ChemDraw® - Because Chemistry Happens Everywhere

Wondering what’s new in ChemDraw®? Watch this short 1-minute video highlighting both the portability and new capabilities of PerkinElmer’s ChemDraw® - now in its 30th year. 

Accelerating Chemistry Research

With the latest release of ChemDraw®, new features have been integrated to help accelerate research. ChemDraw® is also now available with new bundle options which pair its chemical drawing package with PerkinElmer’s chemically-intelligent database, 3D modeling and data analysis package, visualization tools and an integrated ELN solution.  

Same Comfortable System – But Better

And while ChemDraw® offers researchers even more power and capabilities, it remains the same leading program for creating publication-ready drawings effortlessly. 

With over 1 million users, ChemDraw® is still the only tool you need to draw, store, analyze and share chemical structures and reactions—quickly and accurately.

The New Global Lab Bench

Among the latest features is the ability to “ChemDraw® anywhere,” freeing chemists from the lab bench and allowing them to take their research with them, wherever they happen to be. Let’s face it: chemistry is everywhere…and now ChemDraw® is, too. 

Welcome to the Cloud

Among the new additions to the ChemDraw® suite is ChemDraw® Cloud. Using ChemDraw® Cloud and PerkinElmer Signals Notebook for ChemDraw®, scientists can access their work through any web browser. With your favorite drawing features available via mobile – alongside the ability to share chemical drawings with a single click – chemists can transform their favorite park bench into a lab bench effortlessly!

ChemDraw® Cloud requires no software installation. All editing, viewing and document management is done via web browser – whether by laptop, tablet or mobile device. With an internet connection, users are able to access ChemDraw® documents from any computer, anywhere. To ensure peace of mind, the documents are stored, encrypted, and backed-up on secure ChemDraw® Cloud servers.

Even More ChemDraw® Platform Support

The latest version of ChemDraw® expands Mac platform support, operating up to 6x faster than previous versions and delivering an improved UI along with numerous other features. Windows support has also been expanded, and now includes Microsoft® Office 2016 support on Windows - including Windows 10. 

ant to learn more about the world’s most popular chemical drawing platform? Watch the ChemDraw video, or start a free ChemDraw trial today. 


How Analytics Centers of Excellence Improve Service & Save Costs

Centers of Excellence: Centralizing Expertise
The “Center of Excellence” as a business model has an assortment of definitions and uses. In general, such “centers” are established to reduce time to value, often by spreading multidisciplinary knowledge, expertise, best business practices and solution delivery methods more broadly across organizations.

They have been identified as “an organizing mechanism to align People, Process, Technology, and Culture” or - for business intelligence applications - as “execution models to enable the corporate or strategic vision to create an enterprise that uses data and analytics for business value.” Still others define these centers as “a premier organization providing an exceptional product or service in an assigned sphere of expertise and within a specified field of technology, business or government…

Using a CoE to Improve Business Intelligence
In approaching how the Center of Excellence (CoE) concept might improve business intelligence (BI), analytics, and the use of data in science-based organizations, PerkinElmer Informatics has developed an Analytics Center of Excellence to deliver service for our customers.

As a framework, the CoE offers ongoing service coverage by experts from a variety of domains, including IT & architecture, statistics and advanced analytics, data integration & ETL, visualization engineering and scientific workflows. In many cases an expert is located at your facility and then leverages a wider range of remote staff, to provide support, reduce costs, and eliminate red tape and paperwork.

There are four pillars to our Analytics CoE for your organization: 

Architecture Services
Mainly for IT, this covers architecture strategy, sizing and capacity planning, security and authentication, connectivity and integration planning, and library management

Governance Services
Centralizing planning, execution and monitoring of projects, Program Management approach to managing multiple work streams, Steering Committee participation, SOPs and best practices, and change management

Value Sustainment Services
Expertise for subject matter consulting, support, hypercare, roadmap and future planning, and analytics core competency

Training & Enablement Services
Training needs assessment, training plans, courseware development, training delivery and mentoring

Cost Savings with Standardized BI Solutions
PerkinElmer’s Analytics CoE leverages TIBCO® Spotfire to help our customers get the most out of this technology as quickly as possible - from the experts. Very often - especially at mid- to large-enterprises - the question is asked, “Why aren’t we standardized on a single BI solution?”

It’s a good question.

Rather than investing time, effort, and money in evaluating, implementing, and maintaining and updating several BI solutions, not to mention training staff to use them, considerable cost savings can be gained from deploying a standard business intelligence solution across the enterprise. And the savings can be further supplemented because the Analytics CoE covers both foreseen and unforeseen needs.

Under an Analytics CoE implementation, cost savings are derived from:

  • Economy of scale from a suite of informatics services
  • Reduced administration efforts for both customer and vendor
  • “Just-in-time” project delivery that engages the right resources at the right time

Reducing the Pharma Services Budget
After converting to the Analytics CoE model, a top 25 pharmaceutical company saved 50% on its services budget, relative to TIBCO® Spotfire. This was possible because the services were bid out once - not for every service engagement. Purchasing service engagements was significantly less fragmented, and the high costs of supporting multiple tools & platforms and responding to RFPs was greatly reduced.

Standardizing on an Ongoing Service Model
Centralizing around a formal service model focuses management of the vendor relationship on a single partner – who truly becomes a partner as they manage projects across multiple domains and departments. 

The Analytics CoE model, also called competency centers or capability centers, oversees deployments, consolidation of services, dashboard setup and platform upgrades - all without the additional burden of new RFPs, vetting of new vendors, and establishing new relationships.

The benefits of standardizing on an ongoing service model, centered on a standard BI platform, include:

  • Holistic approach to deploying analytics solutions across the organization
  • Cost savings from reducing the number of tools used 
  • IT organization isn’t spread too thin as it no longer has to support multiple systems
  • Greater departmental sharing
  • Improvements beyond the distributed model

In addition, there are numerous reasons for analytical organizations to adopt an Analytics CoE:
  • Program Management managing multiple project workstreams and chairing Steering Committee meetings to provide management insight into solution delivery.
  • High quality of subject matter expertise (SME) available for your projects; SMEs are pulled in as needed and are billed against CoE.
  • Significant savings over typical daily rates – up to 50%.
  • Flexible engagement period.
  • Hourly rate fees move from the FTE model to “pay for what you use” further reduce costs.
  • Multiple projects billed against Analytics CoE.

Are you ready for true service excellence in your data-driven organization? Find out if PerkinElmer’s Analytics Center of Excellence is a good fit.

Contact us at informatics.insights@PERKINELMER.COM