Founded in 1908, the Merz Pharma Group is a family owned company headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. Merz North America operations specializes in the development of innovative treatment solutions in aesthetics and neurosciences. Merz North America’s granting program administers funding for commercial program support, medical education, corporate charitable giving, and investigator-initiated research.
Prior to working with SmartSimple, Merz North America has explored the possibility of integrating with an automated platform. “We were looking for an innovative solution to grow and develop efficiencies,” says Michael Hall, Senior Manager of Grants & Giving, Systems and Analytics. “Manual internal application reviews, check requests and electronic signature capture were areas of opportunity for increased automation.”
The organization felt it was time to invest in an automated granting system to create efficiencies and bring value to the entire process. “As both a specialty healthcare company and a granting organization, we had some pretty unique requirements for a grants and giving program.”