Enterprise Solution for Life Sciences Companies Built on Microsoft Axapta Now Available Globally

Aston Business Solutions, a leading global provider of Microsoft business applications to mid-market companies, has announced the release of a comprehensive life sciences solution built on Microsoft Business SolutionsAxapta.

Aston Business SolutionsLife Sciences builds on a standard Microsoft Business Solutions ERP platform to offer a full enterprise solution that meets all the requirements of life sciences companies, while offering a high degree of flexibility.

This announcement comes nearly two years after the initial release of Aston Business SolutionsLife Sciences for Microsoft Navision, which was first installed at Ferring Pharmaceuticals, a research-driven specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets with subsidiaries in more than 40 countries. The new Axapta-based solution will deliver the same industry-specific functionality, along with the power of Microsoft Axapta, a fully integrated accounting, distribution, manufacturing, and e-business management software solution for mid-market companies and large-enterprise divisions worldwide. Customers can feel confident that they are buying a solution built on proven Microsoft technology and designed by experts in the life sciences field.

The launch of Aston Business SolutionsLife Sciences for Axapta further demonstrates our strong commitment to this industry, says Mogens Elsberg, CEO, Aston Business Solutions. With this solution, pharmaceutical, biotech, cosmetic, nutraceutical, and medical devices companies will be able to meet industry and federal requirements governing quality and safety. Plus, they will be able to run more efficient operations and access the information they need to make more profitable business decisions. Aside from our Navision version of this solution, there is no other life sciences solution that is as comprehensive and well designed for mid-market companies.

Aston Business SolutionsLife Sciences for Axapta provides in version 1.0 the following industry-specific modules and related functionality:

Quality ControlEnables companies to efficiently manage all the processes involved in QC, as well as manage inventory status and control where lots can be used.

FDA 21 CFR Part 11 ComplianceProvides companies with the tools to help ensure compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR Part 11 legislation, from a complete audit trail of all changes on selected areas, including GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)-relevant master data and transactions, as well as information related to a single document.

Change ManagementEnables companies to manage changes in master data, such as BOMs or sensitive data, by employing a two-step certification procedure, which uses two- or four-eyes validation to ensure only authorized personnel can create new versions and certify changes

VerificationProvides two- or four-eyes validation on all types of item transactions in the system; information about the QC user and the user that verified the entry is saved, along with date and time stamps

AuthorizationAllows users to authorize individuals in production to work with bills of material and release lots for production

TraceabilityEnables companies to demonstrate regulatory compliance, as well as easily track lotsforward and backwardthrough the entire chain to pinpoint problematic products in the event of a recall

Automatic Lot AssignmentAllows users to automatically or manually assign lots to a sales order based on the FEFO (First Expired First Out) principle

Restricted SalesEnables companies to automatically handle the restricted sales process and avoid selling items to the wrong customers

Active IngredientsAllows companies to ensure consistent, predefined levels of active ingredients across lots

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