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Global Life Sciences Company Addresses M&A Growing Pains

Application Modernization after a Series of Acquisitions

The Company

Our client is a leading global life sciences company whose mission is to promote health and improve lives by delivering world-class diagnostics, accelerating the availability of innovative medicines to patients, and using technology to change the way care is delivered. The company provides diagnostic, drug development and technology-enabled solutions for more than 160 million patient encounters per year.

The Challenge

Our client is an industry leader in various types of pathology and wanted to expand their portfolio. As they began acquiring small labs, it became evident that they could not operate efficiently with each lab utilizing separate, siloed systems. They needed one unified system, but they faced the following challenges:

  • All existing applications were mission-critical and could not be taken offline while the new LIS was being built
  • Business required IT to reduce its annual outlay by close to 40%
  • A 50% reduction of the application footprint was required
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