Requirements vs Budget
Most LIMS providers have developed a wide range of features to meet the needs a various-sized customers. There will always be a balance between incorporating features into the LIMS vs the budget available. When evaluating LIMS providers, keep in mind that some do not allow a “pick and choose” approach. This may lead to your LIMS including a lot of unnecessary functionality and being restrictively expensive.
For laboratories that are looking to a LIMS that serves their small laboratory needs without the fluff, we recommend looking for providers that have the flexibility in their LIMS to configure only the features you need.
Additionally, some LIMS providers offer smaller editions of their LIMS that provide different capabilities. The smaller editions may have more restrictions to the extra features, but for a small laboratory looking for a LIMS with basic capabilities, these could be a perfect balance between those features and cost.