Smajo Consulting: Ameliorating Business Processes for the Life Science Industry with Customized IT S

CIO Vendor The Indian life sciences industry is at present the fourth largest globally in volume terms and continues to grow annually at 14 percent, as per the findings of Techwave. However, the consistent growth of the industry is hindered by an equal level of complexity with biopharmaceutical and other life science companies facing significant operational and regulatory challenges while bringing new products to the market at an improved speed. Additionally life science companies are in need of a collaborative IT infrastructure to grapple with the problem of data generated from highly heterogeneous resources. The ability to manage and integrate data generated at all stages of the value chain after regulatory approval, is a fundamental requirement to allow companies attain maximum benefits from current technology. Acknowledging these requisites, Hyderabad headquartered Smajo Consulting has been serving as technology partners to the life sciences sector, tackling the aforementioned challenges and helping them derive real value from IT solutions.

Implementing industry ready ERP
Having started off in 2013, the company has been focused on providing system integration and consulting services that encompass diverse functionalities such as ERP implementation, Application management and Customized Software development. Owing to the highly regulated nature of the life sciences industry, companies have special requirements that they need to consider while selecting an ERP system and are seeking solutions that allow them to meet regulatory compliance obligations without adding tiresome manual processes and unnecessary costs. Perceiving these needs, Smajo Consulting has incorporated in depth understanding of life science industry to design and implement solutions that provide a cost effective landscape for unique business needs. “There is tremendous opportunity in the Pharma and Life Sciences space where big Indian & MNC Pharma companies as well as fast growing SME’s have varying requirements, paving way for IT Solution Providers in the near, medium and long term,” claims Anand Iyer, CEO, Smajo Consulting.
The company thus assists in ERP implementation across different domains from finance to procurement, across supply chain, manufacturing and customer service, with exclusive focus on SAP and Microsoft’s new age technologies. This ERP which can be deployed on premise or in Cloud environment supports unique manufacturing requirements in product development, production, quality, costing, and compliance. In the due process the ERP brings about minimized manual intervention and accelerated product lifecycle time.

Trade Compliance is another critical consideration in the Supply Chain processes in the Life Sciences Industry. SMAJO has the expertise is developing bespoke solutions for Trade Compliance and partnering with clients to deliver Industry Standard Solutions such as SAP-GTS ( Global Trade System. We did that successfully for a German based leading Pharma / Life science company for their entire Asia Pacific Operations. We feel that this would be a very important area for Indian companies, as they expand their footprints across the world and we are very well placed to help them achieve this.

The company has partnered with Epicor to bring iScala ERP into the country, whose immense functionalities can bring remarkable competitive advantage to Life Science companies. Further, to enable better utilization of these technologies, Smajo provides system administration of enterprise solutions to solve complex technical problems of clients and ensure smooth running of the systems. The company also utilizes technical expertise of its team to provide consulting services that compliment these technologies and successfully deliver IT projects to companies. Carrying a collective experience of 20 years in the Life Sciences industry, the team of Smajo aims to deploy this understanding of the industry to become a front runner in the life science domain and further expand the footprint across companies in India and Asia Pacific