Mapping the Flow of Samples and Information
Consider Multiple Laboratories/Sites Upfront
It is also important to remember that if you have multiple laboratories within your organization, it is very likely that their workflows and processes will differ, even if they are carrying out similar work. Understanding these differences will allow you to decide if a single configuration of your LIMS will work across the organization or if different configurations are required. This can be a key point in selecting a LIMS. Defining a business case and identifying requirements is one way of helping ensure the success of you LIMS project. There are external consultants that can help you in this process, they may be an independent LIMS expert or a LIMS provider.