BUFFALO, N.Y., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bureau Veritas is pleased to announce the launch of Product Technical Folder, its latest development in the BV OneSource Suite, a proprietary web-based solution for the consumer products industry. Product Technical Folder is a web-based file storage solution that allows retailers, brands, manufacturers, and vendors to manage quality assurance and compliance along the supply chain. It includes capabilities to meet new document storage and product technical file requirements for regulations, such as the European New Toy Safety Directive and the upcoming US Consumer Product Safety Commission's Reasonable Testing Program/15-Month Rule, along with offering capabilities that effectively allow companies to monitor quality assurance activity throughout the product life cycle.
With functionality based on the needs of leading consumer products companies, Product Technical Folder is highly customizable and provides a complete solution for companies to manage quality assurance workflows, track approval processes, and archive product related documents. Available 24/7 with secure role-based online access levels, Product Technical Folder provides easy-to-use functionality including 'One Click' technical file generation. Companies can select from two versions to meet their needs:
- Product Technical Folder Enterprise: This version is best suited for companies seeking a customized solution that aligns to their existing internal business processes. Capabilities include pre-defined processes to manage workflow and documentation by product type and life cycle with stage-gate controlled user access. An e-mail based document alert system allows for advance notification of documentation expiration dates.
- Product Technical Folder Lite: Designed for retailers, brands, vendors, and manufacturers who require less customization to internal processes, this solution provides a simpler product technical folder configuration that retains the same essential core functionality including document management and storage on a product-by-product basis.
Both versions seamlessly link global partners across the supply chain to meet compliance regulations including new European and US document storage requirements.
As Rohit Kamat, Director, Global Information Services & Business Architecture, states: "One of the primary benefits of Product Technical Folder for companies is its ability to automate and streamline document storage and tracking – a process that for many companies today is manual and labor intensive. Product Technical Folder helps companies to focus more on their business by eliminating administrative tasks. In addition, the capabilities of Product Technical Folder can help companies not only to meet regulatory requirements for document storage but also to increase operational efficiencies and facilitate risk management. As part of the BV OneSource Suite web platform, this solution integrates with the various other components of BV OneSource to provide further enhancements for cost reduction and business process management."
For more information on Product Technical Folder, visit : http://www.bureauveritas.com/wps/wcm/connect/bv_com/group/home/about-us/our-business/our-business-consumer-products/our+services/supply+chain+solutions/bv+onesource/product_technical_folder
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