Life Sciences

PCL’s Transformative Partnership: Fueling Alliance Pharma Inc.’s Journey to Excellence

In a dynamic partnership, Alliance Pharma Inc. and PCL orchestrated a remarkable transformation. Facing workforce management and expansion challenges, Alliance Pharma Inc., a global research laboratory, leveraged Oracle solutions and PCL’s expertise to streamline HR processes, optimize research operations, and ensure regulatory compliance. This transformation enabled Alliance Pharma Inc. to refocus on delivering high-quality drug development results, exceeding expectations while maintaining their leadership in global research.

Customer Profile

Alliance Pharma Inc. stands as a prominent global research laboratory, specializing in GxP and nonregulated bioanalysis, drug metabolism/pharmacokinetics (DMPK), and GMP CMC analytical and materials science services. With a team of over 1000 experts spanning the U.S., U.K., and Australia, Alliance Pharma Inc. consistently delivers top-tier results while upholding the highest standards of regulatory compliance throughout the drug development journey.

Business Challenge

As a U.S. leader in small and large molecule bioanalytical services in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, Alliance Pharma Inc. faced a transformative opportunity with the acquisition of the LGC’s Drug Development Solutions (DDS) business. This expansion presented unique challenges, including the imperative to attract and retain top scientific talent, manage a dispersed workforce, ensure compliance with complex regulations across multiple regions, and navigate intricate payroll and benefits administration. Additionally, the demand for cutting-edge laboratory operations required continuous skill development and efficient knowledge management.

Why Alliance Pharma Inc. Chose Oracle Solutions

To tackle these multifaceted challenges, Alliance Pharma Inc. turned to Oracle HCM, implementing a suite of solutions that streamlined core HR processes, bolstered recruitment and onboarding, encouraged skill development and knowledge sharing, facilitated performance management, enforced rigorous compliance, and optimized payroll and benefits administration. This transformation allowed Alliance Pharma Inc. to refocus on its core mission of delivering high-quality results in drug development while efficiently managing HR and talent-related complexities.

Implementation Partner

Navigating the complexities of merging two established organizations and integrating Oracle solutions effectively required a trusted partner. Alliance Pharma Inc. chose PCL for this purpose, a seasoned expert in the field. PCL brought in-depth knowledge of Oracle solutions, combined with experience in guiding organizations through similar transformative journeys.

Modules Implemented

Alliance Pharma Inc. implemented a comprehensive suite of Oracle solutions to enhance their research operations:

1. Oracle Cloud HCM Core HR
2. Recruitment
3. On-Boarding
4. Talent & Workforce Management
5. Learning & Development
6. Performance Management
7. Personnel Administration & Case Management
8. Payroll & Benefits Administration
9. Document Management & Knowledge Management


The implementation of Oracle solutions ushered in a unified and efficient platform for Alliance Pharma Inc.’s global research operations. The seamless integration of Oracle modules empowered them to enhance research project management, streamline data analysis, ensure stringent regulatory compliance, and optimize human resource and talent management processes.

This transformation enabled Alliance Pharma Inc. to fully harness the potential of their experts across the U.S., U.K., and Australia, fostering unprecedented levels of collaboration and innovation. The seamless communication and integrated infrastructure facilitated by Oracle Solutions have empowered Alliance Pharma Inc. to meet the diverse needs of their preclinical and clinical programs with state-of-the-art technology.

Notably, the project was not only completed within the established budget and timelines but also exceeded expectations. Alliance Pharma Inc., in partnership with PCL, demonstrated resilience and teamwork in the face of challenges, resulting in a successful transformation that reinforces their position as a leader in global research laboratories.
Collaborating with PCL and Oracle was a pivotal turning point for Alliance Pharma Inc. Our partnership has revolutionized our research capabilities and allowed us to consistently deliver exceptional results. With a sharper focus on our core mission, we’re setting a new standard for excellence in research and analytical services.
– People Director at Alliance Pharma Inc.
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