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SpecPage recognized as one of the ’20 most promising food and beverages technology solution providers 2016′ by CIOReview Magazine

BRADENTON, FL, June 29, 2016 – 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 offers product development solutions, including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM) and Laboratory Information and Management System (LIMS), enabling food and beverage companies to innovate competitive products in compliance with relevant labeling requirements.

With expertise in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), the Swiss-based company offers individually customizable online catalogs, including Supplier’s Guide, Buyer’s Guide and Compliance Guide, to help companies manage high-quality product information at the touch of a button.

“We are pleased to be included in this publication with global reach, recognizing our capabilities to support the food and beverage industry with comprehensive and effective solutions for innovative products”, said Severin Weiss, CEO at SpecPage. “Our software solutions and online catalogs simplify product development from concept to marketplace while ensuring data quality and regulatory compliance.”

“Congratulating SpecPage for exhibiting its proficiency in developing software solutions which help food industries to introduce new innovative products into the convenience market faster and at lower cost,” said Jeevan George, Managing Editor of CIOReview. “SpecPage’s software solutions assists manufacturing companies to set up an efficient product development system, minimize the risks, optimally use the knowledge base and growth potential of the company.”

With subsidiaries in the US, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Slovakia, SpecPage is a rapidly growing company and is set to expand its activities in US and Europe, meeting the growing demand in the range of product development and information.

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About Specpage
SpecPage with headquarters in Switzerland and branch offices in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Slovakia and United States is a leading vendor of integrated software solutions and online catalogs for the food and beverage industry. Kellogg’s, Subway, Ferrero, Lindt, Dr. Oetker, Mondelēz, Develey, Nestlé Wagner, Campbell Soup, R&R Ice Cream, OSI, Zeelandia and Glanbia (to name a few) are well-known customers who use the innovative and user-friendly software solutions from SpecPage to successfully manage the special and complex aspects of product development in the global competition for attractive products. With expertise in food law, the company offers turnkey product data management tools for master data and recipe as well product lifecycle management with integrated GDSN interface, simplifying compliance with global labeling requirements. In addition to its standardized software solutions, SpecPage offers master data capturing services and audits. www.specpage.com

About CIOReview
Published from Fremont, California, CIOReview is a print magazine that explores and understands the plethora of ways adopted by firms to execute the smooth functioning of their businesses. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, IT VPs including CIOReview editorial board finalized the “20 Most Promising Food and Beverages Technology Solution Providers 2016” in the U.S. and shortlisted the best vendors and consultants. wwww.cioreview.com

SpecPage to launch master data capturing service for the food and beverage industry

Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), March 31, 2016. — 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.

The company specializes in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) and provides manufacturers and distributors with personalized online catalogs for the user-friendly and efficient publication, distribution and marketing of product information through GDSN. The new onboarding service offered by SpecPage is aimed at companies that have not sufficient resources to capture master data and adapt them constantly to the increasing regulations and needs of their trade partners. SpecPage also offers auditing services ensuring master data is comprehensive and accurate at all times. Services include the assessment of data fields and evaluation of error protocols from trade partners.

SpecPage’s solutions and online catalogs are already compliant with GDSN Major Release 3, which comes into effect in May 2016, supporting new attributes, code values and processes. Its training and capturing services ensure F&B producers can implement the new standard seamlessly.

“We have long-standing experience in the food and beverage industry and understand the growing legal challenges suppliers and distributors are facing. Our experienced team ensures that only up-to-date legal data is published through standardized pools, improving transparency and product data quality and ultimately boosting sales”, said Severin Weiss, CEO SpecPage.

“We provide training on relevant food laws and appropriate data publication, and are now able to offer our customers enhanced services and help them to minimize costs by handling their laborious data capturing and maintenance tasks”, he added.

SpecPage offers a range of product development solutions for the F&B industry, including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Laboratory Information and Management System (LIMS), and Environmental Health and Safety Administration (EHSA).

