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ERP for Research Management

ERP Built for Research Management

Streamline your finances and projects with one cloud-based ERP solution.

See exactly where your money goes and manage it effectively with complete budget and expense control.

The importance of research in higher education is soaring. It's a key driver for reputation, student recruitment, and even revenue generation.

However, research projects are becoming intricate, demanding tighter deadlines and collaboration across diverse locations. The rise of external funding from public and private entities adds further pressure on timely delivery, financial reporting, and adherence to regulations. Unfortunately, many institutions lack the necessary procedures, systems, and commercial expertise to manage these complex research projects efficiently.

Project Management and Project Control in SAP ERP

Run your research with greater efficiency and achieve better results

  •  Improve project governance, reporting, and compliance
  •  Accelerate returns on research investment
  •  Enhance your institution's research reputation
  •  Scale your institution to handle larger revenue streams in the future
  •  Control all resources, budgets, and expenses more effectively
ERP for Research Management Organizations

Enabled Data-Driven Decision Making with SAP S/4HANA

As research management organization, (RMO) you act as a bridge between sponsors (who fund research) and researchers (who conduct the research). RMO's manage the entire research lifecycle, providing a variety of service. An ERP can help benefit research management organizations by streamlining operations, improving collaboration, enhancing data management, and improved decision making.

Explore the  accelerator package for research management life sciences organizations.

Accurately track project progress with SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Explore the Research & Development/Clinical Stage Industry Package Solution

SAP S/4HANA Cloud Public Edition is targeted at R&D and Clinical Stage Life Science organizations that don't yet require GxP operations. 

Learn more about the accelerator package here.

How will Navigator Help?

Research Management Solutions

SAP has been a trusted solution partner to Research Management and Life Sciences companies for decades. The R&D/Clinical Trials industry accelerator package will deliver a complete go-live experience on SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition, that includes all phases of the Activate Implementation to and through go-live as well as hypercare for the first month of operation.

The package is configured to meet the unique needs of R&D and Clinical Stage Life Science organizations that don’t yet require GxP operations; establishing a foundation of processes and controls that help better run their business today and grow into the next phase of their business evolution.

SAP ERP delivered by Navigator Business Solutions, provides a comprehensive yet flexible solution for local and global organizations, supporting the unique needs of each company and offering excellent business processes that fit.

SAP’s small to growth-focused ERP platforms provide out-of-the-box business processes that can be quickly and easily adapted to a company’s unique needs using its comprehensive reconfigurability, built-in usability tools, and ready-to-integrate open web services architecture. The concept of “click not code” eliminates the need for expensive and difficult-to-maintain customizations. SAP’s continuous product innovation virtually future-proofs the application platform for organizations of any size and life stage.

Navigator Business Solutions can be scaled to meet you where you are – right now – and provide growth capacity for the future. Modules of the cloud software are designed to meet the needs of Executives, Accounting Personnel, IT Departments, Operations, and even Quality and Regulatory. This system delivered by Navigator Business Solutions is designed with the life sciences community's needs in mind.

Explore SAP Cloud ERP Research Management

Improving budget and cost control

Prevent scope creep and budget overspending – or underspending – through better visibility of financial and operational data across end-to-end processes.

Improving project governance and reporting

Get better control of pre- and post-award process flows, budgets, and expenses across departments so sponsors can see where their money is being spent.

Enhancing inter-departmental cooperation and collaboration

Connect every department with integrated, end-to-end process flows based on research best practices, cemented by a single, real-time source of truth.


See our Cloud ERP Solution for Life Sciences in Action
Watch an on-demand demo.
ERP Evaluation Guide, Life Sciences Edition
Before you can accurately evaluate ERP solutions, you must dene key aspects of your organization and its needs.
SAP ERP Integrations & Extensions
ERP integrations and extensions deliver additional competitive advantages.
Accelerate Research With The Right ERP for Research Organizations
Improve workflows, minimize errors, and save time and money while providing project and corporate visibility.


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