For more than 80 years, Boiron has been a worldwide leader in the production of homeopathic medicinal products, which it distributes in 80 countries in the world. The company, founded in France in 1932, has 4,000 employees and 18 branches. The first branch outside France was opened in Milan, Italy, in 1979. Today, Boiron Italia is led by its President Silvia Nencioni and also Claudia Gurschler.
“We decided to switch from in-house application development to a more reliable solution, based on high-value technology, and selected Oracle in 2008. We chose Oracle mainly because of the flexibility and scalability of its solutions, which meant that we could implement the system quickly and get the functionality we require. Oracle is a valuable partner that delivers high-tech solutions that are consistent with our business management processes,” said Massimo Di Benedetto, IT manager, Boiron.
Consultants from Oracle partner Atlantic Technologies supported the project and completed it in phases that focused on business intelligence, control, and planning. The company upgraded the system in May 2013 with the implementation of the forecasting system.
“Atlantic Technologies’ support was essential to our Oracle implementation and created a strong foundation for the tremendous value we are realizing from our investment. The team contributed its strong engineering and functional skills for the immediate projects, and will provide them as well for future initiatives,” Di Benedetto said.