PHILADELPHIA, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pittcon -- Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, today announced the expansion of the Accelrys Process Management and Compliance Suite with the addition of the Accelrys Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), transforming the traditional LIMS market with a unified, more-than-LIMS offering that improves overall product quality, increases operational effectiveness and accelerates innovation. The Accelrys LIMS, with a specific focus on scale-up, manufacturing and compliance, offers a unique, process and execution driven architecture for data management that eliminates the complexities, excessive customization and associated lengthy validation requirements inherent to legacy LIMS. The result is streamlined deployments, a substantially lower total cost of ownership and rapid time to value. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/accelrys-expands-process-management-and-compliance-suite-with-groundbreaking-laboratory-information-management-system-198546951.html Accelrys is the first lab informatics company with process execution applications - Accelrys Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), Accelrys Laboratory Execution System (LES) and Accelrys Electronic Batch Records (EBR) - that has expanded into the LIMS market. As part of the Suite, Accelrys LIMS leverages this process execution foundation to deliver a groundbreaking process-centric approach to laboratory operations that stands in contrast to the traditional sample-centric approach taken by legacy LIMS. This enables organizations to manage change and organizational complexities in a systemic way to achieve repeatability and consistency of procedures, automatically validate operational changes and maintain a lower total cost of ownership. The Accelrys LIMS combined with the Suite's Accelrys ELN, Accelrys LES, Accelrys EBR, Accelrys Discoverant and the scientifically aware Accelrys Enterprise Platform (AEP), provides a holistic, end-to-end informatics offering that makes valuable data locked in silos accessible and searchable across the enterprise. "The traditional approach to managing operations from development through commercialization is failing organizations today," said Ken Rapp, managing director of Accelrys Analytical, Development, Quality and Manufacturing solutions. "Innovation is stalling. We must find better ways to accelerate innovation and to improve product quality – and to do so more effectively. The expansion of Accelrys' Process Management and Compliance Suite with the Accelrys LIMS changes the paradigm with a process-driven architecture capable of solving long-standing industry problems." The Suite, and specifically AEP enables the Accelrys LIMS to make quality data available throughout the enterprise by closely integrating with core enterprise applications that development, quality control and quality assurance and manufacturing scientific operations rely upon. Additionally, AEP further enhances the flexible deployment and integration capabilities of the Accelrys LIMS, allowing organizations to enhance the value of their existing infrastructure, such as legacy LIMS, and also to connect to the broader downstream infrastructure, including enterprise resource planning systems. Accelrys LIMS offers automated qualification/validation via drag-and-drop workflows that generate validation scripts and can be managed by in-house resources. After completing a workflow, a single mouse click generates an automated qualification/validation document.
Accelrys ACCL was soaring nearly 30% to $12.55, its highest point in nearly ten years, on Thursday after news broke that Dassault Systemes would buy the software company for approximately $750 million. Dassault, a software company based in France that designs programs with the aid of computers, announced that it would purchase the San Diego-based Accelrys for $12.50 a share and would make an all-cash tender offer. Accelrys' board has unanimously approved the merger, according to Dassault's statement.