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serialization software

for the tobacco industry


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Software for serialization in the tobacco industry

Extensive modules and features are available for the implementation of TPD standards at level 3:


  • User and rights management

  • Audit Trail (in all modules)

  • Customer / target market management

  • item management

  • Work order management/ process order management

  • Serial number management

  • line management

  • interface management

  • label layout management


  • Workorder / create / edit / import process orders

  • Generate / import / report and decommission serial numbers

  • Record / decommission serial numbers in goods receipt (multipack formation)

  • Aggregate / de-aggregate serial numbers

  • Aggregation of own and third-party serial numbers (n-level)

  • Rework function for own / known serial numbers

  • Rework function for own / known aggregation levels

  • Reporting to n markets/ customers/ databases

  • Parameterization and communication of connected line managers (level 2)

  • Overview of assigned work orders/ process orders of a line

  • Communication to Level 4 and Level 5 systems

We recommend the following modules to implement your TPD - Compliance:​


b+b site server

  • Utility for interface and data automation, license handling

b+b site manager

  • Management of users/user groups - detailed assignment of rights

  • Management of reporting permissions

  • Work order management (new/edit/archive/prioritization) - Assignment to the production line

  • Audit Trail - research

  • Administration of customer|market|product master data|serial number logic|GLN number

  • Management of the aggregation hierarchy(s)

  • label layout management

  • Line recipe management per article (recipe selection|control weights|tolerances)

  • Multipack parameter management

  • Serial Number Management|Aggregation Level Management|Reworking|Sampling

  • Message status display

  • Decommissioning of reported products (destruction during transport)

b+b ERP link

  • Interface to your ERP system

b+b repository link

  • Interface to level 5

b+b line manager

  • Level 2 software component for parameterization and control of the line components

b+b line manager aggregation

  • Level 2 software component for parameterization and control of the line components with aggregation formation (ePedigree = electronic family tree)

b+b multipack manager

  • enables the creation of cross-GTIN multipacks and aggregation to a new serial number


  • Program for creating layouts and communicating with printing systems

b+b Storage List Modules

  • Module for capturing verified codes to create stock lists/pallet waybills

b+b Packing List Modules

  • Module for entering codes (including aggregation codes) in outgoing goods, including assignment of shipping numbers, packing list numbers, etc.

We recommend these additional modules to implement your TPD compliance as a WHOLESALER:​

b+b Entrance Modules

  • Module for entering codes in goods receipt, including assignment of goods receipt numbers/container numbers or optional customer numbers.

b+b Code Check Modules

  • Module for activating/deactivating serial numbers by hand scanner before reporting to the repository

b+b SiteServer

b+b site server | b+b site manager

  • User and rights management

  • Management of the database data
    (automatic backups, data cleansing, import/export)

  • Audit trail (similar to CFR 21 Part 11)

  • Customer / target market management

  • Article and print layout management

  • Work order management/process order management

  • Serial number management

  • line management

  • Interface management to all repository systems

The b+b SiteServer is the central database and service application and represents the control center of the complete software modules.



A Windows VM and an MS SQL Server database are provided by the customer. The b+b SiteServer can be operated either as an ON-PREMISE or CLOUD installation.

The SQL Server database is provided with the required table structures by b+b. The customer receives read access to the table data.

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