LFB: Standardizing Long Term Biopharmaceutical Development Projects
Sciforma provides LFB with project, portfolio, and resource management for many of its different departments and development projects.
A desire to standardize project management for development projects
LFB is a French pharmaceutical laboratory specializing in therapeutic proteins. They develop drugs derived from plasma or from biotechnology for immunology, intensive care, and haemostasis uses.
In 2010, LFB wanted to standardize the management of its development projects. It was essential to have one single base for project and resource management, time tracking, and portfolio management for their decision making.
After studying all the solutions on the market, LFB chose Sciforma.
"Sciforma convinced us because their application is a reliable and user-friendly tool. It is easy to configure and fits our business, as well as being a well-known solution in the marketplace," stated Fabienne Babin, Process Manager of LFB.
Implemented in six months
For six months, the LFB and Sciforma teams worked closely together to implement project and portfolio management for the development teams with a time tracking module for the entire company. Sciforma’s understanding of what was at stake for LFB's particular business needs (in the pharmaceutical sector, projects last an average of 10 years) was a big decisive element.
"The Sciforma team was able to quickly come to grips with our needs which allowed us to put all the modules that we wanted into production rapidly and with the desired results. Today, we have a time tracking rate of around 95 percent," noted Fabienne Babin.
The arrival of Sciforma has also helped LFB gather data and information to draw up long-term plans and projected budgets.