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2022 Wraps with Another Product Release from Specright

We’re thrilled to announce new features to the Specright Specification Data Management platform, with Release 20.0. This release includes expansion of our formulation functionality, streamline version control, and includes several improvements to existing features.

Posted on 
December 8, 2022
Ravi Gandhi
Sr. Director of Product
Watch the Release 20.0 product video to see what's new in the Specright platform!

With the end of 2022 fast approaching, the Specright Product and Engineering Teams are excited to announce several new features and capabilities in Release 20.0.

Improved Formulation Capabilities with Support for Nested Formulas & Ingredients

Our customers provided great feedback on our existing formulation module and we listened. The feature previously restricted formulas to being made up of ingredients only. The customer feedback was a need for sub-formulas or “nested” formulas to be stored and shared. The “Formula Connection” object now supports such a data model “out of the box” for both formulas and ingredients. 

Feature Benefits:

  • Greater flexibility when it comes to creating and storing formulas and ingredients.
  • The components of a formula or ingredient record can be viewed as a collapsable visual hierarchy.
  • A “Where Used” view showing where a formula or ingredient is being used.
Hierarchical View of Formulas, Ingredients, Sub-Formulas, and Sub-Ingredients

New Tools to Streamline Revision Management 

Now there’s an easy way to track the different versions of specifications all in one place.

With this feature, we are streamlining the way different versions of a specification are managed and displayed in Specright. This feature is the first part of a multi-part rollout for Revision Management capabilities. This release will enable the following:

  1. New list page filter called Latest Revision - This filter will display only the latest version of specifications on the list page 
  2. Revision History section - A new subsection on the specification for tracking all the revisions for that specification

Feature Benefits:

  • Reduce human error, ensuring users are working off of the most recent specification data.
  • Better analysis and decision making since users can compare different versions to identify gaps, make corrections or improvements.
Revision History Section on the Record Details Screen

Spec Compare Feature Updated to Allow Comparing Up to Five Records at Once 

Early this year, we released functionality to compare two specifications side by side. Based on the feedback we received from customers, we are now increasing the record count and allowing up to five records to be compared to each other at once. Users will continue to have the same options when comparing data for these records, such as showing only differences, or only similarities, or both.

Feature Benefits:

  • Reduce switching back and forth between screens when multiple records need to be compared, resulting in time savings and ease of use.
  • Better decision making as up to 5 records can be compared and analyzed at once.
Comparison Screen Opened from the Spec Compare Tab

Maps: Visual Enhancement to Identify Different Supplier Types Easily 

Specright Maps enables viewing all the suppliers of the customer on a map, showing their geographical location. This update brings differently colored markers for the suppliers, depending on their record type.(e.g. Customer, Plant, Contract Manufacturer, etc.)

Feature Benefits:

  • The different colors allocated to accounts of different types, such as Co-Man, Plant, Primary Supplier, Vendor, etc. means that the maps are easier to read
  • It gives users an easier way to locate just the kind of supplier they are looking for on the map.
Supplier Map with Colored Location Markers and Legends

Feature Improvements

Specright Network Enhancements

Specright Network is a revolutionary platform that seeks to redefine the way in which brands, suppliers, and retailers share data and collaborate to bring products to market. As we continue to develop the Specright Network, we are opening up access to select customers, as part of our Beta Partner Program.

With this release, we are adding the following features to Specright Network:

  1. Attachments Support: Specs shared on the Network can now include attachments.
  2. New Sustainability Fields & Multiple Materials Support: The specification templates for the Network are getting an update that includes a new sustainability section with recycled content and carbon emissions fields, and a materials section to capture granular information for multiple materials that make up the specification.

Artwork Viewer - Community Support

In the previous release (19.0), we introduced the Artwork Viewer for the customer login site. With this viewer, artwork file types AI, PSD, XD, SKETCH and XCF can now be previewed within the Specright platform itself. We’re excited to now bring this functionality to the Supplier Community portal as well.

Our goal is to always be innovating, improving and enhancing our patented Specification Data Management platform. To learn more about this release, watch our on-demand product release video on this release or contact us

About 

Ravi Gandhi

Ravi Gandhi is a Senior Director of Product Management at Specright, responsible for the planning and execution of Specright’s product roadmap. He is also in charge of Specright’s integration and API strategy and was part of the founding team that built Specright’s Integration Services Platform. Ravi runs Specright’s Customer Advisory Board where select Specright customers from across industries contribute to and influence Specright’s product direction and strategy.

He has 19 years of experience in the enterprise software space, having built software for Hewlett Packard, and having led integration product management for HireRight, the world’s largest provider of global background screening services, where he launched solutions in partnership with HCM leaders including Oracle, SAP and Workday. He has graduated with a MS in Computer Science from University of Southern California and MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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