Process Workflow Platform reduces material approval times.

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With functionality for requesting, screening, authorizing, and purchasing materials, Actio Gatekeeper(TM) helps manufacturers implement and manage Six Sigma initiatives as well as optimize PLM. Email engine is customized for auto-connecting with suppliers/customers, and supplier data collection is supported during approval process. Further functionality covers grid reporting, screening against global Regulation lists, as well as snap-on utilities for ERPs, PLMs, and portals.



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Actio Gatekeeper Reduces Manufacturer Material Approval Times by 75%



Latest version includes enhanced user interface, updated email engine for auto-connecting with suppliers and customers, supplier data-collection during approval process, screening materials and their ingredients against hundreds of global Regulation lists, enhanced grid reporting functionality, and snap-on utilities for ERPs, PLMs, and portals.

PORTSMOUTH, NH - Actio Corporation, the market-leading provider of SaaS software for environmental compliance through supply chain materials information management, announced today the release of the latest version of the Actio Gatekeeper(TM) solution. Actio Gatekeeper is the successful process workflow platform for requesting, screening, authorizing and purchasing materials.

Previous versions of Actio Gatekeeper helped one global aerospace manufacturer reduce material approval times by 75% in less than three months.

The latest version of Actio Gatekeeper has new functionality that allows manufacturers to better implement and manage Six Sigma initiatives, invigorate Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and take control of global product stewardship.

The new functionality includes:

- a sophisticated interface with user feedback incorporated into the design
- updated email engine for customized auto-connecting with suppliers and customers
- supplier data-collection during approval process (via Material Disclosure and REACHtracker)
- screening materials and their ingredients against hundreds of global Regulation lists
- enhanced grid reporting functionality
- snap-on to ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft Dynamics
- snap-on to PLM technology for turbo-charging product content data, cradle-to-grave-to-cradle
- snap-on to portals such as Microsoft Sharepoint
- optional simultaneous permissions for multiple departments or entities
- one secure, central database for storage of all collected data

"Actio Gatekeeper has become the market leading SaaS solution for greening the enterprise and the supply chain at the materials procurement level," said Russell McCann, President and CEO of Actio. "Manufacturers use Gatekeeper to ensure that their products and supply chains comply with global environmental regulations, as well as with customer specifications and requirements."

All Actio solutions help companies toward Corporate Social Responsibility through innovative, collaborative, rational chemical handling, managing supply chain substance data, and streamlining material disclosure processes towards Six Sigma initiatives, mitigating risk and attaining corporate sustainability objectives.

About Actio:
Actio provides global manufacturers and suppliers with on-demand, centralized supply chain materials management, down to the substance level. Actio's secure, automated software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution creates a single repository of accurate, up-to-date substance data, as well as provides a collaborative infrastructure for suppliers, internal stakeholders and customers - so companies can quickly adapt and react to ever-changing global market conditions and compliance mandates.

Contact:
Christian Nowak, Director, Business Development
cnowak@actio.net or 603-433-2300 x150
Actio Corporation

Kathleen Hurley, Director, Corporate Communications
khurley@actio.net or 603-433-2300 x350
Actio Corporation, www.actio.net

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