User Defined Form

User-Defined Forms (UDFs) are the data-entry forms that can be extended based on customer needs using the corresponding Devex PLM application program interface.

Supplier Corrective Action Request

A Supplier Corrective Action Request (SCAR) is a formal request of corrective action to a supplier for a problem related to the quality of its product/service provided to an organization. The supplier is asked to correct a problem and explain how exactly they will do so. SCAR is used in the context of quality management processes.

Quantitative Ingredient Declaration

QUID stands for Quantitative Ingredient Declaration. In certain circumstances it is necessary to state on the label the quantity, in percentage terms, of an ingredient or category of ingredients used in the manufacture or preparation of a foodstuff. The percentage quantity should be in or next to the name of the food or be in the list of ingredients. It applies to all foods, including beverages, with more than one ingredient unless especially exempt. It also applies to those products exempt from ingredients listing. For these products the ingredient quantity will need to be given close to the name of the product.

Nutrition Fact Panel

The Nutrition Fact Panel is a label required on most packaged food in many countries that provides detailed information about a food's nutrient content, such as the amount of fat, sugar, sodium and fiber it has.

Mixture in Mixture

Provided by a supplier, the manufacturer uses a Mixture in Mixture (MiM) is to formulate its own mixtures. They are also used as components in other mixtures. The supplier indirectly provides the mixture composition via Unique Formula Identifier (UFI) code, or via the safety data sheet (SDS).

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry is the world authority on chemical nomenclature and terminology, including the naming of new elements in the periodic table, on standardized methods for measurement; and on atomic weights, and many other critically-evaluated data.

International Uniform Chemical Information Database

IUCLID is a software used to record, store, maintain, and exchange data on intrinsic and hazard properties of chemical substances. The European Chemical Agency co-develops the software with the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is an international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Dangerous Substance Repository

Dangerous substances repository refers to Selerant's substances database, i.e. the regulatory data/information provided for substances.

Codex Alimentarius

The collection of food standards and related texts adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission is known as the Codex Alimentarius. The term "Codex Alimentarius" is Latin and means "food code.” Codex standards are international food texts, i.e. standards, codes of practice, codes of hygienic practice, guidelines and other recommendations, established to protect the health of the consumers and to ensure fair practices in the food trade.

Certificate of Analysis

COA stands for Certificate of Analysis, which takes place during the quality management process. COAs are documents issued by the Quality Assurance team that confirm a regulated product meets its product specification. COAs commonly contain the actual results obtained from testing performed as a part of the quality control that takes place for an individual or batch of products.

Devex Configuration Bundles

Devex Configuration Bundles are the deployable units of Devex configurations that can be distributed and deployed into multiple Devex instances.

Devex Baseline for Food & Beverage

Devex Baseline for Food & Beverage is a set of standard out-of-the-box PLM configurations created specifically for the Food and Beverage industry. It includes data points, workflows and calculations designed specifically for the Juices, Alcoholic Beverages, Cereal, Meat and Bakery sub-verticals.

Devex Baseline for Cosmetics

Devex Baseline for Cosmetics is a standard set of out-of-the-box PLM templates created specifically for the cosmetics industry. It includes data points, workflows and calculations designed specifically for the Eau-de-Toilette sub-vertical.


Devex is a formula-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software for process industries. From idea to label, Devex PLM optimizes business processes and leverages an organization’s knowledge — leading to a competitive advantage for new product development and product management.

Configuration Management

Configuration Management involves the establishment of guidelines and best practices for designing, implementing and testing all Devex PLM items involved in system configuration. Change Management supports Quality Control and the other Engineering streams with the processes and tools required to perform those activities.

Bill of Materials

A Bill of Materials, BOM, is a comprehensive inventory of the raw materials, assemblies, sub-assemblies, parts and components, as well as the quantities of each, needed to manufacture a product.

Advanced Recipe Development

Advanced Recipe Development is a Devex PLM module that fulfills customer requirements around compliance assessment and label generation of specific versions of a product and full history of the versioning and superseding activities around the product. The ADR module supports in the creation of the full and comprehensive recipe structures in accordance with the international ISA-88 standard and in order to design a standard data structure to simplify the recipe development process.

Critical Control Point

A Critical Control Point, CCP, is a step in the food production process where preventative measures can be applied to prevent, reduce or eliminate a food safety hazard, such as bacterial growth or chemical contamination. Critical control points exist at every stage of the process, from purchasing ingredients to the moment the product is consumed.

