Kuessnacht, SWITZERLAND, August 2019 – SpecPage, the global leader in digital process solutions for the food and beverage industry, has signed a new Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreement with Innofact. Headquartered in Campinas, Brazil, Innofact is dedicated to providing IT solutions that improve innovation management, product development, supply chain planning and supply chain execution to clients . “As a consulting firm specializing in value chain IT solutions, which includes PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) as one of our main focuses, Innofact is always looking at partnering with worldwide experts,” said Rogerio Barra, Executive Director at Innofact. “We identified SpecPage as a very differentiated provider of PLM solutions for the CPG industry, which is extremely important in Brazil. As soon as we began our discussions with SpecPage, we were impressed by their commitment to partner success.” The VAR agreement will see Innofact offer the SpecPage suite of digital solutions to companies . Based on a holistic approach, SpecPage’s formula-based software empowers food and beverage manufacturers to accelerate innovation, leverage new product trends, streamline costs and deliver better quality products with enhanced global regulatory compliance for reduced risk. “We are delighted to welcome Innofact as our newest VAR partner,” said Severin Weiss, CEO
Value Added Reseller agreement makes service and support for product lifecycle management solutions readily available in Italy and the UK Kuessnacht, SWITZERLAND, April 2019 – SpecPage and Italian ICT group Horsa have signed a Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreement. With several offices in Italy and a subsidiary in London, Horsa sets high value on proximity to customers and is ideally placed to support food and beverage producers in implementing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions into their development processes. Offering more than 20 years’ experience, Horsa is a leading system and solution integrator, well versed in designing, implementing and managing corporate IT solutions. “When we decided to expand our PLM service offering, SpecPage was the perfect partner because it possesses breadth and depth of technical expertise and is 100 per cent dedicated to partnering success,” said Cesare Tarricone, Division Manager at Horsa. Designed to accelerate time to market, reduce production costs, increase product quality and improve regulatory compliance, SpecPage PLM solutions provide cross-functional support for the complexities of today’s formula-based product development lifecycles. “Delivering innovative PLM software solutions uniquely designed for food and beverage companies, SpecPage focuses on achieving sustainable growth with seamless, connected, data-driven results,” stated Severin Weiss, CEO of SpecPage. “We
Millennials demand transparency and traceability In a recent interview with SpecPage CEO Severin Weiss, CNN reporter Ana Maria Montero detailed trending economic drivers for the food and beverage industry, citing transparency and traceability as the key focus for millennial customers. Weiss revealed specific strategies for food producers who seek to compete on international levels and grow their global market share. Many manufacturers still use archaic spreadsheets to track and trace information, from raw ingredients through the life of the product. This leads to inadvertent errors that compromise product quality. These mistakes are easily eliminated, Weiss said, with comprehensive product lifecycle and product data management process solutions that engage every aspect of development and manufacturing. Weiss added, “SpecPDM delivers the most accurate workflow driven data, and it can be accessed on-demand by research and development and quality control managers - all shareholders - to ensure accurate labeling and compliance with global regulations.” SpecPage customers, like Nestle, Lindt, Migros and Dr. Oetker, as well as other industry leaders employ the company’s suite of solutions to support new product innovation and provide transparency to their customers. Montero noted that Weiss appears to be ahead of the curve, providing solutions that support
