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Sap and TechniData achieve EU Chemical Regulation Compliance

23 July 2008

SAP and TechniData announced the availability of Sap Reach Compliance, a comprehensive software application for addressing complex tasks required by the European Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (Reach) legislation. The first Reach compliance deadline is pre-registration, which runs from June 1, 2008 to November 30, 2008. The remaining three Reach deadlines will occur in 2010, 2013 and 2018, respectively.

Sap and TechniData release comprehensive solution for achieving EU Chemical Regulation Compliance
Sap and TechniData release comprehensive solution for achieving EU Chemical Regulation Compliance

Sap Reach Compliance integrates with companies' existing enterprise resource planning, supply chain management and Sap Environment, Health & Safety applications. The solution from Sap and TechniData also supports third-party software for authoring chemical-safety assessments, chemical-safety reports and standard EU Reachexchange formats, such as the IUCLID 5 solution.

Key functionalities of Sap Reach Compliance include:
Substance and Usage Management- Manage data and track chemicals used in particular preparations, products and requisite documents, including chemical-safety assessments, chemical-safety reports and enhanced material-safety data sheets.

Evaluate current REACH status, track quantities of single substances for a single legal entity or monitor substances on a corporate level covering multiple legal entities, and identify and rectify any compliance gaps.

Supply Chain Collaboration- Electronic information exchange of processes involved in Reach-related supply chain communication, supported by material-safety data sheets and questionnaire-based communication for use and exposure scenarios.

Supplier and customer communication data tracking, including how customers use a product in order to draw up exposure scenarios for substances, and initiate follow-up activities based on deadlines and business-partner responses.

Legal Process Management for Reach -Organise and monitor all authority-related processes, including registration, notification and authorisation.

Collaborate document management between internal and external groups to expedite registration management, keeping business processes transparent, reliable and viewable in real-time.
Plan on detailed substance and full substance-portfolio management levels to control costs, co-ordinate activities and successfully register substances and receive authorisation with Reach authorities.

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