New LIMS Solution for Water Testing Labs
Water testing laboratories and laboratories that support water treatment plants have long discovered the benefits of Laboratory Information Management Systems - LIMS.
Today many laboratories are looking to replace earlier systems with a system that is easier to support, has a proven upgrade path and is highly flexible and configurable. These laboratories as well as new facilities being commissioned can benefit the most by installing a new configuration of the very successful Autoscribe Matrix LIMS product, called 'Neptune'.
'Neptune' has been developed with inputs from several large US metropolitan water districts and contains the extensive functionality, automation, traceability and reports needed for this application. Until now, most LIMS targeted at this application were either custom written and therefore expensive to support and hard to upgrade, or were commercial systems that delivered some of the required functionality, but were very rigid and difficult to change.
'Neptune' is built using the extremely powerful and easy to use configuration tools that are part of Matrix LIMS from Autoscribe Ltd. There is no custom code to support and no special scripts to write. Neptune delivers most of the functionality required by a water treatment laboratory out of the box.
However, as each laboratory has some different requirements, these are satisfied by changes to the configuration rather than using custom code. Every Matrix system and hence, each 'Neptune' system has the same source code. All differences in appearance, terminology, workflow, tests and reports are contained within the Matrix LIMS database.
Systems are fast to implement, less expensive to support and easy to upgrade.
Source : Autoscribe Ltd. View Company Information
Posted on June 13, 2005