What can one detect by simple means of color? For example, chemical traces, disease patterns an even seemingly invisible elements. During the development process of Embedded Color Measurement Systems it is essential to know what measurement accuracy and system electronics is needed? Should it be a handheld device or an in-line system? How can the measured values be implemented into the system? This white paper evaluates how fluid- or ink-based applications can benefit differently from a clever designed measurement system and system setup. This paper also shows examples of application-specific setups and measurements utilizing miniature color and multi-spectral sensor solutions rather than traditional spectrometers.