Materials

A vast majority of laboratories perform testing on materials which is often difficult for most LIMS to accommodate because they are not designed to accommodate repetitive physical tests, failure analysis, electrical tests, particle size/sieve testing, and other non-chemical tests.  Unlike other LIMS, the configurability of WinLIMS® makes it ideal for this type of environment.

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Meeting Your Laboratory Material Needs

WinLIMS® provides all of the tools required to record information that is associated with physical testing of samples within the Materials industry where high volume tests are performed, and statistical evaluation of material test results are the norm.  A key feature of WinLIMS® is its ability to acquire results from both commercial and custom instrumentation to simplify the entry of data and derive the reportable results via complex calculations.

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Materials being tested in materials laboratory

Our Current WinLIMS® Customers

QSI’s experience within the Chemical industry is unmatched by any other LIMS supplier. This is due to the incredible functionality provided and the value received. Here’s a short list of WinLIMS® users within the Chemical industry:

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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, formulations and other information that is subject to re-versioning is managed within WinLIMS® to ensure data integrity 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 management module that inventories all instruments to automatically schedule maintenance. In addition, all calibration and control information are 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.

Test Worklist Management

The ability to create and manage test and instrument-based worklists that intersperse calibration, control, and blank samples while allowing the assignment of duplicate and spike samples (with associated recovery calculations) is included to provide a full contextual representation of data acquisition.

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.

Barcode Labeling and Tracking

Barcodes can be generated by WinLIMS® within reports and labels and used to positively identify samples via barcode scanner. Barcoding is most frequently used to confirm receipt of samples, transfer samples from department-to-department, load samples into autosampler trays, and retrieve information on the WinLIMS® pages.

Instrument Interfacing

Instrument data can be directly interfaced to WinLIMS® to eliminate data transcription errors while enhancing the productivity by eliminating manual data entry.  This is especially useful for instruments that produce a high volume of data.

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