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Santhera Pharmaceuticals Digital Transformation Initiatives

Apps Run The World

About the Customer

Santhera Pharmaceuticals is a Swiss specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines for orphan and other diseases with high unmet medical needs.

Santhera Pharmaceuticals is focusing on the development of treatments for neuro-ophthalmological, neuromuscular and pulmonary diseases that currently lack treatment options, such as Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) and cystic fibrosis (CF).

Scope and Challenges

On June 28, 2017 — Veeva Systems announced that Santhera Pharmaceuticals selected Veeva CRM and Veeva OpenData as a commercial software and data platform for its first product launch. The rare disease pharmaceutical company is adopting Veeva Commercial Cloud solutions to establish a consistent, global approach to commercialization.

A recent survey showed that the majority of companies struggle with customer data quality issues. Incorrect physician addresses, not knowing which doctors to contact, or outdated information about specialty and license status create frustration among field teams and impact efficiency. Bad data can also lead to compliance risks.

Outcome and Implications

Accurate customer data is foundational for commercial excellence, especially with today’s growing number of stakeholders. Veeva brings together complete customer data and multichannel engagement to help life sciences organizations enhance their interactions with healthcare professionals worldwide.

Field teams have up-to-date customer reference data where they need it most to enable faster and tailored interactions. When users submit data change requests, they are properly verified and updated in hours versus the industry average of 10 or more days.


“There is a major transition happening across the industry as companies focus on better customer data for improved commercial effectiveness. Veeva OpenData and Veeva CRM are changing how the life sciences industry sources and manages data to drive greater speed, productivity, and execution globally, ” said Guillaume Roussel, director of strategy for Veeva OpenData. 

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Enterprise Software & Cloud Applications Purchased by Santhera Pharmaceuticals

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Veeva Systems Legacy Applications Veeva CRM Customer Relationship Management CRM n/a n/a 2017 2018

IT Decision Makers and Key Stakeholders at Santhera Pharmaceuticals

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