Bringing great ideas to life
Because it is organized as an operating model with a smoothly functioning IT leadership team and strong IT operations, as well as advisory IT Business Partnering for each division, each IT hub and each country IT unit, Bayer IT is able to concentrate on each of its customer's specific requirements.
We have IT operations at 763 sites in 92 countries – with roughly 1.2 trillion emails per year, more than 75,000 smartphones, tablets and hyper-connected employees, 36 productive ERP systems with 137,000 users, and approximately 1,000 transactions per day, to cite just a few examples. In addition, our IT professionals work with flexible, agile technologies on developing new products for patients, physicians, farmers and animals. Expressed in numbers, these achievements include around 700 specialized applications for our R&D and 300 digital projects a year for our Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Health, Crop Science and Animal Health divisions.
Crowdsourcing and coworking are methods used on an everyday basis – after all, our IT colleagues are highly interconnected not only with one another, but also in many innovation initiatives outside of Bayer. This is because we need the best minds to bring the best ideas to life.
What is it that makes our IT colleagues into heroes? Well, they are unbeatable and ingenious when it comes to digital expertise; they are sharply focused at all times; and they bring great passion to the task of creating solutions that ensure a better life for people, plants and animals.