Press Release

URSAPHARM chooses Board unified planning and business analytics to provide increased security, efficiency and flexibility

Thursday, 02 March 2017 - Bad Homburg, Germany

German Pharmaceuticals manufacturer URSAPHARM optimizes their planning processes with the Board platform in the Cloud.

URSAPHARM Pharmaceuticals, an international manufacturer in Saarbrücken, Germany, has announced that it will use Board Cloud, the all-in-one SaaS solution for Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management and advanced analytics provided by Board International, the world’s leading supplier of decision making software for enterprises. The management of URSAPHARM chose the Board platform to optimize their planning processes and to empower their planners with a modern, highly dynamic, future-proof Cloud solution. 

Agile application set up and excellent integration :

The Professional Services firm KPMG helped URSAPHARM to create the requirements catalog and select the Board software to support the company with an end-to-end consultancy approach from design though implementation. “Decisive criteria, that were clearly in favor of Board, included the flexibility to cope with specific company requirements, the outstanding integration into their existing IT landscape including an integrated SAP interface, and the comprehensive range of functions offered by Board and which enabled multifaceted use,” said Richard Ranftl, Business Intelligence Consulting Manager at KPMG. “In addition, the simulation options must be especially highlighted: these allow us to gain insights not only into the status quo, but also into the future, thus providing help to find a strategy. Board demonstrated these and other advantages in a very committed proof of concept,” explained Christian Krensel, Marketing & Sales Business Manager at URSAPHARM.

Integrated planning solution with scenario analyses :

The next step for URSAPHARM is to implement a global corporate planning system with Board that consolidates the partial plans of all divisions. In addition, simulations are being contemplated using scenario analyses within the integrated corporate plan. With the central tool, URSAPHARM will benefit from faster, more efficient planning processes and a central view of their planning data. “First of all, we will optimize our actual situation with Board then we will also directly upgrade our Planning model, as the innovative features of Board will enable us to easily do,” said Jessica Muthweiler, Business Intelligence Manager at URSAPHARM.

“With the move to the Cloud, we not only relieve the load on our IT infrastructure and free ourselves from expensive update cycles, but we also use the performance advantages that we achieve due to the regional distribution of our users,” explained Dominik Holzer, Managing Director at URSAPHARM. “We see ourselves as an innovative, up-and-coming company and have consciously opted for a flexible, future-proof solution like Board. We see in Board a flexible supplier with short development cycles which will support us perfectly in our continuing growth.”


About URSAPHARM Arzneimittel GmbH:

For more than 40 years the name URSAPHARM has stood for the consistent transfer of innovative pharmaceutical concepts to successful medicines and medical devices. Today URSAPHARM is an internationally operating, medium-sized company and is one of the market leaders in the field of ophthalmology in Germany due to its wide range of products. Products for general medicine and contract manufacture/ production of innovative products round off the URSAPHARM range. Apart from the German Head Office in Saarbrücken in Saarland, sales offices in the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, Portugal and India have now been included in the international URSAPHARM network.


About Board International:

Board is the #1 decision-making platform for organizations of any size. Founded in 1994, Board International has enabled more than 3,000 companies worldwide to rapidly deploy Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management and Predictive Analytics applications on a single unified and programming-free platform. The Board platform allow companies to achieve a single, accurate and complete view of business information and a full control of performance across the entire organization, from strategic formulation down to operational execution. Thanks to its programming-free toolkit approach, global enterprises such as H&M, KPMG, DHL, Mitsubishi, NEC, Puma, Rolls-Royce, Siemens have rapidly deployed end-to end decision-making applications in a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions. Headquartered in Chiasso, Switzerland, and Boston, MA, Board International has 21 offices around the world and a global reseller network. Board has been implemented in over 100 countries.