Acronyms Are Hard LIMS
Today, on Acronyms Are Hard, we’re going to talk about LIMS, Laboratory Information Management Systems. The topic is vast. To best facilitate you, we’re going to break it into two major sections. First we’re going to talk about what a LIMS is, and then we’re going to tell you what it means for you.
Laboratory Information Management System. Is a big word and it means a lot of things to a lot of people. For Corso MES customers, think of what SPC can do in a lab environment. Want to know what SPC is? Check out AAH: SPC.
Historically LIMS was used in lab environments for sample management. That is the core of a LIMS. Collect Data, input it into your system, and be able to pull information from that data. Then be able to make decisions based off of your data. Remember how Corso talk’s about the importance of being able to use your data? No different here.
As business decisions have become more evidence based and information systems became bigger and better. What a LIMS can do increased significantly. Now there are ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) integrations, Big Data, MES integrations, and more. The greatness of interconnectivity!
We know that it can get confusing. If at any point, you want to talk to an expert, drop us a line!
What A LIMS Means For You!
It means that you now have much more control over your data. There are a ton of LIMS options on the market. It seems like every major software company offers a LIMS package, these massive entities. Everyone is telling you that they have the best package.
We’re not going to tell you which one is best. We will note that Corso offers a web based LIMS package that we’ve created and is currently being successfully used at a variety of customers.
Elimination of Human Error, Interconnected Information, Real Time Tracking
Using bar codes, automated inputs, and interconnected systems reduces manual labor and double inputs.
When systems are connected, it’s easier to drill down for the information you need.
Want to know more about MES? Check out The Ultimate MES Guide.