Field Intelligence Europe GmbH is a software company with a strong presence in the African pharmacy market. Field’s solutions are designed to make the pharmaceutical supply chain simple, affordable and effective – helping providers, from the largest healthcare systems to the smallest community pharmacies, ensure access to quality care for their patients.
Field Intelligence pioneered pharmaceutical supply chain solutions
The American parent company was founded in 2015, the German GmbH in 2018. With 55 employees worldwide, the technology company helps governments and corporations deliver on the promise of healthcare in the fastest growing parts of the world. Field Intelligence is primarily active in Kenya and Nigeria.
The drug market in Africa has an annual turnover of more than 60 billion US dollars. For 80% of people in Africa, the community pharmacy is the first point of contact for the health system. But the inefficiency of the system costs millions of dollars every year and restricts access to high-quality care. For example, essential drugs are regularly unavailable, the minimum shelf life has expired and the drugs are inferior or counterfeit. This is where Field Intelligence comes in.
Shelf Life – the technology-based supply chain and financing platform for pharmacies in Africa by Field Intelligence.
Shelf Life procures, delivers, manages and finances every product to which the pharmacy subscribes. Thus Shelf Life ensures a reliable supply of hospitals and pharmacies supports the market entry and offers a platform for insurers. “With Shelf Life, pharmacies simply subscribe to the quality-assured and price-stabilized pharmaceutical products at significantly more favorable conditions than on the conventional credit market. Our systems automate most of the process to keep pharmacies able to deliver even in turbulent times. Subscribers receive the tools they need to achieve financial stability, greater liquidity, optimized inventories at lower costs and risks,” says Wolf Michaelsen, Country Operations Lead Germany of Field Intelligence, describing the process. More than 280 community pharmacies in Nigeria and Kenya have already subscribed to Shelf Life.
Field Supply is the pharmaceutical supply chain management software from Field Intelligence. It currently controls the largest digital healthcare supply chain in Africa and contributes to the delivery of more than $1.2 billion in healthcare products annually.
Field is open to contacts with other GHA members to share its expertise in e-health (especially apothecary supply chains) and African markets with other GHA members.