With subsidiaries in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Slovakia and the US, the Swiss company is rapidly growing and set to expand its activities in Europe and the US, meeting the growing demand in the range of product development and information in the F&B industry.

SpecPage unveils redesigned website

New mobile-friendly website featuring modern design and enhanced content

Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), March 15, 2016. — 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 is the leading provider of integrated software solutions for the food and beverage industry (F&B), including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Laboratory Information and Management System (LIMS), and Environmental Health and Safety Administration (EHSA).

The company specializes in the electronic publication of product information through the standardized Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN). Along with its data capturing service, SpecPage provides manufacturers and distributors with online catalogs for the user-friendly and efficient publication, distribution and marketing of product information through GDSN.
“As a global technology company, our focus is to connect with our customers and deliver bespoke solutions to meet their ever changing needs,” said Sabrina Weiss, Communications Manager at SpecPage. “The sleek, user-friendly design of our new company website offers customers and prospects an improved user experience with information about our products and services.”

SpecPage is a rapidly growing Swiss company with subsidiaries in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Slovakia and the US. The company is set to expand its activities in Europe and the US, meeting the growing demand in the range of product development and information in the F&B industry.

SpecPage plc acquires GLN-Data.com Ltd

Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), October 28, 2015. 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 with expertise in GDSN provides comprehensive software solutions and online catalogs for product management and information, including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Laboratory Information and Management System (LIMS), and Environmental Health and Safety Administration (EHSA).

GLN-Data.com provides suppliers and distributors with innovative solutions to manage master data across the business as well as exchange them with trade partners through standardized GDSN data pools. The company offers GTIN-Connector©, a SAP Add-on which enables master data preparation, verification, addition of missing attributes and subsequent publication through GDSN. GLN-Data.com serves manufacturing companies such as Dr. Oetker, Müller Milch, Intersnack, L’Oréal and Lindt & Sprüngli.

Severin Weiss, CEO SpecPage, said: „We are a growing company with a global customer base. Through this acquisition, our customers can take advantage of broad experience and enhanced service with respect to GDSN product data management, guaranteeing the highest possible data quality in compliance with food laws.”

„GTIN-Connector complements our PDM specification and recipe management solutions ideally, while stored finished product specifications can be published directly and smoothly through GDSN”, added Weiss.

Heinz Rautenkranz, Managing Partner at GLN-Data.com, commented: „SpecPage is an ideal partner with its global distribution network and expertise in food law, thus supporting our customers in the long term with efficient data management.”

SpecPage customers can also benefit from GLN-Data.com’s service expertise in data capture. Support from an experienced team ensures that only up-to-date legal data is published.

SpecPage is a rapidly growing Swiss company with subsidiaries in Frankfurt (Germany), Paris (France), Gouda (Netherlands) and Bratislava (Slovakia), and has recently opened offices in Milan (Italy) as well as in Chicago and Bradenton, Florida (United States). The company is set to expand its activities in Europe and the US, meeting the growing demand in the range of specification and recipe management in the F&B industry.

SpecPage strengthens management with Massimo Antoniello as VP Global Development

Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), September 10, 2015. 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.

In his new role, Antoniello is leading the global team of support and project managers. He has excellent industry knowledge and experience as well as an international network, and will assist SpecPage in expanding further in Europe and the United States. Prior to joining SpecPage, Antoniello acted as Sales & Services Director at Selerant, a software provider for the recipe-based manufacturing industries, including food and beverage (F&B), cosmetics and paint. Before, he worked at ACNielsen and Dun & Bradstreet.

SpecPage specialises in Product Information Management (PIM) and GS1-GDSN, and provides customised product management software solutions for the F&B industry, including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Recipe Management, Laboratory Information and Management System (LIMS), and Environmental Health and Safety Administration (EHSA).

Severin Weiss, CEO SpecPage, said: „We look forward to working with Massimo. He has valuable contacts to companies worldwide, combined with an impressive record of establishing new business. SpecPage offers industry-leading solutions for the food and beverage industry. Massimo has extensive experience in this area and will help us expand our activities in Europe and the US and to develop new distribution channels.”

