At a glance

With a presence in 25 countries worldwide, Zentiva is a fast-growing global pharmaceutical company. To make its high-quality, low-cost medicines accessible to even more people, Zentiva needed a platform that could keep up with the company’s continuous growth.


By working with Eviden on a large-scale project to deploy SAP on Azure, Zentiva now employs a scalable, secure and cost-effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform with unmatched agility and resilience.

The client

Zentiva is a pharmaceutical company based in Prague, Czech Republic. The company is developing, manufacturing and marketing a wide range of generic and over-the-counter products. Zentiva employs more than 4,700 people across Europe.

There are many options for designing the SAP S/4HANA environment in Azure, so we needed experts who have expertise in both Azure and SAP. Eviden’s expertise has proven key to implementing SAP S/4HANA in Azure and has provided innovative ideas and clear guidance in designing the right solution for us

Josef Matoušek | CIO at Zentiva Group

The Challenge

Zentiva Pharmaceuticals was looking to build a reliable, highly available and scalable SAP solution that would help them contain costs with a pay-as-you-go model. This advanced application and infrastructure solution would also be able to support the company’s growth and keep up with the latest technological progress.
Despite the global pandemic limitations in 2020, they were eager to implement a fully validated and GxP-compliant project within 12 months.


The Solution

Eviden designed, built and implemented the complete Microsoft Azure infrastructure and SAP S/4HANA application landscape for Zentiva Pharmaceuticals. A significant part of the implementation was executed remotely too. The whole solution is consistently supported both on infrastructure and SAP application levels.

Why Eviden

Eviden is an SAP Platinum Partner, and a partner of SAP for over 35 years. Eviden is also a Microsoft Cloud Solutions Partner with all six Solution Partner designations and eleven specializations, including key specialization in SAP on Azure. Our SAP experts across 32 countries are equipped with industry insights, global methodologies, and technical skills to help our customers achieve impactful outcomes that drive success throughout their transformation journey.

Business Benefits

There are many design options when building an SAP S/4HANA environment in Azure. Our Eviden experts provided innovative ideas and clear guidance on designing the most appropriate solution to meet Zentiva’s specific needs.

As a result, Zentiva experienced increased efficiency with a scalable, future-ready and flexible environment. Other benefits included:

  • A significant reduction in IT spend
  • Reduced capital expenditure through the ability to bring own SAP license
  • A two-digit reduction in operational costs by moving to S/4HANA and hosting on Azure

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