and transparency requirements—driven by both customer expectation and regulatory demand—requiring supply chain management initiatives designed to achieve visibility and compliance at the most granular level.
- Centralized cost control: To protect margins against fluctuating market conditions, rising research and development costs, and price variations around mergers and acquisitions, life sciences executives must have full financial oversight and real-time access to costing data necessary to drive more informed investments.
- Robust data management: Arguably, in no other arena is data management and accuracy as mission-critical as in the life sciences industry—with information around pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices requiring robust security and quality controls to maintain integrity. Capturing and tracking data as it flows across the enterprise is essential to securing success.
RSM’s Dynamics AX for life sciences solution suite is tailored to meet each of these business-critical requirements and more. Intuitive, user-friendly features allow users to simplify and scale operations, boost efficiencies and quickly respond to internal demands and external challenges—driving long-term success and sustainability.
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“What [RSM] did for me wasn’t just about installing a module, it wasn’t about a project plan, it wasn’t about an implementation, it was about delivering me solutions.”
- MICHAEL GESSER, VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE AND TREASURER
As an industry and technology certified Microsoft partner, RSM offers life sciences industry-specific ERP solutions, built with a clear understanding of the challenges faced by life sciences organizations. RSM's industry experts have decades of experience building, operating, and supporting bio, pharma and medical device companies. We leverage this experience to quickly identify and target the areas where your business will most benefit, and provide full attention to essential compliance requirements. RSM has earned Microsoft’s gold Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) competency in the Microsoft Partner Network as well as a Global Independent Software Vendor (GISV) status.
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