The Digital Lab

LIMS with SAP interface

Mar 6, 2023 11:45:00 AM / by Paul Planje

 AdobeStock_522937651What are the benefits for your lab?

The digital laboratory of the future relies on automated technologies to improve laboratory efficiency, productivity and overall research quality. The focus is often on connectivity between an existing ERP system and LIMS. LIMS stands for "Laboratory Information Management System." A LIMS is software used by laboratories to manage and organize processes and data related to laboratory activities. LIMS can encompass a variety of functions, such as sample and test management, workflow monitoring, results tracking, laboratory inventory management, reporting, and regulatory compliance. By using LIMS, laboratories can make their work more efficient and accurate by automating manual processes, standardizing data collection, improving traceability of samples and results, and enhancing quality assurance through automated controls and audits.

One of the key benefits of SAP interfaces to LIMS in the digital lab is the improvement of data integration and analysis. ERP systems can collect, manage and integrate data from different laboratory systems to generate unified data. This helps companies make decisions based on sound data. Integrating laboratory and business data provides companies with a comprehensive view of their operations and helps them respond quickly to changes in the market.

Another important function of ERP systems is to optimize business processes. The integration of laboratory systems with SAP ERP systems simplifies the process of collecting and analyzing laboratory data. Automating routine tasks and workflows in laboratory systems and ERP systems saves time and resources and reduces errors. By automating processes, companies can also reduce costs by minimizing manual intervention and repetition.

SAP interfaces to LIMS also allow for improved traceability. Integrating LIMS with ERP systems improves traceability of materials and processes from raw material extraction to final product. This helps companies quickly identify and resolve quality issues and avoid product recalls.

What's your experience in the lab? Have you had any experience connecting LIMS to your ERP? Write us about your experiences - we look forward to a constructive exchange!

Tags: Platform, Digital transformation, Digitalization, Data Science, Cloud Technology

Paul Planje

Written by Paul Planje

I have been working since 1992 on subjects such as efficiency and Productivity increase. Initially in the laboratory and research sectors. Here I made my experiences with analytical instruments and automation. With the change to sales, enterprise solutions such as Scientific Data Management Systems (SDMS), Laboratory Information Systems (LIMS), Laboratory Execution Systems (LES), Electronic Laboratory Journals (ELN) and Document Management Systems (DMS) were added. In the last years I was engaged in the digitization of processes and their measurements. Scince 2019 I'm running the iVention DACH region supporting our customers to move into the digital lab world.