„I am delighted to be joining SpecPage’s management team, supporting the company’s international expansion“, said Antoniello. „Its solutions facilitate and accelerate the product development process of any manufacturing company, by streamlining production processes, consolidating regulatory and quality information, and standardising recipes and specifications.”

SpecPage is a rapidly growing Swiss company with subsidiaries in Frankfurt (Germany), Paris (France), Gouda (Netherlands) and Bratislava (Slovakia), and has recently opened offices in Milan (Italy) as well as in Chicago and Bradenton, Florida (United States). SpecPage is set to expand its activities in Europe and the US, meeting the growing demand in the range of specification and recipe management in the F&B industry.

SpecPage appoints Tim F. Mes as new member of the Board of Directors

Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), July 20, 2015. SpecPage, global provider of customised software solutions for recipe and product information management, has appointed Tim F. Mes as new member of the Board of Directors to support the company’s international growth.

Mes has excellent industry knowledge and experience as well as an international network, and will assist SpecPage in expanding further in Europe and the United States. The Dutch-born has more than 35 years’ experience in the fast moving consumer goods industry and in venture capital. He is the owner and CEO of ION Boston and previously served as President of PepsiCo and its subsidiary Frito-Lay during 17 years. He also worked at Inventages Venture Capital, Lorenz Snack-World, Danone, Nutricia and Procter & Gamble.

SpecPage is a GS1-GDSN specialist and leading provider of product information and online catalogues for the food & beverage (F&B) as well as jan-san industries. It also offers integrated product management software solutions, including Product Information Management (PIM), Product Data Management (PDM), Laboratory Information and Management System (LIMS), and Environmental Health and Safety Administration (EHSA).

Severin Weiss, CEO SpecPage, said: „We look forward to working with Tim. He has valuable contacts to companies and investors in Europe and the US, combined with an impressive record of establishing businesses. Tim will help us to expand our activities in Europe and the US and to develop new distribution channels.”

„I am very pleased to join SpecPage’s Board of Directors, supporting Severin and his team with their international expansion and in capturing the company’s tremendous growth potential. SpecPage offers excellent and industry-leading software solutions of which the entire food and beverage as well as cleaning and hygiene industries can benefit“, said Tim F. Mes, member of the Board of Directors at SpecPage. „SpecPage is able to facilitate and accelerate one of the key growth drivers of any company – its innovation and product development process. This is what I am excited about and what every company pursuing a growth strategy should be attracted to.”

SpecPage is a rapidly growing company and has recently opened new offices in the Netherlands, Italy and the United States. SpecPage with headquarters in Switzerland has further subsidiaries in Germany, France and Slovakia.

Object Solutions renames as SpecPage

Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), July 11, 2015. 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.

SpecPage is a GS1-GDSN specialist and leading provider of product information and online catalogues for the food & beverage (F&B) as well as jan-san industries. It also offers integrated product management software solutions, including Product Information Management (PIM), 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 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.

SpecPage specialises in the electronic publication product information through the standardised Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN). Along with the GDSN onboarding service, SpecPage provides manufacturers and distributors with online catalogues for the user-friendly and efficient publication, distribution and marketing of product information. The company also operates the online platform Anything4Restaurants.com, where over 980,000 US restaurants can easily access detailed product specifications and locate regional distributors from whom to purchase the products.

„We are a growing company with a global customer base and well placed to meet the increasing needs for comprehensive product information management technology in the F&B and jan-san industries”, said Severin Weiss, CEO SpecPage. „Along with our expertise in GDSN, we can assist customers looking to export to Europe with the compliance of food laws, including the new EU Food Information Regulation 1169/2011.”

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 offer North American food manufacturers a global product management solution. It will also enable the company to provide its customers with a range of complementary marketing solutions offered by SpecPage.

