LIMS Consulting – Big vs. Boutique

No matter where you are on your laboratory informatics journey, it is likely that at some point you will need assistance.  Perhaps you will need assistance with selecting the right Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) or implementing your chosen LIMS.  Maybe you have had your LIMS for quite some time and are looking to make… Read More

Pittcon 2017 – Where Did Everybody Go?

While reflecting on this past Pittcon, we at CSols were somewhat dismayed to realize that many of us have been attending Pittcon for well over 30 years.  For most, our attendance at Pittcon started while in graduate school when we were afforded an opportunity to present a technical paper on our “cutting edge” research.  In… Read More

Onshore vs Offshore Informatics Consulting

Successfully selecting, implementing, enhancing, and integrating laboratory informatics systems such as LIMS, ELN, SDMS, CDS, etc. requires specialty knowledge, skill sets, and hands-on experience.  With these requirements, it is not unusual that a laboratory organization will not have enough appropriate internal resources to staff laboratory informatics projects.  Additionally, hiring permanent personnel for lab informatics projects… Read More

The Benefits of Expert LIMS Solution Design

If you would like to minimize your implementation costs and increase user acceptance while managing risk, you are not alone (see Chart 1).  Using resources with expert-level design skills and true hands-on experience can help you accomplish these goals and more.  How is this possible?  Think back to a time when you first learned to… Read More

How to Choose a LIMS Consultant

Regardless of why you have decided you need a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), planning, selecting, and implementing a LIMS can be both a risky and a daunting task.  Engaging a LIMS consultant or LIMS consulting group will mitigate your risk and increase your ability to attain true LIMS project success including attaining a high LIMS… Read More