Harmonizing LIMS and ERP / MRP Systems
LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) underpin the infrastructure of academic and commercial laboratories throughout the world. Their basic function is to handle data from sample registration right through to analysis and reporting stages. However, not all laboratories rely solely on a single LIMS solution. Many run additional software suites with specialist functions. Therefore, the LIMS system must be flexible, highly configurable, upgradeable, supportable and capable of serving additional in-house programs for further requirements. When interfaced to an ERP / MRP system the LIMS must also feed the final product result data into the ERP / MRP system (for invoicing and resource purposes).
High standards in all areas of the business, from data handling and sample processing to certificate of analysis generation and invoicing help companies achieve FDA, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 17025 and ISO 14001 status. The Quality Control department is integral to companies successfully meeting regulatory requirements. However QC departments need far greater numbers of analysts when they rely on paper-based data entry systems. Reliance on paper-based and manual entry systems also has huge inherent potential for typographical errors that significantly impact business costs. Links between the Laboratory Information Management System and the ERP / MRP systems are a must in order to meet the ever-growing demands for in-depth analysis, faster turnaround times and faster out of specification warnings, The unique flexibility and configuration power of Autoscribe's Matrix LIMS enables companies to precisely match both their end user and ERP interfacing requirements. Matrix LIMS is designed for change enabling companies to easily meet their existing user and business needs and to regularly revisit new ways of working and rapidly implement those changes in their LIMS systems.