Last week SAP announced the availability of their brand new software module they are calling “SAP Advanced Track and Trace for Pharmaceuticals”, or ATTP. Pharmaceutical Commerce magazine published an article about it recently that provides the details of what is contained in this new module. The same issue contained a sponsored article from SAP about the module. As long-term readers of RxTrace know, I do not endorse specific products and I rarely even write about specific products. This essay is not an endorsement— Continue reading SAP Makes Bold Move Into Pharma Traceability
At times like these I often think of an old movie from 1981 called “Modern Problems” which starred Chevy Chase as a hapless air traffic controller who faced problem after problem, some of which wouldn’t even have existed 20 years earlier. For some reason I can’t explain, I sometimes think of that movie when I’m about to click the “Publish” button on an essay. As soon as that button is clicked, my thoughts are instantly transmitted to the world (hundreds of people in the case of RxTrace) in a neat little package.
Almost immediately after clicking the Publish button on last Friday’s essay, “IBM Divests EPCIS and ePedigree Suite” I had thoughts of another possibility that IBM’s recent action might explain. Too late. My thoughts were already being read by people. A “modern problem”. Fortunately I can send this follow-up.
Like a commenter to my Friday essay, I wondered why IBM would chuck their entire traceability repository product if the problem were simply that ePedigree only makes sense for boutique solution providers? They could have just sold off the ePedigree application and kept the more generally marketable ITS product. There has to be more to it than that. Continue reading Could It Be The Cloud? More Thoughts On IBM’s Divestiture Of Its EPCIS And E-Pedigree Suite
The IBM ITS webpage now states:
“Frequentz acquired the IBM InfoSphere Traceability Server in Oct 2, 2012. All future information regarding the InfoSphere Traceability Server products will be available from Frequentz.”
No other information about the sale was included.
This is stunning news considering the history of the ITS product, and because Continue reading IBM Divests EPCIS and ePedigree Suite