SAN DIEGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management solutions, announced today the release of Accelrys Notebook 5.0, a flexible, multi-discipline electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) with significant new capabilities for customizing work environments and connecting to existing laboratory software without complex integration and advanced programming support. As an easy-to-use ELN that deploys out of the box on premises or in the cloud, Accelrys Notebook 5.0 eases the transition to the digital lab, enhancing the way researchers capture, share and reuse experimental information, ultimately helping organizations move innovative new products to market more quickly.
"As laboratories generate more and more data, old paper-based systems for managing that data are no longer adequate," said Michael Elliott, chief executive officer of market research firm Atrium Research. "However, our most recent survey has found that simplicity in deployment, use, maintenance and upgrades has become among the most important selection factors―and criteria―for successful implementations of electronic lab notebooks. The market is shifting to require the basic capabilities to move from paper to digital notebooks, with low cost-of-ownership and a simple user experience."
Designed to meet the requirements of laboratories needing to manage an increasing amount of data with low total-cost-of-ownership, Accelrys Notebook 5.0 offers these specific enhancements:
- Easy to configure – Organizations can easily configure Accelrys Notebook to support their workflows, applications and environment without enlisting additional services support. Researchers with little or no software experience can create, test and publish scientific protocols that make it easier to access, analyze and report data. Further integration with the Accelrys Enterprise Platform and Accelrys Pipeline Pilot workflow authoring application enables customers to quickly connect Accelrys Notebook 5.0 with existing lab software including laboratory informatics, materials and inventory management systems, with no advanced programming required.
- Improved productivity and immediate access – By making it possible to easily search and find experiment data, observations and results, Accelrys Notebook 5.0 eliminates the need to repeat experiments―saving researchers time and boosting productivity. Immediate updates and notifications allow global partners to share information instantly. Digital signatures and workflow alerts improve intellectual property protection.
- Fast user adoption – A simple user interface and easy-to-use features significantly reduce training time, resulting in accelerated adoption and fast deployment. Researchers can store, search and share Accelrys Notebook entries from any location and the notebook can be configured to work securely inside and outside the corporate firewall.
Accelrys Notebook 5.0 features a web-based client, in addition to the traditional desktop client, supporting the demands of globalization in the scientific enterprise. Researchers can capture observations and experimental data at the moment they occur via web-client on desktops, laptops and select mobile devices.
"Paper-based labs hinder accurate documentation and knowledge sharing, both of which are essential for scientific organizations to innovate and move new products to market quickly and compliantly," said Leif E. Pedersen, senior vice president of marketing, product management and corporate development at Accelrys. "Accelrys has consistently earned the praise of industry analysts covering laboratory informatics, and the latest release of Accelrys Notebook sets the bar even higher. Organizations can now quickly and easily integrate Accelrys Notebook into a laboratory ecosystem supporting end-to-end, sustainable innovation in scientific product lifecycle management."
For more information about Accelrys Notebook, register for the complimentary webinars entitled "What's New in Accelrys Notebook 5.0?," scheduled for Wednesday, March 5, from 8 to 9 a.m. PST and/or "Accelrys Notebook 5.0 Helps Science-Driven Organizations Transition to Digital Labs," scheduled for Thursday, March 6, from 8 to 9 a.m. PST.
About Accelrys, Inc.
Accelrys (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, supports industries and organizations that rely on scientific innovation to differentiate themselves. The industry-leading Accelrys Enterprise Platform provides a broad, flexible scientific foundation optimized to integrate the diversity of science, experimental processes and information requirements across the research, development, QA/QC and manufacturing phases of product development. Accelrys offers capabilities in scientific data management, modeling and simulation, research informatics, laboratory informatics, enterprise quality management, environmental health & safety and operations intelligence for customers in science-driven industries. Using Accelrys technology, scientific innovators can access, organize, analyze and share data in unprecedented ways across the research, laboratory and manufacturing continuum, ultimately enhancing innovation, improving productivity and compliance, reducing costs and accelerating product development from research to manufacturing.
Accelrys solutions are used by more than 2,000 customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, chemicals, aerospace, consumer packaged goods and industrial products industries. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Accelrys employs approximately 225 full-time PhD scientists. For more information about Accelrys, visit www.accelrys.com.
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