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Pharmaceutical Industry Primer: Solution Map

Published: 23 April 2001

ID: G0097365

Analyst(s): Geraldine Cruz


This Perspective presents a framework for defining the major business processes within the pharmaceutical enterprise and identifying the IT solutions that support those processes. The objective of this report is to provide IT vendors with the ability to assess the breadth and depth of their solution portfolios -- as well as those of their partners and competitors -- in supporting, automating and managing pharmaceutical-specific business processes. This Perspective is the first in a series of reports that will assess the trends in IT spending by the pharmaceutical industry, present forecasts for specific solutions, and analyze the competitive landscape.

Table Of Contents
  • Pharmaceuticals: Unique Manufacturing Environment
  • Solution Map: Framework for Assessing Solutions Portfolio
  • Focus: Product Development Solutions
  • Gartner Dataquest Perspective
    • Gartner Dataquest Recommendations

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