SIMATIC IT Interspec - Product Specification Management

Maximize Brand Value


Siemens SIMATIC IT Interspec is a configurable product specification management system for process industries, to develop, configure and manage all product specifications (e.g. raw materials, intermediate and finished products, packaging materials, …).
It stores all specifications across a corporation in a single, controlled data repository.

In the current global market landscape of mergers, acquisitions and strategic divestments brand value can be maximized through efficient innovation processes and centralized product specification management. Efficient innovation processes will not only positively influence time-to-market, they will also support the harmonization of product ranges, centralized purchasing and collaboration with strategic partners along the supply chain.
Siemens understands these challenges and offers SIMATIC IT Interspec for efficient specification management.

SIMATIC IT Interspec includes functionality for configurable workflows, lifecycle control, versioning, access rights and audit trails for all product-related intellectual property (i.e. product characteristics, quality norms, formulae, recipes, production methods, product label, etc.)

It includes a web-enabled reporting tool to perform calculations and basic statistic operations on data for claim declaration and nutritional calculation.

SIMATIC IT Interspec supports full integration with ERP, SCM, PLM, MES, and LIMS to avoid overhead in these systems. This facilitates new product development and introduction, and enforces consistent use of correct product data throughout the enterprise.

Main benefits

SIMATIC IT Interspec offers competitive advantages in terms of market responsiveness and cost
leadership:

Benefits

Shorter time-to-market

Rationalized and harmonized product range

Purchasing costs lowered by global buying

Faster exchanging of product data with partners

Reduced administrative tasks and errors

Reduced product liability risks

NPD and NPI cost reduction

Brand consistency and protection