The Digital Lab

7 reasons why you too should rely on a SDMS in the laboratory

Jul 2, 2020 12:00:00 AM / by Paul Planje

SDMS, the Scientific Data Management System, allows the central storage of scientific data in a single location. So far, so good - but not really convincing in this short time. Therefore we give you 7 solid reasons why you should rely on SDMS in your laboratory.

1: It depends on the data sources

SDMS can be used to manage a wide range of documents from various sources. Use SDMS for standard operating procedures and to organize unstructured data from HPLCs or other instruments.
2: Process files fully automatically
An optimally set up SDMS can automatically retrieve and process new data. Thus, workflows for the release of files can be started automatically and, depending on the file type, be routed to predefined locations.

3: Extract data easily

Thanks to powerful analysis technologies, an SDMS is able to convert unstructured files or documents into searchable information. Extract values, charts and tables from your files to make them easily searchable.

4: Minimize lead times

An SDMS automates release processes. Easily create custom workflows to ensure that all documents are reviewed and approved by the right people in a short time.

5: Promote team play

The data stored in the SDMS can be accessed via web browser from any location. This means that all information and results are available to every member of your team via keywords, metadata or free texts - no matter where the employees are located.

6: Easy extensibility

SDMS can be easily integrated into modern laboratory technologies such as LIMS. An SDMS can also be expanded at any time and individually adapted to the requirements in your laboratory.

7: Compliance guaranteed at all times

An SDMS can be adapted to the internal rules for data retention and archiving in your laboratory. This ensures compliance at any time and without effort.
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Paul Planje

Written by Paul Planje

Ich arbeite seit 1992 an Themen wie Effizienz und Produktivitätssteigerung. Zunächst in den Bereichen Labor und Forschung. Hier machte ich meine Erfahrungen mit analytischen Instrumenten und Automatisierung. Mit dem Wechsel in den Vertrieb kamen Unternehmenslösungen wie Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMS), Laborinformationssysteme (LIMS), Laboratory Execution Systems (LES), Elektronische Laborzeitschriften (ELN) und Dokumentenmanagementsysteme (DMS) hinzu. In den letzten Jahren habe ich mich mit der Digitalisierung von Prozessen und deren Messungen beschäftigt. Seit 2019 leite ich die iVention DACH-Region und unterstütze unsere Kunden beim Einstieg in die digitale Laborwelt.