Fall '22 release notes

September 15, 2022: new features added to the connected product cloud, which help brands deliver operational excellence, supply chain efficiency, real-time compliance, and trusted sustainability credentials.
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Top 3 Features

1. Create efficiencies by tracing all raw materials to finished products in with just one click using "Batch Transformation"
What's new?

Automatically batch-transform raw materials into multiple finished products within one purchase order. You can batch-transform the entire purchase order or parts of it. For example only items with a particular size, style or color from one purchase order can be transformed. 

Problem solved / use cases?

Employee’s time is too valuable to be spent on repetitive tasks that can be automated. And preparing a documented trail for full traceability from raw materials to finished product is one of those time-consuming tasks. Digitizing, for example, the transformation of bales of yarn and fabric to hundreds of shirts without automation would mean employees have to scan each individual item for the event to be recognized in the cloud. Having this process automated through a single click saves time and eliminates the possibility for human errors.  

How does it work?

The platform uses the information already available in the connected product cloud like product master data, encoded individual items, and purchase order information to automate the transformation from raw materials to finished products. It is done through the “Batch Transformation” function.

By scanning all the raw materials that went into production, scanning just one finished product item, setting filter parameters (like color, size, SKU) and selecting the new “Submit Batch Transformation” option, automatically propagates the transformation to all products in the purchase order matching the criteria. Transformation events for all items are also stored in the EPCIS repository improving the overall traceability in the supply chain.


2. Ensure better cost efficiency in the food production process with Giveaway and Overcharge Monitoring
What's new?

The newly introduced “Giveaway and Overcharge Monitoring” report extends the connected product cloud capabilities to calculate and track Giveaway/ Overcharge Variance providing valuable insights to make data-driven decisions that will help to reduce costs.

Problem solved / use cases?

Food producers face multiple challenges. A transparent process of quality control, accurate weighing processes and transparent relationship with customers is a must to ensure loyal and happy customers. 

Goods are typically shipped in trays and carried around the factory floor within reusable totes. Further calculations are usually done with the average tote weight declared by the manufacturer. However, over time, tote weight changes because of use (e.g. they get chipped, repaired) affect weight calculations and increase the risk of under or overcharging customers. Especially with large scale production, where minimal differences per item can amount to large sums in total. A cost that can be avoided with better monitoring. 

How does it work? connected product cloud now has the ability to integrate with production line readpoints, enabling you to manage all totes and trays in one place, and track them throughout their lifecycle. will then be a data repository for all tote and tray weights from the production line.

Leveraging the stored data, you can then use’s new “Giveaway and Overcharge Monitoring” report feature to analyze your processes and make informed decisions based on data-driven insights. “Giveaway and Overcharge Monitoring” report leverages granular data so you can see how different products, production lines or facilities perform and how much variance exists in your operation. These are just some of the insights that can be uncovered through the connected product cloud. 


3. Enable and track Decarbonization Use Cases on, leveraging Hedera, a leading distributed ledger technology network 
What's new?

Extending the functionality of connected product cloud with a leading distributed ledger technology brings you more granular greenhouse gas (GHG) protocol-based carbon accounting and tokenization of your carbon footprint to help you meet net-zero emissions targets. 

Problem solved / use cases?

Governments and corporations across the globe are setting net-zero targets and companies are being held increasingly accountable to follow through on their own commitments. It is in everyone's interest to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the supply chain. However, how do you keep track of it all on a grand scale? How do you transparently calculate carbon emissions? How can you be sure each calculation made or reduction purchased is unique, accurate, and credible? 

How does it work? connected product cloud offers native integration with the Hedera network to account for carbon emissions at a granular level using the Hedera Consensus Service (HCS) and Hedera Token Service (HTS), as well as the Guardian open-source service which makes creating and discovering ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) assets easy. This innovation allows you to account for your emissions within the connected product cloud. 

For example, factory readpoints measure energy consumption of each machine. This energy consumption is used to calculate the carbon emission equivalent which is then associated with the items produced in the factory. has the ability to send the carbon emissions data to the Hedera network uniquely saving them on the distributed ledger. Granularity, traceability, immutability and uniqueness made available for your quest to meet the net-zero targets and help preserve the environment. 


UI Updates Hub got a fresh new look and feel for our Fall release. Small changes that make a big difference. Enjoy! 

New side menu for easier navigation

Side menu has new icons, navigation is easier with highlighted items and the collapsed menu now shows modules when you hover over them. 

Hub reports redesign for better visibility

All reports in Hub have a new cleaner look. Tables got a complete redesign for better readability.


Additional improvements: 
  • Bridging the gap between physical and digital can be tricky. But worry not! Our mobile tracking app is up to the challenge. It is easier to capture information from physical items using the new barcode scan inputs. And it is easier for workers to capture valuable insights on each item. Values, such as lot/batch information, temperature, type of fuel, state, or any other custom parameter can now be quickly captured and automatically transferred to the digital world. See? You can always rely on us to find a simpler way for you! 
  • Are you tired of constantly being asked: “How is the project rollout going? Is every site using the new connected product cloud? How often? When was the site last active? How is the site performing compared to the last seven days?” We bet you are! We are tired, just writing them down. “Site onboarding report” is here to ease your pain. This new report offers an easy overview of activities per site and answers all of these questions. You are welcome!
  • We provide pallets and brushes, and you paint your own pictures. All of our raw consumer experience analytics data is now available over API, getit from us in its raw format, and make your own custom dashboards and reports. Present your data the way you see best, we got you covered.
  • Have you ever heard of upsert routes? Good! Then we made this next feature just for you. We enhanced capabilities to ingest item serialization information into the platform. When integrating with you do not have to write complex logic and deduce if items exist and whether they just have to be updated or need to be created. With the new batch upsert route on our Itemize API you can concentrate on your use cases and let us do the background work for you.
  • It is important to be compliant with regulators but that does not mean you need to manually collect data to compile the reports for customs. You can now export the Country of Origin (COO) report right from Transfer module. We gather COO data from printed labels and aggregate it so you can export, edit, analyze and send the report containing COO data on purchase order and carton level to customs officials. Who knows what is the next thing we will automate? 
  • Your inventory is unique, different and something that sets you apart. New capabilities of our Count module can support all that uniqueness. We extended it even further to be more flexible and industry agnostic. Our inventory snapshot routes now provide native support for item level data such as batch/lot, unit of measure and expiration date codes. We also support non-serialized product identifiers (like GTIN), serialized item identifiers (like EPC) and other proprietary identifiers. You have it, we can handle it!
  • The proof is in the pudding! Or in this case the proof is behind the scope-based certificates that can now be uploaded to Substantiate your sustainability and compliance credentials with accuracy. Once uploaded and assigned to one or multiple sites, scope-based certificates can be propagated to all items produced on that site. Meaning that each item produced at a site inherits the certificate from the site. There is your pudding! Ups, there is the proof of certification for each item you marked as certified!
If you have any further questions about the Fall 22 release, please reach out - we love to hear from you!