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pulsar, pulsar consulting

 

Technology

CosmOs is based on Pulsar’s product PRODIGUM, a web-based application using Microsoft Technologies

  • ASP
  • .net
  • SQL Server
  • C#

CosmOs has been developed for Biorius, a company created to answer the needs of companies willing to comply with legal obligations linked to their exporting activities. Its experts inform about national and international requirements and offer their help in formalizing the legal steps necessary to put products on the market or ensure their compliance. Biorius offers its services in the field of chemicals and is specialized in the cosmetic and food supplements sectors. 

Application Scope

CosmOs is a complete web based system for the management of cosmetics and the process of accordance with the legal standards. 

This application is an implementation of Prodigum customized to fit the needs of Biorius in the cosmetics industry. As such, it is a mix of standard functions and capabilities of Prodigum, including features more specific to cosmetics and enhanced by tailor-made functions specifically developed to satisfy Biorius business needs. 

CosmOs includes: 

- Product Module with custom datasheet

- Supplier Module with custom datasheet

- Ingredient Module (customized)

Special features of CosmOs, on top of standard Prodigum features:

    - Simplified handling of product composition (no tree view, no inheritance) but extended handling of ingredients (sharing, merging)

    - Datasheet progress (completion level) calculation and handling including a dashboard

    - Extended handling of annexes (documents attached to products), including a dashboard

    These special features dramatically reduce work load as well as data redundancy.

Search Screen with a list of results giving a picture of the products and a datasheet preview (name of the product, category, etc.)

  • Detailed Product Information and datasheet progress history

  • Product Composition

This form is used to manage the list of ingredients (with their proportion) of a cosmetic product. Ingredients are not shared with other producers.

 

  • Ingredient Annexes  

Enhanced handling

Used to manage the files attached to the ingredients of a product. 

The upper section gives a summary of available annexes (including status) per document type and per ingredient.

The lower section gives the detailed list of annexes along with a rating and a status. In this section, annexes can be downloaded. 

Documents are shared between all the products of that particular producer containing the same ingredient.

     

Standard handling 

Used to manage the files attached to a product. 

This section is similar to the enhanced handling, except that new annexes can be uploaded. 

Documents are specific to the product and must be repeated if used for another product.

  • Finished Product Annexes

Files can also be attached to a finished product. Handling is achieved using a form similar to the standard one used for ingredient annexes.

 

  • Product Workflow

Used to manage the lifecycle of a product, i.e. the different validation steps  of the product file.

 

  • Ingredient Form

Used to describe an ingredient provided by a supplier. The ingredient can then be shared in the composition of several products of the producer. Ingredients are confidential and so are not shared with other producers.

  • Ingredient Annexes

Similar to “Ingredient Annexes – enhanced handling” but including the upload of new annexes (see “Ingredient Annexes – Standard handling”)

  • Dashboard  

List of selected products based on several criteria, sorted by descending progress.

This gives an overview of the progress of the portfolio of products.

 

Customer Testimonial

"Biorius is a specialist of Regulatory services in the cosmetics industry. Our customers are cosmetics manufacturers, based all over the world, from the USA to Australia, through Japan and India. They create many new cosmetics, but before putting them on the European market, they need to get them compliant towards European regulations. That's our role, at Biorius.

We need to check that all those products are safe for human health, that they don’t cause any risk for their users, whatever the use conditions are. To achieve this, our experts have to collect precise information on all those products, and all of their individual components.

Also, as regulations are evolving, we need to be able to trace the presence of any ingredient in all those cosmetics. That's why we were in need of a strong web tool, allowing us on one side to collect all required information from the manufacturers, but also to trace all ingredients and raw materials.

When we discovered Prodigum, we directly knew that this was what we were looking for. Our customers are particularly concerned about the confidentiality of their products, and Prodigum could guarantee their protection thanks to its different layers of security.

Eventually Pulsar proposed us to adapt their Prodigum package further to our needs, and that's how CosmOs was born.

Every day, hundreds of cosmetics manufacturers upload within CosmOs information about those cosmetics, and our experts and safety assessors use the workflow capabilities to communicate on a structured way regarding each individual product, in order to complete the final safety assessments.

Thanks to CosmOs, we drastically reduced our process timeline, and thus the time-to-market of those cosmetics.

If we want to improve or add a new functionality on CosmOs, Pulsar’s IT experts are always very reactive, no sooner said than done. 

Without CosmOs and Pulsar, we could not offer such a service to our customers, and those cosmetics would not be on the European market."

Patrick Bolle and Rudi Laurent, Partners at Biorius