Scispot vs. Labstep

Learn why modern biotech startups are choosing Scispot

Scispot and Labstep are all-in-one platforms, combining functionalities of ELN, LIMS, LES, and order management systems in a single place. However, unlike Labstep’s one-fit-for-all solution, Scispot offers no-code configuration and personalization, hundreds of integrations, and relational databases. Scispot makes your company future-ready with our advanced library of enterprise-grade features used by fast-growing and more established startups and scaleups, such as a virtual private cloud and a developer toolkit.

Book a demo with a Scispot team member to learn how we can help you go beyond traditional and rigid ELNs and help you modernize your biotech right off the bat.

Below are some of the critical differences between Scispot and Labstep.

No-Code Configurability

One of the most significant differences between Scispot and Labstep is the level of configuration. Labstep offers limited flexibility in its modules, and making the software work how you want it to takes time and is even impossible in most cases.

Scispot was consciously designed from the ground up to make everything configurable without using any code. Scispot will set up your templates and protocols to make onboarding as easy as possible for you. The product feels familiar from the moment you log in.

HIPAA Compliant


Both Scispot and Labstep are 21 CFR Part 11 compliant. However, Scispot is also SOC2 and HIPAA compliant, and all your data from experiments, samples, or patients are safely stored on the validated cloud. Our security and compliance controls are monitored by and have been audited and reported by Prescient Assurance. We provide detailed auditing and compliance reports to our customers.

Integration with 3rd party apps

Labstep has no off-the-shelf integration with 3rd party apps, and your data will still be in silos with Labstep. Scispot, on the other hand, offers integration with hundreds of 3rd party apps, like AWS S3, Quickbooks, Jupyter Notebook, TypeForm, Jira, Confluence, and Quartzy.

Integrate your research data from third-parties through our modernized eln

Connect your Data

Unlike Labstep, Scispot’s Labsheets are relational databases that make your data connection problem a thing of the past. You can connect your reagents with experiments and establish parent-child relationships in your sample manager. In short, Scispot helps you tell the complete story of your research experiments by connecting your data in one spot.


Multiple team members can edit experimental notes in Scispot without having the risk of overwriting each other's work, and Labstep does not offer this flexibility. With Scispot, you can easily tag team members and share your results with other research labs and external collaborators.

Easily integrate your inventory and receive updates from Scispot's eln software.

Inventory automation and order management

Scispot automates your lab reagent consumption and production, helps visualize and manage your inventory or orders, and automates product reordering through Quartzy or any supplier of your choice. You will never find yourself without essential reagents while doing your experiments.

Future Proof System

Unlike Labstep, Scispot is future-proof and has all the features you need from your lab data management software, whether you are a one year old startup or a ten-year-old established company. Scispot offers all enterprise-grade features from single sign-on to virtual private cloud and developer toolkit.

Manage and integrate all your chemistry workflows from compound registration, tracking, disposal to reporting all in one spot.

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