Press release | 16th May 2013

E-WorkBook 9.3 Release Extends IDBS’ Leading Position Across the R&D Sector

Personalized web experience, workflow support and
asset management typify latest advance

London, UK, and Boston, US, May 16, 2013 – IDBS has today unveiled significant new capabilities to E-WorkBook, its enterprise data management platform. The global provider of innovative data management, analytics and modeling solutions, has extended E-WorkBook with major enhancements to the web client and integrations with IDBS’ workflow and analytics engine. A new asset handling technology has also been released. The launch took place at the company’s ‘Connect’ meeting in Marseille, France.

E-WorkBook is the only research and development (R&D) informatics platform that provides interoperable web and desktop Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs). This provides users with unmatched flexibility across their organization providing a single point of secure interaction with their data. E-WorkBook 9.3 extends the web capabilities with customized personal and project dashboards. It provides fast and easy access to data and applications, including editing and content creation as well as the ability to complete tasks and workflows.

E-WorkBook 9.3 also sees the introduction of in-built asset management. This new technology streamlines and simplifies the management of a wide range of assets across the R&D process. Other hubs will follow in future releases.

“Today’s R&D market expects and deserves powerful informatics platforms with broad capability, not costly integration headaches. It also needs to be able to create and work in secure, flexible communities supported by trusted data,” said Neil Kipling, CEO and founder of IDBS. “Users too expect choices of interface and the ability to configure them to their needs. Most importantly our customers deserve thoughtful and innovative solutions to their data problems, including asset management and complex analytics. E-WorkBook 9.3 is a single platform our customers can base their entire R&D data ecosystem on.”

E-WorkBook is a tool of business efficiency, innovation and collaboration. Recently, IDBS was rated “Very High” by Gartner Inc in Biology and Translational Medicine in a report titled, ‘Manufacturers Must Consider Scientific Domain Expertise During ELN Selection’, published January 11, 2013. According to the report, a “Very High” rating “means the vendor has excellent scientific domain capabilities and is approaching the ‘de facto’ standard.” It was also rated “High” in Chemistry, Formulation and GxP sectors. E-WorkBook is proven to help scientists save between two and eight hours a week by enabling them to streamline processes, capture knowledge and report more quickly.

About IDBS

IDBS is a global provider of innovative enterprise data management, analytics and modeling solutions. The company’s uniquely sophisticated platform technologies are used by more than 200 pharmaceutical companies, major healthcare providers, global leaders in academic study, and high tech companies to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve the productivity of industrial R&D and clinical research. IDBS is clearly differentiated by its unique combination of award-winning enterprise technologies and domain knowledge in R&D.

IDBS’ solutions help scientists, hospitals and R&D businesses produce the world’s newest therapeutics, diagnostics and personalized treatments, faster, cleaner engines and fuels, breakthroughs in productive agriculture, healthy, safer food products, and high tech materials and consumer products.

Founded in 1989 and privately held, IDBS is headquartered in Guildford, UK with a direct sales and support presence worldwide. IDBS is a Profit Track 100 company and the recipient of multiple awards including the Frost and Sullivan ‘Enabling Technology’ Award in R&D data management for 2010 and Queen’s Award for International Trade 2011. Further information can be found at, or follow us on Twitter @IDBSsoftware.

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