End-users can leverage the workflow management functionality to implement project decision criteria and automatically queue samples of interest for screening in secondary and tertiary screens. The queuing functionality of the workflow component also aids in managing analysis requests from other systems, balancing the requests, and automatically queuing the associated samples, instruments, and analysts. Users can manage workloads by analyst and instrument, as well as schedule samples for testing to increase workflow efficiency.
The workflow feature also captures security data such as electronic signatures and the changes made to documents for version control. It makes the system auditable and compliant to regulatory standards. The workflow component also allows SOPs and protocols to be enforced across the organization.
Core LIMS Workflow Capabilities & Benefits
- Implement project decision criteria
- Automatically queue samples for screening
- Sample registration with user defined meta-data
- Workload management & scheduling
- Capture data for audits and compliance
- SOP & protocol enforcement
- Shortened learning curve
By understanding how a laboratory’s data is generated and processed, we can configure the Thermo Scientific™ Core LIMS™ software to fit the lab’s pre-existing workflows. Users experience a shorter learning curve with this software because their processes remain the same, resulting in significant time and cost savings for their companies. In order to stay true to a lab’s workflows, users can define their own meta-data using a variety of attributes such as images, files, or hyperlinks.