SAP LIMS Interface – Some Background

As I like to do upon occasion, today my post is based off of not just one but two (Yes, count them! TWO!!) search phrases that brought one or more readers to this blog. Today’s phrases are “sap-lims interface” and “sap-lims interface challenges.” In this case, though, I’ve already split this into two posts, so this post will give some background and the next post will list some of the most common issues to deal with.

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Two Issues For Writing a Generic Mobile App for Your LIMS, ELN or LES

In my last post, I suggested to customers interested in running mobile apps for their LIMS, ELN or LES that they consider writing their own or having someone write one for them. I suggested writing them specifically for the devices that they will use. But some clever folks are still thinking they’re going to write one generic app that works for everything. They think if they do this that, if they switch devices, they can just swap the new devices in. Here are two more considerations.

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Should You Break Your Working LIMS, ELN or LES?

Over time, many systems, despite strong procedures and practices, end up with portions that are convoluted or messy, in one way or another. I see plenty of opportunities where customers could get in and rewrite some code to make it cleaner and easier-to-manage. I’ve written about this, before. And, as before, I think we all acknolwedge that this is a tricky business because, first off, everyone is already too busy to do this and, secondly, it could introduce other problems. But we’re seeing a growing trend in this that I specifically want to talk about: Version 7 LabWare LIMS upgrades.

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