ERP for Chemical Industry
Automate all your chemical manufacturing and lab trial processes with our ERP (enterprise software planning) software development services. Our custom-built ERP for chemical industry solutions will help your laboratory and chemicals manufacturing company save time and efficiently organize your processes.
Here’s the list of services we provide to chemical custom synthesis companies, specialty producers and laboratories.
Electronic Lab Notebook Development
We help you develop and integrate a centralized and shareable Electronic Lab Notebook that will help you store and organize important records. For example, we can deliver a solution similar to PerkinElmer’s notebook.
Our ERP solutions will help you achieve compliance with MSDS, ISO9001, cGMP, OSHA & GHS, and other industry-specific regulations by providing you with compliance-tracking features and advanced management functionality.
Custom Synthesis Features
We implement features that help you generate the reaction method and Certificate of Analysis (COA) with a single click. Our team also provides formula adjustment features and formulations.
Inventory and Logistics Management
We build functionality for organizing production, traceability, and recording with bulk (batch) chemical planning and processing. Our team also implements features for managing supply and product distribution chains.
If you have an existing chemical manufacturing ERP system, we will help you customize it in order to face new challenges or company-specific needs. Whether it goes about architecture upgrades or implementing new functionality, we are ready to assist.
Chemical manufacturing ERP solutions will help you establish interoperability and reporting between a lab, a warehouse, a manufacturing site, and all other parts of your chemical production infrastructure.
With our solution, you will manage your costs more efficiently and will be aware of your expenses. We build functionality for accurate cost accounting per LOT, chemist and sales order
Benefits of ERP System
for the Chemical Industry
Our chemical ERP software solutions provide you with numerous advantages that allow you to focus on business development instead of spending hours streamlining daily routines.
Lab and Manufacturing Site Management
Improved Inventory Management
To organize lab trials and chemical manufacturing the right way, you need to know your assets. Our chemical industry ERP solutions help you keep track of reagents, their storage conditions, quantities, and transportation.
Enhanced Lab Trial Management
Lab trials and chemical manufacturing are bonded by a great range of regulations, such as MSDS, ISO9001, cGMP, OSHA & GHS. An ERP system is what will help you keep track of all these regulations and comply with them.
Enhanced Analytics and Auditing
Get basic reports on your activities and analytical projection for both lab processes and business questions. Additionally, chemical industry ERP systems help you efficiently manage certificates, such as Certificate of Analysis.
The Main Advantages of Custom ERP Software Development over Off-the-shelf Solutions
We can customize the existing ERP software solution according to your needs. But we also advocate for developing custom solutions from scratch. There are numerous valuable benefits to choosing this way.
You Get Only the Features You Need
For example, if you run a laboratory and don’t run a manufacturing site, you don’t need to pay for manufacturing management functionality. You may get additional lab trial management features instead.
You Customize your System much Faster
Customization of an existing ERP chemical software to fit your specific needs may be a very challenging and costly task. These things go much faster and easier with your custom solution written from scratch.
You Control Security and Regulation Compliance
There’s no need to delegate your security tasks to off-the-shelf software providers. Instead, you determine security concerns and regulations that apply to you and gain full control over your application’s security.
When you get an off-the-shelf ERP solution for the chemical industry you often should spend a solid amount of money at once and pay for the features and functionality you don’t need. Customization may also cost you a fortune. The development from scratch will cost you roughly the same or even lower because you’ll focus on a smaller subset of features that you really need.
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We are a company with exceptional expertise in developing chemical ERP systems. Our team applies a great range of custom practices and the most promising technologies to bring our customers the chemical industry solutions that they need.
Our 4 Values
Our clients hang out with us in the same Project Management system as our team members.
If you want to delegate all tasks to the software development team and get the final result before the deadline, we're the right partner for you.
We always try to over-deliver and provide the required results in the shortest possible terms.
We're agile, so we are ready to adapt to your requirements that may change "on the run."
Our ERP Development Process
Here’s our step-by-step approach to building ERP software for chemical companies.
Here we map out your company's existing business processes, your approach to lab trials, your certifications, the state of your data, and how you manage it and put together a detailed implementation plan.
Compound Search Engine
Here we analyze and pick the proper engine for searching chemical compounds by sub-structure. Our specialists thoroughly review your compound database, size, and the complex of searches you’re running to come up with the best solution.
ERP Development and Customization
This stage involves active development and customization of your ERP software for chemical industry. We also run QA testing to make sure that all parts of your app work properly.
We deploy the product on the production servers and help your employees learn how to use it properly during a two-week trial period.
We migrate the existing data, such as sales orders, compounds, formulas, quality control spectra files, lab notes, etc., to the new system. We want to keep 10-20 years of your company's historical data. This is pure gold for us for actionable top-manager reports.
- Raw material testing, which ensures that you find and buy only high-quality reagents.
- Synthesis testing, which helps you understand how your reagents work together.
- Chemical reaction product testing, which ensures the high quality of formulas before chemical manufacturers start the manufacturing stage.
- Pre-sales testing, which helps you review the quality of your product before selling it.
As a result, all these testing types help you prove the quality of your chemical products and, thus, generate a proper Certificate of Analysis.
The Technologies We Work With
Our Chemical ERP Development Cases
Location: GermanyTechnologies: Python, Django, RDKit, ReactJS
It is a great example of ERP software for specialty chemicals manufacturers with an RDKit engine that helps users run searches for various reactions, reagents, formulas, and other information on chemicals. The platform instantly provides its users with accurate search results and offers them with an excellent lab journal. As a result, it helps a chemical business automate its processes and manage data more efficiently.
Location: US, TexasTechnologies: Python, Zope, Plone CMS
We created a laboratory management platform (LIMS) that allows its users to streamline daily lab processes and samples. This product helps lab managers assign and monitor jobs. It also provides advanced functionality for storing and searching for lab samples and lab test results.
Location: AustraliaTechnologies: Python, Django, React.js
Our team helped the customer plan their redesign initiative for a bundle of apps for connecting laboratories and hospitals. Web and mobile apps will allow hospital staff to send specimens and request new tests to the labs without losing any data or breaking the specimen. The mobile app will allow couriers to easily scan and track specimens collected from hospitals and bring them securely to the labs.
What Do Our Customers Say
1. How much does it cost to develop an ERP system for the chemical industry?
If you’re in for an off-the-shelf solution, mind that the license for Microsoft Dynamics or a similar platform will cost you more than $250.000. The license and the support will cost you around 20% of the initial price per year. Also, be ready to spend anything from $250.000 on platform customization. Meanwhile, custom platform development from scratch will cost you $250.000 and more.
2. How long does it take to develop an ERP system for chemical production?
If we are talking about developing a chemical ERP system from scratch, you may expect the project to last 9 months or slightly more.
3. Why is it better to develop a custom ERP system for the chemical industry?
The main benefits of such an approach are simpler customizability, business-specific focus, full control over security and regulation compliance, and, possibly, the same or even lower expenses than with an off-the-shelf solution, but extended over time.
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