3E Co., a Carlsbad, Calif.-based provider of environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, and Linx-AS LLC, a consulting and software development firm specializing in product life-cycle management (PLM), regulatory compliance and user experience (UEx) solutions based in Blue Bell, Pa., announced a strategic alliance to deliver integrated solutions designed to enable customers to more effectively and efficiently establish proactive compliance processes in early-stage product development.

As a result, Linx-AS will feature Ariel regulatory content from 3E Co. as part of its SAP recipe development installations. Ariel content provides extensive insight into regulated chemicals, ingredients and other substances that food processors require to enhance global compliance. Integrating this specialized content with SAP recipe development provides customers with instant access to regulatory insights and data, enabling companies to quickly check the regulatory status of the ingredients in their formulation and determine if they are permissible in the end product application and use concentration.

“Companies around the globe rely on 3E regulatory content to aid in their decision making; however, fully optimizing this rich data can be a complex and cumbersome process without access to expert guidance,” says Uday Virkud, CEO and president, 3E Co., a Verisk Analytics business. “Our collaboration with Linx-AS helps our joint customers ensure their recipe development installations are optimally configured with 3E’s award-winning Ariel regulatory content to recognize the full benefits of their system.”

“R&D organizations are increasing investment in enterprise product development platforms to unify data and to improve productivity and profitability. It makes perfect sense to integrate compliance into this IT strategy as well because faster-to-market is a hollow win in the face of recalls and product waste,” says Dave Wong, senior vice president of SAP solutions, Linx-AS. “Our collaboration with 3E Co. delivers a comprehensive solution to SAP recipe development customers, building on the global framework of SAP for process manufacturers and 3E’s proven intelligent compliance solutions.”