Concurrent Licence Option Provides Cost-Efficient Benefits for new LIMS web Reporting Module
Product News Dec 21, 2010
The new software application allows organisations such as contract laboratories or manufacturing companies to access and run LIMS reports on demand in a more cost-efficient way.
Qualoupe LIMS users equipped with the new secure web reporting module will be able to log into the application to access their LIMS data reports. The web reports are designed using Crystal Reports, which is the defacto standard for reports design, and is an affordable tool. Each laboratory will need a copy of Crystal Reports to be able to design reports using the Two Fold Software solution.
“The main issue with web reporting of LIMS data is cost,” explained Paul Bateman, Two Fold Software’s business development manager. “Most of the third party tools available in the LIMS marketplace are very expensive and often are sold on a named user licence basis rather than using concurrent licences. Under Two Fold Software’s rental scheme the cost for 10 concurrent licences is £40 per month with full support as opposed to thousands of pounds sterling if purchasing a third party web reporting tool”.
“For example, if you are a contract lab with a hundred customers who need access to web reporting, you would need a hundred named user licences, however if concurrent licences are available then it is most likely you would only need ten concurrent licences because the users of the reports are only likely to be in and out of the reports once or twice a day”.
All types of laboratory create large amounts of data related to the samples they are testing. Both internal departments and external organisations often need access to the data on a regular basis and web reporting is an ideal solution.
In the case of manufacturing companies raw material sample data is important to the production department. Production materials have to meet specification but in some cases the actual tested characteristics can have an effect on the formulation of the product being manufactured. Sales departments need access to finished product sample data. In addition, the customers of the manufactured products often require certificates of analysis as well as statistical trending reports.
Web reporting capabilities are especially attractive to contract laboratories that are testing samples from their clients. The clients of contract laboratories require all kinds of reports to help them analyse the data.
For many applications, web reporting is a vital tool because it enables an external organisation to easily access reports for auditing or compliance purposes. A web reporting capability helps laboratories to save time and be more efficient because external clients are enabled to access the reports on demand through their internet browsers.
The easy-to-use Qualoupe LIMS solution was developed to offer major productivity gains, improved quality management and reporting flexibility while greatly simplifying LIMS use and very significantly lowering running costs.
The Qualoupe LIMS features an intuitive, configurable user interface designed to enhance the user experience, revolutionise work flow and remove the complexity of running a LIMS.