Get up & Running

All you need to know to get PLA 3.0.5 up and running.

Are you new to PLA 3.0?

Get PLA 3.0.5 up and running in your environment in just three steps.

  1. Install PLA 3.0 on a local system. (How-to Guide)
  2. Activate your PLA 3.0 license using a software key. (How-to Guide) & (Video)
    Note: Skip this step for the PLA 3.0 trial version.
  3. Create your first PLA 3.0 database. (How-to Guide) & (Video)

Note: The above steps cover the installation on a local system using a local database. For help on how to deploy PLA 3.0.5 in other scenarios, please consult our Installation and Licensing Guide.

Your first steps in PLA 3.0

Activate the PLA 3.0 add-ons you want to use and work with the Navigator to create documents and organize them in folders and subfolders.

Add-ons provide extensions such as document types, report templates, data acquisition modules, and customer-specific modules. To make the functionality of an add-on available for use, you have to activate it in the database. (How-to Guide)

PLA 3.0 stores all your data in electronic documents. Documents are stored in a database and displayed in a folder structure. They are structured to suit specific applications, represented by document types. Learn how to efficiently work with documents in PLA 3.0.

To learn more about document setup and management, add-ons, and data input and templates, please go to 'Support & Learning'.

Testing PLA 3.0

To test PLA 3.0 in your environment, we provide a trial version you can install and use for 14 days free of charge.

The trial version of PLA 3.0 includes all the functionality required to analyze biological assays. To continue testing after the trial period has elapsed, you have to request an extension of your trial period.

  • Extending your trial period (How-to Guide)
    Note: When using the trial version, you cannot print out generated reports.

Installation and licensing

Do you want to install PLA 3.0 in a shared environment or on a terminal server? Are you using a Microsoft SQL database server? Do you want to activate your PLA 3.0 license using a hardware key?

Follow the links below to find details about the supported deployment scenarios, as well as additional information about our licensing process.

Updating to PLA 3.0.5

Do you work with PLA 3.0.4, PLA 3.0.3, or an older PLA 3.0 version? Update your environment to PLA 3.0.5 to benefit from the latest innovations and improvements.

  • Updating to PLA 3.0.5 (How-to Guide)
  • Migrating your PLA 3.0 database to version 3.0.5 (Video)

Note: With an active PLA Support Contract, you can update to PLA 3.0.5 free of charge.