US-based SpecPage specialises in the electronic publication of foodservice and jan-san product information through the standardised Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN). Along with the GDSN onboarding service, SpecPage also offers Buyer’s Guides and Seller’s Guides, two online catalogues for the user-friendly and efficient publication, distribution, and marketing of product information. The company also operates the online platform Anything4Restaurants.com where over 980,000 US restaurants can easily access detailed product specifications and locate regional distributors from whom to purchase the products.

Severin Weiss, CEO Object Solutions said: “We are a growing company with a global customer base. This acquisition strengthens our presence in the US market and enables us to further enhance our services for locally based customers. In addition to providing a dedicated support team on site, we are able to offer existing SpecPage customers an integrated product information system to boost efficiency in R&D as well as in product information management.”

“In SpecPage we have found a partner with expertise in GS1-GDSN, which we can leverage for our European customers looking to export their food products to the US, whilst we can assist SpecPage’s US customers with fulfilling European food legislation”, added Weiss.

“Object Solutions provides us with a pool of experienced software developers and system engineers, which we can utilize to offer our customers an integrated product information solution for both GS1-GDSN and comprehensive recipe and specification management”, explained Paul Meunier, President, SpecPage. “Additionally, US food producers can take advantage of Object Solutions’ expertise in compliance with REACH and European food laws including the new Food Information Regulation 1169/2011.”

Meunier further commented: “Overall, this acquisition will broaden our product line and greatly strengthen our ability to provide additional, easier-to-use and more flexible industry-proven technology solutions for the product data challenges facing the foodservice and jan-san supply chains.”

The software companies intend to operate globally under the name “SpecPage” and Object Solutions will rename its subsidiaries in Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Slovakia accordingly in the coming weeks. The software suppliers’ portfolios will merge gradually over the coming months enabling customers to take advantage of a range of comprehensive product data technology.

SpecPage opens branch in the United States

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 to further enhance our personalised services for existing and potential customers in this market.”

As part of opening a subsidiary in Chicago, SpecPage also extended its team with Mike Chapter, Business Consultant. Chapter is responsible for the business and customer support in the US. He is a seasoned culinary and business professional with more than 15 years of experience in the food industry, including consumer packaged goods, project management, hospitality management and culinary training. Chapter has previously worked with large food and ingredient manufacturers in the US before joining SpecPage.

“I am very excited to be working with SpecPage as the company expands in the US,” said Mike Chapter, Business Consultant, SpecPage, “because the products we offer are more than just software. The customised technology solutions can help food manufacturers to be more efficient and reduce time to market, by streamlining the product development process, consolidating regulatory and quality information, and keeping recipes and formulations standardised.”

SpecPage opens branch in the Netherlands

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 establish itself as a technology partner which sets standards in the food industry in Benelux.

“We are confident that we can offer a high quality service to existing and potential customers in the region through our new branch in the Netherlands with a dedicated and experienced team on site”, said Severin Weiss, CEO SpecPage. “In addition, we are able to strengthen our position as a leading provider of customised software solutions for the industrial sector.”

Microsoft recognises SpecPage AG for support in the manufacturing industry

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.

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SpecPage launches integrated SA2 Worldsync interface for Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN)

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 of the specification solution of SpecPage supports companies quickly and at relatively low costs with the conversion from the former SINFOS data pool to the standardized, SA2 Worldsync GDSN-certified data pool.

Dextro Energy produces more energy with SpecPage software

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 employees. Today it is a subsidiary of the Zertus Group.

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 product-related data (eg. nutrition calculation, allergens, vitamins, ingredients, production processes and product labelling) are managed. The online solution can easily be integrated into existing ERP systems, such as SAP, Navision or CBS. Of course, the recipe and formula management system SpecPDM of Object Solutions is fully supported.

The portal is open to companies who pursue an effective and cost-efficient specification management. The platform can be implemented without any investment costs thanks to its low-cost pay-per-use access. A free trial access can be requested.

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 materials.

