Next-Generation LIMS for Materials Testing

A Configurable Material Testing LIMS to Improve Efficiency and Accuracy

An in-the-Cloud, Zero Upfront Cost, SaaS LIMS for Materials Testing Laboratories

Digitally Transform Your Laboratory with Our Cutting-Edge LIMS for Materials Testing- Automate Workflows, Achieve Unparalleled Efficiency, and Meet Compliance with Ease

Materials testing laboratories stand at the forefront of ensuring the integrity, quality, and safety of various materials used in our day-to-day life and various industries. From construction materials to industrial components, the need for accurate testing and analysis is paramount to guaranteeing structural integrity, performance, and compliance with regulatory standards. These laboratories are tasked with conducting comprehensive tests to assess material properties, detect defects, and evaluate performance under extreme conditions. Whether it’s testing the tensile strength of metals, analyzing the composition of polymers, or assessing the durability of composites, materials testing laboratories employ advanced techniques, tools, and instruments to deliver precise results. Additionally, they play a vital role in research and development, facilitating innovation and continuous improvement in materials technology. With a focus on precision, efficiency, and compliance, materials testing laboratories are instrumental in upholding quality standards and driving progress across diverse industries.

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A Schematic Representation of a Typical Materials Testing Laboratory Workflow

Empower Your Lab with a Versatile LIMS Solution to Meet the Diverse Needs of the Vast and Expansive Materials Testing Industry

CloudLIMS is designed to address the complexities of the diverse range of material testing, helping you achieve accurate results while meeting compliance and standards such as ISO/IEC 17025, National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and other accreditations.

CloudLIMS customers have realized benefits in the following ways:
    • Automation of internal quality testing and third-party testing workflows by integrating instruments and software systems
    • Compliance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), United States Military Standards (MIL-STD), and other standards
    • A flexible data model to configure and accommodate specific requirements
    • Ability to centrally manage data efficiently and without any redundancy
    • Complete traceability of raw materials, samples during processing, and finished products, required for external audits
    • A read-only audit trail to track all staff activities along with the date and time of their execution
    • Professional CoA with logos, charts, and sample pictures using configurable reporting templates and the provision to save the templates for later use
    • Real-time access to lab work status

CloudLIMS Supports a Wide Range of Materials Testing

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Composition
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Shear
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Flexure
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Thermal
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Impact
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Flammability
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Corrosion
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Fatigue
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Material Characterization
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Ozone and Gas Exposure
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Tensile or Compression
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Thermomechanical Analysis

Certificate of Analysis

Easily Achieve ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation with Our Versatile Material Testing LIMS Software

Configure test validation preferences and submit numerous tests for validation before reporting their results.

Quality Assurance

CloudLIMS supports the management of QC samples and standards used in material testing. It enables laboratories to validate methods, detect and correct errors, maintain analytical precision, and ensure the reliability of test results. 

Quality Control (QC)

Create dynamic trend analysis charts spanning multiple parameters to effectively monitor variations in your laboratory processes. Swiftly identify trends and deviations, enabling proactive measures to anticipate analytical issues at their onset and identify cost-saving avenues.

Trend Analysis

With CloudLIMS’ robust instrument calibration and maintenance management functionality, materials testing laboratories can seamlessly manage instruments along with their component records. CloudLIMS can also manage calibration and maintenance details, such as who performed the calibration or maintenance, when it was performed, the next due date, and schedule reminders. CloudLIMS sends out alert notifications a preset number of days ahead of the scheduled calibration and maintenance, ensuring your instruments are always ready to use before every analysis.

Instrument Calibration and Maintenance

Effortlessly store, categorize, and access documents such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), drawings, training and quality manuals, certifications, and all your laboratory’s essential documents. Furthermore, assign role-based document access to staff, ensuring only authorized personnel can view, edit, or delete sensitive documents, thus safeguarding data integrity and confidentiality.

Document Management

CloudLIMS provides timely notifications for upcoming training sessions and generates personalized competency reports. You can ensure that only adequately trained personnel are assigned tasks, enhancing operational efficiency and compliance with regulatory standards. Empower your laboratory staff by centralizing training management processes, facilitating continuous skill development, and maintaining proficiency across the board.

