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MRPRO brings it together for Design for the Environment


San Jose, CA, December 10, ‘07- MRPRO has several new enhancements, and it now broadly, efficiently and robustly supports Design for the Environment. Among the latest enhancements are

---It has been updated to support the latest version of JIG (Joint Industry Group), the JIG-101A.

---It can also scrub against any list or list of lists. To address the growing proliferation of compliance lists, MRPRO has a utility that allows the user to scrub against any list. Thus, the emerging lists such as Norway PoHS, can be scrubbed against no matter the number of substances in the list or their thresholds. This has been made accessible by allowing the user to select any list as a spreadsheet file, and these can be even of the user; as the compliance/regulatory list, and then the user can scrub any BOM against that list.

---Part number tracking, which is considered a major industry problem, has been made very much easier because cross-referencing for multiple parts of a BOM can be brought up, and this is between manufacturer’s part number, internal number, suffixes, any other supplier(s) number(s) and versions and dates. Uniquely identifying a part number and its information, even as this information changes if the process changes, is thus made easy and practical.

---Tracking of the complete environmental footprint of any product has been made very easy and efficient. This has been done by allowing the user to choose the parameters of the footprint, and data carried is managed efficiently. The footprint includes energy usage, greenhouse gases produced, and multimedia waste quantification during the phase of production, during normal usage of the product and in the ultimate disposition of the product at its end-of-life.

---REACH applicability evaluation has been made easy for most companies by allowing part level data exchange in popular formats.

Papros Inc.’s products offer robust performance, scalability and efficiency for tracking green chemistry in products. Papros Inc.’s flagship product for supporting Design for the Environment is MRPRO. A very easy-to-use program, MRPRO supports Design for the Environment by easily exchanging product footprint, obsolescence information and due diligence communications in the realm of RoHS, RoHS-like (China, Korea), JMOSS, WEEE, REACH, EuP and other emerging regulations. MRPRO enables compliance by full support for data conforming to EIA, JEDEC, JIG, IPC and any other emerging cross industry standards. MRPRO incorporates a full array of functions including aggregation, maximum rollups, use tracking, BOM scrubs, read-ins from test data or one hundred percent disclosures, direct importation and write-outs of hundreds of product/part files in IPC 1752-1 and 1752-2 formats in a single batch and many other useful functions.

The platform description for MRPRO can best be termed as this- the main engine is based on hybrid Web 3.0 technology, and the web client is based on Web 2.0 AJAX technology. The power of semantic web is brought to the spreadsheet by seamlessly exchanging web data and evaluating it on the fly, meaning it is all kept as is, as web data, not mattering if it is on a PC or the web, and examined, and used when needed, and there is no other database to be imported into. MRPRO can be deployed across the corporate intranet and internet for information access across the enterprise and the entire supply chain using the latest AJAX enabled web client that optimizes data transfer and increases throughput robustness. It shows the lists of region/ issue specific compliance criteria and the product’s/part’s status per the criteria. It also shows End Of Life (EOL) timeline, disposal method at EOL and any other comments by the due diligent authorized issuer/maintainer of the data. A separate form also opens up IPC 1752 xml data over the web and displays maximum compositions for all JIG substance categories. Another form can access all due diligence communications. It is designed to work for all commonly used web browsers. The latest features allow easy quantification of listed substances in products or mixtures, aggregation of shipped quantities and tracking of all information related to the substances and all mixtures of substances sold or shipped as parts or products, or if needed, for calculation of amounts of manufacture, process or other use. Standards based data queries and data integration of data from the supply chain enable seamless management of product data for companies subject to EU REACH, or for traditional US applications such as Form R calculations, or other various State or Local compliance needs.

MRPRO’s report generator, the optional web client and other accessories provide a complete environment for Product Environmental Lifecycle Management for companies of all sizes, large, medium or small. By enabling reports to be generated at key specified points, while enabling the deployment of the results across the internet or corporate intranet, and supporting efficient access to the data, MRPRO is thus a strong and sufficient platform for compliance management.

The scalability of MRPRO ensures that MRPRO can be deployed across enterprises of all sizes and everywhere in the enterprise. Its user interface is easy to use and understand. Additionally, MRPRO can work efficiently with supply chain management data to easily interface with existing processes at enterprises and for multi-enterprise integration. Its abilities to fit in and be necessary at different levels and places in the supply chain enable it to be powerful in use as a tool for eco-compliance with regulatory requirements.

About Papros Inc:

Papros Inc. has been committed to providing Total Environmental Management solutions to US and International companies. “Optimizing the Greenback and the Green Environment” has been the slogan of Papros Inc. since its inception more than twenty years back. Based in San Jose, California, Papros Inc.’s solutions span the entire spectrum of Environmental Management and feature tools to enable corporations worldwide to conform with corporate commitments, industrial responsibilities and governmental regulations in an efficient and sustainable manner.


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