Straight out of the box, an ELN will have limited use for your organization. It generally requires configuration and maybe even some customization to make it useful for handling your laboratory and data needs. At CSols, we define Configuration as tailoring the ELN solution by utilizing the ELN system’s tools and/or adjusting operating parameters. These are tasks that do not require any programming. Examples of configuration tasks include: the definition of user profiles, security levels, templates, metadata, workflows, naming conventions, etc. Customization, on the other hand, is the modifying of the ELN through programming. Examples of customization include: the development of new functionality, extension of system functions, and programmatic interfaces to instruments and other systems.
Best practices dictates that when implementing a laboratory information system like an ELN that the amount of customization be minimized whenever feasible in order to maximize long term supportability of the system. Therefore, intimate knowledge and expertise in the capabilities, features, and tools of the particular ELN system being implemented is critical to your project’s success.
How we can help you configure and customize your ELN
CSols has expertise and knowledge of the leading ELN systems as well as many other scientific software systems and as independent ELN consultants we’ll always advise you as to the best way to satisfy your requirement, whether through configuration or customization. Our goal is to always accomplish this without requiring large scale reengineering of your processes. We will actively engage all stakeholders (managers, supervisors, scientists, IT, QA, etc.) to effectively manage the change that any additional configuration or customization of your ELN will cause. By doing so we seek to gain acceptance and high levels of adoption for the new capabilities thusly created.
Additionally, our industry, domain, regulatory, and IT expertise coupled with our broad and deep experience in ELN system implementation provides the highest value to our customers. We also leverage our experience to ensure that the configuration and customization of your laboratory informatics systems will be accomplished in the most efficient, scalable and supportable way to satisfy both your current and future needs.
- Enhanced Laboratory Informatics System
- Requirements Definition
- Design Documents
- Configuration Documents
- Unit Test Scripts
- Integration Test Scripts
- Customization(s) (if any were created)
Benefits derived from CSols configuration and customization of ELN
ELN systems that have been configured and customized by CSols have consistently met or exceeded our customer’s expectations. The delivered laboratory information systems have met all requirements, increased effectiveness, productivity, collaboration, data sharing, and quality while maximizing system adoption and utilization rates. Additionally, CSols’ independence, diverse laboratory informatics knowledgebase, and domain expertise has been effectively leveraged to optimize the configuration/customization mix of our customer’s ELN solution while minimizing operational changes and disruption.
At CSols, we practice Excellence by Design so you will be building excellence into your laboratory informatics solution when utilizing us for the configuration and customization of your ELN system.
Rather Talk To Someone?
If you’d like to discuss your options and needs for configuring and/or customizing your ELN system, we’d be happy to talk one-on-one with you.