Agilent Technologies gains exclusive rights to sell SSI's CyberLAB Enterprise Content Management System
Agilent to provide integrated portfolio of laboratory software for life sciences and chemical analysis customers
PALO ALTO and PLEASANTON, Calif., July 15, 2004
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) and Scientific Software Inc. (SSI) today announced an exclusive agreement for Agilent to market, sell and support SSI's industry-leading CyberLAB Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS). Agilent will market the product under its new family name -- Agilent Cerity -- to the pharmaceutical, chemical, petrochemical, forensic, environmental, homeland security, and food and beverage markets.
"The addition of CyberLAB is a key part of our strategy to provide a family of software solutions that address the complete lifecycle of analytical information, from data acquisition to knowledge management and retention," said Jim Miller, director of software for Agilent's Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis business. "This will enable scientists to collaborate across laboratory operations, linking information from a wide range of analytical instrumentation and data sources."
Currently used by leading pharmaceutical and chemical companies worldwide, CyberLAB ECMS is a Web-based electronic library that collects, organizes, indexes, stores, archives and shares electronic records -- from raw analytical instrument data and reports to compliance records, MS Office documents, PDF documents, molecular drawings, pictures and video. CyberLAB automatically extracts searchable metadata from each of the files, and provides powerful search capabilities and embedded viewers for many file types. As a result, knowledge workers find information faster and make more informed decisions.
Agilent's current portfolio of laboratory software includes the Agilent Cerity chromatography data system and ChemStation analytical workstations, which are used to acquire, process and report data from analytical instruments. Agilent has also established a series of application integrations that provide open and seamless interfaces to enterprise resource planning (ERP) and laboratory information management systems (LIMS). With the addition of CyberLAB, Agilent can provide customers with a portfolio of software for information management in the laboratory and beyond.
"With a reputation for outstanding customer service and knowledge of laboratory operation and informatics that spans the instrument-to-enterprise level, Agilent is an ideal partner for SSI," said Dr. Soheil Saadat, president and CEO of Scientific Software, Inc. "We are excited that CyberLAB will now be more accessible to Agilent's 22,000 life sciences and chemical customers worldwide, and we are fully committed to satisfying the needs of current and future customers together with Agilent as a strategic channel partner."
Existing and new CyberLAB customers will benefit from extended support, worldwide consulting and validation services from Agilent as a single-source provider. Under the agreement, Scientific Software maintains intellectual property rights to CyberLAB ECMS and will continue to focus on new product development as well as working with technology partners to develop integrations with enterprise applications such as eNotebook, LIMS, ERP and established vendors of analytical instrumentation.
More information about CyberLAB is available on Agilent's Web site at www.agilent.com/chem/CerityECMS.
About Scientific Software, Inc.
Scientific Software, Inc. is a world leader in the development, sale and support of enterprise content management (ECM) solutions to help organizations better manage the complete lifecycle of business information. Scientific Software, Inc. is based in Pleasanton, California. Further information about Scientific Software, Inc. and its products is available at www.scisw.com or at 1-800-588-8878.
About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is a global technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenue of $6.1 billion in fiscal year 2003. Information about Agilent is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.
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Christina Maehr, Agilent
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Heather Werness, Scientific Software, Inc.
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