Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 26, 2019


Veeva Systems Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)




4280 Hacienda Drive

Pleasanton, California



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (925) 452-6500

Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Item 7.01.Regulation FD Disclosure.

On February 26, 2019, Veeva Systems Inc. (the “Company”) held a conference call announcing its results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended January 31, 2019. In the question and answer portion of the call, the following exchange took place:


Analyst: “[I]n your view, how important is resolution to the challenges with IQVIA to your success and assuming there isn't resolution there, I mean, is it possible that their anti-competitive behavior actually ends up becoming a tailwind to your own data businesses?”


Management: “Certainly, the IMS anti-competitive behavior is a tailwind. It's a tailwind to network. It's a tailwind to Nitro and to our data business and it's just harmful to the industry overall. The actual productivity of the industry is harmed. . . . there's no question it's a tailwind now across the Commercial side of our business.”


While the Company believes that in context it is clear that management was referring to the "IMS anti-competitive behavior” as a “headwind” (i.e., something that has a negative business impact) and not a tailwind (i.e., something that has a positive business impact), the Company is issuing this current report on Form 8-K to clarify that the references to “tailwind” in management’s response above should be read as “headwind.”







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Veeva Systems Inc.







/s/ Josh Faddis



Josh Faddis



Senior Vice President, General Counsel




Dated:  March 1, 2019