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The leading commercial business software now has a pre-packaged validation solution for the life sciences industries. If you are newly implementing or planning an upgrade to SAP S/4HANA, whether on-premise, cloud or hybrid, validation is now available as a fixed-price, pre-written packaged solution.




The Arbour Advantage

Licensed, deployed and supported by an SAP partner, the pre-packaged validation solution is based on Arbour Group’s extensive industry knowledge and expertise accumulated from years of experience with pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies. Arbour Group’s SAP compliance product allows you to meet your obligations to both domestic and international authorities (e.g. EMA, MHRA, FDA, HPRA, and TGA) in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Compliance Offering

As an alternative to manual, labour-intensive validation efforts, Arbour Group’s ready off-the-shelf validation package incorporates industry compliance best practices to include:

  • Business Requirements model
  • Validation Plan template
  • Traceability Matrix
  • Installation Qualification test scripts
  • Operation Qualification test scripts
  • Performance Qualification template
  • Validation Summary Report template

Full Maintenance Program

Licensed Product Support is a maintenance program that assures validation documentation integrity for Arbour Group enterprise software compliance packages and deliverables. Updated documentation is provided in conjunction with regulatory compliance expertise that ensures an ongoing compliant environment. Collectively, our pre-packaged validation product, maintenance program, and industry professionals combine to form a comprehensive SAP compliance solution.

SAP S/4HANA Business Suite Compliance

SAP S/4HANA is an ERP solution developed to take advantage of SAP’s in-memory computing platform.  S/4HANA is the enterprise choice of leading companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries. Complex landscapes require expansive capabilities, and S/4HANA delivers a robust solution with industry-specific functionality to the Life Sciences, whether on-premise, cloud (public/private) or hybrid. SAP S/4HANA On-Premise is a deployment scenario where a company has its own server, database, applications and data centre.

Consequently, a company is responsible for maintenance when SAP releases any upgrades that need to be implemented and tested. On-premise is ideal for companies who need a high degree of flexibility when customising their system and have dedicated IT staff to support large-scale maintenance. SAP S/4HANA Cloud is a fully managed option in which SAP handles the hardware, software and databases. The SAP S/4HANA Cloud provides an agile opportunity for rapidly growing companies that need a flexible platform. Hybrid options are also available that include operating S/4HANA in an Infrastructure-as-a-Service mode.

Validating Your SAP S/4HANA ERP Solution

Whether on-premise or in the cloud, software in the Life Sciences must be validated to meet the requirements of regulatory agencies like the MHRA, EMA, HPRA, TGA  and FDA. SAP S/4HANA complies with data privacy acts and industry-specific data protection legislation.  However, SAP does not assume responsibility for ensuring regulatory software compliance. Arbour Group has the global regulatory expertise to deliver high-quality consulting services to Life Sciences companies.

Demonstrate to the MHRA, EMA, FDA and other regulatory agencies that your SAP software is compliant with Arbour Group’s validation products and services, whether as an on-premise ERP or in the cloud.

The Arbour Assurance

This SAP validation product assures you the maximum investment protection by providing the following primary benefits:

Shorter Timeframes: Our time-tested, field-proven pre-packaged validation product certifies compliance in an optimally expedient and secure manner, allowing your organisation to accelerate the time-to-value of your commercial business software investment.

Regulatory Agency Approval: Properly validated solutions are more likely to avoid regulatory scrutiny in the form of citations and audits. These time consuming and disruptive events can pose a real business risk related to Agency approval of new product introductions and brand acceptance in the marketplace.

Whether you are installing SAP for the first time, converting from a legacy system or applying a patch, Arbour Group’s pre-packaged validation product will help you manage your business risk quickly and reliably.

Arbour Group also offers separate SAP validation and compliance solutions for SAP Business ByDesign and SAP Business One.