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.
This blog post is part of an on-going series about the LIMS and ELN implementation journey, specifically the Do’s and Don’ts of the implementation planning phase. Today’s post discusses who should be on your project team from outside the lab. We’ll take a look at who should be on the team and some of the activities… Read More
“Getting” a LIMS or ELN is a much more complicated and lengthy journey than many organizations expect. For many labs, just defining requirements and refining a vendor shortlist can be a months-long endeavor, but there is much farther to travel after selecting your preferred LIMS or ELN product. Many clients envision an efficient, automated lab… Read More
What do you call success? When it comes to a laboratory informatics implementation, the answer often depends on your perspective. A vendor may define success as getting the product into the production environment. A project manager might define success as an on-time, in scope, and on-budget delivery. And though both are common criteria for defining… Read More
“To be [paperless], or not to be, that is the question.” (Hamlet, Act III Scene 1) Or at least it used to be the question. Today many labs are finding themselves obligated to move away from using paper in the lab, either for productivity enhancement purposes or just from the need to more easily adhere… Read More
The topic of the “cost of LIMS” or the “true cost of LIMS” or “saving costs with LIMS”, have all been previously discussed in a number of forums and mediums (blogs, white papers, webinars, videos, etc.). Interestingly, these discussions tend to focus on hard costs and measurable cost savings with only the occasional reference to… Read More