Teva Czech Industries, a provider of pharmaceutical products, has said that Ness Technologies, a global provider of information technology solutions and services in Central and Eastern Europe, has started the implementation of Oracle E-Business Suite at the company’s location. The new system will handle financial and logistics issues, replacing a current QAD MFG/Pro system.
The project, which is worth $2m, is expected to be operational on January 1, 2011. Ness Technologies will support the project through the end of April 2011.
The Oracle E-Business Suite is a suite of integrated, global business applications, which provides a complete, integrated business intelligence portfolio, global business platform, and customer-focused applications strategy.
Ness Technologies has deployed and operated similar solutions for other companies in their sectors, such as Vitkovice and Dalkia Czech Republic. The company claims to have a wide domain expertise in manufacturing.
The expertise will be used by Ness Technologies in the Teva Czech Industries project. The cooperation between the duo is not limited only to the Czech market, and as a regional partner, the technology company is able to support the pharmaceutical company’s strategy throughout the whole region.
Jiri Urbanec, CEO of Teva Czech Industries, said: In order to produce four billion tablets annually for one of the toughest markets in the world, we need to manage our financial and logistics processes with world-class tools.
“The new system will not only simplify and optimize Teva’s production plant in Opava, Czech Republic, and its commercial units in Prague, Czech Republic, and Bratislava, Slovakia, but it will also connect the two European countries to the Israeli offices of its parent company, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.
Mirko Kalous, CEO of Ness Techologies-Czech Republic, said: Winning this important project confirms our dominant position as a provider of Oracle E-Business Suite implementation services in the Czech Republic.
“This is one of the most important projects of this type. We have been engaged with the Oracle E-Business Suite since its entry into the Czech market 1993, when we participated in the localization and the first implementations of the solution.
Teva Czech Industries, based in Opava, Czech Republic, has a portfolio that includes generic medicines, over the counter drugs, active pharmaceutical ingredients and plant extracts. The company’s products are exported to many countries around the world, including the US and Western Europe.
Teva Czech Industries is part of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, a global pharmaceutical company specializing in the development, production and marketing of generic and proprietary branded pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients.