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Type Limited liability company
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters 122 W. Main St., Clinton, New Jersey, United States
Area served Worldwide

FORMULATOR Software, LLC develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions.


FORMULATOR was originally developed by ColorTec Associates — a developer of "color QC, color mixing, and laboratory applications" — in 2002. A separate company, FORMULATOR Software, was created in 2005 to further develop the product.[1]

In July 2016, the company announced it was adding a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) option for its software offerings.[2]

Technology and products


FORMULATOR is an electronic laboratory notebook "for the formulation chemist, food technologist and regulatory agent."[3] The software's base functionality is represented as the "chemical" version. Additional modules may be added to the software to give it extended functionality for researchers in the cosmetic, nutritional, and pharmaceutical industries. A SaaS-based cloud version of their software is also available.[2]

Additional modules include:

  • project manager
  • advanced costing
  • sample manager
  • inventory manager
  • quality manager
  • production manager
  • labeling add-on


Experiment, collaboration,
and data management
Chemical and/or mathematical drawing and calculation?Y[4]
Chemical and/or spectrum file support?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?Y[4]
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?Y[4]
Configurable templates and forms?
Query capability?
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
Export data to MS Excel?Y[5]
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Project and/or task management?Y[5]
Inventory management?Y[6]
Document creation and/or management?Y[4]
Lab and/or group management?
Experiment management?
Workflow management?
Customer and supplier management?Y[5]
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[7]
QA / QC functions?Y[8]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[9]
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Electronic signatures?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[4]
Report printing?
Label support?Y[10]
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?
Instrument interfacing and management?
Mobile device integration?
Third-party software integration?Y[10]
Alarms and/or alerts?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?Y[2]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
chemical, cosmetic, food and beverage, manufacturing and R&D, pharmaceutical


The company removed its public pricing sometime in the summer of 2023.

Demonstration videos and other media

Additional information


  1. "About FORMULATOR Software, LLC". FORMULATOR Software, LLC. Retrieved 01 September 2016. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "FORMULATOR Cloud Version". FORMULATOR Software, LLC. 8 July 2016. Retrieved 01 September 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "FORMULATOR". FORMULATOR Software, LLC. Retrieved 30 October 2020. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "FORMULATOR - Chem Version". FORMULATOR Software, LLC. Retrieved 30 October 2020. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "FORMULATOR - Project Manager". FORMULATOR Software, LLC. Retrieved 30 October 2020. 
  6. "FORMULATOR - Inventory Manager". FORMULATOR Software, LLC. Retrieved 30 October 2020. 
  7. "FORMULATOR - Cosmetic Version". FORMULATOR Software, LLC. Retrieved 30 October 2020. 
  8. "FORMULATOR - Quality Manager". FORMULATOR Software, LLC. Retrieved 30 October 2020. 
  9. "FORMULATOR - Sample Manager". FORMULATOR Software, LLC. Retrieved 30 October 2020. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "FORMULATOR - Nutrient Version". FORMULATOR Software, LLC. Retrieved 30 October 2020.