Platform Empowers Referral, VAR, Strategic and Technology Partnership Drivers (TAMPA, FL. KÜSSNACHT, SWITZERLAND, 4.12.2018) SpecPage, a global leader in innovative digital process solutions for food engineers and formula-based food and beverage manufacturers, today announced a comprehensive, collaborative, multifunctional partnership program specifically designed to drive new business opportunities and increase profits for value-added resellers and systems integrators. SpecPage delivers a comprehensive suite of Industry 4.0 solutions for food and beverage producers, including cloud-based and on-premise subscription product lifecycle management software systems. The company also provides wide-ranging services, resources, and incentive opportunities for partners to encourage rapid profitability and ensure the development of necessary expertise to capitalize on the growing need for end-to-end product lifecycle and product data management in the food and beverage industry. SpecPage is the only global leader of enhanced digital PLM and PDM process solutions dedicated exclusively to food and beverage producers. This ground-breaking partnership program will provide associates with residual revenue opportunities by serving food producers in international markets. The global PLM and PDM software and service market for an industry mired predominantly in spreadsheet-based processes is expected to reach an annual value of 90 billion USD by 2022, at an estimated CAGR of 25.3% - providing
SpecPage Announces Investment from Credit Suisse Via SVC LTD. Parties Unveil Global Recipe to Success Expansion
(Kuessnacht, Switzerland, Tampa, Fla., November 6, 2018) SpecPage, a global leader of innovative product lifecycle and product data management process solutions for formula-based food and beverage manufacturers, will partner with SVC Ltd. For Risk Capital for SMEs, an investment vehicle of Credit Suisse in Switzerland. SVC Ltd. promotes Switzerland as a center for business while also allowing unique Swiss businesses to leverage their high qualitative standards in niche industries across the world. Key benefits of the SVC Ltd. Credit Suisse investment include empowering the expansion of SpecPage’s international business systems. For nearly two decades, SpecPage has sought innovative solutions to help formula-based food and beverage manufacturers produce better quality products for less, while also streamlining and delivering exceptional data-driven results that allow producers in the food manufacturing industry to grow and sustain profitability. As the leading bank for entrepreneurs, Credit Suisse is committed to strengthening and promoting Swiss businesses, including the provision of venture capital to innovate SMEs with growth potential. SVC Ltd. for Risk Capital for SMEs, the investment vehicle, was created for this purpose in 2010. The SpecPage venture marks SVC Ltd.’s 50th investment. SpecPage, headquartered in Switzerland and the U.S. is the only product lifecycle management and
Kroger is buying Home Chef, the largest private meal-kit company in the U.S., for $700 million in order to boost the chain's online grocery business. Severin Weiss, CEO of SpecPage, a leader of innovative solutions for the recipe-based manufacturing industry, says the acquisition will be a big win for Kroger, a brand that strives to exceed customer expectations, as the home-delivery meal service is a huge market trend. "They have an opportunity to wow customers with fresh, convenient, healthy meals," Weiss told FierceRetail. "Consumers have a right to know what’s in their food and they are demanding transparency. There are only two ways to guarantee transparency—cook from raw materials grown in home gardens or purchase only products from manufacturers who provide accurate, transparent product labels." The move is also important in growing competition that exists in the area of grocery. The partnership illustrates that Kroger is innovative and has more to offer than the traditional sale of groceries. RELATED: Kroger paves the way for digital signage "This acquisition shows that Kroger is invested in catering to consumer needs—and is always looking for ways to give the customer what they want. It redefines the entire grocery shopping experience for their customers," Weiss said. The merger will
SpecPage & Koch Foods to Present at GS1 Connect on Addressing Data Quality and Regulatory Compliance
SpecPage, a global leader of innovative solutions for food engineers and recipe-based manufacturers will partner with Koch Foods, an industry leading manufacturer in poultry processing and multi-protein value-added products, to lead a presentation on data quality and regulatory compliance at the upcoming GS1 Connect conference. The presentation, “How to Generate Content to Address Data Quality/Regulatory Compliance,” will be led by industry experts Milan Vacval, vice president of professional services at SpecPage, and Gerry Leganski, vice president of operations at Koch Foods. Key benefits include the assessment of specific processes and solutions for achieving data quality and regulatory compliance in the food and beverage industry. The presentation will specifically examine ways in which Koch Foods was able to leverage SpecPage solutions to manage an accurate and accessible flow of data between internal and external stakeholders to boost key compliance metrics. Attendees will learn how to adapt to growing customer expectations for transparency and traceability in food preparation and handling and accessible nutrition information. This is the first public collaboration between SpecPage and Koch Foods. Koch Foods is one of the largest growers, manufacturers and processors of poultry in the U.S. SpecPage develops and supplies comprehensive software solutions with central storage and
