Accelrys' Electronic Laboratory Notebooks Recognized in Gartner's Enterprise Category

 Accelrys' Electronic Laboratory Notebooks Recognized in Gartner's Enterprise

Breadth of ELNs rated Very High or High in Each Scientific and Functional

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2013

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a
leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, today
announced that Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on
the global information technology industry, has rated the company's electronic
laboratory notebooks (ELN) as "very high" or "high" in each scientific and
functional domain in a recent report on considerations for selecting an ELN.
Accelrys was the only vendor with ELNs that achieved those ratings in all


The report, published Jan. 11, 2013 and titled "Manufacturers Must Consider
Scientific Domain Expertise During ELN Selection," is based on insights
collected by Gartner throughout hundreds of interviews, briefings and
interactions with various clients. The Accelrys ELN secured a "very high"
rating in chemistry, meaning the product is close to becoming a de facto
standard in that category, as well as "high" ratings in biology, formulation,
engineering, regulated environments and translational medicine. The Accelrys
Laboratory Execution System was rated "very high" in regulated environments
and "high" in formulation, while the Contur ELN rated "high" in chemistry.

"In the push to reduce innovation cycle times and share information among
scientists and engineers, ELN technologies have the potential to be valuable
tools, especially for transferring knowledge from ideas into product
development," Gartner research director Michael Shanler said in the report.
"However, as companies move toward "end-to-end" informatics solutions that
extend from research into manufacturing, deep scientific functionality is
often compromised when moving toward single solution providers. While IT often
weights value for lower cost, simple governance and architecture simplicity,
R&D sees deep scientific functionality as the primary criterion for sustaining

"With deep scientific domain experience and an integrated set of solutions for
optimizing the lab-to-commercialization value chain – from research through
downstream analytical development, quality control, quality assurance and
manufacturing – Accelrys is proving that neither functionality nor expertise
should be compromised in the quest to improve innovation," said Accelrys
President and CEO Max Carnecchia. "We believe Gartner's 'high' and 'very high'
ratings of our ELNs confirm our industry leading position in the market and
our ability to deliver a breadth of solutions across scientific and functional
domains for a diverse and global customer base."

About Accelrys, Inc.
Accelrys, Inc. (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 and flexible scientific solution
optimized to integrate the diversity of science, experimental processes and
information requirements across the research, development, process scale-up
and early manufacturing phases of product development. By incorporating
capabilities in applications for modeling and simulation, enterprise lab
management, workflow and automation, and data management and informatics,
Accelrys enables scientific innovators to access, organize, analyze and share
data in unprecedented ways, ultimately enhancing innovation, improving
productivity and compliance, reducing costs and speeding time from lab to

Accelrys solutions are used by more than 1,300 companies in the
pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, chemicals, aerospace, consumer packaged
goods and industrial products industries. Headquartered in San Diego,
California, USA, Accelrys employs more than 200 full-time PhD scientists. For
more information about Accelrys, visit

SOURCE Accelrys, Inc.

Contact: Racepoint Group For Accelrys, Marla Kertzman, +1-415-694-6701,
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