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dataEssence...the software product of choice for flavour, fragrance and essential oils companies worldwide!

Designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of the flavour, fragrance and essential oil industries and based on over 25 years experience in your industry, it will deliver a solution to address the specific needs of your business. Our innovative technical skills ensure that dataEssence delivers the performance you need for today's competitive business world but at a realistic price. Even if you don't formulate, dataEssence can still deliver a real competitive advantage to you as a raw material supplier.
dataEssence has fully met the Windows Client and SQL Server 2008 criteria for the Microsoft "Platform Tests for ISV Solutions" and the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform Test. Streatley Software is also a Microsoft Silver ISV Partner.

...for the complete solution

A high performance software product, dataEssence can improve the profitability of your business through better sales opportunities, reduced costs and increased management control. dataEssence can also be integrated with your accounting software to provide a complete business solution from sales generation to final accounts. dataEssence Solo delivers the key elements that an independent formulator (or indeed a small division of a large company!) might need whilst dataEssence Enterprise is a multi-user system aimed at small to medium sized companies with more complex requirements. dataEssence is a modular system and as such, is fully scaleable so you can buy as many of the modules (and user licences) as your business requires and increase this as the needs of your business grow.
Many aspects of dataEssence screens, databases, reports and documents can be tailored by you to meet the initial and evolving needs of your business, but we can also provide more extensive tailoring or integration with your existing systems if required. The rich functionality of the product is supported by the high level of security you need to protect your vital data and powered by a high performance multi user database that delivers the speed to keep pace with your business

dataEssence delivers benefits in the following key business areas:

Formulating & Regulatory

These modules provide an integrated suite of tools to address the needs of the formulator from formulation design through to automated calculation of regulatory issues – including GHS/CLP, IFRA & FEMA Compliance - and the production of the appropriate documents, delivering real time savings for your company. This also includes the automated calculation of status for formulations, e.g. “is it organic?”. In addition you can define many different formulation screening scenarios, which can be used to check the formulation against specific client requirements or preferences which are outside of the normal regulatory issues. Multi-level formulations can be quickly and accurately manipulated – it will even track formulation history for you.... you create and let dataEssence do the rest!


Sales & Marketing

These modules provide real benefits in the initial part of the sales cycle by managing the sales projects / briefs and then recording the submissions to clients.

The client gets a quicker more detailed response, duplicate work is avoided and business opportunities are not missed. Valuable management information is available to help in planning and managing your business.

The Applications and Evaluations modules allow you to and record a formulation's characteristics when used in a variety of applications or at different levels of concentration. With the ability to search your own flavour and fragrance library when answering briefs, you can optimise your formulator’s time, with the additional benefit of no more missed opportunities or developing duplicates.


Full Order Processing, Stock & Manufacturing

These fully integrated modules will manage inventory and batches through user definable control reports and a powerful purchase ordering system. This ensures that the materials are available in the right location for timely manufacturing (works orders) to meet customer demand. Customer orders and requirements are managed through a feature rich sales order processing system from initial order to call off, delivery and invoicing. The system also incorporates a user and product definable set of QC tests to ensure quality is measured and controlled in the most appropriate way.

The primary objective of these modules is to provide your business with the management information and operational tools necessary to satisfy your clients' needs in the most profitable and productive way. Integration with accounts further enhances these modules through automated credit control and transaction updating.


These add-on's and custom modifications enhance the mainstream dataEssence modules and cover such diverse areas as automated reporting, stocktake and data backup to add value to your dataEssence solution.


More Reasons to Choose dataEssence

  • designed and written specifically for your industry
  • a complete business solution, which works the way you work
  • report and form designers to enable you to customise your solution to your individual needs.
  • ability to link to other business systems for seamless integration.
  • regular software updates to maintain your regulatory compliance
  • links to MAPI compliant email software to provide email capability to get your documents to your customers and suppliers faster whilst saving you money.
  • data stored in Microsoft SQL Server, making your data easy to access and located on your PC or server, putting you in control of data security.
  • To find out more about dataEssence and how it can benefit your flavour, fragrance or essential oil business please call us on 0118 929 8216, or email us at

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    dataEssence is SQL Server 2014 Certified and has fully met the Windows Client and SQL Server 2008 criteria for the Microsoft "Platform Tests for ISV Solutions". Additionally, dataEssence was one of the first products to pass the Microsoft Windows Azure Platform Test.

    Streatley Software is a Microsoft Silver ISV Partner.

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