Formula and Recipe Management Created With R&D Team Members
DevEX’s Product Development module enables you to leverage the past, analyze the present, and quickly prototype the future.
Much more than history, companies can search through past formulations in their databases using advanced searches to radically cut their development timelines.
Once found, formulas can be examined and analyzed with unique views that compare and contrast to highlight differences in ingredients, cost, allergens, and other key material specifications attached to ingredients (and visible to developers).
These views can be simple, or can go into a hierarchical view of the recipe, supplying an overview of each stage and process with the ability to drill down into specific phases, formulas-within-a-formula and steps for manufacturing.
In addition, they can elevate visibility for the original product requirements, view a customer profile (ex: if the customer requires all products to be certified organic), and see new materials as they are added in real time with their vendor specifications to the Material List.
Beyond views, team members can go deeper through seamless integration with the Regulatory Compliance module for detailed formula analysis of regional compliance issues as well as any configured guidelines*.
Developers can most certainly speed things along with two definitive toolsets—rapid prototyping and optimization. While very different, both rely upon defined constraints and both utilize a complex set of calculations to quickly return a (re)defined formulation in a matter of seconds vs. days (or in some cases weeks, even months).