Gaining cost management efficiency by interfacing EPPM and ERP in a growing project-focused biopharmaceutical company (that is operating through an outsourced model.)

For a project management professional working in a project-focused biopharmaceutical company to develop innovative medicines that improve patient’s lives is not only very rewarding and exiting, but it also brings an interesting project management challenge.

Development of innovative medicines in a fast growing company demands clear operating structure and operating systems.  Standardization is difficult but is required.  Being confronted with a growing portfolio and with continuously changing schedules brings an interesting challenge towards project cost management when operating through an outsourced model.

Joining this chapter event allows you to learn how such challenge is addressed by integration of an Enterprise Project and Portfolio Management (EPPM) system and an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and as such gaining efficiency in project cost management between the project management organization and the finance organization.

Speaker: Els Heykants

Els is the the head of the Planning & Reporting group within the Operationas and Project Management department at Galapagos. The Planning and Reporting group provides functional project management support (planning / costing / FTE demand forecasting) to the project teams and creates project status reports for the development portfolio. Stakeholder management and customer focus are important to ensure efficient and effective use of the EPPM System. She holds a PhD in Engineering and is board member of the Senate Faculty Bio-Engineering of KU Leuven. She also is PMP


  • 18:30 : Registration and welcome drink
  • 19:00 : Plenary session
  • 20:00 : Q&A
  • 20:30 : chapter Board Messages
  • 20.45 : Networking, drinks and foodies

Venue: Galapagos NV, Schaliënhoevedreef 20 T, 2800 Mechelen

Carpooling: Consider Carpooling and save CO2.


  • Please note we have two sites and the event takes place at the Tower building.
  • This building is located at Campus Mechelen, Schaliënhoevedreef 20 T, 2800 Mechelen.
  • The Galapagos meeting venue is located at the 7th floor.