Carbogen Amcis is working for the pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industry and also operates different industry specific databases. All these databases are implemented in or are interfaced with the ERP System. These added data tables and the interfaces had to be migrated and tested in parallel.
To upgrade and test the upgraded system the existing productive system was duplicated. This copy entails the application directory and database dump as a base for the code upgrade and data migration.
The business process descriptions, training manuals and the test scripts for the process controls after the upgrade had to be actualized with textual adaptations but also by replacing all the print screens of the integrations test system. Also, Carbogen Amcis internal Standard Operating Procedures, a regulatory requirement for organizations operating under GMP and GLP, had to be reviewed and where needed adapted to reflect changed business processes.
From a code perspective all the documentation in particular the list of the old and not used customizing sources had to be cleaned up after the upgrade. The final step consisted of the installation of the complete system and initiate the operation of the system environment for test / productive use (according to Carbogen Amics’ and Microsoft’s system requirements).
Based on the very long and positive experience with Microsoft technology, Carbogen Amcis knew that Microsoft Dynamics AX offers possibilities to connect third party products with unidirectional and bidirectional interfaces to the ERP System and thus the integration into their landscape would be achievable and further interfaces would most likely not be hindered from the Microsoft side of things.
Also trust in the implementation partner is a huge advantage and very important to cut through the inevitable hiccups and problems. Carbogen Amcis collaborates for years with AlfaPeople and it was clear, due to the very good performance and knowledge of AlfaPeople, that these projects would be done with AlfaPeople. AlfaPeople offers also, through the global presence on the market and know-how in other industries, an ideal partnership with Carbogen Amcis.
Carbogen Amcis relies on know-how transfer from their experienced partner to the internal IT experts. Thus they have their own support and development department and execute everything except resource intensive or very specialist activities in house.
- New technology
- New hardware
- New cost module
- Forward looking solution