LIMS - Laboratory Information Management System
We’ve worked with our partners and customers for many years to get their direct involvement in the design of our LIMS product. EuSoft.Lab allows all laboratory informatics and processes to be computerised using a single, easy-to-use platform which is quick to set up and get started.
Complete functionality combined with innovative web technologies
Our LIMS product EuSoft.Lab, lab information management software, was launched in 1997 and has become a popular choice for laboratory testing services. It’s the perfect blend of a LIMS laboratory management system and the most up-to-date and innovative technologies. This means you can use it natively as Software as a Service (SaaS) with cloud computing platform and you can also access it from your smartphone or tablet and it gives you access to powerful business information tools, multi-language management and more.
There’s no integration needed on your side, it can connect to your preferred browser with just a single configuration of the LIMS server. It’s a Rich Internet Application (RIA) – a highly interactive web application with all the features and functionality of a desktop application but with no need for any lengthy or frustrating installation
100% CLOUD READY
International technology advisers, Gartner, described our LIMS product as one of the first “100% cloud” LIMS systems in the world.
The LIMS system gives users significant advantages in terms of security of information and a reduction of time needed for data entry and opportunities for human error.
Compliant and certified
EuSoft.Lab is designed and certified to operate according to the principles established by the UNI CEI ISO / IEC 17025. It meets the 21 CFR PART 11 of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). All processes, from design of laboratory usage, product development, assistance and maintenance are ISO 9001 certified and adhere to strict procedures for testing and inspection.
Easy to use and configure
We’ve designed EuSoft.Lab using the latest international standards of design of laboratory technology to bring you simple, clean and modern LIMS lab software. It’s easy to use thanks to the simple functionality of the graphical interface, customised workflow processes and events definition. You can customise the rules and the configuration of calculations.
Accelerated ROI and start up time
Thanks to the experience we’ve gained over years of working with specific sectors, EuSoft.Lab contains business logic and specific templates for the food & beverage, environmental, utilities, contract services, process and chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. It’s simple to configure the LIMS software and it can be specifically configured to fit the industry that your laboratory works in, reducing the amount of customisation and adaptation needed and therefore the cost of the project. This means you can start using the LIMS programme sooner, the return on investment is accelerated and maintenance tasks are simplified, which can help to justify a LIMS purchase.
Perfect solution for laboratories of all sizes
Our experience of working with laboratories of all sizes means we have developed a LIMS product with scalability and configurability which makes it perfect for laboratories large and small. Whether you have a few users or hundreds of users, we have a proposal to suit your business, no matter what your size or needs.
You can use EuSoft.Lab in house by purchasing a licence to use it on your premises, or you can use it as a SaaS on cloud computing platform. We’ll provide whichever works best for your organisation. As your laboratory grows, your LIMS laboratory management system will grow with you and you can add more users, upgrade to a more complete version or change from a licenced ‘on-premises’ version to SaaS or vice versa.
EuSoft.Lab LIMS software has a very simple-to-use user interface (UI). This can be customised by the user without needing to buy a licence as it’s built into the system. The configurability of the system means the LIMS system is equally suitable for small and large laboratories.
To manage customisations, we have created EuSoft.Studio, a visual design module. This means that you can customise your existing records in EuSoft.Lab, as well as constructing new records.
EuSoft.Studio was designed and built on the Microsoft.Net platform and can be interfaced with any database management system (DBMS) – even an external one.
EuSoft.Studio allows the user to:
- Customize RECORDS
- Customise existing records in EuSoft.Lab and group them into categories that allow the definition of general characteristics.
- Create new list of entities that can be used in EuSoft.Lab so they can be divided into similar types and assigned general characteristics.
- Create a repository definition of fields with name and type.
- Create NEW MODELS
- A model corresponds to a generic form for every registry. In practice, a model represents a virtual registry in which the fields are defined. Every model can be linked to one or more registry.
- Management of a repository of fields to which graphic objects (such as text boxes, menus, dates etc) are associated with the relative coordinates (position x and y in the graphic form). Rules can be applied for every graphic object (such as maximum number of characters, whether it’s mandatory etc).
This means the customer can print reports, insert new tests and new methods independently of the supplier. More experienced customers will be able to shape the registration and the data acquisition form from the tools.
On the home page, you can choose which widgets you want. The widgets can show you laboratory information including approved samples, workload, a calendar of planned events and more in graphic form.
The system works with native connectivity on the two relational databases (RDBMS) MS SQL Server and Oracle. An RDBMS can be made up of a complex set of software programmes that control the organisation, storage and retrieval of data in a database. The RDBMS also controls the security and integrity of the database.
The data security systems prevent any unauthorised users viewing or updating the database. The use of passwords means verified users can access the entire database – or just part of it.
The RDBMS can also stop multiple users from editing the same record at the same time and prevent duplicate records.
The query language database means users can use report generators to query the database and analyse the data in an interactive way.
These features don’t allow you to track revisions or provide the tools needed to manage an organisation with multiple users. If you need these controls, however, they can be made available as EuSoft.Lab is purpose built to manage and co-ordinate each function entry or modification of data.
When using an RDBMS, information systems can be adapted very easily according to the requirements of an organisation. New categories of data can be added to the database without disrupting the existing system.
The main advantages of connecting EuSoft.Lab to an RDBMS are:
- Scalability – high number of transactions per minute, supporting a large number of simultaneous connections and managing a large database.
- Security – new security technologies minimise the chance of an attack.
- Reliability – technologies enable redundant data without using certified hardware, keeping the amount of downtime to a minimum
When you’re considering how you’d like to access our EuSoft.Lab LIMS product, there are two options for how we can deploy it for you:
On-premise We install the system in-house on your server or a server farm
In SaaS A cloud LIMS on a cloud platform
Cloud LIMS or On-Premises: Which should you choose?
If you have an IT department that can handle updates and data security or you need to customise applications to integrate with other business systems, it may work best for you to choose the on-premises solution.
If you don’t have an IT specialist in your business, you want to cut the initial cost and the time it takes to get up and running and you might need a high level of scalability, SaaS is probably the best option for you. If you choose SaaS, you pay for the services at a fixed price, based on the number of users, and we will deal with all the upgrades, maintenance and service. You just pay for what you need, you can add or delete users at any time, your LIMS software will update automatically and it’s simple to scale it up or down. We recommend SaaS for anyone looking to start using lab information management software straight away, without a long implementation or customisation period.
The Cloud LIMS option gives you the opportunity to choose between a shared or dedicated option. A shared option means more customers are mapped on the same media, keeping the cost of LIMS very competitive. If you choose a dedicated version, you will have ‘owned’ resources and other personalised options which makes the cost higher.
According to multinational world leader in strategic IT consulting, research and analysis, Gartner, the Cloud will become the prevalent approach when it comes to IT sourcing, moving forwards. The increase in users will be accompanied by standardising infrastructure, applications and business processes, along with the development of a more effective eco system of service providers.