Fall '23 release notes

November 16, 2023: new features added to the atma.io connected product cloud, which is helping brands drive savings and sustainability through traceability, and get ready for the upcoming DPP legislation. These features include:

Highlight Features

1. Create customizable Digital Product Passport (DPP) experiences with the new DPP Portal on the atma.io platform
What's new?

The new DPP portal on the atma.io platform is now available making it easier than ever to create Digital Product Passports for all of your products in just a few clicks. This new DPP portal offers the essential elements you need to create customizable Digital Product Passports, manage your product data, and create data carriers to be applied to your physical products.

Problem solved / use cases?

The DPP initiative is part of the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) and one of the key actions under the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). DPPs are set to be adopted in key markets starting in 2027, initially affecting industrial and electric vehicle batteries, as well as apparel and textiles.

Information sharing will be key to DPP compliance. Consumers will need to have easy access to information such as the origins of each of the components that make up a product along with carbon footprint and recycling or disposal information. Gathering, organizing, and presenting this data as well as storing it for the full life of the product is what atma.io DPPPortal brings to businesses of all sizes. 

How does it work?

The Fall ‘23 release brings you new self-service functionality that enables you to upload key information such as product master data, bill of materials, and certificates easily to the atma.io platform. You can then create QR codes as data carriers which suppliers, regulators, and consumers can read and finally access information via the atma.io DPP essentials module. 

Activating your managed DPP service is as easy as 1-2-3. Just follow our step-by-step instructions on each part of the journey.  

  1. Import product and material data, bills of materials, and certificates 
  2. Customize the consumer-facing DPP experience with your own branding and content
  3. Generate data carriers, like unique QR codes for your products that connect consumers directly to a dynamic Digital Product Passport experience

And that is it! Place the QR codes on products, have consumers interact with them and keep track of user scans, but more importantly, embark on your journey towards DPP. 

2. Easily manage transaction and scope certificates with our new Certificate Management service
What's new?

We have redesigned and extended our capabilities around managing scope and transaction certificates. The atma.io Hub interface is unified allowing you to more efficiently manage both scope and transaction-based certificates:  Scope-based certificates can now easily be linked with products as well as sites. Once defined in the platform, certificates can be automatically propagated to related products or items within a site or a purchase order. This means you have them readily available to report on your compliance obligations, and share them with consumers as part of the DPP data or for inspections in your facilities.

Problem solved / use cases?

A typical brand in the apparel workspace has to deal with hundreds or thousands of different product styles every season. Keeping track of certificates that apply to each product, and ensuring they are up to date is a very time-consuming task and a compliance risk organizations need to manage. When you also take into account certificates attached to raw materials, it multiplies in complexity.

How does it work?

Our new certificate management service makes it as easy as possible to manage scope- as well as transaction certificates that will automatically propagate to the corresponding sites, products, and items. In just a few steps, you can go from a manual paper process to a fully automated digital workflow. 

Within our Organize module, you can easily add a new certificate: Define its type, upload the file, and specify its validity period. You can also define the sites, products, and business steps that your certificate applies to. To give you further peace of mind, you can set up notifications as reminders before certificates expire to take action on time and stay on top of certificate management and compliance.

With these simple steps you have just added a certificate to atma.io that is linked to relevant products and sites and will get propagated to individual items when we capture trace events along the supply chain.

3. Get real-time insights into how consumers engage with your products, using our redesigned Interact Analytics Dashboard
What's new?

Our completely redesigned dashboard makes it easier than ever to interpret and navigate consumer experience analytics, helping better understand consumer behavior to make faster, data-driven decisions about existing product lines, promotional campaigns, and future product development.

Problem solved / use cases?

Understanding which products consumers interact with and what content they find most engaging can be difficult to discern without clear and reliable data. However, data alone is not enough to make an impact on your business. 

Smart analytics, designed to provide meaningful insights into the metrics that really matter, is what helps to drive impactful decisions. Our new interact analytics dashboard will help you turn your data into critical and actionable business intelligence.

How does it work?

Using interact analytics combined with our powerful and flexible dynamic redirect service, we provide insights on a variety of metrics including

  • Total interaction rates
  • To scanned products
  • Heat maps of interaction across regions
  • Trends of interactions over time
  • and more.

Additionally, when charts and summaries are not enough, you can dive deeper into your data with powerful filters to see exactly the data you need when making critical business decisions.


4. Gain insights into the freshness of your stock with atma.io Freshness Dashboard
What's new?

Our completely new Freshness Dashboard has been introduced as part of atma.io’s ambition to further reduce food waste. At a glance, the Freshness Dashboard gives you answers to some of the key questions around freshness. like: How many products are in stock that are about to expire? What is the age structure of my inventory? How fresh are the products I am receiving or shipping? 

Problem solved / use cases?

Food waste alone accounts for roughly 8-10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, not to mention the costs of producing the products that are not going to be consumed. One of our main goals is to work with food producers and retailers to help them achieve better expiry management, improve inventory accuracy, and reduce food waste.

