LIMS Purchase and Implementation Issues

When doing a LIMS, ELN or LES purchase and implementation, potential customers look for functionality that matches their needs. Additionally, most companies will have some other criteria, such as the operating system or database they prefer to use. But when systems offer similar features and run on the same platforms, there are other technical considerations to review before purchasing one.

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QC LIMS Suggestion for Small Pharma/Bio

Most recently, I’ve been working with a variety of small pharma/bio companies that need to purchase a QC (Quality Control) LIMS (or LES) for their laboratories. We could just call it a LIMS but with the way acronyms abound, let’s just say that it will manage their samples, tests, results, workflows and reporting. What I’m saying, here, could apply to a QC LES, as well.

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Why Google Does Not Always Help Your LIMS Selection

Earlier this year, I made a post about product selection. In it, I claimed that those of you who wanted to do a Google search to do a LIMS selection could do it as well as I could. The post was “Making Product Selection Affordable to Everyone.” I got both a response to that AND a new customer with an e-mail that basically said, “No, we can’t do it as easily as you.” I was only moderately skeptical but here’s more evidence that you really CAN’T do it as easily as me. I’m even finding that strange, lately.

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The Lack of the Ultimate System

I have a friend who does similar consulting to mine but that he works in the PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) sector. Years ago, he found a product that could handle any of the customers that came his way and with an associated cost that scaled well to the size of customer implementing the product. He altogether stopped doing product selections for customers and started telling them he had the solution for them. I’ve been envious of this every since he told me.

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