Food and Beverage

The paramount concern of laboratories within the Food and Beverage industry is the Safety and Quality of products produced and developed.  WinLIMS® provides features that obtain and retain test and sample processing information in accordance with regulatory requirements and manage laboratory workflow in an efficient manner.

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Servicing Your Food and Beverage Laboratory

WinLIMS® is one of the world’s largest suppliers of LIMS within the Food & Beverage industries. The configurable nature and Standard WinLIMS® Features that accommodate GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) makes WinLIMS® an ideal tool for both production and analytical service environments.

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Our Current WinLIMS® Customers

QSI’s experience within the Food & Beverage Industry is unmatched by any other LIMS supplier. This is due to the incredible functionality that is provided, and the value received. A short listing of WinLIMS® users within the Food & Beverage Industry include:

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Powerful LIMS Functionality

WinLIMS® provides all of the functionality that is required to run a modern laboratory right ‘out-of-the-box’ so you can start using your WinLIMS® software within hours of installation.

Role-Based Security System

WinLIMS® role-based security system can be integrated with Active Directory to limit users to only the information and functionality that is associated with their role within the laboratory to ensure the integrity of your data.

Version-Controlled Configuration Templates

Product specifications, test methods and other information that is subject to re-versioning is managed within WinLIMS® ensure data accuracy and product quality with a full audit trail of all changes that are made.

Multiple Sample Login Options

Samples can be manually created individually or in batches via PC or handheld device to accommodate the workflow of your operation. Creation of samples can also be initiated via interface to 3rd party applications (e.g., ERP systems) to eliminate duplication of effort and user error.

Sample Tracking & Workflow

Laboratory and product workflow status are automatically assigned by WinLIMS® to guide samples to and through the laboratory. Dashboard web parts allow instant access to this information to efficiently monitor the progress of lab work and your facility’s production process.

Multiple Results Entry Options

A variety of manual and automated results entry screens and tools allow results to be entered into WinLIMS® in a manner that is natural to your work environment. All data entry provides instantaneous feedback that indicates the quality of the product being tested to allow rapid management decisions.

Result, Sample, and Production Review

Multiple levels of peer and management review of test, sample and product information is provided to ensure that the release of information conforms with your organization’s policies. If appropriate, release of information can be automated as long as all data conforms to product specification limits to add efficiency.

Powerful Calculation Capabilities

WinLIMS® includes a powerful calculation engine that allow both simple and complex calculations to be performed based on the entry of raw data. The use of automated and validated calculations simplifies the entry of result while ensuring that all calculations are accurately and consistently performed.

Document & File Integration

Documents that represent product specifications and testing methods can be attached to their associated WinLIMS® records to provide instant access during the testing process. In addition, WinLIMS® includes a full document management system that can be used to manage all of your organization’s documents in a controlled manner.

Instrument Calibration & Maintenance

WinLIMS® includes an instrument/equipment management module that inventories all instruments to automatically schedule maintenance. In addition, all calibration and control information is captured and provides on-going statistical information to ensure the integrity of data that is obtained.

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Online SQC/SPC Charting

Statistical evaluation of data using the Western Electric rules is immediately available at the time of results entry that allows process information to be evaluated to avoid production problems. On-line SQC charts can be issued with the click of a button to efficiently monitor historical information.

Integrated Reporting

A variety of site-specific reports are issued by passing information from any page or query to the report by the click of a single button. Reports can be saved in a variety of formats (e.g., PDF, Excel, Word, etc.) to simplify the sharing of information to consumers and allows them to receive the data in the format that is germane to their needs.

Sensory Testing

A configurable Sensory Testing option is available that allows you to define and schedule sensory requests, studies, sessions, session locations, panelists, products and samples.  Sessions are conveniently presented within a calendar to make it easy for panelists to know when and where to attend.

Inherently Multi-Lingual

WinLIMS® menus and pages are inherently multi-lingual. This allows users within multi-national laboratories to see the menus, pages, messages, etc. in local language for more comfortable use. In addition, the software automatically offsets time zone differences and presents dates and numbers based on the culture of the local country adding to the ease of use.

Integrated Audit Trail

Modifications made to all data is recorded within the WinLIMS® audit trail which is essential for organizations that serve regulated industries. The audit trail also allows you to investigate issues that arise when data is erroneously modified.

Shelf Life Testing

The WinLIMS® Shelf Life module allows the definition of testing protocols and manages pull schedules, labels, inventory reports, schedule adjustments, reports and other functions to provide an effective means of efficiently managing the demands of Shelf Life testing.

Microbiology Testing

WinLIMS® allows you to record the equipment and reagents that are used in conjunction with micro testing and schedules the incubation times to simplify workflow. The scheduling provides read time notifications while serial dilution calculations ensure that the correct information is recorded and reported.

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