What is the PIF?

It’s the standard Product Information Form developed by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).

Oak Barrel’s ePIFPortal.COM – the only portal configured to provide one source for Supplier Technical Information.

The food industry is not one-size-fits-all.
That’s why we have tailored our online portal ePIFPortal.COM to suit your business. Oak Barrel’s ePIFPortal.COM will show you precisely what you need, automate and enforce your business processes, and streamline your information exchange and management. In addition to PIF, you can manage Specifications, COA, QAS and Supplier information required by your customers.

Oak Barrel’s ePIFPortal.COM gives you options.
Since every customer, manufacturer, co-packer, supplier and distributor has varying information needs and levels of IT maturity and support, you can choose the configuration that best meets your needs in the most cost effective manner. Our design allows you to think strategically, start at the appropriate level and easily plug in additional components or process to continually improve.

Making it easy to work

The configurable ePIFPortal.com is designed to be easy-to-use and easy-to-learn.

Instead of scrolling through a long form, you’ll be automatically led through data-entry steps, and it’s arranged in a convenient tabular format for quick navigation and review.

Including automated calculations and configurable defaults, with colour-alerts to quickly draw your attention to critical areas.

What if Suppliers Do Not Have Portals

In the early day, not all Supplier will have portals and many Suppliers may never have portals. For local or international Suppliers, they can use your portal at no cost to you or the Supplier. You can send ePIF or Specification Requests, notify Supplier via email, have Supplier enter data and documents into your portal, have Supplier submit for approval, return for correction and approve ePIFs or Specifications. Once approved, all ePIFs, Specifications or documents recertification and reminders processes and tracking are automated.

Additionally, you can manage Supplier and Facility data and documents.

Automated, centralized, and tailored for you

 Pre-Configured formats for easy data entry and review

  • Ingredients
  • Flavours
  • Samples
  • Retail Ready Products
  • Plus any additional configuration you need

Built for your business

  • See all of what you need and only what you need
  • Create Supplier Specifications
  • Configure workflows to fit your business processes
  • Role, group and user security
  • Automated reminders

Easy Integration to ERP and Recipe Management Systems

  • Built in architecture for easy integration to your ERP and Recipe Management Systems.
  • Multi-language support

Streamlined and flexible information exchange

  • Request or receive PIFs from other portals.
  • Mange Supplier data and documents – letters of insurance, samples, service level agreements…
  • Use information from Suppliers for PIFs in the Customer Portal
  • Supplier access is hard-coded to protect information

Centralized and automated document management

  • Store and access all your related information from one place
  • Automated re-certification for document, PIF or Supplier updates
  • Automated supplier documentation process
  • Import and export xls and documents

Control and visibility

  • Traceability of goods and components across the supply chain
  • Track every Supplier receipt, log on, return and update.
  • Leading security provisions
  • Highly visual change tracking
  • Easy search and find
  • Flexible permissions and automation controls
  • Weekly summaries about all PIF related activities

Free 30 Day PIF Workshops

Local and 24/5 Support

Our Australian and New Zealand team is among the best. They have been working with many of the region’s top food companies for many years and are experts at making technology work the best for business. With a physical presence in Melbourne and Sydney, we also offer round-the-clock phone support for when time is of the essence.

Want to know more?
Contact us today – we are happy to answer your questions.