A well-defined set of business needs developed at the onset of your ELN or LIMS project will facilitate informatics solution selection, enable you to determine your priorities, and will ultimately reduce the implementation timeline. Documenting and prioritizing your business needs is especially critical in regulated environments as they will affect your ELN or LIMS validation risk assessment.
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Defining Your ELN & LIMS User Requirements
Once the laboratory organization’s business needs are documented and prioritized, they are translated by CSols ELN and LIMS consultants into your user requirements.
During this process, we leverage our LIMS and ELN, industry, domain, regulatory, and IT expertise to define and map your requirements to the actual functionality of LIMS and ELN systems.
- User Requirements Specification – URS
Benefits Derived From CSols Developed ELN & LIMS URS
A well-defined User Requirements Specification (URS) is essential in making your ELN and/or LIMS system selection. The URS will ensure that your critical requirements are met and that no gaps exist in your chosen ELN or LIMS solution. Additionally, your URS will prevent you from getting distracted by unneeded “bells and whistles” so your ELN or LIMS system purchase cost will be minimized. Your URS will also help you lower the overall cost of your ELN or LIMS project by allowing you to focus your efforts on implementing your critical requirements first. In turn, this will reduce your timeline and overall ELN or LIMS project cost.
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