Using LABWORKS’ Document Integration

As you manage your lab, most of the big data involved in your day-to-day information management will be just that – data. Much of the trick with lab information management software is managing the numbers, from systems reports to data capture to alerts when systems are functioning outside their parameters (parameters determined by – you guessed it – numbers). From there, the name of the game is maximizing sharing, searching and availability for the data that’s been entered.

As many in the field will know, however, this isn’t the only area where LIMS systems can be useful. Some of the most important elements of many laboratories relate to non-numerical documentation rather than pure figures, and it’s vital to maintain a lab information system that properly organizes these vital documents along with big data.

At LABWORKS, this document integration is a standard part of our LIMS package. We know that keeping tabs on your instruments and systems is often much more than just a straight-up numbers game, and we want to make all the information related to a particular sample as easy to access and organize as possible.

Our archive system for instrument documentation is simultaneously detailed and streamlined. It can be easily searched and archived, plus integrated with more data-driven inputs for ease of access. All documentation entered into the LABWORKS data management system automatically routes to the proper location, removing the need for a long process of locating the proper matching data and attaching documentation manually.

With this type of lab system, redundant work can be reduced and even eliminated altogether. Documentation of particular instruments is always easy to find, and never gets lost in the shuffle of numerous big data files. Data and documentation can be merged effortlessly, and are automatically grouped together by relevant subject to automatically handle some of this process without any human modification.

To learn more about LABWORKS’ lab information management software, visit our website or give us a call! We can’t wait to help streamline and improve your business.

Using LABWORKS’ Results Entry

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Within the world of big data, no one wants to be left behind. More and more companies are moving to data-integrated models for their business, and staying ahead of the curve is vital for any business where information is transferred.

In the laboratory, this all goes double. Proper lab data management is paramount to the precision needed in this industry. Any inefficiency could trickle down and become a series of problems at a later stage, and a laboratory data management system that’s in tune with the specifics of your lab helps cut off these inefficiencies before they ever crop up.

At LABWORKS, our goal is to streamline every part of the laboratory data management process. Many computer programs complicate things and involve unnecessary and useless features – LABWORKS’ customized laboratory information management system (LIMS) does the exact opposite. We’ll never use five clicks when two would do, and our entire system is designed to allow you maximum customization of your lab systems.

As an example, let’s highlight our customizable results entry. Your own style or flair will be allowed to flourish from the start here: Even the way results are displayed is customizable from the ground up. Systems can be designed to send alerts for results outside a certain expected threshold, and searching within large pockets of data has never been so easy.

In a broad sense, this helps expedite the LIMS process. Duplicate or redundant search results are a thing of the past, with a streamlined system designed to eliminate these inefficiencies. The automated parts of the system save tons of time – instead of having to search for systems functioning outside their specifications, you’re automatically notified by LABWORKS’ system. The information can be accessed from anywhere, and by anyone authorized within the LIMS software.

The world of science is moving forward at breakneck pace, and your lab management software needs to keep up. Give our data management system a look, or contact us to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Understanding LIMS

Recent advances in laboratory science have introduced new complexities into the processes of collecting and managing lab samples. On top of all that, research produces untold amounts of data. Imagine the struggles that would arise if you were left to manage all of these laboratory components on your own. Efficiency would grind to a halt, and the ability to meet client demands would be virtually impossible to guarantee. Enter LIMS technology.

The Evolution of LIMS Technology

Laboratory Information Management Systems manage all of the tracking and research data made available through lab research and store it nicely into a centralized, easy-to-access portal. Prior to the late 1970s, most of the data generated by laboratory science was managed using antiquated transcription methods. Not only were these processes time-consuming, but they also introduced the potential for human error into data collection and management. Then, in 1982, the first LIMS systems were introduced to help automate reporting functions. The proliferation of personal computer technology allowed for subsequent updates that allowed LIMS providers to offer an ever-expanding range of applications and services. Today’s systems allow for unprecedented degrees of efficiency in lab operations, namely in the areas of:

  • Sample management
  • Integration of new applications
  • Data transfers and exchanges

Solutions Designed for Today’s Demands

Client demand and regulatory compliance guidelines demand that you be able to efficiently collect and track lab samples, and then manage, interpret and share the information that they produce. These many different aspects of your services no doubt involve several users at different points along every stage of the process. An effective LIMS provider should be able to provide you with efficient end-to-end solutions and services to both optimize and streamline these many functions.

Your expertise lies in the collection, processing and analysis of the samples your clients submit. Why waste time concerning yourself with peripheral tasks that, while necessary, are not directly correlated to the core services that you offer, especially when there are LIMS providers like LABWORKS ready to manage those functions for you. Laboratory applications are benefiting greatly from the technology that the 21st century has to offer. Isn’t it about time your management and administrative processes joined them?