Planisware for Life Sciences

Within life science organizations, Planisware manages discovery projects and clinical trials, as well as phase IV projects such as marketing and regulatory while providing visibility with program management.

Planisware has been deployed within pharmaceutical companies of all sizes (e.g., Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Pfizer, Laboratoire Pierre FabreChiesi), bio-techs (e.g., Biogen, Amgen), animal health organizations (e,g., Boehringer Ingelheim, Elanco, Novartis Animal Health), crop science (e.g., Syngenta, Bayer CropScience), generic drug companies (e.g., Allergan, Teva), medical device organizations (e.g. Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, Roche Diagnostics, Stryker), and large clinical research organizations (e.g., DCRI).

Within the life science industry, Planisware capabilities frequently deployed include:

  • parametric estimation and "smart" templates
  • multi-level planning
  • resource capacity planning and resource management



  • Abbott
  • Abbvie
  • Actelion
  • Allergan
  • Amgen
  • Angelini
  • Astellas
  • AstraZeneca
  • Biomerieux
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Chiesi
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • Dainippon Sumitomo
  • DCRI
  • Ferring
  • Genentech
  • GlaxoSmithKline -GSK
  • Green Cross [녹십자]
  • Grünenthal
  • Incyte
  • Inventiva
  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnson&Johnson
  • Laboratoires Pierre Fabre
  • Maricopa Integrated Health System
  • Maruho
  • MedImmune
  • Menarini
  • Merck KGaA
  • Merial
  • Novartis Animal Health
  • Novartis Vaccines
  • Novozymes
  • Pfizer
  • Purdue
  • Roche
  • Sanofi
  • Sanofi Pasteur
  • Santen Pharmaceutical
  • Servier
  • Shionogi
  • SK Chemicals
  • Sonova
  • UCB Pharma

Complete Visibility Across the Product Development Lifecycle.

Planisware empowers you to always make the best, most educated decisions on critical matters, such as resource allocation. Users can easily view all project information from anywhere in the world and across an entire matrix organization, saving time and miscommunications that can stall progress or result in irreversible errors. Features to improve product development lifecycle visibility include:

  • Roadmapping
  • Portfolio simulation
  • Parametric estimation
  • Estimation by analogy
  • Project ranking and selection
  • Strategic buckets and planning
  • Plan synchronization
  • Portfolio, resource and cost dashboards
  • Benchmarking
  • Functional and cross-functional planning
  • Specific life sciences reporting

Manage open innovation and internal ideation processes through a phase gate compliant and Stage-Gate Ready© system.

The solution’s gate capabilities ensure that only the most viable, strategically aligned ideas are pursued. Automatically managed data and generated reports save the time, hassle and inconsistencies of manual idea evaluation, as well as provide keen insights that empower you to make the best go/kill decisions.

Develop and manage corporate and product strategies that clearly define objectives and guide your organization in making the best investment decisions at all levels.

Strategic roadmapping functionalities help you stay focused on project and budget strategies to guide better decision making from idea to market.

Qualify and prioritize projects through real-time metrics that provide insight into strategic alignment and market viability.

Planisware’s system generates reliable data related to project risks, scenarios, and market placement that allows users to avoid time-consuming – and often inaccurate – data-gathering, and instead prioritize investments based on solid information that facilitates better strategic execution.

Easily integrate your organization’s existing enterprise applications into a user-friendly database.

Planisware can interface with any existing tools your company uses and serves as a central repository for all information company-wide – thus creating a single source of truth across the organization and preventing critical data inconsistencies.

Keep project management execution on track and bring products to market on-time and on-budget.

Planisware is a complete system with a comprehensive, applications suite that provides the tools you need to monitor project budgets, schedules, and resources through a transparent system that keeps all stakeholders informed on deliverables and ensures seamless development and launch processes.

Pharma and Biotech

As the leading provider of Enterprise Project Portfolio Management solutions to the pharmaceutical industry worldwide – including 11 of the 12 largest global organizations – Planisware provides businesses with best-in-class support for long drug development cycles with both high-level and in-depth information views. Further, the solution’s Stage-Gate capabilities support high attrition rates and ensure projects are adequately evaluated before advancing in development processes.

Medical Device

With demand for medical device products at an all-time high, the pressure is on for organizations to quickly deliver innovation to the marketplace. Planisware has empowered companies to increase efficiency with an advanced project priority management system and a robust scheduling engine that ensures swift time-to-market. The solution’s advanced financial engine helps users control R&D costs and its comprehensive resource management tools enable effective balancing of valuable resources across an entire project portfolio.

Clinical/Contract Research Organizations (CRO)

Proposal management is an often-complicated process that requires diligent monitoring of business pipelines, resources, invoices, and costs. Planisware’s robust system includes advanced proposal management tools, revenue recognition, skill set capacity planning, and the capability to integrate with sales CRM systems – all to ensure that contracts are effectively reviewed and managed at all levels.

Crop Science

Crop science organizations worldwide have employed Planisware’s advanced scheduling tools to ensure the accurate seasonal alignment required for successful crop development. Furthermore, the solution’s full-scale portfolio management capabilities enable tactical operational alignment with entire project portfolios at every level.

Generic Drug Development

The generic drug industry is one of most competitive, fast-paced life sciences sectors today. Planisware’s proven R&D and NPD capabilities support the fast time-to-market required by generic drug development organizations. Through the solution’s advanced scheduling, cost management and resource engines, users can efficiently monitor and manage innovation, thus reducing issues and bringing products to market quickly.

Animal Health

Portfolio management can be a difficult, complicated task for veterinary drug development and research companies; with a variety of species undergoing numerous different tests and trials, keeping information organized is often an arduous charge. Planisware’s superior portfolio management tools simplify processes by consolidating portfolios and organizing projects according to species, thus ensuring that pre-clinical trials run smoothly and safer, more effective drugs and vaccines make it to market.