14 October 2013
Accelrys Insight and Accelrys Insight for Excel have been released, completing the roll-out of the company’s next-generation cheminformatics suite and providing an interactive, collaborative environment for rapid and effective decision-making in drug discovery. Accelrys Insight and Accelrys Insight for Excel offer research scientists a new way of accessing, visualising and analysing data that is locked in disparate locations across internal discovery teams and networked external partners, helping to lower long-standing barriers to bringing innovative therapeutics to market faster and more cost effectively.
With Accelrys Insight, researchers can conduct an end-to-end scientific decision support workflow in a simple and intuitive way across a collaborative scientific project team. Research scientists can access partners’ critical information in real time, both internally and externally, whether that data is web-based, stored in Accelrys software or that of another vendor. Insight also allows scientists to ask questions that cannot be answered by a single data source, minimising data silos and ensuring that results produced by one group are immediately available to scientists in another department.
In addition, automated and interactive visual analytics allows researchers to quickly unravel key actionable insights from data, enhancing the decision-making process. Computational experts can publish best practice analytic processes into Insight for automated execution, providing expertise without creating a bottleneck. Scientists who use Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software can also increase their productivity. While Excel on its own does not recognise scientific data, Accelrys Insight for Excel provides an add-in that teaches Excel about the molecular data type and extends standard excel functionality with filters and functions that can manipulate that data type. Excel can also be connected to the Accelrys Enterprise Platform, enabling all the functionality from Accelrys Insight, whether developed by Accelrys or within a company, to be published to Excel where appropriate.