LIMS is an abbreviation for Laboratory Information Management System, which is a computer based solution providing, streamlined workflow automation and management in the laboratory. LIMS also offers relevant structured Information, extensive reports for the business as a whole and integrates with other applications e.g. ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) for maximum business efficiency.
There are a number of benefits a LIMS brings to the laboratory environment, most notably; increased productivity and improved data quality, both of which drive reduced operating costs whilst freeing up valuable human resources from routine tasks.
The system can embrace the way you work, single sample, batch samples and manual or automated methods, producing reports for internal or external customer use. Management of resources is a key feature, planning work allocation against availability and for auto analysers around calibration and maintenance schedules.
Audit trails are maintained in the system and for Industries requiring compliance the system.