(Tampa, FLA., June 11, 2018) SpecPage, global leader of innovative solutions for food engineers and recipe-based manufacturers, will partner with Precise, an industry leading IT service company specializing in food and beverage compliance consultation. The partnership between SpecPage and Precise will expand the global presence of SpecPage to Greater China, incl. China, Hongkong, Macau and Taiwan. Through this strategic partnership, SpecPage and Precise will provide a platform that is unique to the food engineering and recipe-based manufacturing markets in China. Key market benefits include the assessment of specific processes and solutions for achieving data quality and regulatory compliance in the food and beverage industry. With this partnership, manufacturers across the region will be able to leverage SpecPage solutions to manage an accurate and accessible flow of data between internal and external stakeholders to boost key compliance metrics and satisfy growing consumer demands for transparency and traceability in food preparation and nutritional labeling information. “We are very excited to partner with Precise,” said Severin Weiss, CEO, SpecPage. “The rapid growth of the chinese and taiwanese markets shows their emergence as developing leaders. The leadership at Precise understands that compliance and speed to market are key for sustained growth and that in order to
CIMdata & SpecPage Present Free Webinar on ROI for PLM Deployments in the Food and Beverage Industry
Attendees will learn strategies for using product lifecycle management platforms to offset costs and increase speed to market (TAMPA, Fla., April 10, 2018) — Global leader of innovative solutions for the recipe-based manufacturing industry, SpecPage, will host a free webinar, “ROI for PLM Deployments in the Food & Beverage Industry,” on April 12 in partnership with CIMdata, the leader in PLM education, research and strategic management consulting. The webinar features industry experts Severin Weiss, CEO of SpecPage; Tom Gill, enterprise value & integration practice manager at CIMdata; and Milan Vacval, vice president, professional services at SpecPage, as they address how food and beverage manufacturers can use a product lifecycle management (PLM) platform to increase speed to market and control product cost, traceability and regulatory compliance issues. To support growth and success in recipe-based production, manufacturers need a comprehensive, adaptive solution that features data as a strategic asset. The webinar provides an overview of the essential benefits of implementing a PLM to offset costs, including controlled product management, data governance and timely, accurate product specific regulatory compliance. Attendees will learn the benefits of using a PLM platform, including: Revenue growth Accelerated time to market Product and process cost reduction anywhere in
SpecPage, a global provider of integrated software solutions and online tools for the recipe-based manufacturing industry, will be hosting two complimentary English webinars in both the US and European time zones covering food safety, global regulatory compliance, speed-to-market, food labeling laws and other industry-relevant issues.
This year, the SpecPage User Days took place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, hosting a total of 100 participants. Guests were greeted with a one-and-a-half-day program, including several presentations and talks with industry experts and users, which covered a wide spectrum of hot topics in the recipe-based food processing industry throughout the event.
SpecPage, a global provider of integrated software solutions and online catalogs for the food & beverage industry (F&B), has appointed Tony McQueen Business Development Manager to further grow its market presence in North America.
The Swiss-based software solutions provider responds to the rapidly growing needs of its global customer base for localized support and 24/7 customer service.
SpecPage and Decernis now jointly offer compliance management solutions for the food and beverage industry
SpecPage, a global provider of integrated software solutions and online catalogs for the food & beverage industry (F&B), today announced a new partnership with regulatory compliance expert Decernis. SpecPage will integrate its product lifecycle management system (SpecPDM) with Decernis’ compliance management solutions to assist food and beverage manufacturers and distributors with their global regulatory compliance requirements.
