Paint, Coatings & Chemicals
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Companies in the paint, coatings, chemicals and ink industries have specific challenges that ProductVision is capable of addressing. Compliance with hazardous chemical regulations (including GHS) is a major challenge. ProductVision meets requirement with the ability to automate creation and distribution of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and product labels in multiple formats and languages. This process is streamlined through ProductVision’s interfaces to industry-standard regulatory databases.
In this market, you must be able to rapidly analyze what the customer wants and translate those needs into a new product. You need to develop new colors or modify existing products for new applications, sometimes several times a day. ProductVision Formula Management allows formulators to access past experiences and to rapidly create new products based upon this information.
Manages the Entire Product “Life-Cycle”
ProductVision is a rapid product development tool that manages all aspects of creation of a product from initial concept through retirement. Available workflow features automate the formula approval process. Approved formulas and raw materials may be “locked” to prevent accidental changes. All formula revisions are automatically maintained with full change tracking. Historical formulas may be archived to separate them from your production formulas.
Increases Formulator Productivity
ProductVision greatly reduces the effort required in creating new products and enhancing existing formulas. New raw materials and formulas may be copied entirely from existing items. A flexible formula editor allows freeform entry of an unlimited number of lines, including unlimited levels of intermediates, to handle even the most complex products. Instructional text may also be inserted, anywhere, to enhance readability.
Multi-level “where-used” and global component replacement features allow rapid and accurate substitution of obsolete ingredients. And ProductVision automatically performs all property and cost calculations quickly and accurately. Formulators can focus on what’s important – creating and enhancing products, for quicker release to the marketplace.
Streamlines New Product Development
With ProductVision’s “What-If” Analysis, you can quickly prototype new products. You may set a target property or cost value for a formula, “float” one or more components, and have the system arrive at the correct composition to meet the target. Alternately, a formula’s composition can be directly edited and ProductVision will recalculate and display the new formula properties.
An unlimited number of alternate formulas can be created and viewed on-screen. Selected property values can be graphed for convenient visual analysis. Experimental formulas developed using “What-If” can be saved to the permanent formula file for future use.
Improves Customer Response Time
ProductVision’s powerful query tool allows you to quickly locate existing products that match or approximate specific customer requests, thus allowing you to provide better service. Internally, queries save time and money by rapidly locating resources that can be substituted for others, formulas that can accept re-worked materials, or items that meet any user-selected combination of property, cost, or component criteria.
Provides Detailed Product Costs
ProductVision helps you get a true picture of your formula costs and price products for maximum long-run profitability. With line-by-line, as well as overall formula losses, formulators can clearly define product costs. ProductVision’s cost simulation feature helps you quickly analyze the effects of anticipated cost changes by allowing you to make temporary changes to formula compositions or costs.
Links to Other World-Class Software
ProductVision raw material and formula information may be shared with most popular Manufacturing Resource Planning, financial, and plant and lab automation software packages. This eliminates duplicate data entry, reduces time to market, and improves information accuracy.
We invite you to contact us today to find out more about how ProductVision can exceed the expectations of your organization and take your product development capabilities to new heights.