A simpler, smarter way to produce your Certificate of Analysis (COA).

Certificate of Analysis (COA) or Certificate of Conformance (COC) or Certificate of Sample (COS) or even Certificate of Performance (COP). They all generally mean one thing: The need for you to produce a document proving that your product contains what you say it does and that each component conforms to the values you have said it will.

More and more companies and even countries are insisting that every delivery of product comes with a completed COA. Suppliers are having deliveries rejected or trucks “stuck at the gate” because they do not have a COA.

So, what are the key components of a good COA? In a nutshell, a COA will contain:


Good COA’s will often also contain additional information for the receiving company, e.g. storage instructions or health hazards and warnings.

Great COA’s will have product images, corporate logos, and member association logos.

What makes SmartCOA so special in creating and managing COA’s?

SmartCOA has been producing COA’s for manufacturing and distribution companies for over 10 years. During this time, we have seen the weird and the wonderful of how companies manage COA’s. We have continually improved and enhanced SmartCOA to meet the changing needs of our clients.

And all the while we have continued to simplify it and simplify it. Everything you do on the system is what you will see on your COA’s – literally “what-you-see-is-what-you-get”.

What are the main features of SmartCOA?

  1. Produce new COA’s in seconds.
    Just like baking a cake needs ingredients, to produce COA’s you need to

Once that is done, completing a COA is just a matter of;

That’s it! COA created, auto completed, signed, done.

And available for you to email out, or for your distribution centre to access online or even your customer to access online, via your own secure portal.

  1. Upload existing COA’s to your service.

Do you distribute bought-in product? Re-package existing product?

Have your suppliers already provided you with a COA for these products?

No problem. Just use the built-in “Upload Existing COA” option. It will;

  1. Concessions.

You have a product with a test result that is not within the required value for the Specification? Maybe the colour is not quite right due to a drought?

No problem. Just use the built-in Concessions option. It allows you to;

  1. Product Management.

You can create new, update existing, delete and even copy an existing product, through the simple, what-you-see-is-what-you-get design.

  1. User Management.

You can create new, update existing and suspend users. Even changing signatures is a breeze.

Every user has a simple tick on / tick off authority for every option, so you can structure your users to only see and do what you want them to.

  1. Special features that make your COA’s stand-out.
  1. Give your Client Access to you COA’s.

SmartCOA allows you to give your clients the ability to access your COA’s themselves via either:
A simpler, smarter way to produce your Certificate of Analysis (COA).