Press release | 18th June 2019

IDBS E-WorkBook Chosen by Solvay for Global R&I Digital Transformation

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IDBS’ E-WorkBook has been implemented by Solvay, an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, as part of a digital transformation project that has removed paper-based processes across the organization.

The E-WorkBook platform was rolled out to over 1,500 users across 30 global sites and 80 labs, helping Solvay improve data capture, analysis and reporting across its global R&I activities.

Christian Marcazzo, General Manager at IDBS, said: “We are delighted to have helped Solvay’s R&I teams. This project shows the real power of both our E-WorkBook platform and our deep-domain expertise.

“With over 2,200 employees, operating in 21 major R&I centers worldwide, Solvay needed a vendor with the knowledge and technical ability to deploy an enterprise platform on a global scale. E-WorkBook’s ability to help manage the huge amount of data and knowledge generated by Solvay’s teams, wherever they are located in the world, means Solvay will continue to benefit from our platform for years to come.”

Julien Antier, Solvay IS Program Manager, said: “We decided on the IDBS E-WorkBook platform because our due diligence had shown it to be very powerful, flexible and user friendly.

“There was an immediate operational benefit in the labs with the IDBS E-WorkBook platform. Each project wave was delivered on time and on budget, thanks to the common project methodology and the high expertise of IDBS, resulting in smooth worldwide implementation.”

Due to the worldwide success of the project, Solvay is looking to add E-WorkBook Advance workflows, alongside Chemistry and Inventory management capabilities, to the platform to support more sophisticated use cases.

The E-WorkBook Cloud is an enterprise-ready SaaS scientific informatics software platform that supports R&D organizations, scientists and teams in biologics development, drug discovery and development.

A scalable R&D scientific data management software solution, The E-WorkBook Cloud is more than just a LIMS, ELN or an LES. It combines the functionality of the best lab-based informatics solutions, going beyond traditional lab management software, providing cutting-edge data-capture and analysis tools, job requesting and management, inventory management, and biology and chemistry functionality.


About Solvay

Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in many diverse end markets.

Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Its lightweighting materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality.

Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 24,500 employees in 61 countries. Net sales were €10.3 billion in 2018, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 22%. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris Bloomberg: SOLB.BB – Reuters: SOLB.BR), and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program. Financial figures take into account the planned divestment of Polyamides.

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