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Invest in ERP for Good Health, Goodwill, and cGMP

03/22/2015

If you’re a producer of food and beverages, chemicals, cosmetics, or pharmaceuticals or nutraceuticals, it’s imperative your operation is socially responsible. Why? Lose the confidence and goodwill of consumers (and shareholders), and your profitability suffers. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software can reduce the probability of shutting down a production line, issuing a recall, or defending yourself with regulators.

ERP software is an integrated software solution seamlessly linking, and making visible in real-time, all critical business functions and information. Data is collected, stored, tracked, managed, and interpreted in a centralized database. Plus, integrated business intelligence provides a powerful means to analyze and visualize your data, and expedites reporting.

Food and Beverage ERP

If you’re like most food and beverage manufacturers, profits are growing. However, the GE Capital’s 2014 Food & Beverage Industry Economic Outlook Survey notes food safety remains a priority issue. Food and Beverage ERP software helps you meet the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HAACP) requirements, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) electronic traceability standards as well as generate mandatory compliance reports. Contents, expiration dates, nutrition information, and lot numbers are monitored and are easily tracked forward and backward in the event of contamination or recall. Recipe and batch control, yield accounting, and conformance are readily handled by ERP software.

Chemical ERP

The American Chemistry Council recently noted in its 2014 Year-End Chemistry Industry Situation and Outlook that research into the safety of chemical products continues to be a significant part of companies’ research programs. However, the growing complexity of regulations addressing safety remains a challenge, including Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Process manufacturers must be fully GHS compliant by June 1, 2016.

It’s a complicated task, but an chemical ERP software solution can relieve the work and worry, especially through its GHS compliance capability, which includes Safety Data Sheets authoring and GHS labeling. Additional ERP benefits include lot tracking and complete inventory visibility. ERP software also goes beyond simple labeling into the analysis of composition data. Finally, flexible reporting functionalities structure reports per GHS data and key performance indicators.

Cosmetics ERP

Safety and sustainability concern cosmetics manufacturers, especially with the introduction of the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act and consumer preferences moving toward natural ingredients. Can your operation handle new labeling requirements, adhere to more stringent safety standards, and meet good manufacturing practices (cGMP)? Cosmetics ERP software facilitates compliance and reporting (HACCP, cGMP, FDA, International Organization for Standardization), FDA audits, and consumer complaints. It eliminates manual and paperwork mistakes, and handles ingredient control processes and recalls through lot traceability.

Pharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals ERP

As a pharmaceuticals or nutraceuticals manufacturer, ERP software helps you conform to cGMP requirements for your processes, equipment management, raw materials quality, formulation consistency and purity, and lot traceability. FDA, and 21CFR Part 11 electronic signature reporting are handled correctly and efficiently by ERP software. Documentation for audits and reporting is accessible, accurate, and up-to-the-minute as well. Are you ready to implement the FDA’s Drug Quality Safety and Security Act (DQSA) procedures and follow e-pedigree guidelines? Pharmaceuticals or nutraceuticals ERP software will also help you address this latest regulatory compliance challenge.

If you’re interested in promoting the good health and goodwill of consumers, establishing good manufacturing processes, and remaining in good standing with regulators, an investment in ProcessPro’s ERP software is an especially good idea.

“Increasing demands (regulatory and non) on process manufacturers are driving them to invest in a modern ERP solution designed specifically for their business,” states Joe Blauert, ProcessPro CEO. “Thanks to our on-going investments in technology and service delivery, we have been well positioned to meet those needs.”

A dedicated member of our business development team is available to answer your questions. Contact us!

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