Business Challenge: Integrating Ross ERP and SciQuest
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, located in Mountain View, CA, is focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel, proprietary products for the acute treatment of central nervous system conditions. Alexza's products are based on the Staccato system, a hand-held inhaler designed to deliver a drug aerosol to the deep lung, providing rapid systemic delivery and therapeutic onset, in a simple, non-invasive manner.
ADASUVE is the first and only inhalation therapy for the rapid control of mild-to-moderate agitation in adult patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.Alexza in moving from research to drug production, elected to use an Internet-based procurement solution from SciQuest, which serves as a trading hub for many vendors to this industry and their catalogues of products.
P1 Connect was chosen to provide the interface between SciQuest and Ross ERP. P1 assures that customer-approved vendors are mapped to those in SciQuest, and that GL codes match.
Purchase Orders are created behind the firewall with product data acquired through SciQuest. The PO is posted to the vendor through the Hub, as well as any change orders. P1 updates the customer ERP system with order information and updates. Any errors in the communication automatically notifies specific people in the customer organization by email, and the P1 system manager can track and fix all problems.
As well as supporting the P1 interface, ProcessOne manage all Ross ERP support through the ProcessOne cloud based Help Desk. Alexza staff enter issues into the help desk and depending on priority and urgency a ProcessOne consultant is assigned to both manage the issue and deliver a solution.