How can LCDP help your Laboratory?
Creating controls used within a graphical environment removes the requirement for traditional coding skills. Laboratory workflows that meet the defined needs of the laboratory can be more easily created using an LCDP environment.
Within Matrix Gemini LIMS configuration is always done via the built in Matrix configuration tools, which are a Low-Code Development Platform. This helps to break down the silos that often exist between IT and the laboratory (and other business functions), and it empowers both users and developers to create the perfect LIMS for their business need and operational preferences.
LCDP Provides LIMS Maintainability and Longevity
It is important to understand that the underlying software code is not changed when Matrix Gemini LIMS is configured using the LCDP platform. Instead, the workflows and screens, the controls used within them, and the options that the controls use, are stored separately. Because Matrix is an LCDP no software code (C#, Java, HTML etc.) needs to be developed.
This has a number of advantages:
- All customers receive the same software when a new version of Matrix (with extended features and bug fixes) is released, after extensive internal testing. Customers can upgrade to take advantage of these new features without the risk of losing the existing configuration.
- Customers may make their own configuration changes, should they desire, or use Autoscribe’s technical services team to configure their system. Autoscribe offers a three-day configuration training course which allows IT literate laboratory staff to configure their own systems. Many take this course so that they can make changes to their LIMS throughout its lifetime.
- Software upgrades are simplified since workflow configurations are kept separately.
- Each configuration change can be stored as a separate version in the database, allowing roll-back to any previous version, if desired. In addition, ongoing configuration changes are not seen by laboratory users until they are approved and released for general use.
- Each screen within the workflow, or the entire workflow, can be simply downloaded and sent to Autoscribe to aid debugging and support, should this be necessary.
- Since underlying software is never changed, all customer configuration changes are fully supported by Autoscribe within the standard support contract.