One of the biggest misconceptions is that we are a small company.
The size is relative in comparison to the resources and reinvested revenue dedicated solely towards the advancement of Product Lifecycle Management software.
What’s a bigger factor (and yes, the pun is intended), is the time spent within our area of expertise. We have been in operation for 20 years. During this time, we have started in regulatory compliance, expanded to formulation/recipe, and continued to develop new toolsets in partnership with our customers. Each new endeavor expands the features by measures of best practices, methodology and technology.
Equally, we have taken a great amount of effort to work alongside our customers to discover how the top performers in each industry work. This has led to several break-through discoveries in intuitive wizards, configuration tools, and robust toolsets. All of these are designed specifically with not only the corporation in mind, but also the individual users.
So yes, our passion for PLM may keep us from expanding to a conglomerate with several offerings of software options. But this obsession for excellence in this one field makes it our one focus. And this focus is extremely clear.
We wish there could be a simple answer we could give you. However, there is much more to this answer than the broad overview we will give. To draw the contrast, we will give you what you will have in DevEX.
First, we will begin with the building blocks of your formulation- your ingredients. Each ingredient has a configurable table of data. (Corporations can decide what fields of data they wish to store). When they receive new ingredients from vendors, they can require vendors to upload the data, from which team members can review and approve before importing them into DevEX. These can also include specifications for the material, which can also be attached to the material, and available to view during development, testing, commercialization, and production.
The ingredient’s data is then used in the calculation and analysis as developers build formulas and recipes. For example, the classification of an ingredient will assist in the classification of the formula itself.
Team members will also be able to see running totals of formulas/recipes for:
- Nutritional values (fat, sodium, sugar, etc.)
- Total costs
- Hazardous substance
- Religious Certification (Halal, Kosher, etc.)
In addition to the formulation tools, team members will also be able to run regulatory analysis and track changes with version controlled experiments and trials.
The short answer would be- yes and no. DevEX provides the analysis, framework, and maintenance tools. Selerant does provide a library of some standardized regulatory compliance issues, such as USDA and Classification of Dangerous Goods.
However most corporations will need to obtain and maintain their own regulatory compliance issue database. You can receive more information in a personalized demonstration.
DevEX actually integrates seamlessly with all of its modules as well as with your legacy systems. But there are distinct advantages to integrating regulatory analysis with your product development.
Including, but not limited to:
- Instant alerts to any compliance issues (hazardous substances, processes) during development
- Ability to quickly analyze ingredients as they are added to a formula/recipe
A: The Food Safety legislation will be stricter on processed foods and a greater number of inspections both domestically and internationally. It will also give the US agency greater recall power.
DevEX streamlines many of the functionality required by the FDA as well as the ability to create a regulatory guideline, analyze all formulations by that guideline, make mass changes to product formulas to comply with new legislation or recalls, and the ability to view vendor specifications to materials throughout development.