FOOD & BEVERAGE PLM SOFTWARE

A product lifecycle management platform for next-gen food laboratories

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Developing new food products, flavors, and ingredients is more scientific than ever. Moisture content, water activity, brix, microbiology, and mouthfeel are just some of the properties food companies test, analyze and manipulate in pursuit of the perfect recipe.

Unfortunately, the development process is often split across disparate, disconnected systems (ELN, LIMS and PLM), and the friction that split causes slows everything down. It’s hard to innovate and accelerate your work when the data you need isn’t easily accessible, and the information systems built to capture and store that data don't function as a single, unified platform.

That’s why Alchemy has built a modern PLM system that lets everyone involved with product development and testing work in the same place. We’re on a mission to help food and beverage technical teams make better products faster with easy-to-use software and AI-powered insights.
“We knew Alchemy would help us move faster by giving us all our data in one place.”
- Dr. Mari Granström, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder of Origin by Ocean
Food & BEVERAGE 
DEVELOPMENT Software

Alchemy Applied Sciences Platform

Alchemy helps product and technical teams make better products faster with enterprise software built specifically for applied science companies. The Alchemy Applied Sciences Platform, built using specific customer input from food & beverage companies, has the modern lab functionality and AI-powered insights that teams need to run fully digital research, development, testing, and commercialization.

Everything technical teams need in one modern solution

Alchemy gives food & beverage companies an all-in-one ELN, LIMS and PLM solution that is easy to customize for your specific ingredients, products and processes. 
ELN Software
  • Objectives
  • Research
  • Product development
  • Application development
  • Technical services
  • Scale up
  • Studies with defined targets and constraints
  • Formulator
  • Formulation steps
  • Processing
  • Processing parameters
  • Processing values
  • Processing steps with parameters
  • Materials management
  • Materials
  • Raw materials
  • Material category & sub-categories
  • Compound / media
  • Chemicals
  • Properties
  • Ingredients
  • Batch management
  • R&D batch
  • Raw materials batch
  • Production batch
  • Compound media batch
  • Application batch
  • Storage
  • Placement
  • Formulations
  • Ingredients
  • Test data
  • Yield functions
  • Normalize functions
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory control
  • Inventory tracking
  • Fully equipped inventory management
  • Records maintenance
  • Protocol/SOP management
  • Lab operations enhancement tools
  • Project management
  • Progress tracker
  • Task management
  • Tagging
  • Scheduler
  • Improved document efficiency
  • Color-coded status for experiments
  • Resource management
  • Version control
  • Experiment duplication
  • Can organize standard procedures into collections and track their various versions
LIMS Solution
  • Test methods library
  • Test method results
  • Quality control
  • R&D samples
  • Raw material samples
  • External sample
  • Product sample
  • QA/QC samples
  • Application samples
  • Analytical testing
  • Application testing
  • Microbiology testing
  • QC testing
  • Sensory testing
  • Raw materials evaluation
  • Certification of analysis
  • Test data management
  • Manage protocols
  • Quality control management
  • Specification management
  • Sample management
  • Sample lifecycle
  • Sample tracking
  • Barcode/label management
  • Barcode/ticketing scanning
  • Barcode printing
  • Barcode recognition
  • Instrument data repository
  • Instrument management
Workflow
  • Review
  • Approval process control
  • Configurable workflow
  • Workflow management
  • Workflow improvement and configuration
  • Hassle-free workflow integration with other systems
  • Rules manager
  • Manage device queues and track servicing and calibration dates
Sampling & Technical Service
  • Sales opportunities
  • Sample requests
  • Sample to customer
  • Sample disposition
  • Technical service requests
  • Salesforce CRM integration
  • Dynamics CRM integration
  • Lab project visibility
  • Project ROI
PLM Software
  • Product lifecycle management software
  • Products
  • Product category & sub-categories
  • SKUs
  • Early prototyping
  • Trials
  • Formulations
  • Recipes
  • Ingredients
  • Bill of materials
  • Materials
  • Raw Materials
  • Scale ups
  • BMR
  • Product samples
  • Batch production
  • Commercial process
  • Customer complaints
  • Intellectual property compliance and protection
  • Intellectual property protection
  • ERP integration
Reporting/Analytics
  • Data integration and visualization
  • Views
  • Reporting/analytics
  • Reporting tools
  • Advanced query tools
  • Data mart
  • Data warehouse
  • Calculations and statistics
  • Widgets
  • Advanced analytics
Collaboration
  • Collaboration tools
  • In-app collaboration
  • Internal and external collaborations
  • Messaging
  • Commenting, alerts, and mentions
  • Comment on anything and mention others
  • Comment feature on experiments
  • Shared workspaces for teams or projects
  • Team collaboration
  • File sharing
Integrations
  • Lab equipment and Instruments
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Salesforce CRM
  • Dynamics CRM
  • Dynamics ERP
  • SAP ERP
  • Oracle ERP
  • Deacom ERP
  • Microsoft Word
  • Excel data import
  • Electronic signature
  • BI & reporting systems
  • Open API
  • EDI
  • SSO with Google, Microsoft, Okta, Safenet
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Artificial Intelligence
  • Collects AI-ready data at every step
  • Embedded AI
  • AI-based suggestions
  • AI formulation recommendations
  • AI testing recommendations
Compliance
  • Compliance management
  • Compliance tracking
  • Automated reporting
  • Health and safety
  • ISO reporting
Cloud Software
  • Web- and cloud-hosted solution
  • No software installation needed
  • Digital database
  • Universal search
  • Access controls
  • Data import/export
  • Data security
  • Data encryption
  • Document storage
  • Highly configurable
  • Complete configuration of products, raw materials, and methods
  • High customization and flexibility
ELN lab software
  • Lab inventory
  • Storage
  • Placement
  • Digital lab notebook
  • Formulations
  • Objectives
  • Research
  • Product development
  • Materials
  • Ingredients
  • Test data
PLM software
  • Digital lab notebook
  • Formulas
  • Recipes
  • Ingredients
  • Bill of materials
  • Raw materials
PPM software
  • Product portfolio
  • Product management
LIMS testing software
  • Test methods
  • Test data
  • Test materials
  • Compounds
  • Properties
  • Samples
  • Sample management
  • Batch management
LIMS testing software
  • Test methods
  • Test data
  • Test materials
  • Compounds
  • Properties
  • Samples
  • Sample management
  • Batch management
Integrations
  • Instruments
  • Lab equipment
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Salesforce CRM
  • Dynamics CRM
  • SAP ERP
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • Tableau
PLM software
  • Digital lab notebook
  • Formulas
  • Recipes
  • Ingredients
  • Bill of materials
  • Raw materials
All teams
  • R&D
  • Product development
  • Quality control
  • Tech services
  • Scale ups
  • Analytics testing
  • Microbiology
"If I were to label the Alchemy solution with one word, it would be flexibility."
— Jerome Bollard, Technical Director, IMCD

