One of the first and arguably one of the most important questions to ask in a laboratory’s LIMS investigation. At the very basic level, a LIMS solution can help your laboratory stay organized and ensure accurate and repeatable testing is completed. If your current system revolves around Excel and people remembering what to capture for each test, it can get problematic to keep up with growth or new tests. This is a common situation that leads to a laboratory recognizing their need to incorporate a LIMS into their processes. However, a small lab that does not have high throughput may still benefit from a LIMS. This then lends toward another question about providers. Does the LIMS provider allow you to include only the features you need?