A Grape New Future: Welch's Selects Selerant and Implements DevEX Product Lifecycle Management

NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Selerant ( http://www.selerant.com) announced today that it has entered into agreement with Welch's ( http://www.welchs.com)  to implement DevEX Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solution.

"We are implementing a full integration of our recipe development and specification management, which will allow us to create new products faster, while still ensuring their high level of nutrition, quality, and safety," states Judy Zaunbrecher Welch's R&D/CQA Vice President.  "We selected Selerant to not only increase efficiency, but to further expand upon Welch's dedication to focus on healthy alternatives for consumers."

Welch's Farmer's Pick products contain no high fructose corn syrups, preservatives, or artificial flavors and colors.  "DevEX PLM will allow Welch's to safely expedite high-quality products to market, ensuring all compliance and safety standards," states Sunil Thomas, Selerant COO North America.  "Better yet, Welch's will have greater visibility throughout each lifecycle stage.  This includes visibility to product standards, requirements, compliance issues, and labeling."

DevEX's modules include:  Product Development, Regulatory Compliance, Product Data Management, and Innovation Process Management.   Additional services and software include EcodEX (ecodesign LCA) and Regulatory Scientific Affairs (RSA).  DevEX will integrate the modules with each other as well as its legacy systems.

According to a recent customer survey, more than half of all DevEX customers saw improvement of 40% or more for visibility, usability, quality assurance, specifications, and formulation speed.  (See image for Source information).

About Welch's
Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, Welch's is the processing and marketing subsidiary of National Grape Cooperative. Welch's is owned by this cooperative of 1,000 family farmers across America and in Ontario, Canada, who grow the delicious and inherently healthy Concord grape used in Welch's juices and other grape-based products. Welch's is committed to research and development that will meet the growing demand for products addressing consumers' health and nutrition needs. Welch's products are sold throughout the United States and in approximately 50 countries globally. Welch's is an Equal Opportunity Employer- Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veterans. Learn more at welchs.com.

About Selerant
Founded in 1990, Selerant focuses solely on recipe-based product development software to expedite time to market, ensure quality and regulatory compliance, improve product quality, and build lasting relationships with its customers.

Selerant's exceptional service and solutions to over 500 companies and mid-sized organizations has been recognized for its best practice methodology, achieving FDA 21CFR PART II compliance implementation.

Selerant is headquartered in New York (US), Milan (Italy), and Shanghai (China) with offices in India, Germany, Switzerland, and France.  Utilizing their global presence and 20+ years of domain experience, Selerant offers unique expertise to serve leaders in process manufacturing industries, including:  Food, Beverage, Flavor, Chemicals, Paint, Ink, Fragrance, Household Goods, Pharmaceuticals, and Cosmetics. Learn more at selerant.com.

Read our PLM Blog at http://info.selerant.com/selerant-blogs

Images to accompany this story:

Welch's Farmer's Pick product
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DevEX Customer ROI survey information
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Contact: Michelle Duerst, Senior Director, Marketing
Selerant
1+636-293-3370
Email Contact

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