Ten-year partnership will help Merck reduce operational costs, deliver value to patients, and optimizethe healthcare professional and patient experience
PLEASANTON, CA — Nov. 1, 2022 — Veeva Systems (NYSE: VEEV) today announced a ten-year strategic partnership agreement with Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, that builds on the existing 12-year partnership between the companies. Under the terms of the agreement, Merck will take a Veeva-first approach to new industry-specific software and data, selecting Veeva products when they are fit for purpose to maximize the value of Veeva’s integrated, cloud-based platform and products. Veeva will provide Merck with a strategic pricing approach and Merck will have input into Veeva’s product roadmap. The partnership helps accelerate Merck’s digital strategy and makes it more efficient for Merck to evaluate, purchase, operate, and create value from Veeva products and services.
“Transforming our digital, data, and analytics capabilities is integral to enabling our global colleagues to deliver on our purpose of using the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world,” said Robert M. Davis, chief executive officer and president, Merck. “Our strategic partnership with Veeva expands our capacity to leverage innovative technology and enhances our ability to deliver value to patients and all our stakeholders – this is key to how we measure success.”
“I am excited to see our partnership with Merck evolve to this strategic level,” said Veeva CEO Peter Gassner. “Our teams share a common passion for the industry and an understanding of strategic partnership. I look forward to seeing what we create together over the coming years.”
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