Telematics in health care in Germany is at a turning point. New processes and ever-closer networking require powerful IT systems that are also subject to the strictest of requirements for data privacy. Consist actively designs and implements these innovative systems.
Consist supported Sanacorp in their migration to modern Natural development. Within seven weeks, a new, Java-based development environment was introduced and put into production. In addition to increased development convenience, the company is benefi ting from the newly introduced version control system. Consist has advised Sanacorp in IT projects for over 12 years.
At Sanacorp Pharmahandel AG, a leading pharmaceutical wholesaler, decentralized host systems for order entry in the different subsidiaries are to be replaced with a central Java application server. Since this is a highly business-critical enterprise application, the topic of quality assurance has gained particular importance.
Sanacorp expects the modernization of their order system on the basis of a Java/application server solution to result in process optimization. For instance, order transactions shall be processed more efficiently, the procurement process automated, and data maintenance less costly . MaK DATA SYSTEM is supporting the development of the new applications, using the Editor Framework from the company Karneim. It allows the simple handling of complex interfaces. The framework cleanly separates data models, presentation, and program control according to the MVC (Model View Controller) approach.
The pharmaceutical company Schering AG already decided a few years ago to turn its back on its trusty old mainframe. The operation of the mainframe incurs annual costs in the amount of 1,300,000 Euros. Further operation of the computer would require a costly release upgrade. So the goal is clear: the costintensive operation of the mainframe must be stopped.
The pharmaceutical wholesale trade in Germany is currently beset with many imponderables. Hectic activity at the legislative level and anticipated developments such as online pharmacies require high flexibility in software development and maintenance. Resources committed in this way may not, however, be at the cost of customer service in the core business. This is a sensitive set of customers, and given the narrow legal parameters, there is not much to make a company stand out. This is why the new strategic direction of IT at Sanacorp AG is an extensive project of decisive significance.
Schering AG is migrating their logistics systems from a MVS mainframe to a HP/Unix and achieving significant performance improvements as well as a considerable cost saving.