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SampleManager LIMS Upgrade Services

Don’t just upgrade, take a Step Up!

…more than just running the upgrade scripts, CSols’ SampleManager Upgrade Services are designed to ensure that you take advantage of all the opportunities that upgrading SampleManager LIMS™ offers.

We will work with you to help you improve your:
» efficiency
» productivity
» quality
» information availability
» compliance
to deliver a world-class SampleManager LIMS upgrade.

As the Leading Informatics Services Provider in North America, as well as a Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS Services Partner, we have the product expertise, industry knowledge, and broad experience to ensure that you will get the most out of your SampleManager LIMS upgrade.

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The SampleManager upgrade services CSols offer includes:

Upgrade Analysis Services Package

CSols’ Upgrade Analysis Services Package is designed to provide you with comprehensive information as to the value, benefits, effort, and risks of upgrading your SampleManager LIMS to the latest version. Our best practices developed process will additionally highlight opportunities for improving your SampleManager LIMS implementation to assist you in improving your productivity, quality, and user satisfaction.

Configuration & Customization Services

As part of the upgrade process it is common to elect to implement features and capabilities within SampleManager LIMS that may have not been used previously, were not available in the older version, to replace custom code, or to support new laboratory processes, workflows, analyses, reporting requirements, etc. CSols offers complete Configuration (tailoring SampleManager without programming) and Customization (modifying SampleManager through programming in VGL or C#) Services. We will leverage our experience to ensure that the configuration and customization of the new version of SampleManager will be accomplished in the most efficient, scalable and supportable way to satisfy both your current and future needs.

Systems Integration Services

Improving the efficiency, productivity and quality of your laboratory operation should be critical goals of your SampleManager LIMS upgrade. One of the best ways to accomplish these goals is to take advantage of the upgrade process to integrate your SampleManager LIMS with other laboratory, business, or manufacturing systems. However, integrating data from multiple disparate systems can be both complex and problematic but CSols’ Systems Integration Services and our unparalleled experience in integrating laboratory data systems with other information systems make integrating your SampleManager LIMS system easy. We will work with you to develop your requirements and then we will develop and deliver your design and configuration documents, the system integration code, the unit test scripts, and the integration test scripts.

Instrument Integration

It is not unusual that not all of your laboratory instruments were integrated to SampleManager LIMS during the initial implementation of your system. Additionally, over time additional analytical techniques and the associated instruments may have been added to your laboratory but were not integrated to SampleManager. During the upgrade process is the perfect time to remedy this as well as see how the new Integration Manager system can be used to replace some of your older, less functional Instrument Manager instrument interfaces. CSols has interfaced virtually every type/brand of instrument and instrument system to LIMS systems and we are experts in Integration Manager and Instrument Manager as well as a Thermo SampleManager LIMS Services Partner. We have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to tackle your most demanding instrument interface challenge.

Data Migration

While not required for every upgrade, the migration of your old data to your new, upgraded SampleManager LIMS is critical to the success of your upgrade, if needed. As SampleManager LIMS experts and a Thermo SampleManager LIMS Services Partner, CSols has unparalleled knowledge of the underlying architecture and data structures of SampleManager LIMS. We have also developed a hybrid data migration methodology which utilizes both manual and programmatic processes and even have developed a more robust, informatics oriented, data transfer tool, the Automated LIMS Loader (ALL) which facilitates the analytical data migration and load processes.


All the new features, functions, interfaces, reports, etc. that will be implemented during the upgrade process will undoubtedly require that the SampleManager users receive proper training to fully utilize the new system. CSols’ informatics training experts have a long, successful track record in the preparation of customized, role-based (technician, researcher, supervisor, system administrator) training materials and classes. Our training materials and classes can be oriented toward delivery in a classroom setting, as computer based training modules, or for “train the trainer” consumption. Our expertise in informatics systems coupled with our industry, domain, and laboratory knowledge ensures that your training materials and classes will be designed, developed and delivered to optimize your informatics systems adoption Validation.


If your SampleManager LIMS is being operated within a regulated environment, your upgrade will need to be validated before going into production. CSols’ SampleManager LIMS validation team is comprised of highly skilled scientists, information technologists, and regulatory experts who specialize in the validation of SampleManager. Our multi-disciplinary validation consulting team speaks the languages of your business, your laboratory, and SampleManager so your validation will be both clean and efficient while minimizing the need for any laboratory resources to assist in the process.

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