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Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici Optimizes System and Processes for Sales Order Planning and Purchase Order Approvals

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Oracle’s JD Edwards EntepriseOne applications are perfectly suited to meet the needs of a rapidly growing company in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. It provides us with the precise and detailed information needed to optimize the acquisition, sale, and production of chemical components and active ingredients.

— Paola Vencato, Management Control Manager, Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici

Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici (FIS), founded in 1957, produces chemical products for the pharmaceutical industry. Its core business is custom synthesis—the production of intermediates, advanced intermediates, and active ingredients for patent-holding pharmaceutical companies, under exclusive agreements. FIS provides a set of integrated services, ranging from research and development, synthesis optimization, production scale-up for validation, and commercial quantities. FIS is also active in the generic pharmaceuticals market, for which it develops and sells active ingredients, such as tranquilizers and anxiolytic, antibacterial, anticonvulsion, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, analgesic, and cardiovascular drugs.
 
Business Challenge
  • Take control of planning, scheduling, and production activities with an upgraded solution to meet the increasing business demands of the chemical and pharmaceutical markets
  • Increase efficiency of the business and sales departments by accelerating the purchase of active ingredients and chemical compounds needed for pharmaceuticals production and other activities
  • Simplify and automate obsolete procedures for managing purchase contracts and order entry to reduce data-entry time
Results
  • Increased productivity for the finance, warehouse, sales, procurement, and manufacturing production departments with upgraded JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications, optimizing query execution and enabling users to swiftly access information on revenue, sales, and warehouse stock
  • Boosted the performance and productivity of the financial department through the new capabilities for data verification and expenses monitoring in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Financials 9.1
  • Approved purchase orders for chemicals and other ingredients 30% faster, thanks to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Procurement and Subcontract Management, which digitizes purchase agreements and automates processes for pricing, cost control, and approvals
  • Improved the management of sales orders and accelerated order completion via the updated JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Sales Management module, which now allows commercial-sector staff to add information, such as price and approval statuses to the pharmaceutical and other sales contracts they manage
  • Optimized and largely automated the management, distribution, and filing of company documents, such as invoices, sales orders, and purchase orders, reducing paper and printing costs and saving time and effort
  • Leveraged JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Manufacturing Management to provide a customized order-expedition process, which allows production managers to update and change data in real time—thus streamlining the manufacturing process and enabling the company to produce chemicals, active ingredients, and pharmaceuticals more efficiently
  • Increased efficiency and flexibility across the company with the new solution’s intuitive and fast-loading web interface, accessible on any browser, including on portable and mobile devices
  • Guaranteed business continuity and avoided IT outages, thanks to Oracle Database with Real Application Clusters, together with Oracle WebLogic Server

 

During the software selection phase, we focused on tier-one products that ensure reliability and support business continuity. Compared to its competitors, Oracle stands out for the versatility, flexibility, and functionality of its products. Moreover, Oracle solutions are highly configurable, enabling us to adapt our systems to rapidly changing business needs.

— Paola Vencato, Management Control Manager, Fabbrica Italiana Sintetici

About

Headquarters

 
Montecchio Maggiore, Italy

Employees

 
910

Annual Revenue

 
$100 to $500 Million

Partners

“Oracle partner GN Enterprise Business Solutions was a valued partner, working with us throughout the upgrade process. The team delivered exceptional technical competence and shared best practices, enabling us to optimize the impact of our applications. GN Enterprise Business Solutions enabled us to improve existing procedures and redesign obsolete systems,” Vencato said.
Published:  Mar 25, 2015