Commercial-Off-The Shelf (COTS) laboratory informatics systems generally require configuration and customization to meet your business objectives and requirements.
Configuration is generally defined as tailoring the LIMS solution utilizing the COTS vendor’s tools and templates. This does not require any programming. Examples of configuration tasks include the definition of user profiles and users, data elements such as sample types, tests, templates, spreadsheet, workflows, business rules, and event triggers.
Customization, on the other hand, is the modifying of the COTS LIMS 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 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 LIMS being implemented is critical to your project’s success.
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How we can help you configure and customize your LIMS
CSols has expertise and knowledge of the leading LIMS systems as well as many other scientific software systems (see Technologies Page for list) and as independent LIMS consultants we’ll always advise you as to the best way to satisfy your requirement, either through configuration or customization. We will accomplish this without forcing large scale reengineering of your processes while engaging fully with all stakeholders (managers, supervisors, scientists) to effectively manage change and gain system acceptance and adoption. Additionally, our industry, domain, regulatory, and IT expertise coupled with our broad and deep experience in LIMS implementations provide the highest value to our customers. We also leverage our experience to ensure that the configuration and customization of your LIMS 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
Benefits derived from CSols configuration and customization of LIMS
LIMS systems that have been configured and customized by CSols have consistently met or exceeded our customer’s expectations. The delivered LIMS have met all requirements, increased effectiveness, productivity, 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 LIMS solution while minimizing operational changes and disruption.
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If you’d like to discuss your options and needs for configuration and customization of your LIMS, we’d be happy to talk one-on-one with you.