Use Case: Global Ordering and Scientific Requests

This leading life sciences company has presence in more than 100 countries and more than 100,000 employees. The company operates nearly two dozen Research & Development sites.

Business Problem

The pace of innovation and R&D are governed by limits on information sharing and collaboration that adversely affect the progression of R&D projects along the value chain. Long cycle times lead to reduced productivity, operational excellence, and innovation. Collaboration with external organizations is limited by the inability to share information and compounds. The immediate challenge centered around the management of millions of compounds with five fulfillment sites across dozens of laboratories using disjointed information systems.

Appian Solution

Using Appian, the company has significantly enhanced its innovation capacity and capabilities.

The solution streamlined the processes connecting scientists across the globe, establishing seamless collaboration, decreasing costs and increasing efficiency. Appian elevates the transparency and traceability of compound progression throughout the project life cycle, increasing productivity and enabling faster collaboration and decision making – internally and externally. Appian’s integrated interface offers better management of compound availability, and provides digitized and automated ordering, transferring and sharing of compounds across a global laboratory network.