EHS Product Notification

opesus EHS Product Notification

(opesus EPN)

opesus EHS Product Notification (opesus EPN) is a software that supports the end-to-end process of product notifications for SAP® customers to fulfill their legal obligation for CLP Article 45 Poison Centres Notification (PCN) and similar requirements. With opesus EPN, companies can leverage data in their ERP solution to ensure compliance simply and efficiently.

opesus EPN supports

Notifications of Formulations

EU – CLP Article 45

Importers and downstream users placing hazardous mixtures classified for human health or physical hazards on the market are required to submit a notification to the appointed bodies.


In Switzerland, companies are required to submit information on their chemical products to the Swiss BAG (Schweizer Bundesamt für Gesundheit).


Manufacturers and distributors are required to notify formulations to the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) for hazardous mixtures, biocides, detergents, and cleaning agents.

Business Requirements

Product notifications are mandatory and must be completed before a product can be placed on the market. Producers, importers or downstream users are required to do this using specific formats. Depending on the country where you are placing the product, requirements may be different. For example, in Germany the XProduct-Notification XML exchange format is used.

If you’re an SAP customer, you mostly likely store substance and formulation data in the specification database. We are sure that you want to leverage that existing data wherever possible – opesus EPN works directly with your SAP system.

System Requirements

opesus EHS Product Notification solution is based on SAP standard technology and expands SAP EH&S – no modifications needed. Hence,

SAP ERP is required (Release 6.0, EhP 7 or higher) and it is recommended to use SAP EH&S.

If you use SAP ERP without SAP EH&S, feel free to contact us.

opesus EPN & CLP Art. 45 PCN Format

opesus EPN supports the end-to-end process of product notifications – from data maintenance and generation of XMLs compliant with the Poison Centres Notification (PCN) format to transmitting data and notification management.

With opesus EPN, you can:

  • easily identify notification-relevant mixtures via a built-in search
  • protect your confidential business information with the randomize algorithm
  • generate unique formula identifiers (UFI) directly in your SAP EHS system
  • efficiently assign EU product categories to your mixtures
  • run validation rules to ensure that data is compliant with the PCN requirements
  • do system-to-system notification submissions (when PCN Portal 2.0 is available)

Why choose opesus?

Besides our unique skill set of knowing the technical and development background of SAP EHS, opesus is also involved with various organizations to ensure that opesus EPN will stay the solution of choice.

We at opesus:

  • Are an active participant in the ECHA IT Tools user group for CLP Article 45. (See the ECHA page for more information on those tools.)
  • Engage and work directly with national authorities.
  • Collaborate with various SAP EHS user groups.
  • Work in conjunction with SAP Product Management and Development.
  • Have conducted over 50 workshops with various players in the chemical industry.

Example Customers

Chemical Manufacturers


Chemical Traders


Flavors & Fragrances



Linde Group

Consumer Goods

Dalli Group

Your Benefits

 Market leading solution for SAP customers

 Default configuration for SAP standard properties and phrases

 Configurable to meet customer’s SAP setup

Flexible framework for multiple formats

 Built-in data validation, workflow, traceability