As a process manufacturer, you depend on your Research and Development team to improve your product lines constantly and also to find ways to lower formula costs.
R&D is not a one-time event and your team requires tools to track and compare their research and results through each revision. R&D formulas need to be managed in a “sandbox” where access is controlled and limited to approved lab employees. Formula changes must logged and easily reported and reviewed. Before creating a new formula, your R&D team needs tools that allow them to search through existing formulas to determine if an existing formula meets the required specifications. If the new formula is a pre-sales activity, then the formula needs to be linked to a sales opportunity and the pre-sales activity needs to be tracked.
Your formula data is a driver for your entire production process. This data feeds information to many other departments such as Quality Control, Inventory Management, Production, Sales and Regulatory Control. Since formulation is integrated with many departments, it must be an embedded part of your ERP system so that data can easily flow from one department to another. The ease of data flow when using an embedded solution, such as Procession, reduces the data entry burden and eliminates the redundant data entry that is often required when maintaining external systems.
The Procession Formulation module gives your R&D team the tools they need to manage their R&D data effectively.