Accenture to deploy SAP S/4HANA at Horizon Pharma

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IT services provider Accenture said on Wednesday that it will deploy the SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA) solution as the digital foundation for Horizon Pharma’s global enterprise resource planning system through the Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group.

The company will also provide systems implementation, project management and change management services.

The global deployment of SAP S/4HANA is intended to standardize and automate financial processes and reporting functions, and optimize production, logistics, sales, procurement and services for Horizon Pharma, Accenture said in a note.

Horizon Pharma is one of the companies that experienced significant expansion as the industry spent more than $360 billion on mergers and acquisitions in 2014. The deployment will give the company a rapid access to standardized financial capabilities as they integrate the acquired businesses.

Accenture will deliver the work on site at Horizon Pharma, as well as from the Accenture Innovation Center for SAP in Kronberg, Germany and the Accenture Delivery Center in Bangalore, India.

“We have a 40-year history of collaboration with Accenture, and remain committed to working together to help life sciences customers gather, standardize and normalize their data for greater visibility,” said Thack Brown, GM and global head of Line-of-Business Finance, SAP.

Last week, Accenture launched Accenture Intelligent Patient Platform, designed to support the healthcare system. The platform, which is a suite of integrated cloud-based, analytics-driven technologies, will enable life sciences companies to provide complete awareness of illness and treatments to patients.

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