Who is Althea?

Ajinomoto Althea Inc. (Althea) is a fully integrated contract development and manufacturing company providing clinical drug process development and manufacturing services to global biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. They are an expert in executing drug formulation and aseptic fill finish for vials and syringes.

What Was Althea’s Challenge?

Althea was using two ERP systems that didn’t communicate efficiently with each other, as well as a number of paper-based and manual systems. As their company was rapidly growing, they needed to find an ERP system that would integrate their key processes to ensure their ability to meet the ever-changing government reporting requirements.

They decided that they needed a new ERP system due to three main factors: the need for regulatory compliance, outdated systems holding them back, and reliance for manual spreadsheets to manage their cost reporting.

The Solution

Althea reviewed over 20 different ERP systems, and decided to work with QAD ERP. Their key reasons for choosing QAD ERP were:

  • Low risk and proven
  • Total cost of ownership
  • Full-featured ERP system
  • All-in-one system/database
  • Scalable to thousands of users
  • Cloud solution
  • Expertise in life sciences manufacturing
  • Complete support for FDA and cGMP regulations

The Results

Now that Althea is up and running on their fully integrated ERP system, they have all of their critical business process under one system with full data visibility. They can now more efficiently receive inventory, perform cycle counts, move inventory, and issue inventory to work orders. Best of all it has reduced their overall data entry time in the warehouse from hours to minutes.

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QAD ERP Built for Life Sciences

Like Althea, life sciences manufacturers face a number of special challenges when it comes to government regulations and compliance needs. QAD understands that no two manufacturers are alike, and that’s why we provide industry versions of our ERP software to focus on your specific pain-points and move you toward the Effective Enterprise.

Learn more about the QAD ERP solutions for Life Sciences manufacturers: www.qad.com/industries/life-sciences