(BOZEMAN, MT – 08 MARCH, 2011) TEXbase, Inc. introduces TEXbase Compliance as the latest addition to their on-demand suite of software products. TEXbase Compliance joins TEXbase Materials, TEXbase Quality, and TEXbase Connect to form a complete “Concept to Compliance” solution that provides the data management and vendor collaboration that brands and retailers use to increase efficiency and reduce risk.
With legislation such as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), U.S. manufacturers are struggling to comply with expanded requirements surrounding the testing and certification of consumer products. As these regulations have created data management challenges, TEXbase answers the call with a robust solution to a complex problem.
“Ever since the CPSIA shocked domestic manufacturers, most compliance management solutions have been reactive not proactive”, states TEXbase founder Joe Walkuski. “Now that we’ve all had an opportunity to see the forest through the trees, it’s clear that compliance begins with product development and that Certificates of Compliance (GCCs), for example, are simply the end result of a comprehensive approach to managing quality. We’re focused on delivering a holistic solution – from R&D to the shipment of finished products.”
TEXbase Compliance creates one central location to capture and store information such as product specifications, product testing plans, test reports, component part certifications and Certificates of Compliance no matter where they were created or who created them.
“Our Compliance module is a turn-key, hosted solution that manages compliant product lifecycles from start to finish. This includes new materials and the products that contain them as well as the compliance requirements of existing and carry-over items”, continued Walkuski. “Features such as automatic notification of non-compliant components and finished products allows for management by exception – a key benefit of not relying on spreadsheets and email to manage your risk.”