Whenever someone talks about building a custom LIMS, I insist they not take that route. However, there might be situations where that’s feasible. In any case, there are a number of issues to consider.
LIMS communications go on, every day. Sales people, business analysts and system administrators all make presentations, and team members are sharing ideas.
No, it’s not the end of Agile for LIMS but the reasons why aren’t necessarily positive ones.
With Autumn so close at hand and people returning from vacation, many projects are already planning their ramp-up. If you’re planning to have your LIMS, ELN or LES work done, remotely, you need to consider the tools that will help you with this and how best to use them. This post is focused on LIMS remote work tool tips.
Maximizing a LIMS typically involves creating a LIMS interface with other systems. SAP is a common interface but there are many others, as well.
Lately, the topic of which projects are using remote LIMS resources and which aren’t seems to be the big topic of discussion. Actually, it’s not just with regard to LIMS, ELN and LES, but all aspects of the IT community projects. Whether that’s because we’re coming so close to the beginning of Autumnal work or other factors isn’t clear. Regardless, today’s post gives five of the tips I’ve been handing out, lately.
“Social Media” doesn’t mean only using FaceBook for your personal photos and contacts. Many people in our industry are doing LIMS social media using public tools such as LinkedIn or private tools such as the LabWare LIMS / ELN discussion group.
The systems we work with are complex with complex processes. Many of the brands still require programming. Whether you use what you think is a “real” programming language or you think it’s a “scripting” language, code review is probably required. Many of you are doing LIMS code reviews, already,. Regardless, anyone working with these systems needs to understand more about how to properly do a LIMS code review or code review with their ELN, LES or LIS, as well.
As Yogi Berra said, “It’s deja vu, all over again. So, yes, you did see this same post just in recent weeks. However, I realize the first one just sounded too dry and robotic plus I did get some good feedback to that effect.
LIMS configuration versus customization remains an issue after many years of products and implementations. Here, we discuss the confusion behind these terms, as well as examining the decision-making process that goes on during implementations regarding these.