Purdue Pharma selects Cognizant to optimize its core IT platform

Cognizant  announced that Purdue Pharma L.P., a pharmaceutical company, has selected Cognizant to optimize its core IT platform to improve business efficiency and drive enterprise agility.

Engaged in the research, development, production, and marketing of prescription and over-the-counter medicines and healthcare products, Purdue Pharma is an industry leader in pain medication research. To manage its complete range of business applications on the SAP platform, including manufacturing, supply chain, and quality systems, Purdue Pharma is working with Cognizant to simplify and standardize its core application processes and create an environment for enhanced collaboration among its entire ecosystem. This enables the company to focus on improving patients’ lives and serving the healthcare community.

At a new associated Purdue manufacturing facility in Durham County, North Carolina, Cognizant will help extend Purdue’s core SAP and integrated application suite within the timelines defined by the project team for manufacturing commercial batches in the new plant.

“We have had a long-standing, successful relationship with Cognizant,” said Larry A. Pickett, Jr., Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Purdue Pharma. “As we embarked on optimizing our business processes to improve efficiency and drive innovation, particularly on the SAP platform and related business applications, we selected Cognizant for its strong capabilities in SAP and deep knowledge of our business, as well as its ability to quickly align with our organizational goals and needs. Cognizant’s approach has ensured continuity of business critical processes while simplifying our operations and driving higher levels of efficiency. We are now renewing our focus and combined energies on growing our business and innovating for the future.”

“In the rapidly evolving and regulated pharmaceutical market, leading companies like Purdue Pharma are optimizing how they build, manage and operate their core IT platforms to improve efficiency and agility,” said Shankar Narayanan, Global Head Life Sciences at Cognizant. “Cognizant’s deep pharmaceutical business expertise as well as our supply chain and manufacturing solutions enabled us to help Purdue Pharma meet these efficiency and innovation requirements while standardizing the core application processes and procedures that support their value chain.”


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