What to Do When Your LIMS is No Longer Supported

As a laboratory that has already made the leap from paper to LIMS, moving away from LIMS would be a step backwards, and certainly wouldn’t be the favourable option if your LIMS is no longer supported.  What do you do when your LIMS supplier has discontinued service?  In this blog, we go through the key areas to consider, so you don’t have to roll back to paper-based systems.


Are Risk Assessments Required for a LIMS Project?

Have you ever taken on a project that is large and overwhelming that you didn’t know where to start?  It can feel like everything is blurry, and you’re looking for your glasses to bring your sight into focus. Deploying a LIMS can often feel like this, and risk assessments can help you bring the project to focus.


Have You Seen the Latest Update of ISO/IEC 17025?

Laboratories look to gain ISO 17025 accreditation as recognition of their competence and abilities, to help them improve and monitor their operational processes, and to satisfy customer requirements. At the end of 2017, an update to the ISO 17025 standard was issued. In this blog, we give you


How to Balance Your Time Between Routine Operations and Improvement Projects

Laboratory Managers are frequently overwhelmed with the amount of work they need to complete.  Especially in a Quality Control laboratory, where turnaround times are crucial, routine operations continually takes priority, but what if


Is Your LIMS Good Enough? Where LIMS Adds the Most Value for Labs


When you’re working in a fast-paced environment such as a laboratory, you might not have the time to implement improved ways of working.  You may be using an existing LIMS, and are used to the workarounds and quirks of the system. 


I Know I Need LIMS But What Do I Do Now?



4 Signs Your Lab Has Outgrown Your LIMS

Many laboratories introduce LIMS to help with sample data management and reporting.   Some labs will have used the same system for 12 years without upgrades, and other labs will


Got a Great Idea for Laboratory Efficiency? How to Get it Approved by Your Boss.

"I’ve got a great idea that will generate laboratory efficiencies. How do I get it approved by the boss?"

Familiar scenario?

Organisations are increasingly looking to Departmental Managers for ideas that will generate cost savings via process efficiencies. Take a look 


What the Regulators are Looking for in a LIMS Validation Plan

Validating LIMS is a fundamental requirement for GMP compliance.  Where LIMS is used to store and process GMP data, it is imperative that


This is Why It's Good Practice to Document User Requirements


What are they

User Requirements are a list of activities and functions which users of a software system would like to use or need to use in order