SpecPage, a global provider of integrated software solutions and online tools for the food & beverage industry, has appointed Jozef Oleár and Fernando Fernandes as Business Development Managers to boost its activities in Central, Eastern as well as Southern Europe.
SpecPage expands into the Nordic market to deliver product development software solutions and services for the food & beverage industry
SpecPage, a global provider of integrated software solutions and online tools for the recipe-based manufacturing industry, has strengthened its presence in the Nordic market with a new branch office in Sweden and the appointment of Marek Andreasson to develop the company’s business in the region.
SpecPage CEO Severin Weiss has been recognized by Insight Success as one of the ’50 most creative CEOs to watch’ in the magazine’s latest special edition.
SpecPage, a global provider of integrated software solutions and online tools for the recipe-based manufacturing industry, has appointed Milan Vacval as Project Manager to lead technology projects for US-based clients.
SpecPage recognized as one of the ’20 most promising food and beverages technology solution providers 2016′ by CIOReview Magazine
SpecPage, a global provider of integrated software solutions and online tools for the recipe-based manufacturing industry, has been recognized by CIOReview as one of the ‘20 Most Promising Food and Beverages Technology Solution Providers 2016’.
SpecPage, a leading provider of integrated product data management and information solutions for the food & beverage (F&B) and jan/san industries, today announced that its Buyer’s Guide has been certified by 1WorldSync with Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) Major Release 3.1 compatibility.
SpecPage, a global provider of integrated software solutions and online tools, has further improved its catalog Buyer’s Guide to meet the needs of suppliers, distributors and retailers in the food & beverage (F&B) as well as jan/san industries.
SpecPage, a global provider of integrated software solutions and online catalogs, today announced a new master data capturing service for food and beverage (F&B) manufacturing companies to help increase their efficiency in product development and marketing.
SpecPage today unveiled its redesigned website, www.specpage.com. In addition to a sleek, modern and user-friendly design, key enhancements include improved search and navigation functionality as well as optimization for mobile devices allowing users to better engage with SpecPage online.
SpecPage plc, leading provider of integrated software solutions for the food and beverage industry, announced today that it has acquired GLN-Data.com Ltd, a company that offers innovative GDSN solutions for SAP® users.
SpecPage, leading provider of integrated software solutions for recipe and product information management, has appointed Massimo Antoniello as Vice President Global Development to support the company’s international growth.
SpecPage, global provider of customised software solutions for recipe and product information management, has appointed Tim F. Mes as a new member of the Board of Directors to support the company’s international growth.
Object Solutions Software plc has renamed all its entities to ‘SpecPage’ to harmonize its global branding and in order to meet the growing demand in the range of specification and recipe management in North America and Europe.
Object Solutions acquires majority share in SpecPage – Software companies join forces to provide integrated product information solutions
Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), May 4, 2015. Object Solutions Software plc, a leading provider of product management software solutions for the food and beverage (F&B) industry in Europe, today announced that it has acquired the majority share in SpecPage LLC, based in Warwick, RI in the United States. SpecPage is a GS1-GDSN specialist and leading provider of product information and online catalogues for the foodservice and jan-san industries. Object Solutions with headquarters in Switzerland and branch offices across Europe is a company specialising in the development of comprehensive product management software solutions for F&B producers, including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Laboratory Information and Management System (LIMS), and Environmental Health and Safety Administration (EHSA). The company’s suite of product management software allows food producers to be more efficient, improve quality and reduce time to market as well as to comply with REACH and European food laws, which are increasingly impacting US producers. Object Solutions’ strategy is to serve food manufacturers worldwide. The investment in SpecPage is part of this strategy and allows Object Solutions to offer its existing global customers such as Glanbia Nutritionals, Nestlé-Wagner, Campbell Soup and Dr. Oetker enhanced services in North America as well as to
Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), April 8, 2015. SpecPage, a global software company, has opened a branch in Chicago (Illinois), the United States and extended its team with Mike Chapter as Business Consultant. The provider of customised software solutions for the food and beverage industry (F&B) is a rapidly growing Swiss company, with subsidiaries in Frankfurt (Germany), Nantes (France) and Bratislava (Slovakia), and recently opened an office in Gouda (Netherlands). SpecPage is set to expand its activities in the US, meeting the growing demand in the range of specification and recipe management for the F&B industry. The new US office enables SpecPage to offer locally based customers such as Glanbia Nutritionals, Nestlé Wagner, Campbell Soup and Dr. Oetker, even more direct and personal support, and to further establish itself as a technology partner which sets standards in the F&B industry. “Food and beverage manufacturing is highly complex in nature and requires a centralised management tool to boost efficient production and ensure company success. We are well positioned to meet the increasing demand in this sector, providing integrated software solutions tailored to our customers’ specific needs”, said Severin Weiss, CEO SpecPage. “We offer industry-leading products and our new office in the US allows us
Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), January 19, 2015. SpecPage, a global software company, has opened a branch in Gouda, the Netherlands and extended its team with Roel de Hoop as Business Development Manager Benelux. The provider of customised software solutions for the food industry is a rapidly growing Swiss company, with subsidiaries in Frankfurt (Germany), Nantes (France) and Bratislava (Slovakia), and recently opened an office in the Netherlands. SpecPage is set to expand its activities in the Benelux region in order to meet the growing demand in the range of specification and recipe management in the food industry. The company plans to strengthen its presence in the regional market and provide enhanced support to existing customers, such as Continental Foods (Puurs, Belgium) and Zeelandia (Zierikzee, Netherlands). As part of opening a subsidiary in Gouda, SpecPage also extended its team with Roel de Hoop, Business Development Manager. De Hoop is responsible for the business in the Benelux region as well as support and customer service in relation to master data, specification and recipe management for food manufacturers. De Hoop previously held sales positions with international software companies before joining SpecPage. With this initiative, SpecPage aims to provide more direct and personal customer support and
Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), August 6, 2014. SpecPage AG (formerly Object Solutions Software) has been recognised as a Microsoft partner, providing outstanding solutions and services for the manufacturing industry. The company offers comprehensive product lifecycle management (PLM), specification and product development software solutions for the food and beverage industry, based on Microsoft technologies. Microsoft has featured SpecPage in its recent publication “Manufacturing and Resources Global Outlook 2014-2017″, a directory of over 100 Microsoft partners serving the worldwide manufacturing sector as well as unique insights into Microsoft’s technology roadmap and regional industry trends. The guide is designed to provide business information about select innovative technology suppliers in the industry, helping manufacturers to make positive technology decisions. “We are pleased to be included in this publication with global reach, which reinforces Microsoft’s recognition of SpecPage as a valuable partner and the capabilities of our solutions to support recipe-based production companies”, said Severin Weiss, SpecPage’s CEO. “Our software solutions simplify the development and life cycle management process for innovative products, from concept to marketplace.” SpecPage offers state-of-the-art and user-friendly solutions that have been jointly developed with customers in order to simplify their product development and ensure company success. For more information, please visit: http://digital.tudor-rose.co.uk/manufacturing-and-resources-go/files/assets/basic-html/page-127.html
Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), April 18, 2013. – The Swiss software company SpecPage announced the launch of a standardized Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) which is based on the SA2 Worldsync-standard. The solution serves as an extension to the specification management system SpecPDM as well as the online specification portal Supplier’s Guide, which are used by a large number of customers worldwide. In addition to the simple and centralized management of all specification data, nutritional values, allergens labelling and declarations, the system manages all data that meets the requirements of the new Food Information Regulation EU 1169/2011 and the European labelling requirements for distance selling (Internet). The product specification data can be automatically exchanged between parties without any manual and error-prone processing. „We have received a number of inquiries in the recent months from existing customers and new prospects that want to prepare timely for the new requirements of the new Food Information Regulation EU 1169/2011”, says Severin Weiss, CEO SpecPage. „The Global Data Synchronization plays an increasingly important role for the automatic publication of accurate data on all connected systems. Companies hope to gain a competitive advantage, so that they can progressively present their products for distance selling.” The simple implementation
Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland). April 12, 2013. – The leading glucose manufacturer Dextro Energy uses the formulation and specification software of the Swiss company SpecPage. Thanks to the standard solution, internal processes, from product development to production, are simplified thanks to the centralised management. Recipes and specifications are entered in the central data base and can easily be processed for the development of new products. This reduces time and costs, and increases efficiency and innovation. In order to be more responsive to the market and specific customer needs, Dextro Energy has also implemented SpecPage’s portal solution Supplier’s Guide where all data can be managed online. Suppliers can electronically enter specifications and flexibly update them. One click is enough to release the data and then import into the local product development department. This allows Dextro Energy to fully focus on the efficient production of their power amplifier. About Dextro Energy GmbH: Dextro Energy is the leading global producer of dextrose products and market leader in Germany. In addition to the renowned energy cubes, which appear in flavoured variants, the company manufactures energy bars and nutrition products for athletes. The in Krefeld based company exports its products to 22 countries and has over 130
SpecPage’s online portal solution increases efficiency for specification management in the food industry
Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland). April 9, 2013 – The online platform Supplier’s Guide is an efficient system for the specification management in the food industry where data can be collected online and easily and cost-efficiently exchanged with customers and suppliers. The portal solution was developed in collaboration with Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG, yet it is also being used by customers such as Dreidoppel, Fortitech and over 1000 suppliers. Administrative expenses for the specification management are substantially reduced by the portal solution. Producers determine what information and documents they require their suppliers to record in the predefined forms including necessary certificates. The entire workflow and electronic approval takes place Supplier’s Guide. The available data can then be imported into the database of the production company and directly been processed there. Thus, errors that may occur during manual data transmission will be avoided. Not only time and costs will be saved, but also the data integrity is significantly increased. With a SSL-encrypted login and fully encrypted data sets the sensitive data is protected at its best. Supplier’s Guide creates a centralised system for managing specifications that can be updated fast and flexibly. All raw materials, semi-finished products, finished products and packaging with their
Bahlsen goes for integrated software application of SpecPage for recipe and specifications management
Zurich (Switzerland), Hanover (Germany). September 22, 2009. – After a detailed selection process Bahlsen, Germany’s market leader in sweet baked goods, decides for SpecPage’s integrated software application SpecPDM. For the development department which develops in distributed teams in different Bahlsen locations, major selection criteria were the functionality of Multilingualism and Multi-user with different permission and guidance levels as well as automatic interface to SAP. Thus the internal company processes in the software can be mapped and all work data can be accessed by any user in a single data source. The product developers are working with the recipes and raw materials which are relevant and released in that department. Food Law responsibles get current data for creating ingredients lists that are grouped together from all preliminary stages. Purchasers get access to Raw Material Specifications, sales people on current and future Finished Product Specifications. Thus all critical information is stored in a database which was previously collected in various subsystems. This seamless integration is a step forward in terms of traceability and information efficiency. Redundant processing steps are therefore excluded. In addition, full costing and cost control is ensured in each development project, which also allows simulating new products with trial