Not least, the decision was made for the application with the highest level of functionality and the highest security for the future. SpecPage is a proven specialist for the food industry and backs Bahlsen’s innovative leadership.

About Bahlsen:
Bahlsen is a European private company with headquarters in Hanover. The company, established in 1889, specializes in the production of sweet pastries. Since 2002, Bahlsen is pursuing a clear brand strategy with the two brands Bahlsen and Leibniz. With five production facilities in Europe, the company exports products to about 80 countries and offers private-label production services. The company is market leader in the sweet pastries market in Germany and takes a leading position in this market segment in Europe.

Sweet recipes at Chocolat Bernrain and Salzburg Schokolade are created with SpecPDM

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 Chocholat Bernrain Group. In 1999 the worldwide exporting company receives the certificate to produce organic chocolate. In addition, other niche markets are served with fair trade, kosher, or allergy sensitive products.

About Salzburg Schokolade
Salzburg Schokolade is a chocolate candy manufacturer rich in tradition at the gates of Vienna, Austria. The roots reach back to the 19th century and the company is 100% family owned and belongs to the Pöll group of companies. Famous is the genuine Salzburg Mozartkugel of Mirabell, which is exclusively produced in Grödig for Kraft Food. Kraft Foods is owner of the Mirabell trademark and sells these Austrian specialties worldwide.

Tradition, Innovation and highest Quality – Wagner Pizza develops new products with SpecPage

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 module” Klaus Riebel explains, “at the push of a button the comprehensive ingredients list of the new creation is automatically generated.”

About Wagner
Wagner Tiefkühlprodukte GmbH is a leading market player in stone oven pizza in Germany as well as acting successfully on international markets. In Nonnweiler there are more than 1.200 employees working on the Wagner’s customer satisfaction. The assortment of the German pizza specialist ranges from the classical stone oven pizza to wellness products Balance to the Big Pizza and pizza niblets Original Piccolinis. All stone oven product lines have been marketed under the umbrella brand Wagner-Steinofen since summer 2007.

Heideblume uses SpecPDM software

Individual customer requests, traceability, nutritional values or allergenes: topics the industry faces and has to deal with to a greater extent. To benefit from a central data management for ingredient listings, raw materials and specifications Heideblume Molkerei Elsdorf-Rotenburg AG had implemented SpecPage’s modular software application SpecPDM in its dairy and specialties departments in late 2006.

Odenwald-Früchte GmbH develops new products with OS-PDM software

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 preserved fruit and fruit spread under the brand natreen and premium confiture under the brand Bonne Maman.

Co-operation between Heideblume Molkerei Elsdorf AG and Elsdorfer Feinkost AG with SpecPage

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 products produced by Heideblume Molkerei Elsdorf AG and the green product range produced by Elsdorfer Feinkost AG. SpecPage as leading vendor of innovative software solutions for the recipe-based manufacturing industry offers the ideal instrument to the two North-German companies. As Sylvia Funk adds: “SpecPDM provides us all the recipes with just one click – including the list of ingredients, nutrition values and allergen details – we thus have seamless tracking.”

SpecPage introduces enhanced Buyer’s Guide ensuring global product data compliance

