Ascend Healthcare Implement SAP Business One

Abacus Cambridge Partners
4 min readMay 25, 2021
Ascend Healthcare Implement SAP Business One
Ascend Healthcare Implement SAP Business One

Industry: Healthcare

Products & Services: Medical Technology & Solutions

Employees: 70

About Ascend

Ascend Healthcare Solutions (Ascend), a subsidiary of Al Fozan Holding Company, is a holistic healthcare solutions provider working with clients to solve their greatest challenges in delivering best-in-class healthcare to patients in Saudi Arabia. Ascend partners with world leaders in medical devices, digital health and healthcare providers to seamlessly weave together technology and know-how across the patient’s journey to improve clinical, operational and financial outcomes. Ascend is the authorized distributor of GE Healthcare Imaging and Ultrasound technology across the Kingdom and through this partnership has access to GE’s global expertise of technology and solutions, allowing it to provide flexibility and breadth within the local market.

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Technology makes promises to business-real-time analytics & reports, systems modernisation, intelligent supply & demand chains, revamped operating models, and finally, digital transformation. So, what happens when digital transformation leads to stronger outcomes: Intelligent enterprises unlock new business value and drive business growth.

The Challenges

When Ascend -a Medical Technology & Solutions company in Saudi Arabia, transitioned to the digital economy by harmonising data across sales, customer care, billing, project management, and medical device and equipment inventory, with legacy systems, both the challenges and opportunities were of a giant scale.

With the business expanding at a rapid pace and with no existing ERP for medical devices and equipment in place, Ascend required a powerful, cloud-speed, flexible, and intelligent solution. A customised solution for healthcare that could seamlessly streamline their daily business operations, reduce their risks, and save them time and money.

The Solution

While the chief goal of SAP Business One for Healthcare was to improve the efficiency of their business operations, increase employee productivity, and respond intelligently to market demands, Ascend chose Abacus as their preferred SAP Business One partner for their outstanding reputation of success.

Established for rolling out SAP Business One across a broad range of operations, Abacus delivered an intelligent, cost-efficient, paperless- cloud-based digital roadmap for their healthcare operations by automating core modules, such as financials, inventory, supply chain, purchasing, project management, and customer relationship management.

“Being a Medical Technology & Solutions company, we selected SAP as a platform for our Commercial and Operations activities. We truly believe in SAP capabilities to get all the benefits of automation and integration of business operations. We are proud to have a world-class platform implemented by a very professional partner like Abacus. We are looking forward to implement further solutions and modules of SAP” — Asif Ullah, CFO/COO at Ascend Healthcare Solutions The Results

With Ascend management able to render accurate data for better forecasting, planning, and aligning of financial and daily operations, the results were better-informed decisions, allowing them to deliver stronger quality customer care through the delivery of relevant products and services. Most importantly, SAP Business One for Healthcare helped Ascend gain financial control, maximising profitability and margins.

“The biggest benefit for us is that SAP Business One for Healthcare gives us the complete package: our operations are linked from the moment the sales teams identify a potential opportunity.” — Umar Rahim, Financial Controller at Ascend Healthcare Solutions.

This is just one example of how Abacus-a top SAP Business One partner, has helped many of the world’s leading healthcare organisations better their bottom line and improve business efficiency.

Why SAP Business One for Healthcare

With the medical industry evolving at such a rapid pace, it’s important to improve operational efficiency, mitigate risk, and control costs, while enabling innovative business models and quality services. SAP Business One for Healthcare does all that, and so much more.

Built with intelligent technologies, SAP Business One for medical devices and equipment offers an integrated end-to-end ERP solution that provides better business insights. This empowers businesses to make better-informed decisions, minimise risk, gain end-to-end business automation, deliver seamless cost-effective care-and ultimately, evolve into an intelligent enterprise.

Stretching the capabilities of SAP Business One to power Digital Healthcare

As a top SAP Business One Partner and a GPEC member with a track record of over 600+ successful ERP implementations across both local and international sectors-Abacus stretches the capabilities of SAP Business One to power Digital Healthcare.

Implementing Medical-Healthcare ERP suites and designing strategy and intelligent processes that lay the foundation for digital healthcare transformation-at a reduced cost-Abacus can help you unlock new business value and drive business growth.

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Headquartered in the UK, Abacus is a technology, consulting, and outsourcing firm offering future-ready solutions to its clients across the globe.