LES Implementation Services

Realize greater benefits for your organization through an analysis of your LES to ensure you get the most out of your system solution. From a full solution LES implementation to integrating and enhancing your existing system, and everything in-between, CSols can help your lab.

The benefits of implementing an LES are well documented and include:

  • Automated method execution
  • Improved data integrity
  • Reduced review time with the potential to review by exception
  • Reduced/Eliminated transcription errors through instrument interfacing
  • Real-time digital display of effective versions of SOP/MTD document
  • Direct interfacing and data collection from internal/external systems and equipment providing error protection (e.g., only instruments within calibration are useable).
  • Inventory Management of consumables protecting against such events as using expired consumables
  • Paper worksheet, logbook, and notebook reduction

Below are a number of LES specific services that CSols can provide to help your organization realize the full potential of your LES implementation.

LES Full System Implementation

Implementing an LES can be accomplished utilizing several different approaches; however, a phased approach is generally the most common.  When implementing an LES via a phased approach, each step along the path should be designed to yield increasing value and benefits for an organization.  This is often accomplished by designing and adding successive reusable method automation solutions as well as the establishment of standardized data vocabularies and other taxonomies

Beyond method automation, expanding the LES’s capabilities in successive phases will also increase the value and benefit level of your solution.  Examples of popular LES capabilities that CSols has implemented in a phased manner include:

  • Automated Material Qualification
  • Automated Instrument Qualification
  • Reference Standard & Critical Reagent Management
  • Consumable Inventory Management
  • Instrument Calibration & Maintenance
  • Paper Worksheet, Logbook and Notebook Reduction
  • Interfacing of Instruments to LES
    • Chromatography Data Systems (HPLC, UPLC, LC/MS, etc.)
    • Plate Readers
    • Balances
    • pH Meters
    • Etc.
  • Integration of Systems to LES
    • LIMS
    • Asset Management Systems
    • Reporting Tools

LES Project Management

Whether you are doing your initial LES implementation, increasing your LES data capture levels, or expanding your LES’s capabilities, it’s important to recognize that Project Management will be critical to the success of your project.

In addition to LES-oriented Project Management, we will also work with your organization to manage the change the implementation will inevitably drive. In this way, you will have a truly successful LES project that meets your requirements, is delivered on-time and within budget, and that will be adopted and used by all the stakeholders.

LES Laboratory Information Systems Integration

Integrating data from multiple disparate systems can be both complex and problematic. You can leverage our experience from working on a variety of API’s, middleware systems, database integration tools, web services, and custom programs when integrating to systems like Inventory Management, Freezer Management, LIMS, Data Historian systems, ERP, CAPA systems, or document management systems.

Knowledge of the LES systems and architectures, as well as how laboratory data is used across an organization, is key to integration success.

LES Instrument Integration

Instrument interfaces that CSols have developed and implemented run the gamut from a simple one-way data transfer to sophisticated, workflow driven, multi-step programmatic interfaces

Through our LES instrument integration services, your lab can:

  • reduce transcription errors, increase data quality, increase data integrity while simultaneously improving your lab’s productivity and effectiveness
  • greatly improve your analysts’ workflows by removing tedious manual data entry and cut and paste tasks
  • increase laboratory information system adoption and utilization

LES Enhancement & Extension Services

Are your needs changing? Would adding new features and capabilities to your LES be helpful?

Would you like to adjust how your LES is utilized? How about improved productivity?

New configuration or enhancement of your LES may be the answer and CSols can accomplish it in the most efficient, scalable, and supportable way to satisfy both current and future needs. Our team can manage the systems analysis and feedback loops, perform needs and risk assessments, and gather workflow/SOP/template requirements.  Additionally, we offer deployment support for new or existing templates and methods or as you expand the use of your LES to other labs and departments.

Just imagine having the following LES enhancements and more:

  • Automating additional methods/SOPs
  • Adding Instrument Interfaces
  • Replacing paper worksheets, logbooks and notebooks
  • Addition of consumable inventory management and use tracking functionality
  • Integration of inventory systems, etc.
  • Adding additional metadata which is either automatically or manually captured

LES Training

Successful adoption of your LES solution requires training materials that are created based on your implemented system and for your end users; not based on a generic system that is usually designed for super users and system administrators.

Give your organization autonomy by providing specialized training in method automation and template configuration to your in-house experts. Our LES training materials and classes can be oriented toward delivery in a classroom setting, as computer-based training modules, or for “train the trainer” consumption.