Zürich (Switzerland), August 4, 2009. – Chocolat Bernrain AG based in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland and the Austrian Salzburg Schokolade GmbH, producer of the famous Mozartkugeln, manufacture chocolate products that are exported all over the world. Both companies have decided in favour of the formulation and specification software SpecPDM of SpecPage to simplify the development process and automate their specification processes. SpecPDM supports the firms to optimize recipes current and automatically generates ready-made food specifications with lists of ingredients including Guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) in real time. The confectionery manufacturers use special calculation options designed for the chocolate industry with automated calculations of cocoa content, milk solids, milk fat and other parameters. Besides the organization of complex bio-and tariff settlements in relation to individual recipe components (including fair trade, Knospe) consistent specification processes must be met to guarantee long-term traceability. Both companies have multiple locations and access to a central database. Thus, they achieve a better collaboration and accelerate their development efforts in different plants. About Chocolat Bernrain AG Chocolat Bernrain was founded in 1932 in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland. The company manufactures industrial chocolate products, semi-finished products, private-label chocolate and chocolate for consumers. In 1988 Chocolat Stella with headquarters in Giubiasco steps into
Zurich (Switzerland), Nonnweiler-Braunshausen (Germany), June 16, 2008 – Wagner Pizza, specialist for frozen food, made its choice to use SpecPage’s product development software application SpecPDM. The software platform of the Swiss company facilitates Wagner’s development of new products to pursue its innovation leadership. A three-pronged policy ensures the steady high quality at Wagner: use of high-quality ingredients, meticulous controls and qualified employees. The knowledge about the best batter on the one hand and the most advanced baking method on the other hand, and the related innovation leadership were the basis for the beginning of a success story, that endures until today. True to the motto “Technology follows the product not vice versa!” which underlies all new developments, the stone oven pizza specialist consistently relies on innovative technology solutions. The powerful software solutions of SpecPage convinced Wagner. „We can simplify our complex processes to develop new products with SpecPage’s modular solutions along with a better documentation” states Klaus Riebel, Head of Quality Assurance at Wagner Tiefkühlprodukte GmbH. SpecPage’s SpecPDM supports the manufacturing company from Saarland with its 1200 employees to innovate. “With SpecPDM we can compare new recipe variants regarding cost and nutrition values in a simple way using the simulation
Zürich (Switzerland), Breuberg (Germany), February 18, 2008. – Odenwald-Früchte GmbH, manufacturer of fruit preserves, confiture and reduced-calorie fruit products decided to use the product development application SpecPDM. The flexible solution of the Swiss software company SpecPage has been adapted to the particular needs of Odenwald-Früchte. SpecPDM was the choice „because of its logical structure and flexibility”, according to Olaf Hoffmann, development manager at Odenwald-Früchte. With a comprehensive material- and formula-administration and an easy-to-use declaration feature SpecPDM software represents the functional counterpart in the development department compared to the ERP-system in the production. „Thanks to SpecPDM, we are able to develop innovative fruit products faster and more flexible. Documentation according to food regulation requirements, especially for the traceability and specification, is supported by the system”, explains Hoffmann. The former isolated applications based on Excel had been replaced by the product development-suite and was integrated with the existing SAP-System. Seamless work is enabled with less media disruption and less sources of error, thus Odenwald can offer more „Fruit to enjoy“. About Odenwald-Früchte The company with head office in the Odenwald was founded in 1956 and ranks among the leading providers of preserved fruit in glass. Besides Odenwald labelled products the company markets
Zurich (Switzerland) – Heideblume Molkerei Elsdorf AG and Elsdorfer Feinkost AG have decided in favor of the product development software SpecPDM from SpecPage. The software platform from the Swiss software house gives a big support to the company in taking decisions about product innovations and tracking the high level of freshness and gourmet quality in the processed foods. The innovative software solution from SpecPage have convinced Heideblume Molkerei Elsdorf AG and Elsdorfer Feinkost AG. “We have decided in favor of SpecPDM because the modular solution is just tailor-made to suit our requirements in the field of product development and is easy and simple to use thanks to its logical structure”, says Sylvia Funk, Project Manager Product Development. The company located in Northern Germany continuously develops new products and system solutions for end-consumers, trade and gastronomy. SpecPDM is the ideal supplement to the modern powerful systems that are already in use. The product development software SpecPDM from SpecPage supports the companies in combining more effectively the advantages of fresh fruits, salads and vegetables (green area) with the highly valuable raw material milk (white area). Both these areas are brought together under one roof: on the one hand, the traditional white dairy
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