If you have not yet caught our blog about integration to ESHA’s nutritional database and labeling compliance software, Genesis R&D click here.
Having connected data is one of the core needs of a growing manufacturing company, with that in mind our development team is aimed at delivering technology solutions in the most effective way. In considering additional development for a nutritional database resource and food label production, our team found that many of our clients in the food and beverage processing space utilize and value Genesis R&D for nutritional calculations and label creation. Rather than create an alternative to this tool, our team listened to clients and worked on delivering an integration to use the software applications together, and enhance the overall feature set and benefits delivered to clients.
One of our initial clients to highlight the need, was Jason Bell, Director of Technology, Communications and Marketing at Darifair. Darifair was the first client to pilot the integration and has now been running the applications together now for a number of years.
“I like the hands-on approach at Vicinity Manufacturing. I can talk to the people that actually create the software and run the company. As a small company of only 40 employees, we need answers fast and Vicinity is always receptive to our requests and ideas.”
“Our operations have always been fast-paced and using resources to manually enter and check information was not a good use of our time. We were losing productivity and needed a solution that could keep up with our unique needs.”
Jason Bell, Director of Technology Communications and Marketing at Darifair
Nutrient analysis and labels are automatically tied into their ERP and Vicinity solutions, readily available anytime for product review and analysis by Darifair’s formulators and food scientists. Employees at Darifair can now get to the information they need to do their jobs well.
Jenelle Roberts, Treasurer of Masterson Foods shared her experience with integrating Vicinity Software to ESHA Genesis R&D, discussing in detail some of the specific benefits Masterson has been able to achieve as well as some of their goals for the future to optimize their operations.
“The key benefit of incorporating ESHA Genesis data into Vicinity Software is we no longer have to look up and maintain the nutritionals. We can link to Genesis R&D, and it will dynamically pull the ESHA nutritional items into Vicinity. We associate the ESHA database ingredients off component entry in Vicinity and a custom field in ESHA for easier searching and linking.”
“Often, we need to formulate to a particular characteristic, and it’s nice for them to see ESHA generated data such as the nutritional calculations as well as the specific name we print on the ingredient statement, in different areas of Vicinity software, including Vicinity Views and custom Crystal Reports.”
“Beyond having more information readily available, one of the longer-term goals for connecting these systems is to evaluate cost with our initial formulation. Currently, we are not able to easily measure new formulations against product target values with the associated cost to ensure we can deliver at a particular price point.”
Jenelle Roberts, Treasurer, Masterson Foods
If you currently use ESHA Genesis R&D or if you are considering an implementation and your team is looking to automate further across different departments, contact our team today to learn more about Vicinity software for food manufacturers.