Unique Formula Identifier

Unique Formula Identifier, UFI, is the EU-specific code that identifies a chemical formula by linking it to a specific poison center notification. This allows for a faster and more reliable action in case of a medical emergency involving the chemical product itself.

Safety Data Sheet

A Safety Data Sheet, (SDS), is a document comprised of 16 sections and describes the properties and generic contents of a chemical product, as well as its hazards. It includes information such as the properties of each chemical; the physical, health, and environmental health hazards; protective measures; and safety precautions for handling, storing, and transporting the chemical. Chemical manufacturer, distributor, or importer are required to provide SDS for each hazardous chemical to downstream users to communicate information on these hazards.

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals

Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) is an EU regulation that includes, among other things, rules concerning Safety Data Sheets redaction in the EU as well as data such as the list of restrictions in Annex XVII (REACH Restricted Substance list).


1. Since January 2017, Prosisoft is a company of Selerant Srl in Germany. In the meantime, Prosisoft GmbH changed its name to Selerant GmbH.

2. The name 'Prosisoft' will continue to stand for the Selerant HSM product line, the integrated Hazardous Substance Management.

Poison Center Notification

Poison Center Notification, PCN, is the Devex PLM functionality that structures data of potentially toxic substances and transfers it to the appropriate authority (may differ depending on country).

Material Safety Data Sheet

A Material Safety Data Sheet, MSDS, is a document that contains information on the potential hazards (health, fire, reactivity and environmental) and how to work safely with the chemical product. MSDS is an older version of Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format, which is internationally standardized. The SDS includes information such as the properties of each chemical; the physical, health, and environmental health hazards; protective measures; and safety precautions for handling, storing, and transporting the chemical. The information contained in the SDS is largely the same as the MSDS, except the SDSs are required to be presented in a consistent user-friendly, 16-section format.

Hazardous Substance Management

Hazardous Substance Management, HSM, is an Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) module functionality covering Safety Data Sheets workflows.

Hazex Professional

Enivronmental Health and Safety (EHS) module functionality covering Safety Data Sheets workflows.

Hazex Hazardous Substance Management NAV

Additional Hazex solution available for Microsoft NAV: Hazardous Substance Management NAV (HSM). HSM is certified for Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision). Thus it ensures the highest level of integration into the existing NAV solutions for the chemical industry, but is also used in combination with other ERP systems. Thanks to seamless integration many processes can be automated.


Modular and configurable, Selerant’s Hazex EHS software simplifies and optimizes Global Harmonized System (GHS) hazard evaluation activities and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) creation associated with chemical products.

Global Harmonized System

Global Harmonized System is a standard developed by the United Nations, used by countries as a foundation to implement their own regulations concerning hazard classification of chemicals and the related SDS.

Environment, Health and Safety

1. Environment, health and safety, EHS, is a discipline and specialty that studies and implements practical aspects of environmental protection and safety at work.

2. A Devex module responsible for providing Specialty Chemicals customers with an automation tool to check and analyze the compliance of products as well as produce the documentation required by EHS regulations. The software capabilities extend as new EHS legislation or new amendments are published.

Devex Baseline for Chemicals

Devex Chemicals Baseline offers easy-to-install and easy-to-use bundles of pre-configured product data, workflows and templates for physical and microbiological attributes. All material and specification templates can be created and modified on the fly to every product’s exact specification. This software includes multiple business process workflows, status management options for the promotion and approval of materials, as well as documentation and report options.

Classification, Labeling and Packaging

Classification, Labeling and Packaging, CLP, is the EU Regulation concerning the classification, labeling and packaging of chemicals.

Adaptation of Technical Progress

Adaptation of Technical Progress, ATP, are the updates to the CLP Regulation (EU Regulation concerning the classification, labeling and packaging of chemicals). They usually update information such as the harmonized classification of substances or their names, but in specific cases they update the calculation rules of the CLP regulation itself. These latter CLPs are usually the most impactful.

European Agreement on the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road

European Agreement on the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, ADR, is the European agreement concerning the international transport of dangerous goods by road. This regulation provides information such as classification of dangerous substances with reference to road transport, determination and classification of individual substances as dangerous, packing conditions of the goods and characteristics of packaging and containers.

Sustainable Product

Sustainable Product is a product that provides environmental, social, and economic benefits on a global level, over its entire life cycle. Examples of benefits:

• Environmental: reduced energy and water consumption, minimized CO2 emission, prevention of deforestation, wise land use

• Social: public health protection by ensuring food quality and safety

• Economic: geographic proximity, minimized disposal costs.

