Q-DIS/R 1.4.5 is an analytical workflow management tool for scientists in the life sciences around the world. It combines analytical workflow management and integrated instrument control with secure raw data archiving. Newly integrated is a sequence editor to enhance instrument control capabilities for chromatography software solutions. Also new is an easy-to-use web-interface, which allows search and retrieval of all information via a standard web browser. Unlike general archiving tools, simple workflow packages, or add-on spectroscopy and chromatography modules, the software is purpose built to combine analytical workflow and integrated instrument control with secure raw data archiving. Designed to operate in a heterogeneous environment of applications and databases, this LIMS communicates connectivity information via a lightweight XML schema. This facilitates the integration into an existing environment of legacy applications and systems while reducing errors by eliminating the need to manually transfer connectivity information to coworkers and other applications.