Creating 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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How Much Does a LIMS Cost?

Blog: How Much Does a LIMS Cost

Any organization that’s thinking about implementing a LIMS in their lab wants to know “How much does a LIMS cost?” This is a very good question. Coming up with an answer is more complicated than you might realize, and depends on what the best LIMS is for your situation. We have broken down the costs… Read More

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How Do We Choose the Best LIMS Software?

Blog How to Choose a LIMS

The short answer to the question of how to choose the best laboratory information management system (LIMS) is the old standard, it depends. The longer answer is that the best LIMS is the one that most aligns with your business, your IT infrastructure, and the workflows of all stakeholders. When you know what you need… Read More

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The Benefits of Implementing a LIMS – Beyond ROI

Opinions expressed by CSols Inc. contributors are their own. Over the past 20+ years, I have implemented numerous laboratory information management systems (LIMS) from multiple vendors, always as a customer. One of the earliest lessons I learned is that return on investment (ROI) is NOT a benefit of a LIMS. I start with this because… Read More

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Find Your Informatics Match ❤️

Find Your Informatics Match with this Infographic

The early part of February has conditioned us all to celebrate finding our perfect match. But if you haven’t found a match, this time of year can be hard. If you’re reading this, we’re going to assume that you’re here looking for your laboratory informatics match. In today’s world, we have many options for finding… Read More

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