Research Solutions announces acquisition of scite

Transforms Search and Discovery Solutions for Researchers by Delivering Breakthrough AI Technology

Adds $3.6 Million in Annualized Software Subscription Revenue

Research Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: RSSS), a trusted partner providing cloud-based workflow solutions to accelerate research for R&D-driven organizations, today announced their acquisition of scite, an award-winning search and discovery platform that leverages AI to increase the discoverability and evaluation of research.  

The acquisition of scite further enhances Research Solutions’ product offerings and provides cross-selling opportunities to scite’s consistently growing B2C customer base of approximately 21,000 active subscribers, as well as its diverse B2B customer base of corporate entities, leading academic institutions, and government agencies.

As of October 31, 2023, the annualized value of scite’s B2C and B2B software subscriptions, some of which are monthly and some annual, is $3.6 million.

“This partnership aligns both with our ongoing growth strategy and our focus on creating truly unique and powerful solutions to meet the needs of researchers throughout the innovation process,” said Roy W. Olivier, CEO of Research Solutions. “Similar to Research Solutions, the heart of scite’s success is their unique relationships with publishers, which enabled them to create the Smart Citation database. This key asset is now being leveraged in a variety of ways to address corporate and academic innovation needs. Their remarkable growth, especially in the B2C and academic categories, is an indicator of their momentum. Moreover, scite’s profitability illustrates their efficiency and resilience in a competitive market, setting the stage to further strengthen Research Solutions’ position and continue our upward trend.” 

scite’s Smart Citations go beyond traditional citations by displaying citation statements, their context within citing articles, and a classification to indicate whether the paper supports or contradicts the cited claim. Powering a suite of research features, this index of over one billion Smart Citations assists in discovering, vetting, and understanding research articles. Furthermore, scite Assistant, an AI-powered chatbot, utilizes Smart Citations to fact-check and validate Large Language Models like ChatGPT, ensuring a trustworthy, transparent, and evidence-based “ChatGPT for research.”

This acquisition presents a material cross-sell and upsell opportunity, driving platform revenue growth by providing a comprehensive suite of research tools to existing Research Solutions customers, which will enhance workflows from end to end. With a majority of its revenue currently sourced from B2C and academic users, scite will strengthen Research Solutions’ capacity to serve academic institutions and leverage scite’s unique capabilities together with Article Galaxy Scholar.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with Research Solutions. Together, we offer an end-to-end solution with unparalleled capabilities and data,” said Josh Nicholson, Co-Founder and CEO of scite. “By empowering researchers and companies, we can drive better outcomes, innovation, and, ultimately, a brighter future.”

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