Lab Information Management System (LIMS) is software designed to support a testing laboratory’s operations. Generally, this involves tracking samples and their testing through the lab and capturing the results in such a way that can be easily reported or accessed by stakeholders. Modern LIMS can also provide audit trails for tracking changes, easy access and searching of historical records, customizable [...] read more
What Clients Say
When I found LIMSey I had been searching for years for an off-the-shelf LIMS system that was modular enough for physical testing laboratories to use, and didn't require significant customization or a massive initial capital investment. LIMSey provides just the right amount of structure to allow us to capture and report data, while not having a cumbersome interface. The system also integrates calibration management into the reporting function, which further reduces our reliance on separate systems to provide a complete reporting package.
Very, very happy with my overall experience. I am the owner of my laboratory which has grown from just me to a handful of employees. I spent months evaluating the most popular LIMS software (8 in total) on the market and found LIMSey to be the best software for our business. It took no special training to understand, is very easily accessible, requires no maintenance on my part since it's web-hosted, and is very easily scale-able when we add new employees and tests. Best of all, my customers can log in as well to view the status of testing, results, and to communicate with us. No other LIMS software that we tested even came close.
Before LIMSey, all of the lab testing was in a 'black hole' so to speak. The request would go to the lab and then no updates or data would be given until the report was written. LIMSey has offered an easy solution to tracking progress of lab requests as well as managing realistic expectations of when testing will be completed. The schedule/reservations portion brings value in knowing how far our some of our equipment is booked. It also allows us to move and re-prioritize testing if needed. This software has been a great addition to our lab!
I love how easy it is to use limsey while I am working on an experiment. Due to their ease of use, I am able to upload pictures, organize them in order and collaborate with other team members who are using the program. Support team is amazing, so easy to work with ! The team worked tirelessly to be able to accommodate some of our specific needs. Due to support team, we have greatly improved our reporting time!
Problems We Help Solve
Always know where a job is, which samples have been tested, test statuses, what was equipment was used, and where the final reports are.
Find samples and their jobs with limited information. Need a status but don't know the job number? No problem, search by customizable traits like Lot Number, Part Number, Serial Number, or any other custom fields you create.
Understand your equipment's current backlog, the priority of testing, estimated completion dates, and when the equipment is going to be available again. Rearrange priorities with a simple drag and drop and watch the estimated completion dates update automatically.
Track calibrations for equipment and which jobs those calibrations apply to. If equipment fails its next calibration, easily find all the jobs and even specific tests that were potentially affected.
Job reports can be generated and populated with a single click. We'll create 100% custom report templates for you, or we can duplicate reports that you and your customers are already using and happy with.
Change Control and Tracking
Create custom roles and define exactly what users are allowed to do. When any changes are made, every change is logged and time-stamped with the user's name and the details of the change.
Frequently Asked Questions
You might think the answer should be "everything", but that's not realistic. There is no perfect software or other single solution that will address all of the laboratory's needs, so LIMSey is focused on helping with the lab's primary tasks like tracking workflow, sample management, and reporting. Most other functions within LIMSey are designed to support these primary tasks. While we are continuously adding new capabilities, LIMSey is not intended to be an all-ecompassing solution that handles every aspect of laboratory functions. We believe laboratories are best served by a few specialized tools that address specific needs very well, rather than a single all-in-one tool that addresses broader needs, but none particularly well.
Not at this time. Keeping LIMSey web-based enables us to continuously release updates, address customer issues, and provide daily backups without needing to burden IT departments. It also allows for much quicker implementations and easier off-site access for our customers.
We have experimented with such connections in the past but they are fragile and can require a custom setup for each piece of equipment. Instead, we've opted for simple and repeatable CSV importing. Nearly all equipment will export data into a CSV format and this type of format can be imported into into LIMSey to populate result data.
Pricing is a monthly subscription based on the volume of work through the lab (number of jobs per month). Each subscription comes with unlimited users.
LIMSey is a great fit for mechanical, materials, and product testing labs. Generally, most any labs that test physcial parts and do not commonly have extremely high sample volumes per job (over 1000) can work well with LIMSey.
LIMSey is not a great fit for pharmaceutical, clinical, or labs with extremely high sample volumes per job (over 1000).
Upgrade from Spreadsheets
The flexibility of spreadsheets, without the chaos
Spreadsheets are great. They're flexible, they're easy to use, and every computer comes with them. It's no surprise to us that most of our customers are coming to us after using spreadsheets. Spreadsheets can be a great first step for running laboratories. In fact, we have years of experience running labs with spreadsheets ourselves. Eventually though, as labs grow in volume and personnel, they can begin to outgrow their spreadsheets. Their flexibility becomes a problem because it's difficult to maintain standard work or testing. There's also issues with conflicting versions of spreadsheets because there are copies spread out over multiple computers. Searching hisorical records can also become a time-consuming task. We understand these issues but also the benefits that spreadsheets can provide, so LIMSey has been designed to harness the good from spreadsheets while also adding the organization where spreadsheets tend to fall short.
Latest Blog Posts
An ISO/IEC 17025:2005 audit is likely not something anyone looks forward to. It disrupts the normal workflow of the lab and everyone feels as though they're under a microscope. Whether it's your first time or you're a veteran, an assessment can make anyone feel a bit nervous. Luckily, you can draw on the experiences of others to help navigate you [...] read more
This is a question that lab managers or technicians may find themselves asking every so often. Usually the question comes up during or just after chaos or a crisis in the laboratory. There's some "he said / she said" after samples were tested incorrectly, or maybe there was a large spike in testing volume that the lab had trouble keeping [...] read more