Product Lifecycle Management
Getting your new product to market faster is essential in today’s environment. Cutting days, weeks or even months out of the time it takes to develop the right recipe or formula can make the difference between products that make money, or products that missed the window of opportunity.
CDC Software’s PLM module for Ross Enterprise helps you get to market faster with a scalable solution that gets data flowing from PLM to ERP and vice versa so that you can make quick changes that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
Quick search: Rapidly search for formulas, recipes,specifications, documents, files, etc. instead of relying on the memory of individuals
Recipe creation: Radically reduce development time with the ability to create recipes from previous trials, modifying/adding ingredients to an existing recipe,or from a template.
Mass replace: Take complete control over a mass replace of an ingredient in multiple formulas
Pre-test: Determine which trial formulas and recipes do not meet requirements before making a sample batch
More: Experimental trials, recipe management,formula optimization, testing for stability and other factors.
Managing your product through its entire lifecycle helps you not only expand the life of existing products, but speeds new products into the market by reducing the time (and money) that it takes to develop and test your new product prior to going into full production.
Collaboration and usability
Collaborate with staff, suppliers and customers to build the right product at the right time by taking advantage of collaboration tools you already have. CDC Software’s PLM solution uses Microsoft SharePoint to enhance and speed collaboration and workflow. Easily navigate and transition between folders and documents. Upload documents, check them out and in, edit, and delete.
Managing the workload
Whether you private label for others or create and maintain your own recipe base, managing your recipes and your workload is crucial for getting the right product to market. Integrating your PLM with your ERP solution allows you to import information about customers, suppliers and cost from ERP to PLM, and export approved recipes from PLM to ERP production. This reduces accidental errors in the transfer, helps you manage your library of recipes, and increases overall efficiency.
Keep your data safe and available in one location.
Data Management: Collaborate from anywhere in multiple languages
Document management: Versioning, check in/out, linking, multiple formats including PDF, HTML, XML, DOC
Access: Controlled and secure access
Search capabilities: Deep into the document’s content with multiple criteria
Simplified compliance solutions for global companies
Capitalize on emerging trends. During product development, developers can easily run regulatory calculations to ensure compliance to the selected geographical regions for production and distribution. Equally as important, team members throughout the enterprise can have immediate visibility to the project through project tree views, automated processes, event-driven email notification, forum history, customizable reports, and collaborative communication
Automatically evaluate during development: Nutritional values, allergens, sensitive ingredients, limited substances, along with both customer and country guidelines.