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Selerant Unveils Enhanced Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) System for Food and Beverage Brands at IFT Expo

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a leading global provider of formula-based product lifecycle management
(PLM) software for food and beverage manufacturers, has announced a new
version of its flagship product, Devex PLM. The latest release, Devex
3.8, offers more deeply integrated product data management, labeling,
compliance, and product portfolio analysis features that enable product
developers to reduce bottlenecks in time to market while improving
innovation decisions.

As part of this release, Selerant will be exhibiting at the 2019 IFT
Annual Event and Expo on June 3-5 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Visit
Selerant at booth 1257 to schedule a guided demonstration of the Devex
PLM system.

“Manufacturers must meet an ever-increasing set of industry demands and
product development needs, all while driving accelerated product time to
shelf and remaining compliant,” said Jacopo Colombo, Selerant’s Chief
Technology Officer. “The latest Devex 3.8 PLM platform helps
manufacturers reduce product time to market and development costs with
integrated tools and processes that boost the collaboration, visibility,
harmonization, validation, and traceability of data and actions
performed at every stage of the product management lifecycle.”

Devex 3.8 continues to offer a superior user experience for managing
product lifecycle decisions with improved label creation, enhanced
document collaboration options, and a new set of regulatory and
Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) features.

With Devex 3.8, manufacturers can take advantage of:

  • New Innovation Management Dashboards: Devex 3.8’s Innovation
    Process Management suite offers new interactive, visual charts in its
    portfolio dashboard, enabling manufacturers to make quick, accurate
    decisions around new product development and launch.
  • Automatic Document Management: Users across departments can
    more efficiently collaborate on the most up-to-date versions of
    product documents using an enhanced PDF viewer and annotation tool
    that automatically tracks note sharing, document markups, and document
  • Transparent Label Creation and Publishing: Product developers
    can easily create and format nutritional facts panels, ingredient and
    allergen statements with Devex 3.8’s new visual, intuitive and dynamic
    set of labeling tools. Publish labels in digital formats.
  • Updated EHS Legislation: Manufacturers can stay informed with
    new legislative requirements in the hazardous chemicals market due to
    a new framework for the UFI codes management, support of ADR 2019, new
    GHS modules, and new regulatory analysis for detergents.
  • Robust Environmental Impact Analysis: Additional configurations
    for food loss calculations in Selerant’s Ecodex module allows
    manufacturers to more accurately track losses in food and packaging
    steps along with the environmental impact of production.

By unifying these critical aspects of New Product Development and
Introduction (NPDI), Selerant continues to enable manufacturers to
manage data-driven innovation, R&D, specification and formulation
management, product portfolio management, compliance, and packaging all
in one, which supports a seamless and continuous collaboration with
suppliers and partners in a real-time quality monitoring solution.

Welch’s, one of the largest juice producers in the world, stresses the
importance of using one integrated platform that can not only facilitate
digital PLM steps, but also act as the single source of truth for
product data for more intelligent, competitive time-to-market timelines.

The company currently uses Devex PLM to respond to create more
efficient, data-driven decision making around new product research and

“Devex has really transformed our ability to use more information faster
and earlier on in the innovation process,” said Susan Kelley, Senior
Research Scientist at Welch’s. “When our sales team sees a need in the
market for a product with a certain component, Devex enables us to jump
on it. With the material cost function, we can quickly evaluate how new
materials will impact our M&I targets. Our product developers can then
search all of the experimental or current ingredients in our portfolio
and instantly use them in new formulas. With the labeling tool, we can
also provide customers with nutritional facts panels before they even
see the product.”

By streamlining the process steps and data management required for more
efficient, analytics-driven product launch, Selerant continues to expand
its international portfolio of companies using the Devex system like
Bacardi, Ghirardelli, Nestlé, Campari, Lindt, and many other leading
global brands.

The IFT Expo will take place on June 3-5, 2019, and will showcase the
latest innovations from technology leaders in the global food industry.

Selerant will be located at booth 1257 in the Exhibit Hall. For
more information on Devex, visit

About Selerant

Founded in 1990, Selerant Corporation is a leading global provider of
formula-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software and consulting
services within three core process manufacturing segments: Food &
Beverages, Personal Care/Pharmaceutical, and Specialty Chemicals. From
idea to label, Selerant ensures compliance and facilitates innovation
for the entirety of formula-based PLM. Selerant has offices in the
United States, Italy, China, Germany, France, Switzerland, India,
Serbia, and Ukraine.