Electronic Batch Record (EBR) Software Market By End-user (Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Food & Beverages, Chemicals & Polymers, Consumer Products and Others (Oil & Gas, Automobile etc.)) – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2017 – 2025

Electronic batch records (EBR) refer to software that electronically stores and manages data for a given batch as well as the whole manufacturing process step-by-step. The software uses the existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to systematically produce a formal master batch record or electronic batch record. This stores all of the materials, processes, and activities that go into producing a given product. Electronic batch records provide a seamless way to automatically assemble batch production data into a commonly organized electronic document. Thus, EBR helps replace paper records and keep an accurate track of all of the factors that have affected the batch. EBR solutions are principally used by the healthcare sector, which comprises pharmaceutical manufacturing and related research and development.

One of the most crucial concerns for the pharmaceutical sector is complying with the stringent regulations enforced by different governing bodies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This has significantly fueled the penetration of quality management solutions (such as EBR) across different healthcare organizations. The growing pharmaceutical manufacturing and research industries are strong supporters of the EBR software market. With the growing quest for reducing errors as well as overheads and achieving effective process control, EBR software is set to continue witnessing steady demand over the following years. Factors such as advancing cloud technology, decreasing cost of digital storage, and availability of a variety of quality management software bundles have also greatly contributed to the EBR software market.

Apart from the aforementioned factors, EBR software is also driven by its immense advantages as compared to conventional paper-based manual batch record management. Due to the minimal involvement of human resources, EBR software becomes highly convenient for recording process information. In addition, with the advent of cloud-based deployment, concerns regarding data storage and its cost get eliminated.

Some of the major advantages of using EBR are listed below:

  • improved accuracy and consistency
  • reduced inventory wastage
  • Reduced cycle time
  • reduced data entry errors
  • enhanced visibility through processes
  • Substantial return on investment
  • Improved decision-making
  • reduced operating costs
  • Better compliance with the regulations

Additionally, modern EBR software is now designed to be easily integrated with existing ERP systems. This further facilitates and enhances the overall quality management system for pharmaceutical companies.

Some of the major companies profiled in the report include Siemens AG, Sparta Systems, Inc., QUMAS, SAP SE, Emerson Electric Company, Oracle Corporation, MAXLife Life Sciences Software, MasterControl, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Schneider Electric SE, ABB Ltd., Accelrys, Inc., Werum IT Solutions GmbH, Deem Sensing Technologies Pvt. Ltd., MetricStream, Inc., LZ Lifescience, and others.

On the basis of end-users, the overall electronic batch record (EBR) software market is categorized as follows:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biotechnology
  • Food & Beverages
  • Chemicals and Polymers
  • Consumer Products
  • Others (oil and gas, automobiles, etc.)

In 2016, the global electronic batch record software market was collectively led by the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology segments, accounting for more than 60% of the overall market value generated worldwide. Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology industries are highly bound by regulations pertaining to process control, quality control, and assurance. In order to comply with the regulations enforced by authorities, healthcare organizations are forced to embrace sophisticated technology solutions for seamless processes.

Batch record management is one of the most crucial aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing and research, designed to ensure the optimum quality of the products. Manual batch record management, on the other hand, has proven to be less effective due to the significant amount of errors and time consumed. Being among the pioneer industries in terms of adopting advanced process automation technology, the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology segments are expected to remain dominant in the market throughout the forecast period.

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology segments are followed by the food and beverage segment in the market. Due to the continually growing adoption of process automation and quality management systems in food and beverages, the segment is projected to register the highest growth in the market over the forecast period. In addition, growing competition in the industry has compelled manufacturers to ensure high-quality production and process flow in their facilities. Subsequently, food and beverage have emerged as one of the most promising end-users for EBR software and related quality management solutions.

Based on geography, the global electronic batch record (EBR) software market is segmented into the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • U.K.
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • India
    • China
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

The overall growth of the electronic batch record software market is primarily dependent upon the stringency of quality management regulations. In addition, penetration of process automation solutions, technology infrastructure, and acceptance play a major role in supporting market growth. In 2016, North America accounted for the largest share, in terms of value and penetration, of the overall EBR market worldwide. The market here is primarily governed by the U.S., which accounts for more than 83% of the overall regional market value.

The U.S. healthcare industry is bound by stringent regulations, leading to higher demand for related quality management solutions. In addition, the region enjoys the presence of numerous leading quality management solution vendors, such as Rockwell Automation, Inc., Honeywell-POMS, Sparta Systems, Inc., MasterControl, Inc., MetricStream, Inc., and several others. The comprehensive product offering by these companies across the entire quality management segment significantly encourages consumers to adopt these solutions (such as EBR). In the following years, Asia Pacific is projected to register the highest growth across the global market. The growth can be attributed to the increasing adoption of process automation along with the rapidly growing healthcare sector.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Electronic Batch Record (EBR) Software Market is expected to reach US$ XX Mn By 2025.

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The report is forecasted from 2017-2025.

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Siemens AG, Sparta Systems, Inc., QUMAS, SAP SE, Emerson Electric Company, Oracle Corporation, MAXLife Life Sciences Software, MasterControl, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc., Schneider Electric SE, ABB Ltd., Accelrys, Inc., Werum IT Solutions GmbH, Deem Sensing Technologies Pvt. Ltd are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Nov 2017
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