What’s new in Opcenter Research Development and Laboratory 2404

By Alessandro Cereseto

Enhancing home page usability and extending the glossary synchronization module and equipment info cards

We are excited to announce the availability of Opcenter™ Research Development and Laboratory software version 2404!

Opcenter™ Research, Development and Laboratory (RD&L) version 2404 software is the new platform that embeds all key functionalities for a laboratory information management system (LIMS), electronic lab notebook (ELN), product development (formulation) and specification management.

It uses web technology and HTML5 to provide lightweight client applications. This release focuses on a long list of features enhancing laboratory, specification and formulation modules. Opcenter is a part of the Siemens Xcelerator business platform of software, hardware and services.

Opcenter RD&L 2404 brings you the following benefits:

  • Enhances usability to edit and switch between home pages
  • Introduces new object types and more flexible re-synchronization for the GSM
  • Exchange product data with partners rapidly
  • Reduce administrative tasks and errors while maintaining product quality and compliance
  • Reduce costs for introducing and developing new products
  • Standardize intellectual property throughout the company

Improvements in Opcenter RD&L 2404 include:


 – Upload images to the image control info field

 – Improvements to home page configuration

 – New object types for the glossary synchronization module (GSM)

 – Flexible re-synchronization for GSM

Specification management

– Ability to choose the default offset for the planned effective date (PED)

– Alternative load and edit price mechanisms


 – Includes planned equipment in method layout and worklist layout

– Equipment info cards

Already using Opcenter RD&L? See what’s new in version 2404.

Want to learn more? Opcenter RD&L offers companies in CPG and process a scalable and flexible platform to streamline, optimize, and align all formulated product data management. That way they can capitalize on their R&D potential and develop new products faster.

Opcenter RD&L keeps the product designs and processes well in-line with quality and regulatory requirements. The smooth integration and alignment of R&D and manufacturing data and processes drastically speeds up the transfer of final product designs to mainstream manufacturing.

Typical activities such as project data management, formula development, trial and experiment management, and production process design require an integrated set of best-in-class components ranging from electronic notebooks to laboratory management over specification management to supplier collaboration, pilot plant manufacturing and the like.

Key functionalities like regulatory compliance and support for the Intellectual Property process are an integral part of Opcenter RD&L. Find out more about Opcenter RD&L

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