Grupo Fármacos Especializados is a group of companies that specializes in various healthcare-related services and products. The group started as a single pharmacy in Queretaro, Mexico City, grew to a chain of pharmacies, and later expanded to include wholesale distribution of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products to public and private sector organizations.
Grupo Fármacos has four business units: Grupo Fármacos Especializados SA, which delivers specialty medicines to the public health sector; Fármacos Nacionales SA, which distributes medicine products to private sector organizations, including pharmacies and retail chains; Medical Selections, which provides integral medical services, including medical equipment, technical service, healing material and health care; and a chain of 85 pharmacies that offer highly specialized products, including chemotherapy drugs. The group has a centralized, shared-service organization for IT and strategic planning.
After analyzing Oracle Exadata, Netezza and Teradata in 2011, Grupo Fármacos Especializados selected Oracle Exadata Managed Cloud Service. “We chose Exadata because we already had the same platform and technology with our Oracle Database. We chose the solution we were sure would give the best performance for our database and provide us with a solid infrastructure, administrated by Oracle Managed Cloud Services, to handle information, such as medical product inventory and medicine distribution reports, and exploit it with Oracle Business Intelligence Suite.” said Agustín Lomelí, business intelligence director, Grupo Fármacos Especializados.
“Oracle Exadata was the best solution for the performance we require in our business intelligence environment. A traditional server could not meet our performance, availability, and scalability needs and provide near-real-time access to business information,” Lomelí said.
Oracle Managed Cloud Services began implementing Oracle Exadata Database Machine in Oracle’s Austin, Texas, data center in late 2011, and the system went live in May 2012.
The migration of Oracle Database and Oracle Business Intelligence Suite to Oracle Exadata was conducted by Oracle Consulting. Oracle Managed Cloud Services configured the Oracle Exadata environment and today manages it to ensure high performance.
“Oracle Exadata helped us transform our data into valuable information,” Lomelí said.