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Empower™ Chromatography Data System

WatersAvailable: Worldwide

The Empower Chromatography Data System is Waters’ compliance-ready chromatography data software (CDS) for advanced data acquisition, processing, and reporting that simplifies the management of chromatography test results.

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Average Rating 4.8

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Great results, can't live without these automated calculations!


Average Rating 4.3

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Custom fields in the Empower software are highly advantageous as they save precious time and eliminate calculation errors. Adapting custom fields will reduce the burden of manual calculations and enables to release of the results promptly to support continuous manufacturing. With the support of Empower software application specialists, laboratories can easily implement these automated calculations to achieve the data integrity requirements. Moreover, it is a value-for-money product as these are in-built calculations, not required to purchase or use the other software additionally

Review Date: 27 Sept 2022 | Waters

very excellent and user friendly


Average Rating 5.0

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Analysis of Pharmaceuticals Products

Empower Chromatography Data System (CDS) is ease to use, user friendly and is an advanced data management system.

Review Date: 2 Apr 2022 | Waters

Love the whole Waters Company.


Average Rating 5.0

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Mostly Liquid & Gas Chromatography

Waters has some great resources with Empower tips and tricks and they are always so helpful when I reach out and ask for help.

Review Date: 30 Mar 2022 | Waters

Simple, easy to use, robust, reproducible results.


Average Rating 4.7

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Analysis of pharmaceuticals

I have used Empower 2, a chromatography data software (CDS) package from WATERS for data acquisition, management, processing, and reporting. It is simple and easy to use. It provides accurate peak integration and processing. There are several options to generate reports based on our needs.

Review Date: 26 Nov 2021 | Waters

Easy to use


Average Rating 5.0

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Easy to use

Easy to use

Review Date: 18 Nov 2021 | Waters

Best UI and great performance.


Average Rating 5.0

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Assay, related substance analysis for pharmaceutical products

Best UI for chromatography solutions.

Review Date: 19 Jul 2021 | Waters

Great results


Average Rating 5.0

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Service is good

Review Date: 8 Feb 2021 | Waters

Empower CDS is the best software and comes with the best professional service.


Average Rating 5.0

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Pharmaceutical manufacture

As a chromatographic analyst I started my career in 2008 and I started to work with empower chromatographic data software. I have used other software too, but I was never comfortable with other softwares for chromatographic analysis. It's a beautiful software tool for chromatographic analysis. It is compatible with other companies' chromatographs. It is completely 21CFR Compliant. It's a software package on which you can rely, and the service provided by Waters is awesome.

Review Date: 18 May 2020 | Waters

We are so happy with the performance.


Average Rating 4.3

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Analytical method development

It can handle many analytical methods, running for more than 2000 hours in total.

Review Date: 10 Feb 2020 | Waters

Seamless integration with almost any instrument and LIMS.


Average Rating 5.0

Application Area:

Analysis of pharmaceutical formulations such as syrup, tablets, powders

A great and must-have software for managing your chromatography and other 3rd party applications. Easy to integrate with LIMS.

Review Date: 3 Dec 2019 | Waters

Empower Chromatography Data System

Empower Chromatography Data System, Waters' flagship chromatography data software, makes it easier than ever to run samples and produce meaningful results without experiencing downtime for training, re-engineering workflow, or adding new software to support instruments or advanced chromatographic techniques.

Designed to maximize productivity, improving how you collect, process, review, and print chromatography data. Waters Empower Chromatography Data System helps your entire laboratory operate better.


  • Minimize training and transaction costs with QuickStart interface. QuickStart makes it easy to conduct targeted tasks and workflows - customize to suit individual needs.
  • Eliminate spreadsheets and external software packages. Empower includes capabilities such as tailored reports, integrated tailored calculations, and advanced data management so results can be generated within Empower- no need for manual recordkeeping.


  • All you need in one software package to accomplish multiple tasks in your lab. Comprehensive control of Waters HPLC, ACQUITY UPLC, ACQUITY UPC², ACQUITY APC and integrated MS systems as well as LC, GC, IC, and CE systems from a wide variety of vendors.
  • ApexTrack™ technology provides automated and reliable peak integration.


  • Ensure data integrity. With Electronic Record Regulatory capabilities and compliant electronic signatures, Empower takes data integrity, advanced security, and audit trails to new levels. Records can be easily reviewed so you can apply the appropriate electronic signatures.


  • Empower Chromatography Data System can grow to meet your laboratory's changing needs - it is easily scalable from a single workstation to an enterprise-wide network.

Laboratory Analytics

  • Understand and view current status of users, systems, and projects. Empower Laboratory Analytics assembles and displays critical chromatography performance data in easy-to-view, graphical dashboards.

Method Validation

Refine you processes with method development and validation management tools. An option for Empower, Method Validation Manager (MVM) allows you to perform chromatographic method validation, from protocol planning through final reporting, in one comprehensive, automated application.

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