Bluecrux acquires PlanDomino  

Bluecrux’ acquisition of PlanDomino confirms BINOCS as the market leading solution for laboratory resource scheduling.  

Aalst (Belgium), 27 May 2021. Bluecrux, a leading provider of process & technology solutions  in planning, operations and transformation, announces the acquisition of PlanDomino, an  Ireland-based start-up active in QC lab planning. This acquisition further consolidates BINOCS,  bluecrux’ SaaS application for QC and R&D lab operations scheduling, as the absolute market  leader.  

QC and R&D scheduling are in high demand. Lab professionals have discovered vast savings and efficiency gains. In the past two years, the BINOCS division of bluecrux has doubled in size  year over year and has become the absolute market leader in the digital lab scheduling domain. 

BINOCS took root in 2015 when two large pharmaceutical enterprises and bluecrux co-created  a solution to improve resource utilization and planning adherence in labs. Today, more than  1000 teams worldwide use BINOCS as an essential component in their operational excellence.  BINOCS’ powerful scheduling algorithms, the zero-code enterprise application integration, and  the configurable data lake are distinctive capabilities at the core of a company’s digitalization  strategy. 

Greg Heaslip, founder and CEO of PlanDomino added: “Joining the BINOCS team is pushing  the fast-forward button for our business. By joining forces and bringing the software  engineering teams together, we will be able to deliver our “lab-of-the-future” vision faster.” 

PlanDomino brings even more substantial experience and know-how and will support our  further growth and geographical expansion”, says Geert Vanhove, co-founder and Executive  VP of BINOCS. “Moreover, both PlanDomino and BINOCS have great enhancements and  innovations staged which can be merged in one roadmap.” 

The acquisition of PlanDomino fits perfectly into our further growth strategy” confirms Koen  Jaspers, co-founder and CEO of bluecrux. “It strengthens our leadership position in Life  Sciences transformation. And with our headquarters in Belgium, our office in New Jersey (USA)  and now a new office in Ireland, we’re very happy to create a third hub to host the best talent.  

About Bluecrux  

Bluecrux builds tomorrow’s value chains for a better future. In times of massive swings in  business conditions and large leaps in technology, they help companies make the transition  to a digital business.  

They satisfy the need for digital transformation by offering premium advisory services to  rethink business operating models, by building resilience in supply chains with their digital  twin technology, and by digitalizing organizations’ resource planning and scheduling  processes with their cloud software, BINOCS. 

Their comprehensive ecosystem of process and technology solutions is focused on planning,  operations and transformation. Well-curated and digitally enabled, it allows their teams to  join up the many dots in the value chain. Linking strategy & operations, people &  technology, process & change. By doing so, they reinvent progress with and for companies  and their customers. 

Their client portfolio includes some of the world’s largest companies such as Johnson &  Johnson, GSK, Roche, Bridgestone, AkzoNobel, Beiersdorf, Kingfisher and many more. Their  desire to work closely with them is also reflected in their global presence, with offices in  both Europe and the US.  

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About PlanDomino  

PlanDomino was founded in 2017 and delivers a resource and workflow management tool for  pharmaceutical laboratories that boosts productivity and gives end-to-end visibility of  samples as they pass through the lab. With PlanDomino, CEO Greg Heaslip consolidated more  than 25 years of experience in developing and implementing the Lean Laboratory  methodology. 


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