If a laboratory is looking to replace an existing LIMS it is often for lack of support for their current system. This can be because their existing LIMS has fallen out of support or the person who developed their homegrown system is no longer available. Maintaining an out-of-support system makes it difficult to address issues or create new features to manage expanding customer requirements. One of the most significant benefits of a LIMS is having a reliable support system for these and other issues.
In addition to support for issues or changes, included in Wavefront’s annual support agreement are regular upgrades of their LIMS, keeping their customers up to date on improvements and new features.
Laboratory accreditations, such as ISO17025, NADCAP, and AS9100, are crucial to any sort of facility, and their requirements are always changing. It is important for a LIMS to not only support your laboratory’s current accreditation requirements, but also allow you to make adjustments to meet changing accreditation requirements.
Different LIMS providers will support laboratory’s accreditation in different ways. Some of the ways Wavefront LIMS can support your accreditation requirements are:
- Tracking the Instruments and Calibrations used to complete each test.
- Ability to attach documentation throughout the system, such as on orders/samples/tests for ease of reference.
- Assign password-protected signatures at key review steps to ensure approvals are done only by those qualified.
- Configure security features to help the laboratory prevent users from inadvertently making changes where they shouldn’t.
Wavefront LIMS is highly configurable by the user and in a user-friendly interface, so most changes can be made without Wavefront’s help or the need for coding.