Why Use Crystal

The Crystal Core Solution saves you time and money, and
prevents problems

Create customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance by using tested software and services for Dietary Supplements.

If you Do-It-Yourself (DIY), your challenges include finding legal and compliance resources with Dietary Supplements experience.  Formulations experts, technology suppliers and other independent resources can be hard to find, and hiring and training the right people is time consuiming, expensive and difficult.

As a brand owner, the FDA holds you responsible for ensuring your products meet all labels claims and are safe to use.  Will you be prepared when the FDA starts asking you hard questions about your products?  With Crystal Systems, you can be confident you have the answers you need right at your fingertips.

Here is a minimum list of the skills you will need to Do It Yourself

Manage your contract manufacturers

Our contract management experts will ensure a smooth process.  They work with your contract manufacturer to manage products, keep production on track, negotiate costs, delivery and minimums, and manage inspections, contracts, quality release and other key business needs.  Are you prepared to do all of this in addition to managing your business and selling product?

Crystal tracks emails, spreadsheets and other information versions to prevent issues with out-of-date versions and broken links.   DIY means meticulous record keeping among all sources.

Additionally Crystal seamlessly integrates changes to your product lineup and can add additional manufacturing capacity. With DIY, you will be on the hunt for a new contract manufacturer if your capsule manufacturer is not the best choice to make protein powers or other delivery forms.

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Control Product Development

Experts at Crystal will ensure optimal product formula creation. With DIY, you may need to add resources for deep research, alternate ingredients, emerging trends and other skills to help you create innovative and useful products.

Our Crystal experts saves your company money when it comes time to update products.  For instance, changing ingredients or streamlining manufacturing can lower your product cost.  Similarly, our team can suggest ingredient or product features to improve bioavailability based on the latest research.

DIY may require hiring your own experts but finding and compensating them may prove difficult and expensive.

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Comply With Regulations

Our experts review your labels to avoid FDA concern about health claims, nutrient content claims, or structure/function claims.

Additionally we review your advertising to endure labels match all express and implied claims to consumers. Once the claims are identified, our experts check the scientific evidence to determine whether claims have support.

We also provide complete specifications for your raw materials and finished goods. All purchasing and receiving must comply with these specifications, and you are responsible for providing Certificates Of Analysis and other records that show how everything meets specs.

Complex and ever-changing FDA requirements and other compliance necessities can cause stress for DIY businesses.

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Assure Quality

As the owner of your brand, you are responsible for a minimum set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) which can show the FDA that you are delivering what the consumer expects.  We can help you develop your own SOP’s using basic frameworks and expertise provided by our team.  Then Crystal can provide the support to ensure your quality system meets all requirements, including your business requirements.  Crystal monitors your employee’s compliance with those SOP’s and ?provides support for 3rd party audits of your supply chain.

Some SOP’s are intuitive, such as keeping records showing consumer returns are checked before being returned to stock. Other procedures will be more technical, such as Shelf Stability tests.

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Control Information Technology

Crystal software combines the essential Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Document Management (DM) features.  The modules can handle all the software needs of small brands, and the Crystal Core can provide management of regulatory records and contract manufacters for any size company.

We partner with Cyber Security experts, infrastructure Managed Service Providers, and software Value Added Resellers to provide a full set of IT services.

You could Do It Yourself by researching and selecting all these skills and products, but that's time consuming and challenging.  With Crystal you get a personalized set of services and software, for a predictable expense, to fill in gaps and provide essential services.

 

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