Online product data catalog for the food & beverage and jan/san industries

Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), May 11, 2016. — 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.
The company specializes in the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) and offers individually customizable online catalogs to help companies manage high-quality product information. Buyer’s Guide from SpecPage is an easy-to-use online tool providing buyers with easy access to information about new or known products. It offers an accurate and up-to-date source of product specifications, including health information.
SpecPage has now introduced an improved version of Buyer’s Guide to meet its clients’ specific needs. New features include automatic product categorization and improved search functionality to facilitate buying decisions, as well as full packaging hierarchy display. The catalog has also been further developed with responsive design techniques for a mobile-friendly user experience.
Buyer’s Guide is integrated with GDSN through 1Worldsync ensuring compliance with certifications and has been certified with Major Release 3 compatibility, which comes into effect later this month, supporting new attributes, code values and processes.
SpecPage offers a number of online catalogs tailored to the needs of the food & beverage and jan/san industries, including GDSN Guide, Supplier’s Guide, Seller’s Guide, Audit Guide and Compliance Guide.
“With our Buyer’s Guide, purchasing decisions are made easy. Manufacturers, distributors and retailers can easily gain access to high-quality product information through the standardized GDSN and choose from a selection of suitable products which are locally available”, said Paul Meunier, VP North America at SpecPage. “The new version offers an even better user experience with an improved searchability of products and responsive design.”
SpecPage offers a range of product development solutions, including Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Product Data Management (PDM), Laboratory Information and Management System (LIMS), and Environmental Health and Safety Administration (EHSA).
With subsidiaries in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Slovakia and the US, the Swiss company is rapidly growing and set to expand its activities in Europe and the US, meeting the growing demand in the range of product development and information.
For more information about the features of Buyer’s Guide, watch SpecPage’s explainer video

SpecPage Certified for GDSN Major Release 3.1 by 1WorldSync

Merlischachen-Küssnacht (Switzerland), May 30, 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 is a certified technology partner of 1WorldSync, the leading global multi-enterprise product information network, enabling companies to exchange product information with trade partners and customers in a straightforward and standardized format.
Its Buyer’s Guide is an easy-to-use online tool providing manufacturers, distributors and retailers with easy access to information about new or known products. The Buyer’s Guide offers an accurate and up-to-date source of product specifications, including health information and lists of regional distributors. Its enhanced search functionality and automatic product categorization facilitate buying decisions. The tool is integrated with GDSN and ensures compliance with certifications.
SpecPage’s Buyer’s Guide has been certified with GDSN Major Release 3.1 compatibility, which came into effect in May 2016, supporting new product attributes, code values and processes. The company’s training services ensure clients can implement the new standard seamlessly.
“GDSN Major Release 3 will further improve global exchange and synchronisation of product information, and ensure data is compliant with regulatory requirements and of the highest possible quality”, commented Severin Weiss, CEO SpecPage. “SpecPage specializes in product information and compliance, and we have been working closely with 1WorldSync to achieve this certification with a view to ensure our global clients are ready in advance of the major switch-over.”
SpecPage offers a range of GDSN-integrated online catalogs tailored to the needs of the F&B and jan/san industries, including Buyer’s Guide, GDSN Guide, Supplier’s Guide, Seller’s Guide and Compliance Guide. Its auditing services ensure product information is comprehensive and accurate at all times.
The company also offers GTIN-Connector©, a SAP® add-on for automated master data preparation, verification and subsequent publication through GDSN.
With subsidiaries in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Slovakia and the US, the Swiss company is rapidly growing and set to expand its activities in Europe and the US, meeting the growing demand in the range of product development and information.

About SpecPage
SpecPage with headquarters in Switzerland and branch offices in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Slovakia and United States is a leading vendor of integrated software solutions and online catalogs for the food and beverage as well as jan/san industries. Kellogg’s, Dr. Oetker, Mondelēz, Develey, Nestlé Wagner, Campbell Soup, R&R Ice Cream, OSI, Zeelandia and Glanbia (to name a few) are well-known customers who use the innovative and user-friendly software solutions from SpecPage to successfully manage the special and complex aspects of product development in the global competition for attractive products. With expertise in food law, the company offers turnkey product data management tools for master data and recipe as well product lifecycle management with integrated GDSN interface, simplifying compliance with global labeling requirements. In addition to its standardized software solutions, SpecPage offers master data capturing services and audits. www.specpage.com

About 1WorldSync
1WorldSync is the leading multi-enterprise product information network, helping more than 18,000 global brands and their trading partners in 60 countries – share authentic, trusted content in the hands of their customers and consumers, empowering them to make the right choices, purchases or health and lifestyle decisions. Through its solutions, technology platform and expert services, 1WorldSync provides solutions that meet the diverse needs of its customers. For more information, please visit www.1worldsync.com.

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