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VicinityFood awarded the Best Food Traceability Software Of 2021 by Digital.com

VicinityFood awarded the Best Food Traceability Software of 2021 by Digital.com.

The company was highlighted among the best solutions to help food manufacturers track inventory and control quality.

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Vicinity Software celebrates 20 years!

Vicinity Software celebrates 20th anniversary. Twenty years ago, three friends came together to establish a formula manufacturing software system that accommodates the complexities of batch processing.

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4.33 Feature Video: Planning Workbench Enhancements

The following enhancements have been made to the Planning Workbench:

Single Formula Inquiry

Single formula inquiry has been added to simplify querying planning information for an individual formula.

User Defined Batch Types

The Planning Workbench has been enhanced to support querying planning information based on formula batch type. Previously, the Batch type restriction only supported Mix and Fill values.

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4.33 Feature Video: Quality Sample Entry Enhancements – Component lot attribute from batch sample

Quality Sample Entry Updates Component Lot Attributes

Quality Sample Entry for Batch type samples has been enhanced to update lot attributes for lots produced by a batch based on quality test results. Previously, lot attributes were only updated for Component Lot samples.

Duplicate QC Tests

Quality Sample Entry now supports duplicate QC tests.

QC Test Entry Enhancements

A “Hide/Show Available” button has been added that collapses/expands the available list of QC tests
“Move Up” and “Move Down” buttons have been added so the order of QC Tests for quality sample can be rearranged

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4.33 Feature Video: VicinityView Search Groupings

VicinityView has been enhanced to support grouping of search clauses so order of comparison operations can be explicitly defined. Prior to 4.33, and/or comparisons were evaluated from left to right.

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4.33 Feature Video: Batch Parameter Entry Enhancements

Batch Entry support for parameters has been enhanced to include parameters associated with unit procedures, operations, and phases. Prior to this release, only parameters associated with the overall batch were supported.

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RELEASE 4.33 – QUARTERLY UPDATE HIGHLIGHTS

These new enhancements are part of our product development roadmap with direction coming from our stellar dev team, trends in the industry and from our customers directly. We love getting to know our clients and understanding how they use the product to run and grow their businesses. Helpful feedback and conversations provide guidance for our product releases and updates. We are very proud to say that this is a mindset we’ve had from the very beginning.

Since we add new features each quarter, here’s how we stayed busy in Q4 2020. 

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4.32 Feature Video: Product Structure Copy

Product Structure Copy is a new Product Development feature. It is used to create a new product based on the multi-level structure of an existing product and change the new product structure before the new product is created. It greatly reduces the number of steps required to create a new multi-level product based on an existing product structure.

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4.32 Feature Video: Import Forecast

Import Forecast is a new feature that populates the Vicinity Forecast table directly from an Excel spreadsheet. It can also create an empty Excel “template” file that is ready to be populated either manually or with your forecasting tool and then imported into Vicinity.

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4.32 Feature Video: Create Batch from a Trial

The Project Entry window has been enhanced to support creating a batch directly from a trial. Since a trial no longer needs to be saved to a formula before it can be manufactured, the process of creating test or possibly customer specific sample batches is greatly simplified.

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