Laboratory Informatics Blog

Welcome to the CSols blog. Stop by often to learn what CSols experts — the industry’s most trusted advisors — have to say about current laboratory informatics topics. We post about twice a month on subjects ranging from high-level overviews to detailed, technical explanations.

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The LIMS Project Scope: More Is Better

Blog LIMS Project Scope Creep

A common difficulty in completing a LIMS implementation project on time and on a budget is scope creep. Avoiding scope creep is every project manager’s dream, although it is close to impossible unless the initial scope is given the appropriate amount of care. Assigning a dedicated project manager can help, because the project manager commits… Read More

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Optimizing LabWare LIMS Master Data Management (MDM)

LabWare LIMS Master Data

Master Data is the foundation upon which most information systems are built and operated. It is the static data that is stored in the system and serves as the standard for business-critical information. The static (or master) data is the backbone of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) because it defines the Products, Analyses, Batches,… Read More

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Empower 3 Implementation – The 4 Dos and Don’ts

blog-Empower 3 Implementation

A chromatography data system (CDS) is quite prevalent in life sciences laboratories today. The software enables multivendor controls of instruments that perform gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and even ultra-performance liquid chromatography. If you are implementing a Waters Empower™ CDS for the first time or upgrading an existing system, there are many pre-implementation activities… Read More

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