How to Create Solid User Requirements for a System Application

Blog: User Requirements Specifications

A laboratory informatics solution (e.g., LIMS, ELN, CDS) is only as strong as its foundation. The strongest foundation for a laboratory informatics solution implementation is a thorough user requirements document, generated to identify exactly what the system is intended to do. This requirements document, also known as a User Requirements Specification (URS), is used extensively… Read More

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Making LIMS RFPs Effective

Selecting the right Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for your current and future needs is a nontrivial endeavor.  Learning about LIMS and what particular LIMS solutions provide and support, as well as the capabilities and culture of the prospective LIMS supplier can be done in a myriad of ways.  Personal experience, internet research, advice from… Read More

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Which came first, the URS or the application?

On just about every Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) or Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) implementation project we have assisted a customer with, this question arises. The answer is very telling as to how the entire implementation will play out. There have been numerous occasions where CSols was brought onto a project late in the game… Read More

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