How does it work?

The Freshness Dashboard is an analytical tool that utilizes the power of item-level traceability, on our atma.io connected product cloud. We capture and analyze events on inventory movements to automatically calculate what is still on stock, when it will expire, and in what state it was when it arrived or was shipped from your facilities. The dashboard is designed for site inventory managers with all relevant details and for executives who need a bird’s-eye view. There are three sections of the dashboard: 

  • Current inventory on stock shows all products that are currently available, with the average freshness for each product. It also shows the number of individual items that are close to the expiration date. 
  • Aging per product shows groups of products with the same expiration date and the age structure of the entire stock. 
  • Event history shows the freshness of the product during each step of the product’s life cycle. It also shows the summary of each step giving you an overview of how many items you produce, ship, receive, or pack in a certain period. 


Fall release freshness dashboard

5. Analyze and monitor the efficiency of the RFID packing verification process in the distribution center facilities with our Warehouse Dashboard 2.0
What's new?

Following on with the warehouse dashboard introduced in the Spring ‘23 release, Warehouse Dashboard 2.0 is completely redesigned, enriched with new sections, and packed with valuable insights for your operations. 

Problem solved / use cases?

RFID technology is continuing to transform the operations in Distribution Centers and warehouses. Monitoring the shipping and receiving processes and fine-tuning them to achieve even greater results is the next challenge. How many cartons were processed automatically, how many exceptions had to be checked manually, how much time is needed to handle exception cartons, why were they redirected, and how efficient are the readpoints? 

These are just some of the questions warehouse operations managers might have, and just some of the answers our new warehouse dashboard 2.0 provides.  

How does it work?

The warehouse dashboard (just like the freshness dashboard) harnesses the power of our atma.io connected product cloud, analyzing the data that is captured throughout the process and presenting it for each individual site in an easy-to-understand and clear way. It offers you the tools you need to get the most out of the RFID verification systems. 

The process overview with the readpoint details section of the dashboard focuses on the overall process. It shows the total number of processed cartons, the percentage of cartons that were automatically confirmed, and those that had to be manually verified. It also shows the individual readpoint performance like accuracy and throughput metrics.

Fall release warehouse dashboard process

The audit overview section focuses on the manual handling part of the process. It shows the trend of recorded audit reasons over time and the average and overall time spent on manual handling. 

Fall release warehouse dashboard audit

Additional improvements: 
  • Join the SmartLabel ecosystem with our new SmartLabel consumer experience template. Powered by our intelligent platform, reach millions of shoppers to help them make informed decisions about all of your OTC products. Read more about our ambition to redefine consumer experience with SmartLabels.
  • We love our planet! And we love data. As a logical consequence we are delighted to share that atma.io is a PACT conformation solution provider under the Pathfinder v2 framework, allowing you to easily collect and share Product Carbon Footprint data of all your products and items, directly on atma.io. Read more about our vision on tackling the scope 3 challenge with atma.io here.
  • Bills? You just got here and we want to charge you. Is that what you think of us? Do not worry the Bills we are introducing today will make your job easier. Bill of Materials or BOMs can now be uploaded and managed through atma.io Hub. You can add the materials that are used in production and link finished products to the Bill of Materials. Then use the defined BOMs for validating transformations in production or display the used materials and certificates on the DPP.
  • Scan, scan, ship! Shipping and receiving cartons using a dedicated atma.io application has never been as easy and as fast. You simply scan all the carton barcodes and select the shipping destination and that is it, data is saved in the connected product cloud and ready to be used.
  • What would stock management look like without support for sublocations? Unimaginable, right? We agree, which is why we have added full sublocation management to our platform, allowing you to specify as many (nested) sublocations as you want, making your stock tracking even more precise. And if that is not enough, we added support to specify capacity per sublocation so that you can easily track if you are underutilizing those expensive fridges.
  • Rule breakers is what we are … NOT! We love following different serialization rules and simply adore the SGTIN-96 encoding scheme. But we realized that sometimes you want to have different rules for your digital IDs. With the Fall ‘23 release, we are delighted to share that we support proprietary encoding rules in item ID generation and ensure item uniqueness within our system.
  • We hear you! One common feedback that we received from our customers was that when using the atma.io connected product there is always that one user that is a tiny bit more special than all the other users and requires special treatment. We have introduced granular permission management, allowing you to create your own roles with very granular access restrictions to all available modules on our Hub. This includes read and write permissions to all modules, sections, and applications, allowing you to give, for example, only read access to one or more sections in the Hub to as many of your special users as you want 😃 without compromising data security/sharing.
  • As we already said, maybe a gazillion times now, but we love data! And the more we capture, the better analytics and predictions we can provide. With the Fall ‘23 release, we have added another way to capture data about individual items, and that is using the shipping application. It is easy to input any item data (like package measurements, item state, or a special note to the customer) at that last step before the products leave your facilities.
If you have any further questions about the Fall 23 release, please reach out - we love to hear from you!