Montreal, Canada and London - October 27, 2009 - Today at Convergence 2009 Europe, Atrion International announced that it is working together with Microsoft to help businesses design and distribute greener and safer products (see Microsoft Reveals the Power of Dynamic Business at Convergence 2009 Europe). Microsoft Dynamics AX and Atrion's Product Compliance Solution enable organizations to integrate product compliance into their business processes so that they can comply with emerging global regulatory requirements at all stages of the product life cycle and satisfy demands from customers and supply chain partners for greater transparency.
Atrion's Product Compliance Solution reduces the risks associated with hazardous materials and ensures product compliance throughout the supply chain in a constantly-changing regulatory environment. At the core of Atrion's Product Compliance Solution is Atrion's trusted and up-to-date Managed Regulatory Content that consists of data on over 300,000 chemical substances, 15,000 regulatory phrases in over 44 languages, 7,500 proprietary rules, and 100 templates spanning 50 plus countries.
Catalyst legislations such as REACH, GHS and RoHS and customer demand are making environmental responsibility an increasingly important factor in everything from materials procurement to distribution. Noncompliance creates substantial financial and safety risks that impact the entire supply chain, including the inability to import and export, sell globally, and meet customer demand. Product compliance is essential to profitable growth.
"At Microsoft, we are committed to technology innovation that helps organizations around the world better manage their impact on the environment," said Mike Ehrenberg, distinguished engineer, Microsoft Business Solutions. "We look forward to collaborating with Atrion to satisfy our customers' needs in the area of product compliance."
"As a part of our continued commitment to environmental improvement and providing sustainable cleaning solutions, we knew that we needed to integrate product compliance into our product life cycle and supply chain processes. We chose Microsoft Dynamics AX as our ERP backbone and Atrion's Product Compliance Solution that includes compliance applications and managed regulatory content," said Gary Arrand, director of IT from DuBois Chemical. "Atrion is recognized for its regulatory expertise and is a global leader in supplying managed regulatory content, and when combined with Microsoft Dynamics AX, it is a cost-effective and simplified solution to integrate compliance throughout all of our processes helping us meet our mandate of Lean, Green and Clean."