SUCCESS STORIES HEALTHCARE & MEDICAL
«SHOPPER» ALSO SUCCESSFUL IN THE HEALTH SECTOR
Nationwide drug supply
The pharmaceutical wholesaler Galexis ensures a nationwide and timely supply of medication in Switzerland. Its clients include pharmacies, medical practices, drugstores, hospitals and foster homes. Customers who do not have a POS, point of sale, or ERP system or any computer with an internet connection have been using so-called Memor devices for ordering medicines for over 20 years. These are provided free of charge by Galexis. In an extensive project, Dataphone is entrusted with the task of developing a new solution for Galexis to simplify and standardize the ordering of medicines. This includes not only the development of a corresponding ordering software but also the exchange of devices used for order entry. The project is launched under the name GaliPhone.
iPhones instead of Memor devices
Galexis currently uses around 360 Memor devices. 250 of the users are physicians, 50 are each drugstore and hospitals, and 15 are Galexis employees. The Brunner Pharma medical center, a site of Galexis in St. Gallen, relies on about 380 devices from two different manufacturers with physicians being once again the strongest user group. Within the next two years, 440 devices will be introduced which includes the replacement of Memor devices as well as the introduction of new devices to new customers. The different models are exchanged for iPhones of the generation 5S. All iPhones are equipped with Dataphone's Linea Pro scan cases, which have all the advantages of an industrial scanner and are already successfully used in the medical sector. Due to the protective cover, the devices are also fall- and water-proof.
Modern ordering technology with Shopper
Shopper, the smart ordering solution from Dataphone, runs on the iPhones. Shopper meets all of Galexis' requirements. By default, the application is available in German, French, Italian and English. Fast query results are achieved even with large quantities of items. The locally installed app and a performance-optimized synchronization process make it possible to work largely independently of the network. The excellent display quality also allows the use of images, which simplifies ordering processes even further. In the future, GaliPhone will transfer data to IP Galexis, from where it will be forwarded to the ERP system or to the shopping cart e-galexis, depending on the setting of the device. The new devices are connected to the existing systems via an XML interface. The project kick-off and various workshops take place in early 2017, roll-out and go-live in October 2017 with the first 75 devices. Another 365 devices will now be rolled out gradually.
The project goals at a glance
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