On May 7, 2017, SiteHawk released the latest version of SiteHawk Communicator, the leading global solution for SDS and chemical data management. SiteHawk Communicator 8.6 is the fourth major product release in 2017 and includes new functionality to help users perform SDS version comparison, providing an easy to read differential analysis.
Simple, Easy, SDS Version Comparison
When you’re managing large documents like Safety Data Sheets, it can become extremely difficult to pinpoint differences across multiple versions. The new Version Compare functionality in version 8.6 solves that problem, providing a side-by-side comparison of just the data points that differ between two versions of an SDS.
Version Compare enables users to examine the life-cycle of a product and changes to chemical data by comparing versions of Safety Data Sheets over time. As chemical data changes, decision-makers need to know what data changes, when it changes and how data trends move during product development. With Version Compare, users can choose two SDS versions to evaluate; the tool highlights all differences between the two document versions. This information can be used to:
- Identify changes in SDS documents to ensure the most current data is in place
- Update user-specific data to ensure current and accurate custom identifiers for materials.
- Track changes in a material or its ingredients to evaluate impact analysis or manage internal process or acquisition changes.
Version Compare can be accessed from any material listing within SiteHawk. Users simply choose which versions to evaluate and examine the differences in material criteria.
Support documentation and step-by-step instructions for Version Compare can be found by accessing the web-based Knowledge Center within SiteHawk Communicator.
Additional and Upcoming Enhancements
SiteHawk Communicator 8.6 accompanies an update to SiteHawk’s data export tool, Data Exchange— an optional feature that offers a daily download chemical data. This data can be leveraged within other systems (EMIS, ERP) to support data integration across an enterprise. The latest updates to Data Exchange include a differential tool that returns the material record associated with any changes in particular criteria. After the initial file transfer, subsequent files include only data sets that have changed, greatly reducing file size and the amount of resources required to utilize a daily export of data. In addition, the latest Data Exchange enhancements include full formula ingredient data fields in anticipation of Full Formula support.
In an effort to provide the most innovative, relevant and user-friendly chemical data management solution in the industry, SiteHawk deploys regular product releases including enhancements to current functionality and new application features. SiteHawk’s upcoming releases include exciting new enhancements to labeling and custom reporting functionalities. If you have questions about SiteHawk or its latest release, contact us at [email protected] or 615-984-7897.
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