EHS Product Notification

opesus EHS Product Notification

(opesus EPN)

opesus EHS Product Notification (EPN) helps SAP® customers fulfill their legal obligation for CLP Article 45 product notifications and similar requirements. With opesus EPN, companies can leverage data in their ERP solution to ensure compliance simply and efficiently.

Legal Obligation

Notifications of Formulations


Manufacturers or distributors on the German market are required to notify formulations and ingredients to the German BfR (Bundesinstitut fur Risikobewertung) for hazardous mixtures, biocides, detergents, and cleaning agents.


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

EU – CLP Article 45

In the near future, an EU-wide standardized format will be implemented. This format will also be supported by opesus EPN.

Business Requirements

Product notifications are mandatory before a product can be sold on the market. Producers or importers are required to do this using specific XML formats. In Germany, for example, the XProduct-Notification XML exchange format is currently used.

SAP customers store substance and formulation data in the specification database and want to leverage that existing data wherever possible.
Customers also want to keep track of notifications made to authorities for auditing purposes.

System Requirements

SAP ERP is required (Release 6.0 EhP 0 or higher).

It is recommended to use SAP EH&S. If you use SAP ERP without SAP EH&S you are welcome to contact us anyway. With sufficient interest we will support this scenario in future product versions.

Our involvement

opesus is involved with various organizations to ensure EPN will stay the solution of choice. We at opesus:

  • Are an active participant in the ECHA IT user group for CLP Article 45. See the ECHA page for a list of all participants.
  • Engage and work directly with national authorities.
  • Collaborate with various SAP EHS user groups.
  • Work in conjunction with SAP Product Management and Development.

Our Offering

With opesus EHS Product Notification customers fulfill their reporting obligations to poison information and treatment centers in Europe easily and reliably. The solution is based on SAP standard technology and expands SAP EH&S – no modifications needed.

Your Benefits

 Market leading solution for SAP customers

 Contains 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