Scispot vs. SciNote

Learn why modern biotech startups are choosing Scispot

SciNote covers research documentation, and inventory tracking, and is compliant with 21 CFR Part 11. However, Scispot covers all this and more. Scispot is no-code, has built-in project management and automation modules, and is SOC2 and HIPAA compliant. Scispot brings all your data from experiments, samples, or patients to the validated cloud.

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

No-Code Configurability

One of the most significant differences between Scispot and SciNote is the level of configuration. SciNote doesn’t offer any no-code configuration and there is no option to configure the system to your unique workflows, and it takes time to make the software work the way you want it to. To overcome this limited flexibility SciNote offers 1-month of onboarding support, but on average, it can take months before every team member learns and finds a way to use the system. The system’s rigidity can result in poor user adoption.

Scispot was consciously designed from the ground up to make everything configurable without using any code. Scispot personalizes your account by setting up your templates for your repeatable protocols, SOPs, project manager, inventory manager, location units, multi-well plates, alerts, and more to make onboarding as easy as possible for you. The Scispot platform feels like your own from the moment you log in.

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Both Scispot and SciNote 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 report to our customers.

FDA 21 CFR PART 11HIPAA CompliantPCI DSS CompliantGDPR Compliant

Integration with 3rd party apps

SciNote only offers a handful of integrations with 3rd-party apps such as, Gibson Connect, ChemAxon Marvin, MS Office, and LabViva. Scispot, on the other hand, offers one-click integration with hundreds of 3rd party apps (and counting!) including AWS S3, Quickbooks, Jupyter Notebook, TypeForm, Jira, Confluence, Quartzy, and any other lab software or equipment with the available API documentation. When you work with Scispot, you have peace of mind that all your research, operational and commercial data will remain in one spot.

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

Cost-effective when scaling up

SciNote offers a free version of their ELN with limited functionality. But once you want to collaborate your experiments with others, then you would need to upgrade your account. From that moment, the cost keeps increasing rapidly. Scispot offers more affordable products even when you scale up or become a global giant.


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

Connect your Data

Unlike SciNote, 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.

Visual inventory tracking & barcode scanning

Scispot offers visual storage units (e.g., freezer, LC2) to help and track items by barcode scanning or advanced search. SciNote doesn’t have these essential inventory management capabilities.

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 risk being without essential reagents in the middle of your experiments.

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

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