DataCross – Communication and compliance in one system

DataCross stands for the combination of data communication and data compliance and is offered as a SaaS solution (Software as a Service) on a development platform from Mendix/Siemens as PaaS (Platform as a Service). The necessary business services, platform services as well as data & storage and other services are realized on this platform. This platform can be hosted in all common clouds as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), such as the amazon cloud, the Azure cloud or the SAP cloud.

The DataCross Communication System

DataCross places the highest demands on system functionality and data security:

  • No material data on the data transfer server. Mendix technology simplifies system integration in SAP or Teamcenter.

  • Reduced input effort – DataCross can publish data if it is released by the supplier (legal protection).

  • System interfaces/data exchange formats to other MD communication systems are possible.

The DataCross software as such, as well as the platform on which it is operated, are tested regularly. Mendix complies with the highest security standards in accordance with ISO and ISAE. These include

  • ISO 25010 standard for software quality
  • ISO 27001 Information Security Framework
  • ISAE 3402 Type II: this means that SOC 2 reports can be obtained “confidentially” on request.

DataCross is hosted by a German cloud provider and it is ensured that all data remains within Europe (in accordance with the EU GDPR).

Numerous connections and integrations are possible via interfaces. The simplest connection is via an import/export from and to an Excel file that corresponds to a predefined “DataCross format”. Other connections are possible via standard interfaces, e.g. web services or REST/ODATA, etc.

DataCross was developed on the Mendix platform, which is also the basis of the SAP Cloud Platform. This makes it possible to connect DataCross to SAP (including on-premises solutions) via a wide range of SAP connectors.

tec4U-Solutions’ membership of SAP Partner Edge OE ensures the efficient and functional connection of the DataCross software world to the customer SAP world. The integration of sustainability data into company processes is ensured via the partners ORBIS and SAP. DataCross can be used as a cloud solution or as an SAP front end.

tec4U-Solutions does not leave you alone with the purchase of the software, but offers you an all-round carefree package with accompanying data services.

In a partnership-based exchange between our customers and our certified team, we use our internally developed communication process to ensure detailed information procurement and legally compliant implementation. On your behalf, we research the necessary compliance data from your suppliers, validate the incoming data with regard to the legal requirements, support you with risk analyses and answer customer inquiries regarding REACH, RoHS & Co.

In addition to material compliance requirements, our key areas of focus include the Supply Chain Duty of Care Act, the calculation and reduction of the CO2 footprint and comprehensive and transparent sustainability reporting. Benefit from our many years of expertise in the active implementation of legal, customer- and material-specific requirements. Our first-class data service and the innovative DataCross 2.0 software solution combine to make a significant contribution to protecting people and the environment, while at the same time reducing costs and significantly minimizing effort.

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According to the new Ecodesign Regulation, “products may only be placed on the market or put into use if a product passport is available…”

Depending on the type of product, the contents of the product passport are specifically regulated. The product passport should contain, among other things, the following content:

► Indication of substances of concern

► Information for recyclers/recyclers

► Product parameters or performance parameters

► Operating and repair instructions

As a DataCross 2.0 user, you will be able to create a digital product passport based on the functional modules in the future. More information can be found here.

The DataCross Compliance System

  • The high level of user acceptance within the supply chain – guaranteed by the intuitive operating concept – and the system-supported sensitive supplier approach with a stored escalation system ensure successful supplier communication.

  • Integrated check routines reduce the workload of the system operators. The special tec4U service of entering and updating the specifications (laws, standards and guidelines) in DataCross and thus assuming liability makes requirements management unique in the area of compliance checks.

  • A sophisticated KPI system/cockpit provides information on the performance of the system and the implementation of material compliance in the end product/supplier product. At the touch of a button, it is possible to identify and evaluate product risks and initiate or monitor measures.

What software expertise is behind DataCross?

Clevr Softwarehaus

CLEVR – The software house “in” of tec4U-Solutions GmbH

As part of the DataCross project partnership, CLEVR DE GmbH, which acts as a software house “in” tec4U-Solutions, takes on the following tasks:

  • Software technical specification implementation of the DataCross application
  • Ensuring the operation of DataCross software
  • Technical support for DataCross

As a medium-sized software company with more than 140 employees and 27 years of experience, CLEVR operates worldwide with its own locations mainly in Europe in the Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia and Poland. Mansystems sees itself not only in DataCross as a partner and “Center of Excellence” for individual software solutions. In particular, the digitalization of products and processes and the implementation of new business models – i.e. the creation of business applications in the cloud – are the focus here. Mansystems also offers specialized integration solutions for connecting third-party systems.

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