Scenario Type

Scenario Type is a user-defined collection of settings that allows the system to conduct the product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) specifically tailored to a company’s needs. With Ecodex Sustainable Design Scenario Types, a user can create as many variations of an Eco-Design Scenario as he or she wishes, to reflect the specific needs of each individual product researched, developed and manufactured.

Packaging Material Profile

Packaging Material Profile is a user-defined collection of Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) profiles for a packaging material component. These LCI profiles are used throughout various stages of the packaging material component’s Life Cycle Assessment.

Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Life Cycle Impact Assessment is a phase of a Life Cycle Assessment consisting of an evaluation of potential human health and environmental impacts of the environmental resources and releases identified during the Life Cycle Inventory (LCI).

LCI Profiles

Life Cycle Inventory Profiles: a list of peer-reviewed standard processes created by specialized organizations and imported from external databases such as Ecoinvent in Switzerland and Agrifootprint in Netherlands. Each LCI profile represents one activity and consists of at least one reference product, its meta data and a list of all relevant elementary exchanges “from” and “to” the environment.

Life Cycle Inventory

Life Cycle Inventory, LCI, is a compilation and numerical quantification of inventory flows from and to nature for a given product throughout its entire lifecycle. Inventory flows include - but are not limited to- inputs of water, energy and raw materials and releases to air, land, and water.

Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Assessment, LCA, is a technique aimed at understanding and evaluating the magnitude and significance of a potential environmental impact of a product throughout its entire lifecycle, from cradle to grave (i.e. from raw material extraction through materials processing, manufacture, packaging, distribution and storage, consumer use, disposal and recycling). The LCA is a phased approach that consists of several components, which include but are not limited to:

Inventory Analysis (see LCI)

Impact Assessment (see LCIA)

• Interpretation (evaluation of results of LCI and LCIA to select the preferred product, process or service)

ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 Standards

Leading international standards which focus mainly on the process of conducting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

Regulatory & Scientific Affairs

Selerant's functional group concerned in particular with the development and management of regulatory data and associated system functionality.

Regulatory Compliance

A Devex PLM module responsible for embedded regulatory control across the product lifecycle.

Food Safety & Modernization Act

The FDA's (The Food and Drug Administration) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)is transforming the American food safety system by shifting the focus from responding to food-borne illness to preventing it. The FDA has finalized seven major rules to implement FSMA, recognizing that ensuring the safety of the food supply is a shared responsibility among many different points in the global supply chain for both human and animal food. The FSMA rules are designed to make clear specific actions that must be taken at each of these points to prevent contamination.

Food News Monitoring System

A functionality in Selerant's Compliance Cloud that allows for instant access and monitoring of updates to global food legislation all in one place. The Food News Monitoring System (FNMS) delivers compliance alerts for issues and regulation changes that matter most directly to the inboxes of your product experts (Regulatory, R&D and Quality team).

Compliance Cloud

The Compliance Cloud is a web-based structured regulatory database to manage ongoing compliance checks, monitor changing food laws, and ensure products remain compliant and competitive in every market. Developed by Selerant, the Compliance Cloud is an easy-to-adopt subscription-based tool with no hardware accessible from everywhere.




Supplier Collaboration Portal

Devex PLM module responsible for enforcing efficient communication between manufacturers and their suppliers. The Supplier Collaboration Portal provides one system to gather, store, share and trace customer's supplier data and documents and integrates supplier data directly into customer's product development and supply chain business processes.

Supply Chain Management

Supply chain management refers to the processes of creating and fulfilling demands for goods and services. It encompasses a trading partner community engaged in the common goal of satisfying end customers.

Quality Management System

A quality management system ensures an organization’s ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and enhance customer satisfaction.

Quality Control

Quality Control (QC) is a set of activities for ensuring quality in products. The activities focus on identifying defects in the actual products produced as well as finding and eliminating sources of quality problems through tools and equipment so that the customer's requirements are continually met.

Product Lifecycle Management

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from the idea for a product, through engineering, design and manufacturing, to service and disposal of manufactured products.


Ecodex is an eco-design software tool for evaluating environmental impacts of products and packaging, helping companies improve the sustainability of new products or the existing portfolio.

