Sciformation Consulting GmbH

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Sciformation Consulting GmbH
Type Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters Froebelstr. 5, Bad Vilbel, Germany
Number of locations 1
Area served Europe
Key people Felix Rudolphi
Products
Website Sciformation.com

Sciformation Consulting GmbH develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions.

History

The company was founded on March 29, 2011[1] by Felix Rudolphi, the developer of open-source electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) open enventory (OE).[2] OE became the template for Sciformation's commercial offering Sciformation ELN. Rudolphi described it as such:

To overcome the intrinsic limitations of OE, we wanted to develop a new software system together with the renowned Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung. OE's data design and many good features served as blueprint for the new development, which we called Sciformation ELN (SE). We wanted to design a clean basis while being able to quickly make adjustments not foreseeable at the project start, in close collaboration with the users. We wanted to offer an extended functionality and — more important — flexibility to quickly add form templates for new types of experiments, without any changes to the core software components.[2]

Technology and products

Sciformation ELN and VectorMol

Sciformation ELN is an electronic laboratory notebook originally based off the free, open-source ELN open enventory. The company states that compared to open enventory, Sciformation ELN offers "a faster and even more convenient reaction setup, a precise yet user-friendly permission management, a significantly faster substructure search, a very flexible form system, and a much broader applicability, beyond just chemistry."[3] It also includes a few features typical to a LIMS, primarily order requesting.[4] (See open enventory for more on that open-source software.)

VectorMol is an included module of the ELN "which enables you to draw molecules within most web browsers (Internet Explorer 8 or above, current versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Opera) without noticeable loading time or local installation."[5]

Features

Product: Sciformation ELN
Experiment, collaboration,
and data management
Chemical and/or mathematical drawing and calculation?Y[5]
Chemical and/or spectrum file support?Y[6]
Task and event scheduling?Y[4]
Option for manual result entry?Y[7]
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?Y[6]
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Configurable templates and forms?Y[7]
Query capability?Y[8]
Import data?Y[6]
Internal file or data linking?Y[9]
External file or data linking?Y[8]
Export data to MS Excel?Y[10]
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?Y[7]
Document creation and/or management?Y[9]
Lab and/or group management?
Experiment management?Y[7]
Workflow management?Y[7]
Customer and supplier management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[11]
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?Y[11]
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Electronic signatures?Y[11]
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?
Report printing?
Label support?Y[12]
Barcode support?Y[12]
Export to PDF?Y[10]
Export to MS Word?Y[10]
Export to HTML and/or XML?Y[10]
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[11]
Modular?Y[3]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[6]
Mobile device integration?
Third-party software integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
External monitoring?
Messaging?
Bookmarking?
Commenting?Y[4]
Multilingual?Y[13]
Network-capable?
Web client or portal?Y[13]
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
chemical, general

Pricing

Additional information

References

  1. "Sciformation Consulting GmbH". unternehmen24.info. Unimedia. http://www.unternehmen24.info/Firmeninformationen/DE/3600843. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rudolphi, Felix (January 2014). "Why we chose ZK when creating Sciformation ELN" (PDF). Potix Corporation. http://www.zkoss.org/resource/file/CaseStudies/Sciformation_Case_Study.pdf. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Sciformation ELN". Sciformation Consulting GmbH. http://sciformation.com/sciformation_eln.html?lang=en. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "LIMS". Sciformation Consulting GmbH. http://sciformation.com/sciformation_eln_lims.html?lang=en. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "VectorMol". Sciformation Consulting GmbH. http://sciformation.com/vectormol.html?lang=en. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Analytical data". Sciformation Consulting GmbH. http://sciformation.com/sciformation_eln_spec.html?lang=en. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 "Electronic Lab Notebook". Sciformation Consulting GmbH. http://sciformation.com/sciformation_eln_lj.html?lang=en. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Literature management". Sciformation Consulting GmbH. http://sciformation.com/sciformation_eln_lit.html?lang=en. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Flexibility". Sciformation Consulting GmbH. http://sciformation.com/sciformation_eln_lj_flex.html?lang=en. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 "Supported data formats". Sciformation Consulting GmbH. http://sciformation.com/sciformation_eln_spec_formats.html?lang=en. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 "Security". Sciformation Consulting GmbH. http://sciformation.com/sciformation_eln_sec.html?lang=en. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Chemical inventory". Sciformation Consulting GmbH. http://sciformation.com/sciformation_eln_inv.html?lang=en. Retrieved 16 November 2015. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Products". Sciformation Consulting GmbH. http://sciformation.com/products.html?lang=en. Retrieved 16 November 2015.