ProcessPro: Uniting Pharmaceutical Manufacturing with Expertise

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ProcessPro: Uniting Pharmaceutical Manufacturing with Expertise

CIO VendorJoe Blauert, General Manager
An increase in regulations faced by the pharmaceutical industry has surfaced challenges that range from compliance to technology, and the need to continually adapt to the changing business models while keeping up with the quality standards. As tighter regulation poses major concerns, companies stand in need of foundational software that can solve these unique challenges in the realm of pharmaceutical manufacturing. Minnesota-based ProcessPro is tapping into this global paradigm shift and strategic opportunity focused on bridging the gap in the pharmaceutical manufacturing landscape for the mid-market nutraceutical and pharmaceutical organizations. The company is a leader in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) marketplace with an industry-specific software solution built from the ground-up, to meet the unique requirements of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and other FDA and highly-regulated process manufacturers, such as vitamins, food supplements, OTC and prescription drugs.

With a mantra “get more from your information and you will get more from your business,” the company has developed intelligent ERP software which allows organizations to keep up with their business information. Designed for batch process manufacturers operating in regulated environments, “ProcessPro’s ERP leverages integrated business intelligence to link information efficiently, enhancing products that require stringent lot tracking and quality controls,” says Joe Blauert, General Manager, ProcessPro. ProcessPro integrates all plant operations from order entry through manufacturing, packaging, shipping, inventory, and accounting. The nucleus of ProcessPro’s pharmaceutical manufacturing solution is the core functionality which allows better product traceability and control, enabling manufacturers to run more efficiently. Moreover, the software assists manufacturers to comply with 21CFR Part 11 electronic signature, FDA audits, and validation and conform to cGMP requirements for certification and validation for quality.

ProcessPro provides the unique ability for manufacturers to store the quality control tests of their manufactured, providing them a centralized database integrated across all business functions.

ProcessPro’s ERP leverages integrated business intelligence to link information efficiently, enhancing products that require stringent lot tracking and quality controls

The software provides management of recipe development, documentation of manufacturing instructions and creation of new formulations. The solution is capable of tackling quality control test provisions while handling numerous versions of complex, multi-level formulas and recipes. The integrated quality control functionality eliminates the necessity to manually re-enter data. In addition, ProcessPro offers an R&D tool that allows contract or private label manufacturers to essentially take an established formula and adjust in a sandbox environment for flexible innovation and new product development.

With over three decades of experience in the industry, ProcessPro is at the forefront of the Pharmaceutical mid-market industry with its ERP software solution. Illustrating the unique value proposition of ProcessPro, Blauert recalls an ongoing customer relationship with 21st Century HealthCare, Inc.—one of the largest international manufacturers of dietary supplements—to enhance their productivity and grow their business. The client used traditional practices with spreadsheets and paper documentation for managing their manufacturing processes. With ProcessPro, 21st Century HealthCare’s initial implementation of a ten-user system with core functionalities (inventory management, manufacturing control, and accounting) has grown to over 100 users and the utilization of Warehouse Management Solution (WMS), Business Intelligence, Advanced Scheduler, and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). The solution enabled the client to strengthen their core foundation and build the business more efficiently without adding any extra staffing resources.

ProcessPro has a strategic plan to continue its growth initiative and expand internationally, starting with Central and South America. The company is currently focusing on enhancing their software products and pursuing prospects seeking solutions for process manufacturing ERP in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. “We see an opportunity to grow as a Software as a Service provider, to help pharmaceutical manufacturers bring down the high cost of ERP implementations,” concludes Blauert.
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ProcessPro Global ERP Chosen by Plant Food Company, Inc. to Streamline Operations

SHAKOPEE, Minn. - ProcessPro, leading ERP software powered by Open Systems Adaptable Solutions (OSAS), announces its selection as the ERP provider of choice for Plant Food Company, Inc., a premium liquid fertilizer manufacturer located in New Jersey.

"We are beyond excited to have the ProcessPro Global ERP implemented at Plant Food Company, Inc. This investment is for the future of our company and for the future of our employees; with this ERP in place our operations will run more efficiently, which will allow us to make greater contributions to our employees' profit-sharing plan, while also reinvesting in our infrastructure and driving product development and sales. Powering our business with ProcessPro is an awesome opportunity for us as we expand with traction for the future success of this company," stated Grant Platz, Vice President, Plant Food Company, Inc.

In order to continue to meet the needs of its growing customer base, Plant Food Company, Inc. was pursuing a solution to unify its business systems that included a homegrown solution, disparate software, and manual methods.

ProcessPro's Global ERP solution will provide Plant Food Company, Inc. with real-time visibility into sales and reporting. Sales reps will have tools on the road to access customer history, quote generation, and order status to enhance customer service. To meet the stringent requirements of the industry, ProcessPro Global will provide real-time tracking functionality that delivers lot traceability throughout the manufacturing process - from raw materials to shipped finished goods. The use of the Advanced Analytics solution will allow business data to be analyzed from any device “ providing valuable information about the success of individual fertilizer formulations to determine product offerings.

"We are happy to have Plant Food Company, Inc. come onboard with the ProcessPro Global solution," stated Dr. Michael Bertini, OSAS CEO. "With the most comprehensive set of functionality on the market and ProcessPro's experience in the specialty chemical manufacturing industry, we're confident that we can aid them in the continued success of their company."

Since 1946, Plant Food Company, Inc. has been a family-owned premium liquid fertilizer manufacturer and supplier based in Cranbury, New Jersey. As a provider of professional-grade products for golf course & Sports-turf managers, commercial vegetable farmers, professional lawn care companies, and other commercial entities, they pride themselves on offering supportive service with their premium products, including KelPlant®, one of their popular root driving biostimulants and dozens of other plant and soil fertility products. For more information, please visit

OSAS is a market-leading provider of accounting, business management, and ERP software solutions. Powered by OSAS, our products”Traverse, ProcessPro, Master, Impress, Flex-Pack, Global Service and SouthWare”are designed to solve the unique business and industry needs of clients, helping them to remain competitive and excel. OSAS delivers and supports adaptable suites of technology applications to distribution, wholesale trade, manufacturing, services, job shop and not-for-profit companies. For more information, visit