A Zero Upfront Cost LIMS for Drinking Water & Wastewater Testing Labs

Digitally Transform Operations With CloudLIMS’ Preconfigured Water LIMS

A Rapid Deployment, SaaS LIMS For Potable Water & Wastewater Labs

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’ water LIMS solution enables 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 LIMS 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:
  • Easy and swift automation of processes to minimize errors and increase efficiency and output.
  • Full compliance with regulations such as US EPA, ISO/IEC 17025:2017, NELAC, UK Environment Agency, and GLP. Easy-to-use configuration tools to eliminate costly customization.
  • Automated sample tracking and inventory management.
  • Restricted data access to authorized users and a complete read-only audit trail. Controlling who can view and modify sensitive information protects client data, ensures compliance with regulatory requirements, and helps safeguard intellectual property.
  • Calibration and maintenance schedule for ready-to-use instrument list.
  • Improved quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) measures including standard and automatic calculation for faster throughput, control charts, and trend analysis.
  • Enhanced client satisfaction with custom reporting templates that include reports in PDF, MS Excel that includes images and charts.
  • Digitized signature to enhance data security.
  • Automated email reports to clients.
  • Automated data conversion of raw data and population of the calculated results into the COA.
  • Integration with field collection mobile applications to collect field data, such as collector information, date and time stamps, sites, GPS coordinates, and more. This data can be transmitted and seamlessly integrated into the LIMS in real-time.

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Easily Achieve ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation Using CloudLIMS’ LIMS Solution for Water Testing Labs

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.

Trend analysis allows you to analyze trends across a set of test results. You can generate control charts based on mean and standard deviation to compare the result of an analyte tested for multiple samples with your QC samples over a specified period. Trend analysis enables a laboratory to monitor variations in results and take corrective actions.

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

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Automate Sample Tracking

Store sample data and sampling location details, track samples using 1D and 2D barcodes, print labels, flag samples approaching expiration date, and maintain a complete, unbroken chain-of-custody from when the samples are received to when they are disposed of.

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Automate Data Management

Manage the end-to-end flow of data, assuring data quality, validity, and integrity at all times.

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Manage Tests

Manage tests and their results such as tests for temperature, pH, salinity, chloride, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, nitrate and phosphate, redox, and heavy metals. CloudLIMS maintains a test CoC and tracks turnaround and hold times. You can configure flagging sets to automatically flag out-of-specification results and print labels with barcodes for multiple tests.

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Generate Custom CoAs

Generate professional CoAs containing sample information, test details, and multi-analyte test results for clients and state and federal reporting. You can generate CoAs in a batch for multiple clients, and deliver them automatically over the client portal, thereby reducing the turnaround time. You can include a QR code on CoAs for authentication and an ID to uniquely identify each CoA.

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.

Integration with QuickBooks: CloudLIMS supports integration with third-party billing software such as QuickBooks. The integrated solution enables laboratories to upload invoicing data, for example, the name and the address of the client, catalog number and price, quantity, and other required details, directly from CloudLIMS to QuickBooks. This enables laboratories to seamlessly manage critical business metrics and streamline their business operations.

Follow Regulatory Guidelines and Standards With Ease

Go Paperless & Automate Operations With the LIMS for Wastewater and Drinking Water Testing Labs - CloudLIMS

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Manage Workflows

You can configure workflow templates using a series of steps to mirror your laboratory workflows. This functionality enforces the staff to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) as per your laboratory guidelines.

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Client Portal

Enable your customers to securely enter or upload samples in a batch, print sample labels, place test requests for multiple samples and view request status, attach notes or instructions, and download invoices and CoAs using CloudLIMS’ secure client portal. Furthermore, you can customize the appearance of the client portal to align with your website and brand elements. For instance, you can display your logo and change its placement on the portal, and more.

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Manage Kits

Manage and configure water testing kits, design barcodes for kits, and print labels. You can set reminders to receive alerts if the current number of kits is less than the specified quantity, ensuring timely ordering of kits.

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Manage Services and Billing

Manage laboratory services, such as test requests, and create catalogs with defined pricing for each service offered by your laboratory. You can automate the processing of service requests once they are placed by your customers from the client portal. You can select one or multiple reasons while rejecting one or a batch of service requests.

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Track Turnaround Time (TAT)

CloudLIMS supports monitoring of test TAT based on the test start date and the test completion date, helping you establish if the test TAT is under the threshold and therefore evaluate laboratory performance and efficiency.

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Manage Inventory

Manage laboratory inventory such as reagents, glassware, etc. and import inventory records from a file. Furthermore, you can associate each inventory item with samples and tests and edit multiple inventory records simultaneously.

Our Awards and Recognition

G2 Recognizes CloudLIMS as Easiest To Do Business With Small Business in Winter 2023
G2 Recognizes CloudLIMS as Easiest To Do Business With Small Business in Summer 2023
G2 Awards CloudLIMS as High Performer Small Business in Fall 2023
CloudLIMS has won the SoftwareSuggest Customers Choice Winter 2022 Award
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