COPENHAGEN, October 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NNIT, a leading provider of IT services dedicated to life science businesses, and Trueblue, a European provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, today announced a partnership agreement making NNIT exclusive vendor in most European markets of Trueblue's CRM suite - tailor made for the needs of the pharmaceutical industry - developed by Trueblue and based on the Microsoft Dynamics(R) platform.
The Trueblue CRM suite
The Trueblue CRM suite is an industry-leading CRM solution for the pharmaceutical industry already adopted by marketers in several major multinational companies seeking to optimise their customer relationship management with powerful and accurate business intelligence tools.
Partners in creating success for pharmaceutical companies
The NNIT and Trueblue partnership joins the expertise of two leaders in IT services for life sciences. The partners offer clients world-class CRM services, combining NNIT's strategic consulting, systems integration and hosting services with Trueblue's strong portfolio of CRM solutions specifically for the life sciences sector, including sales force automation, multichannel contact management, analytical CRM and much more.
We are honoured to be recognized for our European CRM implementations, said Massimo Bursi, International Director of Trueblue. Trueblue is committed to enabling pharmaceutical companies to reap the full benefit of CRM, while reducing the cost of delivering and reporting information. Our commitment to sales and marketing excellence, our depth of experience and our leadership in sales force effectiveness implementations will help companies achieve efficient sales processes within the required timeframes.
René Vernon, General Manager of NNIT Switzerland, says: As an IT services vendor dedicated to life sciences, we are very excited to complement our services portfolio with Trueblue's Pharma CRM suite. This means that we can increase our focus on the important field of sales, marketing and customer relations to complement our wide variety of IT solutions for clinical research, regulatory compliance, quality management and production in GxP compliant companies.
CRM as a service (SaaS)
With the partnership between Trueblue and NNIT pharmaceutical companies will get the opportunity to have a pharma-specific CRM suite delivered as SaaS (Software as a Service) hosted in NNIT's state of the art Tier 4 data centre. This unique service combines the advantages of a purpose-built software solution with the extremely high availability delivered from NNIT's data centre, which is designed to live up to the GxP quality demands of life science companies and other regulated businesses. Customers are also freed from the hassles of application implementation, maintenance and support.
The agreement was signed in Copenhagen September 29, 2010, at a ceremony held at NNIT headquarters. (Photo available) The agreement covers all of Europe, and NNIT will distribute Trueblue CRM suite in all markets except Italy, Spain, Portugal, France and Belgium.
NNIT is one of Europe's leading consultancies in the development, implementation, validation and operation of IT dedicated to the life sciences industry, meeting the strictest regulatory requirements. For more than a decade, NNIT has applied the latest advances in technology to make their clients' software, business processes and communication more effective.
NNIT employs more than 1,400 people and in 2009, their turnover was EUR213 million, a growth of 20% over the previous year. Take a look Inside NNIT (http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a95784aa#/a95784aa/1) and at http://www.nnit.com
Trueblue, a Microsoft Dynamics(R) CRM certified software advisor, is a leading IT software and business service provider to the healthcare CRM market. Its mission is to assist clients to implement new sales and marketing models by introducing its innovative suite CRM Pharma Trueblue, which creates economic value and competitive advantage by empowering business growth.
Trueblue has been embraced by major players in the pharma industry, including Pfizer, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Sigma-Tau, Takeda, GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, BMS, Wyeth, Chiesi, Schering-Plough, EG, Sankyo, Fidia Pharma, Rottapharm, Nycomed, Biofutura Pharma and more.
For more information, visit the Trueblue website at http://www.trueblueinternational.com
CONTACT: For more information: General Manager, NNIT Switzerland, RenéVernon +41-79-799-1466, email@example.com. International Director, Trueblue,Massimo Bursi, +39-348-52-75-899, firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo ofsigning ceremony available from Press Officer Svend Ravn: email@example.com