COVID-19 and Commercial Teams: What We’ve Learned So Far (Part 2)

April 17, 2020/Aktana/Blog

In this blog series, Aktana is sharing some of the lessons learned and best practices developed through our experience serving clients in China. If you missed it, be sure to read Part 1. Lesson #3: Empower your commercial teams. As you support your commercial teams, recognize that this is a new world for them, too. […]

COVID-19 and Commercial Teams: What We’ve Learned So Far (Part 1)

April 16, 2020/Aktana/Blog

The novel coronavirus and resulting disease, COVID-19, have disrupted virtually every aspect of day-to-day life. In addition to ensuring the health and safety of themselves and their families, pharmaceutical sales and marketing professionals now face pressing questions about how best to serve healthcare professionals (HCPs): What key challenges can we help solve for HCPs? How […]

Aktana Case Study: Being Agile During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020/Aktana/Blog

The novel coronavirus, now termed COVID-19, appeared on December 31, 2019, and has since threatened public health across China and other areas of the world. Mandatory quarantines and restricted travel have created complicated business environments, with over 90% of businesses in China operating at minimal capacity or closed until further notice, as of early March. […]

Keeping Up with AI: 6 Trends Transforming Commercial Life Sciences in 2020

As a new decade begins, we’re on the cusp of a full-scale transformation in life sciences. As mentioned in Gartner’s recent report, Predicts 2020: Life Science CIOs Must Digitalize for Business Growth, “AI (artificial intelligence) is one of the most powerful, transformational technologies to enable new business models, customer experiences, service offerings, and business ecosystems across multiple industries.” That transformation is underway in the way life sciences companies manage their commercial operations.

Bayer and Aktana at VECMS: Creating the Customer-Centered Commercial Model with Intelligent Engagement

This year’s European Veeva Commercial and Medical Summit welcomed more than 1,300 professionals from the life sciences industry in Barcelona. At the event, Gerhard Arnhofer, VP, Head of Integrated Multichannel Marketing at Bayer, and David Ehrlich, CEO of Aktana, presented how Bayer is partnering with Aktana to incorporate AI across commercial operations to create greater […]

Compensating the AI-Directed Sales Force

It’s a topic that will only become more pressing as artificial intelligence (AI) solidifies its status as a “must-have” tool for sales teams across industries. From financial services to life sciences, companies are working to not only define new compensation structures, but also overcome operational hurdles and drive internal adoption. These trends mean reps may […]

AI is a Must-Have for Life Sciences Commercial Teams: Aktana CEO David Ehrlich Interviewed on The Bio Report

October 22, 2019/Aktana/Decision Support

Applying machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to the commercial process in the biopharmaceutical industry is rapidly becoming a critical success factor in organizations. In a recent interview on The Bio Report podcast, Aktana CEO and President David Ehrlich sat down with host Danny Levine to discuss how intelligent technology is closing the loop between […]

Intelligent Engagement in the LatAm Market: Q&A with Eduardo Alonso, Aktana Head of Customer Success

The Veeva Commercial Summit in Sao Paulo is right around the corner, and we’re getting ready by sitting down with one of the newest members of our customer success team, Eduardo Alonso. With 21 years experience working at major pharmaceutical companies and consulting firms in Brazil, Eduardo has a wealth of insight about the current […]

Novartis and Aktana at Veeva Summit: Building the AI-Driven Commercial Engagement Model

May 30, 2019/Lauren Schivley/Events

We returned as a platinum sponsor once again to the Veeva Commercial and Medical Summit, which welcomed over 1,700 attendees in Philadelphia this year. At the event, Eva Martins, Global Head of Innovative Models and Commercial Transformation at Novartis, and Derek Choy, Co-founder and COO at Aktana, presented how Novartis is partnering with Aktana to […]

Three Principles of Agile HCP Engagement

The demand for AI-driven personalization and cohesive experiences across channels is prompting a change in go-to-market execution. Healthcare providers (HCPs) are demanding a more connected experience. It’s important, now more than ever, for commercial teams to shift away from the traditional annual, cycle-driven execution model to more a more frequent, agile approach. This will help […]