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Contract Research Organizations (CRO) are dynamic businesses that are constantly reacting to client-driven, regulatory-driven, and other business requirements that are placed on them.  As large pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies continue to navigate changes to their regulatory environment and expand their businesses globally, their CRO service providers are expected to follow suit.  As a result, the need to manage global studies in a profitable and efficient manner has never been so prevalent.

Overcoming these challenges can be the difference between success and failure in the CRO market.  Having complete visibility across your business, including any global operations, is now an organizational imperative.  This can only be achieved through the use of an integrated ERP software platform that provides real-time insight into the performance of your finances, clients, projects, and employees.  

Microsoft Dynamics for Contract Research Organizations

  • Services-driven organizations face unique challenges not encountered in other industries. Having intelligent tools that help you manage critical financial resources, effectively sell and deliver project-based services, manage valuable human capital, and quickly react to changing client needs can be the difference between success and failure.
    For services firms that require an adaptable and easy-to-use business system that was purpose-built for their industry, SAGlobal offers the Microsoft Dynamics AX Service Industries ERP solution, along with our vertical-specific extensions – Projects+.
    Our Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP solution can help CROs:
    • Easily expand into new global markets, assimilate new acquisitions, and accommodate changes to your organizational structure
    • Manage the complete lifecycle of a study, from business development through revenue recognition, in a single integrated system
    • Maximize study profitability by streamlining key study-related business processes such as pricing, time and expense management, and billing
    • Optimize resource management practices to maximize utilization across your employee base
    • Provide Project Managers and Study Directors with tools to more effectively manage their studies
    SAGlobal has worked with a number of CROs looking to enhance business performance through the implementation of a new ERP solution. Our Dynamics AX ERP software solution and consulting services can help CROs not only address the challenges that they face today, but enable a scalable and flexible platform that will support their business well into the future.

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  • Features
    Designed specifically to meet the needs of project-driven businesses such as A/E/C firms, IT & Management Consulting firms, Advertising & Marketing Agencies, and CROs, our industry solution helps services businesses:
    • Connect financial, client, project, and resource related processes to eliminate redundant effort, improve accuracy, and increase productivity.
    • Maximize profitability by building accurate project estimates, maintaining tight controls around your projects, and optimizing resource utilization levels across your business.
    • Make informed, real-time business decisions by gaining insight into critical financial, client and project related information.
    • Quickly adopt pre-defined best business practices to drive efficiency levels and standardize key processes across your business.
    • Enhance collaboration and knowledge sharing across your business to improve communications and optimize the use of your intellectual capital.
    • Simplify your IT infrastructure by deploying your systems in the Microsoft cloud, or by leveraging familiar, industry-standard Microsoft technologies in your on-premise data center.

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  • Microsoft Dynamics enterprise resource planning (ERP) software gives your people the tools they need to connect and manage your entire project-based business, from project planning and project resourcing and from billing to operations, with the insight you need to make smart decisions. Start with what you need now and easily adapt as your needs change, in the cloud or on your servers—the choice is yours. Microsoft Dynamics AX can provide business value to your organization to help you to:
    • Improve productivity: Familiar tools, easy to use, and access to jobs and information on Custom Profile allows people to work quickly and make smart and proactive decisions.
    • Manage change and growth: Adjust the business systems and adapt processes easily with a single ERP solution that can support your strategic initiatives and help manage the change in the market, for example, in new product launches, mergers and acquisitions.
    • Compete globally: Perform the complexities of managing a global organization with a centralized ERP solution that helps standardize processes and gain visibility in your organization while keeping updated with changes in local regulations.
    • Simplify compliance: Stay up to date on legal compliance and reduce risk and liability associated with the administration and business initiatives for clients. Get more information on how to simplify compliance with Microsoft Dynamics AX.

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Contract Research Organizations SAGlobal has helped

  • Synteract HCR

    Synteract HCR

    SynteractHCR is a leading international contract research organization (CRO) that supports clinical trials globally, helping pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies in all phases of clinical development.
  • TFS International AB

    TFS International AB

    For comprehensive, clinical development services, TFS offers the highest level of competence, experience and personal attention to ensure we achieve the best results for our customers. With our suite of offerings, our customers' clinical trials will be handled with care and expertise.
  • WIL Research

    WIL Research

    WIL Research is a global CRO. The company custom designs product safety toxicological research, bioanalytical and formulation services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, agrochemical and food companies, as well as manufacturing support for clinical trials.

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