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Edition V ELN Survey

This is the latest in our continuing investigation of the ELN market. Developed in 2012 over a several month period, this report provides data and analysis of the views of over 400 scientists, information technology professionals, and managers from over twenty countries. Respondents answered dozens of individual questions on their ELN perspectives, purchasing trends, budgets, interests, and brand perceptions.

This report provides more than just data - it includes expert commentary and analysis relevant for decision making. Over 80 charts and tables in this 74 page report present data in a clear and understandable format.

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Covered in this comprehensive report are answers to:

  • Are organizations interested in ELN technology?
  • What is the relative market share of vendors?
  • What are companies doing about ELN?
  • What are leading adoption? Who lags?
  • What motivates prospects to make an investment?
  • What are the purchasing trends and timing?
  • What do users feel about ELN in the cloud?
  • How does ELN compare to LIMS?
  • Perceived goals and benefits from an ELN - what drives purchasing decisions?
  • Where is the ELN market on the technology adoption lifecycle?
  • What are the issues that concern prospective users?
  • What do existing ELN customers have to say?
  • Electronic or hybrid? What do potential users think?
  • What challenges do prospective users feel they will face with an ELN project?
  • Are there concerns over user acceptance of an ELN?
  • ELN integration - what systems are most likely to be interfaced?
  • Why would someone invest in ELN?
  • How satisfied are current users with their supplier?

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER 2 METHODOLOGY AND KEY OBSERVATIONS
2.1 OBJECTIVE
2.2 METHODOLOGY
2.3 KEY OBSERVATIONS

CHAPTER 3 SURVEY DEMOGRAPHICS
3.1 OVERVIEW
3.2 GEOGRAPHIC
3.3 MARKETS
3.4 POSITIONS
3.5 WORK AREAS
3.6 DEPARTMENT SIZE

CHAPTER 4 RESULTS FROM ALL SURVEY PARTICIPANTS
4.1 OVERVIEW
4.2 DATA MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES
4.3 ELN USE
4.4 LIMS USE
4.5 AREAS OF CURRENT AND POTENTIAL ELN USE

CHAPTER 5 PROSPECTIVE ELN USERS
5.1 OVERVIEW
5.2 INTEREST
5.3 ELN PERCEPTIONS
5.4 ELN IN THE CLOUD
5.5 PURCHASE TIMING
5.6 INITIAL SYSTEM SIZE
5.7 EXTERNAL USE
5.8 ELN PROJECT GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
5.9 ANTICIPATED PROJECT CHALLENGES
5.10 ELN INTEGRATION

CHAPTER 6 ELN USERS
6.1 OVERVIEW
6.2 PRODUCTS IN USE
6.3 CHARACTERISTICS OF SYSTEMS IN USE
6.4 ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES
6.5 IMPLEMENTATION TIME
6.6 PROJECT CHALLENTES
6.7 SYSTEM INTEGRATION
6.8 APPLICATION AREAS
6.9 RATING SUPPLIERS AND THEIR PRODUCTS
6.10 ATTITUDES TOWARD PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1 Majority of participants are from the life sciences
Table 2 Scientists represent the majority of the sample
Table 3 Basic and Applied Research are the largest work areas in the study
Table 4 Participant department size
Table 5 Data management challenges
Table 6 ELN and LIMS Users versus Non-Users
Table 7 Challenges by work area
Table 8 Challenges by position
Table 9 ELN use
Table 10 2010 ELN use by department size
Table 11 ELN use by position
Table 12 ELN use by work area
Table 13  ELN versus LIMS adoption
Table 14 Current use of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Table 15 LIMS use by area
Table 16 LIMS use by position
Table 17 Potential and Existing Areas of ELN
Table 18 ELN interest
Table 19 ELN interest by department
Table 20 Interest by department size
Table 21 ELN Interest by position
Table 22 Those who express no interest in ELN
Table 23 Definition of an ELN from prospective users
Table 24 Acceptance of a cloud ELN
Table 25 Cloud ELN acceptance by department size
Table 26 Cloud ELN by role
Table 27 Cloud ELN by area
Table 28 Purchase timing
Table 29 Purchase timing by department sizeTable 30 Purchase timing by work area
Table 31 Purchase timing by position
Table 32 Initial ELN system – number of seats
Table 33 Do you anticipate external partners or collaborators using your ELN?
Table 34 External use of ELN by area
Table 35 External use of ELN by market
Table 36 ELN Project Goals
Table 37 Anticipated project challenges
Table 38 Prospective user anticipated integrations
Table 39 ELN system sizes
Table 46 ELN implementation time
Table 47 Implementation time by number of ELN users
Table 48 ELN implementation challenges
Table 49 Technologies that are/will be integrated with user ELNs
Table 50 Domains of installed ELN
Table 51 Domain percent by supplier
Table 40 Product and supplier ratings – all products measured
Table 41 Comparison of User Ratings of top four ELN systems
Table 42 What ELN users like best about their system
Table 43 What users like best about their ELN - major products
Table 44 What users like least about their ELN
Table 45 Comparison of “dislikes” of major products

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1 Geographic distribution of sample
Figure 2 Distribution of Participants
Figure 3 Survey participants by role
Figure 4 Respondent work areas
Figure 5 Select data and information management challenges 2008 to 2012
Figure 6 ELN licensing has risen sharply since 2005
Figure 7 Large biopharmaceutical companies (>1000 employees)
Figure 8 Mid-sized biopharmaceutical companies (100-1000 employees)
Figure 9 Small biopharmaceutical organizations (<100 employees)
Figure 10 Comparison of interested versus actual domains (remainder have no current interest in ELN)
Figure 11 Comparison of ELN maturities
Figure 12 ELN interest 2012, 2010, 2008
Figure 13 Perception of an ELN
Figure 14 Project goals
Figure 15 Anticipated challenges
Figure 16 Anticipated integrations
Figure 17 Distribution of ELN supplier responses
Figure 18 Market Share by unique Organization/Department
Figure 21 Changes in unique department market share 2006-2012
Figure 19 User-based market share
Figure 20 Distribution of Supplier systems across the top 25 pharmaceutical/biotech companies
Figure 22 Over 86% of all installations are fully electronic
Figure 22 Signature process across all companies surveyed for those using electronic signatures
Figure 23 Signature process across top 25 bio/pharmaceutical companies
Figure 24 User satisfaction with signature process
Figure 25 Signature user identity
Figure 26 Use of identity tokens
Figure 27 Technology for signature time stamp
Figure 41 System implementation time 2010-2012
Figure 42 ELN challenges
Figure 43 ELN system integrations – anticipated versus actual
Figure 44 Comparison of installed domains 2008 v 2010
Figure 45 Life sciences domain split by major vendor and custom
Figure 46 Relative use of products by area
Figure 28 Overall ratings of products and suppliers
Figure 29 Ratings – changes from 2010 to 2012
Figure 30 Accelrys, IDBS, and PE user ratings
Figure 31 Accelrys user feedback
Figure 32 Accelrys user ratings 2010 v 2012
Figure 35 IDBS user feedback
Figure 36 IDBS user ratings 2010 v 2012
Figure 33 PerkinElmer user feedback
Figure 34 PerkinElmer user ratings 2010 v 2012
Figure 37 What users like best about their ELN
Figure 38 What users do not like about their ELN
Figure 39 Summary of positive and negative attributes