Somerset, NJ — Dec. 18, 2012 — LABVANTAGE announces that Süd-Chemie, Inc., now Clariant, successfully upgraded to LABVANTAGE 6 after using SQL*LIMS v4.1 for over 12 years. Clariant is a company that produces catalysts, adsorbents, and additives for industrial and consumer markets. They selected LABVANTAGE 6 as their LIMS of choice because it offered substantial improvements in usability and functionality, a pure browser based user interface (zero-footprint, multi-browser support), a modern architecture, powerful new reporting capabilities, and a readily available migration pathway for their data stored in SQL*LIMS.

“In 2011 Sud-Chemie was purchased by Clariant, and we were looking for a solution that can run with minimal IT support, provide simple access through a pure web-based solution, and eliminate the custom code we had developed for reporting. We also wanted to connect key instruments to the updated LIMS to gain even better efficiencies,” said Sally Davies, Analytical Group Leader at Clariant.

To accommodate Clariant’s aggressive timeline, LABVANTAGE migrated their legacy SQL*LIMS to LABVANTAGE 6 in less than two months, which is an outstanding outcome for a project of this scale. To automate the movement an Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) tool called QlikView Expressorwas used. Additionally, LABVANTAGE developed a SQL*LIMS functional overlay for LABVANTAGE 6 to better implement previous SQL*LIMS workflows in the new system. This new upgrade not only made the Clariant LIMS system state of the art, but they also gained numerous new capabilities far more cutting-edge than any competing system.


LABVANTAGE Solutions, Inc. is headquartered in Somerset, NJ with offices around the world. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services for the laboratory, including LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System), quality electronic laboratory notebook (ELN), and business intelligence. Our industry-leading solutions and world-class services are the result of 30+ years of experience in laboratory informatics. We leverage that know-how with state of the art technology to help organizations redefine and optimize the way their laboratories conduct business. We have a proven track record of delivering return on investment to laboratories of all sizes and time zones. Our capabilities extend to legacy system migration, global laboratory harmonization, and laboratory business intelligence derived from disparate sites and systems. LABVANTAGE delivers the best technical and domain expertise available to help you drive the success of your business. To find out more, visit


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