Microsoft case study

Rhythm Pharmaceuticals implements Dynamics 365


A small rare disease pharmaceutical company grew from 10 to 53 employees, and was concerned about being limited by technology. 

Path to success

With extensive experience with life sciences companies, RSM became Rhythm's trusted ERP implementation partner, and helped them take their business to the next level.

Coming off of QuickBooks it was important to manage the budget, setup projects and getting information in a timely fashion. It is important as an early stage pharmaceutical company to squeeze out as much as they can until they start recognizing revenue.


RSM built a strong technology foundation with an ERP system that can act as the system or record and support the company’s growth from being a small business to the middle market, and even larger.

With 10 weeks to go live, RSM did a lot of the upfront work through its Rapid Verification Model (RVM)

The RSM team came in with a real perspective of the user. While so much of the need for a system was for books and records, the real time and care was associated with making sure there was user acceptance of the purchase to pay cycle where most of the employees have to interface in one way or another.

With a streamlined setup process, familiar, easy-to-integrate apps and intuitive tools, Microsoft Dynamics 365 set Rhythm up for success—both in the present and as they grow.

“We have a solution we’ll be able to use when we’re middle market or even a much larger company” Said Hulburt.

We had 10 weeks to get everything configured tested and go live.I was quite pleased how easy and smooth it went.
John Hulburt, Vice President and Corporate Controller

Why RSM?

RSM is a gold-certified Microsoft enterprise partner with decades of experience in industries such as retail, food and beverage, CPG, nonprofit, life sciences and industrials. We have more than 1,000 consultants with deep industry knowledge and access to proprietary applications that accelerate time-to-value for Microsoft solutions.  

You can trust RSM for lifetime support guided by a business-first mentality that combines Microsoft experience with broader services in management and technology consulting, risk advisory, tax, IT infrastructure, data/analytics and more.