Seamlessly Manage Workflows Using CloudLIMS -A SaaS, in the Cloud Water LIMS
Water testing provides valuable information on water quality and its suitability for various purposes. Some of the common sources of water contamination are soil erosion, use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, pollution, disposal of garbage in or near water bodies, an exponential increase in population, and accidental chemical or oil spills.
Frequent water testing helps monitor changes in the quality of water and address them early enough. Water should also be tested following unexpected events such as accidental chemical spills. Water testing laboratories need to receive and register increasing volumes of samples, store and analyze them, and report test results to clients and federal and state regulatory agencies.
CloudLIMS enables water testing laboratories to automate their processes, eliminate data silos through centralized data management, and keep up with federal and state regulatory requirements, thereby boosting productivity.
A Schematic Representation of a Typical Water Testing Lab Workflow
CloudLIMS - An All-in-One Automation Solution for Drinking Water & Wastewater Testing Labs
CloudLIMS is a cloud-based, scalable, and configurable LIMS software uniquely designed to support compliance with regulations and core processes with the overall aim at increasing testing efficiency and throughput. CloudLIMS enables potable water & wastewater testing laboratories to manage samples and data, which can be accessed 24×7 from anywhere. It’s quick to deploy and integrates seamlessly with all instruments and software systems, paving the way for complete digital transformation of your testing laboratory.
CloudLIMS customers have realized benefits in the following ways:
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Manage QC samples and auto-calculate complex test results, compare results of QC samples with the actual test samples to identify analytical errors and send out multiple test results for validation and approval before releasing them to clients to ensure error-free and accurate reporting.
Manage internal and external documents such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), validated test methods, drawings, and manuals, and provide role-based access to authorized users.
Monitor the movement of water samples throughout their entire life cycle by maintaining an electronic Chain-of-Custody (CoC).
Manage the information of all the instruments used during water testing, including the manufacturer, date of manufacture, serial and model number, current and next calibration and maintenance dates, and set alerts to remind you of the scheduled calibration and maintenance ahead of time.
Maintain valid and up-to-date information on all staff credentials, training, and competency. You can generate staff competency reports and notify staff members about upcoming training programs.
CloudLIMS - A Secure, Truly Configurable LIMS Purpose-Built for Water and Wastewater Testing with Built-in Quality Management System
Instrument & Software Integration
Water testing laboratories receive hundreds of samples and generate massive volumes of analytical data on a day-to-day basis. Manual transfer of data from analytical instruments, such as balances, spectrophotometers, pH and oxygen meters, Ion Chromatography instruments, FTIR, GFAA, and ICP mass spectrophotometers, to a LIMS is error-prone and time-consuming. For effective management of growing data volumes and laboratory automation, instrument and software integration is indispensable. Instrument and software integration facilitates data transfer from analytical instruments and software to a LIMS respectively, thereby eliminating chances of transcription errors, data redundancy, and ensuring data integrity. Furthermore, it helps digitize laboratory workflows, saving time and resources and ensuring fast turnaround.
How CloudLIMS Supports Instrument and Software Integration?
CloudLIMS supports instrument and software integration in the following ways:
- Instrument Integration: CSV/XLS is a standard output file type generated by most analytical instruments. The CSV file mapping enables data to be imported from multiple instruments into a LIMS. CloudLIMS periodically reads instrument generated CSV files and maps the headers present in the files with the correct fields in CloudLIMS, thereby transferring the analytical data to CloudLIMS seamlessly.
- Software Integration: CloudLIMS supports integration with ERP, such as SAP, SCADA systems (Wonderware), iHistorian, Almax’s Operator 10, HACH WIMS, WaterTrax, Linko, Enfotech, statistical analysis software packages such as NWA Quality Analyst and SAS JMP, and others. The statistical software packages enable downstream data analysis. Furthermore, CloudLIMS supports integration with third-party billing software such as QuickBooks, Peachtree. This enables laboratories to seamlessly manage critical business metrics and streamline their business operations.