SOURCE: Symyx Technologies, Inc.

May 13, 2008 08:00 ET

Symyx Speeds Adoption of Symyx Notebook and Other Software Products Through Convenient, Cost-Effective Online Training

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2008) - To help scientists achieve maximum benefit from Symyx software, Symyx Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMMX) has extended its eLearning service (Symyx Learning on Demand) to support Symyx Notebook, the new, enterprise Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) that is adaptable to meet the needs of multiple scientific disciplines. With the Learning on Demand service, scientists can obtain 'anytime-anywhere' training on how to plan, document and analyze experiments effectively in the Symyx Notebook environment.

Symyx Learning on Demand is an online, self-paced, '24/7' eLearning solution that provides up-to-date training on Symyx software via short, interactive simulations of typical tasks encountered in the software. Using the service's online course catalog, scientists can select from a broad range of training modules suitable for beginning through advanced training, and they can tailor the training to their schedules. For example, scientists can complete a single 10-15 minute module or a series of modules as time permits, even while working with the software application. Customized training modules can be prepared to meet specific business needs, and specialized test modules can be developed to meet particular competency or compliance requirements.

"Symyx Learning on Demand is a cost-effective, convenient training option for busy scientists who need to get up to speed quickly with Symyx software products and minimize time away from the lab -- especially for scientific teams that are geographically dispersed and operating in different time zones," said Timothy Campbell, President of Symyx Software. "For less than the cost of a single day of classroom training, scientists can access a comprehensive, customizable, online training library for an entire year. Customers appreciate the convenience of Symyx Learning on Demand and the flexibility to customize the offering to unique standard operating procedures. I'm pleased a major pharmaceutical company has recently deployed over 900 seats to meet its ongoing training needs."

Symyx Learning on Demand is available now. For more information, contact eLearning@symyx.com.

About Symyx

Symyx Technologies, Inc. is the scientific R&D integration partner to companies in the life sciences, chemicals, energy, electronics and consumer products industries. With scientific R&D under tremendous economic and technical pressure, we help companies reduce R&D risk and enhance R&D productivity to help them bring more and better products to market quickly and cost-effectively. Our integrated technology platform combines Symyx Software (electronic laboratory notebooks, content, laboratory logistics and analysis), Symyx Tools (modular and integrated workflows that can be enhanced by Symyx software) and Research (collaborative research and directed services) to support the entire R&D process. In October 2007, Symyx acquired MDL Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of innovative informatics software, databases and services that accelerate successful scientific R&D by improving the speed and quality of scientists' decision making. Information about Symyx, including reports and other information filed by Symyx with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is available at www.symyx.com.

Symyx is a registered trademark of Symyx Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    RJ Bardsley
    (415) 694-6701
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    Derek Brookmeyer
    Email Contact
    (415) 694-6702
    The Racepoint Group on behalf of Symyx Technologies, Inc.