Horizon Pharma hires Accenture to support expansion

12 October 2015 Consultancy.uk

Accenture has been hired by fast-growing Horizon Pharma to provide the firm with SAP based solutions for its further expansion. Accenture will provide both onsite as well as cloud-based solutions, and will guide the company through the implementation and operation of the offering.

Horizon Pharma is bio-pharmaceutical company founded in 2005. The company is primarily focused on identifying, developing, acquiring and commercialising differentiated and accessible medicines that address unmet medical needs. Horizon Pharma had a turnover of $297.0 million in 2014 and a staff of 500. The company’s global headquarters is located in Dublin, Ireland.

Accenture has been hired by Horizon Pharma to provide transformation support for its business operations and help the company achieve strategic growth in its healthcare business line. To realise its goal, Accenture will implement a digital transformation of the business through the deployment of the SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA.

Horizon Pharma hires Accenture to support expansion

The SAP suite will form the basis of the company’s global enterprise resource planning system. Through the system, financial process and reporting functions will be automated, while optimisation is set to be achieved in production, logistics, sales, procurement and services for the company. The work will be delivered both at Horizon Pharma and at the Accenture Innovation Centre for SAP in Kronberg, Germany and the Accenture Delivery Centre in Bangalore, India.

Commenting on the project, Caspar Borggreve, Managing Director in Accenture’s Products Operating Group Life Sciences, says: “Horizon Pharma is one of the companies that experienced significant expansion as the industry spent more than $360 billion on mergers and acquisitions in 2014. In response, we are working with SAP to provide Horizon Pharma and other life sciences companies with rapid access to standardised financial capabilities as they integrate the acquired businesses.”

Paul Hoelscher, Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer of Horizon Pharma, adds: “We are pleased to team with Accenture to leverage SAP S/4HANA capabilities to provide global financial visibility as we reach new customers, drive growth and integrate acquired businesses.”

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