Animalytix® is proud to offer the COMPAS SDS Systems for indexing Safety Data Sheets (SDS).


Our goal is to provide you with useful information about our company that will help you streamline your safety document systems. COMPAS stands for compliance pure and simple. We have been handling Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for over 20 years and continue to develop technology to offer more efficient document management systems. COMPAS offers SDS retrieval systems in specific markets in both the United States and Canada.


COMPAS is a simple to use, electronic document retrieval system that allows subscribers to view or print safety documents as required. COMPAS makes it easy and cost effective to retrieve SDS documents. The COMPAS document retrieval and management system ensures that the customer receives safety information quickly and conveniently. COMPAS reduces the costs associated with compliance including time, money, and paper wastage.

Why is Safety Compliance such a challenge?

Workplace safety legislation requires that as a condition of sale, every supplier of hazardous materials label the material in a proper manner and have it accompanied by a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). To meet compliance, chemical manufacturers and importers are required to obtain or develop an SDS for each hazardous chemical they produce or import.

Manufacturers and distributors must make SDS documents available when shipping and storing hazardous products. Distributors and retailers are responsible for ensuring that their customers are provided a copy of the SDS at point of purchase, and employers must make the SDS for each hazardous chemical in the workplace available to employees.

These safety compliance issues provide a number of challenges to manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and their customers alike. In most cases, compliance means vast amounts of paper documents to be filed, photocopied, faxed, or delivered. Storing, retrieving, and tracking these documents can create piles of paperwork. The time and cost to manage these documents can also be considerable. So what’s the solution?

How does COMPAS make it easy?

COMPAS works from a database covering SDS documents for specific industries. Each product SDS is assigned a unique COMPAS document number. The COMPAS database is updated as new products or changes to existing product information is supplied by manufacturers and distributors.

The COMPAS system allows subscribers to look up, view, and print SDS documents as required.

The COMPAS system is available through the Internet in a variety of easy to use formats to suit specific subscriber and industry needs. The COMPAS service streamlines delivery of SDS documents. COMPAS can build, maintain, and update a complete SDS library for any specific industry or individual company.

How do you use COMPAS?

COMPAS products are currently delivered through the Internet from the COMPAS site or a link from the subscriber’s site. COMPAS formats are designed to meet the needs of each subscriber and the specifics of their market. COMPAS products are designed to provide the various levels of information required by specific subscribers. Custom products and links are available on request.

Total Cost

A good rule of thumb is to look at the number of times that SDS are requested in your organization. Fax back services that are based upon a subscription fee can escalate your cost into the unknown.

Building your own SDS vs. partnering with COMPAS?

COMPAS has invested large amounts of time, money, and research in developing what we feel is the premier SDS management system. Building an internal system to manage this task can be unwieldy. COMPAS has been involved for over 20 years in developing and upgrading our service to tailor it to specific industries. We aim to save your company money by saving your company from having to reinvent the wheel. A few key areas, which usually become major problems when building your own system, are as follows:

  • Estimates for the system and its maintenance are insufficient to meet changes in the market.
  • Money, time, and resources are not properly dedicated to the problem and the resulting system does not meet the goals.
  • Future changes to system are not foreshadowed, resulting in software with a short life cycle.
  • The amount of time and money allocated for proper testing and development is not taken in to consideration.

USA Animal Health Database

This system offers over 30,000 SDS documents for Veterinary and Animal Health Products in the United States.

COMPAS can also be accessed through an Internet site, which is continually updated as new information is available (posted as received). This database is for use by ethical product distributors and veterinary clinics.

Canadian Animal Health Database

COMPAS has developed a user-friendly portal to find Canadian Veterinary Safety Data Sheets (SDS) quickly and easily. Our goal is to help create a safer workplace while reducing the costs associated with SDS compliance.

This system offers over 11,000 SDS documents for Veterinary and Animal Health Products in Canada.

COMPAS can also be accessed through an Internet site, which is continually updated as new information is available (posted as received). This database is for use by ethical product distributors and veterinary clinics.


In addition to the ALYX Market Survey Reporting (ALYX MSR) Series, Animalytix offers the ALYX Market Sensus, a 3-year, geo-located retrospective history of US animal health industry sales for a variety of veterinary products. The ALYX Market Sensus is the ideal product for assessing market development by territory, particularly for sales force effectiveness surveys. The Market Sensus also provides insight into the effectiveness of historic marketing initiatives, allowing a retrospective comparative analysis of market share development following the introduction of specific incentive or marketing initiatives.

Each subscription includes 3 annual sales summaries for the years 2006, 2007, and 2008 for each of the sub-category reports. For the Ruminant series, separate reports are provided for antiinfectives, antiparasitics, pharmaceuticals, productivity enhancers, reproduction hormones, and vaccines. The Equine series is comprised of a pharmaceutical and a vaccine report for each of the 3 years. The reports provide detailed summaries on leading manufacturers, geo-areas, and sales in both dollars and doses for all products with market share in excess of 1%.

The following reports are now available:
•    ALYX Market Sensus: Ruminant Antiinfectives, Antiparasitics, Productivity Enhancers, Vaccines, Pharmaceuticals, and Reproduction Hormones 2006–08
•    ALYX Market Sensus: Equine Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines 2006–08

Coming soon:
•    ALYX Market Sensus: Human Generics in Veterinary Medicine 2006–08
•    ALYX Market Sensus: Veterinary Dermatological Products 2006–08
•    ALYX Market Sensus: Swine Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines 2006–08
•    ALYX Market Sensus: Veterinary Nutraceuticals 2006–08

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