Our customers see impressive results with Alchemy

Improve ingredient selection by connecting Marketing, Regulatory, and Product Development teams at the point of conception on a continuous platform
Meet compliance requirements
by having ingredient, formulation, regulatory, and test data in one location
Automatically generate technical specs like packaging requirements, bill of materials (BOM,) and nutritional labeling for a seamless transition to scale up.
Link customer feedback to the original project so reformulation and product optimization is data-driven
Easily pull cost and other data from ERP and send final formulations to pull cost and other data from your ERP and send final recipes back. 
Leverage predictive capabilities
with embedded AI that offers insights and recommendations within the laboratory management system screens
Digitize formulation and recipe creation
to easily search and visualize project status and find step by step instructions on how to replicate previous formulas and recipes. 
Capture and analyze quality and analytical tests like shelf life, moisture content,
water activity, brix, microbiology, and more.
House and compare sensory test results of your product including Difference, Acceptance, and Preference Testing. 
Proven Impact

Alchemy accelerates scientific teams

20%
Less time searching for data
50%
Faster product development
60%
Higher conversion on samples
80%
Reduction in testing time
How it Works

Easy to get started

1

Configure Alchemy

Alchemy’s lab software is easy to customize to match your exact products, materials, data, properties and workflows. We do this for you during your implementation

2

Run a digital lab

Integrate with your lab equipment and give scientists and lab teams all the data they need in one easy-to-use system. Create your integrated development and testing plan, consolidate all testing data, and compare results across studies.

3

Accelerate innovation

Accelerate your innovation, product development, and testing work with built-in AI insights that give you recommendations and expected outcomes as you work within the Alchemy digital lab platform.

Accelerate scientific innovation with real-time AI recommendations
Alchemy AI runs on your interconnected data in the Alchemy platform.
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Food & beverage customer results with Alchemy

80%
faster testing time
Speed up testing
  • This company uses Alchemy to accelerate their sample creation and testing process
  • Testing throughput increased dramatically
Faster analytical testing turnaround time
  • Rolled out Alchemy to this high-throughput analytical testing team to speed up sample testing process
  • Increased the number of samples tested per day with the same head count
  • Saw a significant decrease in the number of costly errors
  • Saw 9% faster analysis times by researchers and engineers requesting and relying on the results of the analytical testing process, and 18% faster
    turn-around time using Alchemy
18%
faster analytical testing turnaround time

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