Enhancing Document Security: Digital Signature Solution in SAP for Alembic Pharmaceuticals by BSC Global

Digital Signature in Alembic


This case study showcases the successful implementation of a digital signature solution in SAP for Alembic Pharmaceuticals, a leading pharmaceutical company. Alembic Pharmaceuticals recognized the need for enhanced document security and compliance with regulatory requirements. To address this, they engaged BSC Global, a trusted IT service provider specializing in SAP solutions, to implement a robust digital signature solution within their SAP system.

Client Profile:

Company Name: Alembic Pharmaceuticals Limited

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Operations: Global presence with multiple locations

SAP Systems: SAP ERP

Challenges Faced by Alembic Pharmaceuticals:

  • Document Security: Alembic Pharmaceuticals handled a large volume of critical documents, such as quality assurance reports, regulatory submissions, and manufacturing records. Ensuring the integrity and authenticity of these documents was crucial for compliance and maintaining trust with stakeholders.
  • Compliance Requirements: The pharmaceutical industry is subject to strict regulatory requirements regarding document management and data integrity. Alembic Pharmaceuticals needed a solution that could help them meet these requirements while streamlining document signing processes.
  • Manual Signature Processes: Traditional paper-based document signing processes were time-consuming, prone to errors, and lacked efficiency. Alembic Pharmaceuticals sought to replace manual signatures with a digital solution to expedite approval workflows and reduce paperwork.
  • Audit Trail and Accountability: Alembic Pharmaceuticals desired a solution that provided a comprehensive audit trail of document signings, ensuring accountability and traceability of approvals throughout the document lifecycle.

Solution Offered by BSC Global:

  • BSC Global proposed a comprehensive digital signature solution integrated within Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ SAP system. The key components of the solution included:
  • Digital Signature Configuration: BSC Global collaborated with Alembic Pharmaceuticals to configure digital signature functionality within their SAP ERP system. This involved defining signature workflows, authorization levels, and user roles to ensure compliance with their specific document signing processes.
  • User Authentication and Authorization: BSC Global implemented robust user authentication mechanisms, such as user ID and password combinations, to ensure only authorized personnel could apply digital signatures. This safeguarded the integrity and authenticity of the signed documents.
  • Certificate Management: BSC Global assisted Alembic Pharmaceuticals in managing digital certificates required for the digital signing process. This involved setting up and maintaining a certificate authority, managing certificate revocation lists, and ensuring the validity of certificates used for signing.
  • Integration with Document Management: BSC Global integrated the digital signature solution with Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ document management system within SAP. This enabled seamless signing of documents directly within the system, eliminating the need for manual printing, signing, and scanning.
  • Audit Trail and Compliance Reporting: BSC Global implemented an audit trail feature that captured detailed information about document signings, including timestamps, signatories, and any modifications made to the signed documents. This provided a robust audit trail for compliance purposes and facilitated regulatory reporting.
  • User Training and Change Management: BSC Global conducted extensive training sessions for Alembic Pharmaceuticals’ employees to ensure they were proficient in using the digital signature solution. This included training on document signing workflows, certificate management, and compliance requirements. Change management activities were also undertaken to foster user adoption and acceptance of the digital signature solution.

Results and Benefits:

  • The implementation of the digital signature solution in SAP provided significant benefits to Alembic Pharmaceuticals:
  • Enhanced Document Security: The digital signature solution ensured the integrity and authenticity of critical documents, safeguarding against unauthorized modifications and maintaining data integrity.
  • Compliance with Regulatory Requirements: Alembic Pharmaceuticals achieved compliance with regulatory requirements for document management and data integrity, mitigating risks associated with non-compliance. Streamlined Approval Workflows: The digital signature solution expedited document approval workflows by eliminating the