Eco-Design Scenario

A new Devex entity and a main object in Eco-Design solution that allows you to easily conduct an Lifecycle Cycle Assessment, LCA. Each Eco-Design Scenario consists of a series of steps to be completed. Once you have created a new Eco-Design Scenario, the Scenario Wizard leads you through the steps necessary to complete the LCA.

Eco-Design Process

A collection of settings that allows the system to calculate the impact a process (e.g. boiling water in a kettle) will have on the environment.

Dynamic Industry Resource Efficiency Calculation Tool

Dynamic Industry Resource Efficiency Calculation Tool (DIRECT) provides an accurate audit of the customer’s production process, reports the amount of waste generated, and suggests changes to drastically lower waste amount.

Global Standard One

Global Standard One (GS1) is global, neutral, non-profit standards organization that brings efficiency and transparency to the supply chain. GS1 tools help organizations exchange critical data - from manufacturing all the way to the consumer - creating a common language that underpins systems and processes all over the world. The best known of these standards is the barcode, a symbol printed on products that can be scanned electronically. Learn how Selerant can help.

Product Information File

A Product Information File (PIF) is one of the most important legal requirements for placing a cosmetic product in the market. Each cosmetic product is required to have a PIF of its own containing information about the product such as product safety report, product description, methods of manufacture, etc., and is open for inspection by the regulatory authority.

Product Data Management

1. Product Data Management (PDM) is the functionality covering management and publication of product data. Product data management serves as a central knowledge repository for process and product history, and promotes integration and data exchange among all users who interact with products — including project managers, engineers, sales, quality assurance teams, etc.

2. The PDM functionality within the Devex PLM solution ensures that accurate and accessible product data is created by and shared among all business users and product files at every stage of the product lifecycle.

Product Development

1. The product development process encompasses steps needed to take a product from idea to market availability.

2. The product development stream in Devex PLM is responsible for all stages of product formulation, specification & equipment management.

Packaging System

A compilation of individual packaging components. Think of a packaging system as a kind of recipe for the components used to package your finished product. Just like a recipe consists of individual ingredients, a packaging system consists of individual packaging components.

New Product Introduction

New Product Introduction (NPI) is a program used within a company to define, develop and launch a new product or service. NPI activities generally begin after the design and development of a product or service with the focus being placed on its launch and marketing campaigns.

New Product Development and Introduction

New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI) is the process of defining, project managing and developing the product and sourcing components from suppliers within a portfolio of technologies and markets. The NPDI process starts with identifying an opportunity in the market and ends with a successful launch of the corresponding product or service. This requires a coordinated effort among many functions, from marketing to engineering and finance, to manufacturing, suppliers, business development and sales.

New Product Development

New product development (NPD) is the process of bringing a new product to the marketplace.

Innovation Process Management Suite

Devex PLM module that contains the tool for ideation management along with the effective and efficient management of a portfolio of projects.

Innovation Process Management

A systematic approach for generating, prioritizing, evaluating and validating new ideas, as well as putting them into practice. IPM process and methodology helps to manage the new product development process.

International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients

INCI stands for International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients. INCI names are used in the United States, the European Union, China, Japan, and many other countries for listing ingredients on cosmetic product labels. With few exceptions, the INCI labeling names in all countries are the same. At the moment, there are more than 16000 ingredients in INCI list, which is the most comprehensive listing of ingredients used in cosmetic and personal care products. The INCI system was established in the early 1970’s by the Personal Care Products Council (former CTFA, Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association) and the list is maintained by the Personal Care Products Council.

Global Standard One

Global Standard One (GS1) is global, neutral, non-profit standards organization that brings efficiency and transparency to the supply chain. GS1 tools help organizations exchange critical data - from manufacturing all the way to the consumer - creating a common language that underpins systems and processes all over the world. The best known of these standards is the barcode, a symbol printed on products that can be scanned electronically. Learn how Selerant can help.

Enterprise Resource Planning

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is the ability to deliver an integrated suite of business applications. ERP tools share a common process and data model, covering broad and deep operational end-to-end processes, such as those found in finance, HR, distribution, manufacturing, service and the supply chain. ERP applications automate and support a range of administrative and operational business processes across multiple industries, including line of business, customer-facing, administrative and the asset management aspects of an enterprise.

Document Management System

A Devex PLM module responsible for control, security, accessibility of documents.

Devex Configuration Management Admin Tools

A set of administrative functionalities that allow system administrators and members of the technical implementation team to develop, track and deploy configuration changes within the core software.