2022-03-13 What Should You Expect To Pay For An Electronic Lab Notebook


When you’re working in the lab, it’s crucial to keep organized and properly track your data and experiments. Lab notebooks were traditionally paper-based and laborious to update, but electronic lab notebooks have changed that by being easy to update from any location and synchronized across multiple devices, which means you can always access your work no matter where you are or what device you’re using. Using your own ELN will help you save time on data entry while giving you access to your information from anywhere at any time.

As you are searching for an ELN, you will quickly discover that you can't get pricing information until you have a chance to talk to a representative of the company. You will discover that this whole sales process is tedious and takes a lot of time. Getting an idea of which product you would like to use requires that you check most of the ELN platforms out there. This is due to the fact that the market for ELN is still very new and is not yet saturated. As a result, there are still many new products being introduced each year. It is important to note that vendors within this industry also do not know how much they should charge, and therefore they have removed the pricing information from their website. One trick is to use the salesperson, the salesperson will use that information to understand how much you can afford and charge you what you would like to pay.

It is well known that there are many vendors in this industry that are overvalued. It is estimated that Benchling is valued at 10 billion dollars in 2021 ( https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/benchling/company_financials ), however, and the market for ELNs and LIMS together is only estimated to be worth 2.1 billion dollars by 2026 ( https://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/laboratory-information-management-systems-market-250610373.html). Because of this, they must charge their customers as much as possible to be able to comply with investor inspections. Scientists and researchers should not have to pay for this overpriced pricing.

The Labii team has conducted a lot of customer interviews and is trying to standardize pricing in the industry. Our ELN is offered at a monthly rate of $49/user and a yearly rate of $479/user ( https://www.labii.com/pricing/ ) with all essential ELN functionalities. This service costs only $1.3/day, which is less than the price of the coffee consumed by each researcher in the lab on any given day. Academic labs will receive an additional 50% discount.

For students and research labs without adequate funds, we also offer free plans and pay-per-use (PPU) plans. A free Labii plan allows researchers to make infinite changes to the platform to test its capabilities. PPU (Pay Per Use) is a different plan Labii introduced that is not subscription-based. Users only pay for the data you generate ($0.1/record), and the widget you use (~$0.1/widget/use). Users do not need to pay the subscription fee if they are away from the lab for a few months. PPU is a viable and economical option for a small team.

Also, we offer a startup program for startups. Labii startup program provides startups with the services of Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to document, manage, and interpret your research data. Labii offers one-year free usage (value of $9,600) and one-year free support (value of $600) to self-funded or bootstrapped startups. Visit https://www.labii.com/pricing/ to apply.

The free course license is also available to students. Labii offers free licenses to students so they can use Labii ELN & LIMS in their courses. The licenses are activated for the duration of the course. After the course ends, the free licenses expire. Graduate and undergraduate courses at accredited universities are covered by this program. Instructors can request free course licenses for their students. Visit https://www.labii.com/pricing/ to apply.

If you are interested in checking out Labii ELN, you can watch free demo videos ( https://www.labii.com/demo/ ) or register for a free account ( https://www.labii.com/signup/ ).

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