Press Release: Propel Launches Criteria-Based Approvers to Accelerate Engineering Change Orders While Maintaining Compliance

2 min readMay 5, 2020

This is press release written for Propel in April 2020

Configurable criteria ensure the right stakeholders approve changes without slowing down product development

Propel, the only product success platform built on the cloud, today announced the addition of Criteria-Based Approvers, its latest product innovation for manufacturers looking to remain nimble, efficient and productive. The new capability allows companies to dynamically specify which users must approve product changes based on configurable rules. Propel’s Criteria-Based Approvers improves efficiency, maintains compliance and reduces product change timelines.

By integrating Criteria-Based Approvers with a product’s entire value chain, manufacturers can identify quality issues earlier in the product development and design phase. Companies can also save the time required to manually select individual approvers, ensure compliance and reduce the risk of key stakeholders missing important product changes or quality issues. And as processes evolve, configurable rules allow the dynamic selection of approvers to streamline product changes.

Propel ensures the right stakeholders are quickly engaged with critical, time-sensitive issues. Product manufacturers often use email to communicate and approve product changes, or legacy platforms that require manual selection of approvers for each change. These methods are slow, inefficient and less reliable in ensuring the right approvers are included in a product change or quality issue. With Propel, product changes are approved by the right people and recorded directly in the product record for future reference, audits and revisions.

“Today’s product manufacturers must ensure the correct stakeholders are involved in the change approval process. Organizations ensure timely product compliance by requiring accurate change approval by the right people at the right time — without unnecessarily slowing down the process,” said Brian Sohmers, Chief Product Officer at Propel. “Propel’s Criteria-Based Approvers is built to help teams across the entire product lifecycle efficiently and accurately manage the change approval and quality process,” he further added.

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