Paris, France; Chennai, India – August 10, 2010 – As part of the Cegedim Dendrite Alliance
Program, created to expand its open business model through alliances with leading
technology, software and consulting companies, Cegedim Dendrite today announced its
partnership in India with TAKE Solutions Ltd. Cegedim Dendrite is the world’s leading Life
Sciences-specific Customer Relationship Management (CRM) provider with a 35 percent share
of the global pharmaceutical CRM market, and TAKE Solutions Ltd. (BSE: 532890) is a leader
in Life Sciences and Supply Chain Management, dedicated to identifying opportunities to drive
efficiencies for its clients’ businesses.
Leveraging Networks to Increase Overall Value
As Life Sciences companies rapidly continue to execute their strategic growth plans in
emerging countries, they face challenges in identifying the appropriate stakeholders due to
market fragmentation and in defining the optimal commercial model to achieve maximum
market penetration. Cegedim Dendrite is partnering with TAKE, who will offer system
integration and other services for Cegedim Dendrite’s Mobile IntelligenceTM
“Our partnership with TAKE will enable us to increase the availability of Mobile Intelligence
throughout India and deliver the only industry-specific CRM solution to Life Sciences
companies in this rapid growth market,” said Mr. Laurent Labrune, Chief Executive Officer,
Cegedim Dendrite. “TAKE’s market expertise, vast customer network and leading services
will greatly complement Cegedim Dendrite’s value proposition to its customers.”
“In this challenging environment faced by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies,
effective sales and marketing choices are essential in order to make the most of each product
opportunity. Our partnership will help address a number of these issues and deliver proven
solutions,” stated Mr. Kishore Rachapudi, President and COO, TAKE Solutions.
Through the expanded open business model, Cegedim Dendrite will continue to bring state-of-
the-art solutions and services to Life Sciences organizations based on the foundation and
experience of its proven technology and consistent dedication to advancing industry thought
About Cegedim Dendrite
Cegedim Dendrite is the Life Sciences industry’s leading provider of Customer Relationship
Management (CRM) solutions. Designed specifically for Life Sciences, the company’s
innovative business solutions incorporate a thorough understanding of local, regional and
worldwide trends. Cegedim Dendrite enables more than 200,000 users in many of the world’s
most innovative companies to stay ahead of market challenges. In addition to CRM, Cegedim
Dendrite also provides marketing, data optimization and regulatory compliance solutions in
more than 80 countries. Cegedim Dendrite is part of the France-based Cegedim S.A. Group.
To learn more, please visit www.cegedimdendrite.com.
Founded in 1969, Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in the
healthcare field. Cegedim supplies services, technological tools, specialized software, data
flow management services and databases. Its offerings are targeted notably at healthcare
industries, life sciences companies, healthcare professionals and insurance companies. The
world leader in life sciences CRM, Cegedim is also one of the leading suppliers of strategic
healthcare industry data. Cegedim employs 8,600 people in more than 80 countries and
generated revenue of €874 million in 2009. Cegedim SA is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: CGM).
To learn more, please visit: www.cegedim.com
About TAKE Solutions
TAKE Solutions is a leading software and services provider with domain expertise in Life
Sciences (LS) and Supply Chain Management (SCM). With intellectual property assets
embedded within its technology solutions, and with a set of best practices executed by skilled
domain and technology professionals, TAKE is constantly looking at opportunities to drive
efficiencies for its clients’ businesses.
Headquartered in Chennai, TAKE primarily drives its SCM Domain Excellence Centre and
Global Delivery Centre from India. The Company has a strong presence in the USA with the
Life Sciences Domain Excellence centre located in Princeton, New Jersey. The Company
conducts business today with more than 400 customers worldwide.
TAKE has been recognized as India’s 10th fastest growing technology company by Deloitte
Technology Fast 50 India 2008 and has also been assessed at Level 5 of the Capability Maturity
Model Integration (CMMI) & Level 3 of the People Capability Maturity Model, Software
Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA. TAKE is also a Microsoft Gold Certified
Partner, a Charter Member of the Microsoft BioIT Alliance, and along with its subsidiary (ACI),
is a Registered CDISC Solution Provider, with recognized industry leadership in Microsoft-
based Solutions, Regulated Life Sciences, and Supply Chain Management.
For more information, please visit www.TAKESolutions.com
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