Release Notes: 2017-04-06

Here are the notes related to the portal update released on April 6th, 2017:

  • Email Verification Process Updates
    • We just updated our process for validating contact emails associated to companies in the system so that we can validate large numbers of emails with more frequency.
    • This will help save our research team some time with general data administration, and give them more time to help find our subscribers more producers for more chemicals.
    • This change also involved changing the way we store emails in the database  and allows us to be more flexible with emails in the future. For example we may decide we want to be able to add multiple email addresses to a contact, company or location. This change to how we store emails will make that much easier to build.
  • Bug Fixes
    • We fixed an issue with the management of the types of documents that could be added to companies
    • There was a possible issue where two users could have the same user name. This has been fixed.
    • Some companies could add a location to a country, but then wouldn’t be able to edit that location due to the country not having a state or province associated to it. State/province was required, but no option was available to enter. This has been fixed.

Release Notes: 2017-03-16

Here are the notes related to the portal update released on March 16th, 2017.

We found that some users didn’t know that the system still had the function to create emails to all companies listed on the page. Some users also didn’t know that the print and download buttons gave them not just the company names shown on the screen, but also all of the contact information. So we made the following changes to the layout when looking at lists of companies:

  • Moved the three action buttons to the left of the company list and renamed them like so:
    • “Download” became “Download Contacts as an Excel File”
    • “Print” became “Download Contacts as a PDF File”
    • “Mail”became “Email Contacts from Listed Companies”
  • Layout Tweaks
    • Collapsed all filters by default to save some space
      • If you “open” a filter it will stay open from page to page. So the ones you use most often will stay open.
    • Moved the “Sort By” field above the filters
    • Made some other color/layout tweaks to make the page easier to scan

This should make the page easier to use, but let us know if you are having any issues with these changes by emailing us at

Release Notes: 2017-03-09

Here are the notes related to the portal update released on March 9th, 2017:

  • E-commerce Data
    • Companies can have “e-commerce” links on their profile view.
    • This will only show up if a link has been supplied.
  • E-Commerce Filter
    • This will let a user filter a list of companies to only show companies that have e-commerce links.
    • We don’t have a ton of this data yet, but will be adding more and more now that it is in the system.
  • No Results Found Screen
    • We updated the layout of the no results found message, and added a big orange “Ask our research team!” button.
    • Use the big orange button to send in requests to our research team if you are looking for producers of a chemical or a specific company, but not having any luck finding it in our system.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Cleaned up some companies that were linked when they shouldn’t be in the Trade Data

Release Notes: 2017-03-02

Here are the notes related to the portal update released on March 2nd, 2017:

  • Subscriber Options Updated
    • New subscription options for Trade Data and Regulatory data have been added to allow users more flexibility in their subscriptions.
    • DWCP+ is not going to be available moving forward, instead the same functionality can be achieved by having DWCP, Trade Data, and Regulatory Data
    • Trade data, Regulatory Data, and Pathfinder+ data now have new messages if a user does not have access to this data. Hit the big orange button to contact us about getting access.
    • This doesn’t change anything for existing subscribers, but will change the conversation you have with your account contact when renewal comes up.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where finished forms could be added without an ingredient
    • Cleaned up multiple companies that had leading and trailing spaces in their name as this was messing with sorting
    • Fixed a bug with the display of the “submit upgrade request” alert box when users are locked out of the system due to using too many devices.
    • Fixed a bug on the advertisement tools page when a company doesn’t have any ads
    • Fixed the producer “Download” file so it no longer throws an error when you try to open it in excel
  • Usability Updates
    • Added messages for users when they reach their account limits (e.g. devices, downloads, etc…) that says why the user can’t use the system, says how to fix it, and provides information to contact us if the user needs help.
    • Multiple fixes, and usability changes to the sorting drop down used throughout the site
    • Changed the user page to show the display names of subscriptions instead of the internal shorthand name we use
  • Trade Data
    • Updated Trade Data based on a latest information from Datamyne

Release Notes: 2017-02-09

Here are the notes related to the portal update released on February 9th, 2017:

  • Company Management
    • Producers can now upload certification files to their company profile via CPM
    • File types have been limited to:
      • .gif
      • .png
      • .jpg
      • .jpeg
      • .pdf
      • .bmp
      • .docx
      • .doc
      • .ppt
      • .pptx
      • .svg
      • .tif
      • .xls
      • .xlsx
    • Increased the time that an error message stays on the screen when adding things to your company in the wrong way in CPM. It was too short, and people could miss it so the messages now stick around for 30 seconds.
    • Made some more updates for our research team to be able to manage large chemical lists provided by producers. This let’s them spend less time managing lists, and more time helping users find producer information.
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue where a company might not have a primary location
    • Fixed an issue where updating the expiration date for some ads would throw an error
    • Fixed an issue where NDA numbers stored in the database were causing issues for adding GRAFF data

Release Notes: 2017-01-31

Here are the notes related to the portal update released on January 31st, 2017:

  • Basic Layout Tweaks
    • Home page content has been centered, and made a litter wider for bigger screens
    • Wider layout when viewing lists of companies/chemicals
    • Login box layout updated
  • Bug Fixes
    • Fixed an issue by speeding up loading of companies in certain cases that could cause a user to get stuck seeing “loading…” when looking for companies.
    • Fixed an issue in Finished Forms where you would open a drawer for an item and would get a generic Error message
  • Company Management
    • Made it much easier for the research team to quickly upload thousands of chemicals provided to us by producers

Release Notes: 2017-01-05

Here are the notes related to the portal update released on January 5th, 2017:

  • Layout Changes
    • Made some sections of the site a little wider to accommodate the new trade data changes
  • Trade Data
    • We are now using trade data provided to us through a partnership with Datamyne
    • The new trade data is matched based on chemical name instead of HS code so it is more accurate
    • Trade data now shows any records we have for a given chemical name for the last two years up until two months from the current month
    • The descriptions available in the trade data are now more verbose than before
  • Bug Fixes
    • Various minor bug fixes, and cleanup of the code base for easier future releases