Actio Corporation

Design green products: design for environment via green chemistry

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Design green products: design for environment via green chemistry

Choosing chemicals and raw materials to design green products just got easier -- with innovative SaaS software from Actio. Design for Environment (DfE) features include enhanced user interface for screening materials and their ingredients against hundreds of global Regulation lists and Initiative guidelines such as California Green Chemistry, enhanced grid reporting functionality, automated workflow for the approval process, and snap-on utilities for sharing data from ERPs, PLMs, and portals.

Actio Gatekeeper™ is the successful process workflow platform for requesting, screening, authorizing and purchasing materials to help companies design green products. Previous versions of Gatekeeper helped one global aerospace manufacturer reduce material approval times by 75% in less than three months. The software helps manufacturers large and small towards Design for Environment (DfE) goals via green chemistry.

Customers include household names in global building supply, global aerospace / defense, electronics manufacturing and distribution, packaging and many others. Actio customers are companies who want to design safer, greener products.

The latest version of Actio Gatekeeper has new functionality that allows decision-makers in the procurement and approval phase to better implement and manage Six Sigma initiatives and Product Stewardship.

The new Gatekeeper includes:
- a sophisticated interface with years of real user feedback incorporated into the design
- updated email engine for customized auto-connecting with suppliers and customers
- screening materials and their ingredients against hundreds of global Regulation lists
- enhanced grid reporting functionality
- snap-on to ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics
- snap-on to PLM technology for turbo-charging product content data, cradle-to-grave-to-cradle
- snap-on to portals such as Microsoft Sharepoint
- optional simultaneous permissions for multiple departments or entities
- supplier data-collection during approval process (via Material Disclosure and REACHtracker)
- one secure, central database for storage of all collected data

“Actio Gatekeeper has become the market leading SaaS solution for designing green products at the materials procurement level,” said Russell McCann, President and CEO of Actio. “Manufacturers use Gatekeeper to ensure that products and raw materials both in the enterprise and the supply chain comply with global environmental regulations, as well as with customer specifications and requirements.”

All Actio solutions help companies toward Corporate Social Responsibility through innovative, collaborative, rational chemical handling, managing supply chain substance data, and streamlining material disclosure processes towards Six Sigma initiatives, mitigating risk and attaining corporate sustainability objectives.

About Actio:
Actio provides global manufacturers and suppliers with on-demand, centralized supply chain materials management, down to the substance level. Actio’s secure, automated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution creates a single repository of accurate, up-to-date substance data, as well as provides a collaborative infrastructure for suppliers, internal stakeholders and customers – so companies can quickly adapt and react to ever-changing global market conditions and compliance mandates. Actio is SAS 70 certified.

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