Shimadzu introduced its first digital integrator in 1969. Since then Shimadzu has been a leader in the field of processing of chromatographic data. The microprocessor controlled Chromatopac series starting with the C-R1A and continuing today with the C-R8A is a continuation of that history. Shimadzu has also advanced over the years in the field of PC based data systems, progressing from a DOS-based system to today's Labsolutions Series Workstation. In the pharmaceutical industry, compliance to regulations and guidelines, such as CSV and PIC/S GMP, U.S. FDA 21 CFR Part 11, Data Integrity and so on, and the proper, efficient management of instruments and analytical data are required. With this background, faster, more efficient management of instruments and data is essential. LabSolutions is a network-compatible analysis data system capable of meeting these needs.