The Digital Lab

LIMS with SAP interface

Mar 6, 2023 11:45:00 AM / by Paul Planje posted in Platform, Digital transformation, Digitalization, Data Science, Cloud Technology


 What 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!

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Responding to a changing professional environment with the digital lab

Sep 27, 2022 11:45:00 AM / by Paul Planje posted in LIMS, Lean Lab, Digitalisation, Platform, Digital transformation, Data Science, Cloud Technology, Informatics


Our professional world is changing. This is also and especially true in the numerous laboratories of Germany, Europe and the world. Studies show that so-called mid-level qualifications in particular are increasingly disappearing. While the existing core workforce of medical assistants, laboratory technicians or biological-technical assistants in many cases still learned the old, "analog" tools of the trade - including the performance of standard tasks - Generation Z employees are now moving up the ranks. The new generation is highly qualified, digitalized all around and highly trained in the areas of development, research and experiment design. Interest in non-value-added routine tasks, on the other hand: Not at all. With the digital laboratory of the future, it is possible to respond optimally to the changing professional environment.

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