Solna, Sweden—Feb. 14, 2014—International Business Systems (IBS), a global integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain technology provider, announced that LLC Wholesale Supply, a wholesale distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, selected the IBS Business Suite 2014 to automate all aspects of its pharmaceutical distribution operations, including compliance with e-pedigree laws.
The cloud-based solution allows LLC Wholesale to take advantage of the software’s features without the expense of acquiring and managing any on-site hardware infrastructure. The pharma-specific enterprise software is fully and securely accessible via an Internet browser VPN connection to an IBS-managed data center.
IBS Enterprise, part of the IBS Business Suite 2014, is designed specifically to handle the unique requirements of pharma and medical supplies distributors, including customer and supplier rebates, a controlled substance ordering system (CSOS) and automation of reports and consolidated orders system (ARCOS) reporting, national drug code (NDC) cross-referencing, license validation and suspicious order monitoring, to name just a few.
The platform and software are scalable, handling companies with as few as 10 users to enterprises with more than 1,200 users. LLC Wholesale also selected rfXcel’s e-pedigree solution, offering out-of-the-box integration to IBS’ Enterprise. The e-pedigree automated processes help pharmaceutical companies reduce costs as well as risk by eliminating the types of manual, multiple-entry work that can lead to errors and operational inefficiencies.
“The compliance requirements for pharmaceutical distributors, including e-pedigree, can be quite taxing for distributors and manufacturers, yet any failure to comply, no matter how small, creates enormous risks,” said Tim Conroy, general manager for the Americas, IBS. “With the recently passed Drug Quality and Security Act (H.R. 3204) providing for a federal uniform system for drug traceability, further compliance reporting will be required. LLC Wholesale is well positioned to respond to both current and future compliance reporting requirements.”
“LLC Wholesale researched full-featured pharmaceutical distribution technologies with electronic compliance reporting capabilities, and selected the IBS solution based on its comprehensiveness and scalability,” said Josh Joles, operations manager at LLC Wholesale Supply.