Herba Chemosan - SAP - K-Businesscom
Herba Chemosan Apotheker-AG, Austria's leading pharmaceutical wholesaler and logistics expert, left the US group McKesson in 2023 as part of a management buyout. This also involved a strategic realignment with regard to IT infrastructure, applications, solutions and cybersecurity. Among other things, Herba Chemosan is relying on a cloud strategy with "RISE with SAP" and the expertise of K-Businesscom in the areas of networks, IT security and digitization.
RISE with SAP" is a comprehensive service package that supports companies in their transformation into the digital age. Business Process Intelligence additionally offers a comprehensive toolbox for process analyses, with which processes can be better understood, compared with industry standards and optimized accordingly.
"We were able to implement a "lighthouse project" for RISE with SAP in Austria with Herba Chemosan," explains Christina Wilfinger, Managing Director of SAP Austria. "With RISE, Herba Chemosan has not only clearly opted for a future-proof cloud strategy, but can now also tailor the transformation to its individual business requirements and has access to migration tools, business process intelligence and business technology platforms on its way to becoming a smart enterprise."
K-Businesscom (Member of CANCOM Group) engaged in a holistic approach together with SAP to deliver a sustainable successful solution for Herba Chemosan. "We are pleased to have been able to contribute our ICT expertise for maintaining critical infrastructure, which we have already proven with numerous other customers," explains Jochen Borenich, Member of Board CANCOM Group and Member of Board K-Businesscom until August 2023. "The IT security services from our own Security Operation Center, the KBC Cyber Defense Center, ensure permanent security of all process data and information - not insignificant for a distributor that was responsible for the scheduling and distribution of vaccines in Corona, among other things. Furthermore, the partnership with Herba Chemosan will enable us to plan and implement digitization steps together in the future. We usually work across industries, bring companies together and jointly develop new use cases or business models. The logistics sector is of course particularly exciting."
Maximilian von Künsberg Sarre, CFO/COO at Herba Chemosan adds, "Having also experienced a similar process themselves through the spin-off from the Kapsch Group over the last 1.5 years, K-Businesscom understands the specific requirements we are currently facing at Herba Chemosan. As a result, they can advise us holistically on IT architecture, infrastructure, cloud transformation and many other issues."
Herba Chemosan Apotheker-AG decided to switch to RISE with SAP as a flexible cloud ERP solution. In the future, processes in the supply chain will be continuously optimized through additional services around the acquired data. "Due to the spin-off from the US group McKesson, we were and still are faced with the challenge of setting up our IT architecture and services anew. And we did so under relatively high time pressure. At the same time, we have the opportunity to completely redefine our digitization strategy for the coming years. With SAP and a highly available ERP solution from the cloud and K-Businesscom as a leading local Austrian system integrator and service provider, we have found two strong partners here who can accompany us in these steps," explains von Künsberg Sarre.
Herba Chemosan Apotheker-AG is the leading full-range pharmaceutical wholesaler in Austria and, with seven logistics centers, operates the densest distribution network for pharmaceutical products for the daily supply of 90% of Austrian pharmacies. The group of companies with around 1,000 employees includes the subsidiaries Sanova and Aewige and offers further services for the healthcare sector in the areas of nutritional supplements, medical technology and other pharmaceutical products. Herba Chemosan has 7 sites in Austria and 1 site each in Switzerland and the Czech Republic and generates sales of around 1.5 billion euros.
About K-Businesscom: K-Businesscom AG (formerly Kapsch Businesscom) is Austria's leading ICT solutions and services provider and digitalization partner. As a member of CANCOM Group since June 2023, the company is a key part of an international Leading Digital Transformation Partner with over 5,600 employees at around 80 locations and a key player in the DACH region. With many years of expertise in technology and certified know-how in collaboration, networking and IT technology, KBC acts as a consultant, implementation partner, managed service partner and digital business engineer. Combined with technologies and services from numerous international manufacturers such as Cisco, Microsoft, HPE or AWS. The company also develops its own software solutions and platforms for new business models with its customers. As digital makers, KBC employees always think end-to-end. Through its Kapsch roots, K-Businesscom combines 130 years of innovative strength with experience as a market leader for network, data, IT, security, collaboration and managed services. The Cyber Defense Center provides 24/7 protection against cyber attacks and KBC designs cloud transformation, smart spaces and hybrid offices. The employees of K-Businesscom are convinced that digital technologies can create value, protect the environment and improve our standard of living. With its digitization expertise, KBC therefore intends to make a significant contribution to promoting the European data economy in the coming years.
About CANCOM: As a hybrid IT service provider, CANCOM accompanies companies into the digital future. The IT solutions offered by the CANCOM Group include consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from CANCOM's extensive expertise and a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements companies need for successful digital transformation.
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