European Pharmaceutical Safety Organization Certifies SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences
WALLDORF – March 13, 2018 — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the European Medicines Verification Organization (EMVO), the nonprofit dedicated to keeping the pharmaceutical supply chain free from counterfeit medicines, has certified SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences, marking a critical step toward meeting regulatory patient safety requirements set for 2019.
The collaboration hub successfully passed the certification test for loading data from marketing authorization holders to the European Hub, the central reporting destination for all prescription medications as required under the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD). The test covered a range of messages, such as product master data, product pack data, product pack data updates and product pack verifications, which manufacturers and distributors are required to submit.
SAP Information Collaboration Hub for Life Sciences facilitates message routing, verification and connectivity. The hub evolved from a pharmaceutical network developed by SAP and a host of large pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers, including Boehringer Ingelheim and AmerisourceBergen. The SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals application, an enterprise-scale track and trace repository for the pharmaceutical industry, is integrated into the hub and manages correct message content and related business process handling.
“In our ongoing effort to safeguard patient health, the certification received from EMVO is a major milestone for SAP,” Lori Mitchell-Keller, SAP global general manager for Consumer Industries, said. “The recent certification for the EU market delivers on SAP’s promise to enable compliance with the FMD requirement to ensure patient safety by February 2019.”
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