IBS Hooks Up with rfXcel for E-Pedigree Tracking
September 1, 2009 Alex Woodie
International Business Systems, the Swedish ERP software company that is transitioning from an RPG-based i OS strategy to develop on Java and Windows, announced a partnership with rfXcel this summer that will yield new electronic pedigree (e-pedigree) tracking capabilities for IBS Enterprise customers in the pharmaceutical industry.
The partnership with rfXcel will give IBS customers the opportunity to replace paper-based tracking processes with a computerized approach that’s fully integrated with i OS-based IBS Enterprise ERP systems.
rfXcel’s software, called Active ePedigree Management, allows manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to track the movement of prescription drugs everywhere they go in the pharmaceutical supply chain. This helps companies to identify counterfeit drugs and comply with federal drug handling requirements, including CFR 21 Part 11, as well as state laws.
“IBS looked at several qualified e-pedigree solutions, but rfXcel offered the most comprehensive and reliable solution for our market,” says Andy Berry, vice president of sales and marketing with IBS Americas, which is based in Folsom, California. “We believe IBS customers will be extremely satisfied with the alliance.”
rfXcel’s software is browser based and works with the GS1 and EPCglobal data standardization services, as well as RFID and barcode systems. The San Ramon, California, company’s has also been certified for use with SAP ERP systems as well as a competing RPG-based ERP suite–S2K from VAI.