Implementation: Preparation, Testing, and Support
Implementing new laboratory information management system software in your lab can be a complex and time-consuming process that requires careful planning and execution. From configuring the system to managing data migration, instrument integration, and change management policies, LabLynx is with you each step of the way to ensure your ELab LIMS implementation is streamlined and efficient.
What to Expect When Implementing a LIMS
When implementing your ELab LIMS, LabLynx lays out a solid list of expectations. It’s important to note that these steps and timelines are just a general guide. The timeline for an implementation will depend on the specific goals, requirements, and resources of your lab.
Planning & Preparation
During the planning phase, your LabLynx project manager will work with your lab team to gather requirements, define the scope of the project, and create a plan for how the project will be executed. This phase includes a detailed review of how the software will be configured and may take several weeks or months, depending on the complexity of the project.
Training & Onboarding
LabLynx will train your laboratory staff on how to use their ELab LIMS, including functions and workflows specific to your lab’s testing or research tasks. LabLynx will provide user manuals, hands-on training sessions, and ongoing support and resources to ensure that your staff are comfortable and proficient with the software.
Data Migration & Integration
If you are replacing an existing software system, you may need LabLynx to migrate your data to the new system, particularly if you don’t have the help of your own IT professionals. LabLynx can also set up your new LIMS software to integrate with other systems, instruments, and applications that your laboratory uses.
Testing & Validation
Before fully implementing the LabLynx ELab LIMS, it is important to thoroughly test it to ensure that it is functioning properly and meeting your laboratory’s needs. This may involve conducting pilot tests, beta tests, and other types of testing to validate the software’s performance and reliability. This phase may take several weeks or months, depending on the complexity of the project.
Ongoing Support & Maintenance
After implementing the LIMS, you will need to ensure that it is properly maintained and supported. LabLynx provides updates, patches, and bug fixes, as well as ongoing training and support for your laboratory staff.
The LabLynx Implementation Process
LabLynx will work with you throughout the implementation process to ensure your ELab LIMS works the way it should from day one. Based on your input, LabLynx engineers will perform the initial set-up of users, standard reports, and the methods common to your industry. LabLynx will then perform end-to-end testing from sample reception and labeling through every test process and report. Once your LIMS goes live, we’ll have staff standing by to help your team through the learning curve.
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Implementing software in a laboratory is a multi-faceted process that requires careful planning, training, and ongoing support. LabLynx is prepared for these challenges and has a clear plan in place to ensure a successful implementation of your new LIMS. However, our implementation services are just one important component of an overall package of LIMS software solutions and services to help your laboratory exceed its operational objectives while remaining lean and relevant in a highly competitive market. Find out how all the LabLynx solutions and services help give you more control over your lab’s operations.