Training Management of Laboratory Staff

Advantages of CloudLIMS - LIMS Software for the Materials Testing Industry

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Automatic Tracking and Management of Samples

CloudLIMS provides automated sample accessioning functionality, maintaining precise records to facilitate seamless sample management within your laboratory. Simplify the registration and tracking process of incoming samples effortlessly and generate barcodes and printable labels for convenient identification, tracking, and retrieval.

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Regulatory Compliance

Follow ISO 17025:2017, AASHTO, Nadcap, ASTM standard, MIL-STD, and other accreditations and standards.

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Test Management

Efficiently handle a wide range of tests and their corresponding results. Import test results of multiple analytes from a file. CloudLIMS maintains a test Chain-of-Custody (CoC) and offers the flexibility to configure flagging sets that automatically identify and flag any out-of-specification results. Furthermore, CloudLIMS supports the generation of barcode labels for multiple tests.

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Custom Certificates of Analysis (CoAs)

Generate comprehensive CoAs that contain vital details regarding samples, testing details, and multi-analyte test results for clients and regulatory reporting. CloudLIMS enables streamlined generation of CoAs in batches for multiple clients and allows delivery via CloudLIMS’ secure client portal, thus notably decreasing turnaround time. Integration of a QR code and a distinct ID on each CoA facilitates effortless verification and unambiguous identification.

Instrument & Software Integration

In the materials testing industry, laboratories routinely handle numerous samples, perform high-throughput testing, and generate extensive datasets through their analytical processes. Manual data transfer from analytical instruments to a LIMS is prone to errors and can be a significant time drain. To efficiently manage the increasing data volumes and automate laboratory processes, seamless instrument and software integration is essential. This integration streamlines data transfer from analytical instruments and software to the LIMS, minimizing the risk of transcription errors, eliminating data redundancy, and upholding data integrity. Furthermore, it enables workflow automation, leading to resource savings, reduced turnaround times, and heightened operational efficiency.

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How CloudLIMS Supports Instrument and Software Integration?

CloudLIMS supports instrument and software integration in the following ways:

  • Instrument Integration: CloudLIMS is preconfigured to seamlessly integrate with several laboratory instruments, such as a spectrophotometer, FT-IR, atomic absorbance spectrometer, advanced microscope for nanomaterial research, and more. 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 offers seamless integration with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, such as SAP, Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), and third-party billing software, such as QuickBooks, using a REST API. This enables laboratories to seamlessly manage critical business metrics and streamline their business operations. The REST API empowers CloudLIMS to seamlessly communicate and exchange data with other systems. It enables labs to effortlessly integrate their data with external tools, automate processes, and streamline their operations. Furthermore, CloudLIMS can be integrated with statistical data analysis software for downstream data analysis.

Integration with QuickBooks: CloudLIMS supports integration with third-party accounting software such as QuickBooks Intuit to automate the billing process. The integration simplifies data transfer, eliminating manual entry and ensuring accurate and efficient financial management. It reduces administrative overhead and enhances the accuracy of billing processes, allowing you to focus on what matters most – delivering exceptional laboratory services.

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Stay Ahead of the Curve with CloudLIMS’ Next-Generation LIMS for Materials Testing Labs

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Client Portal

Offer your clients a secure, user-friendly self-service portal, allowing them to monitor the progress of their test requests, current status, and receive notifications upon completion of tests in real-time. Additionally, the portal facilitates the seamless delivery of CoAs and invoices to customers as soon as they are released by your lab, resulting in reduced turnaround times and an enhanced customer experience.

Client Portal
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Track Turnaround Time

CloudLIMS tracks the test turnaround time (TAT) from test initiation to completion, allowing you to determine whether the TAT meets predefined thresholds, thus helping you assess laboratory performance and efficiency effectively.

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Lab Inventory Management

Effectively manage inventory data for supplies, reagents, and consumables, including vendor information in your materials testing lab. Schedule timely re-orders before stock depletion and ensure that you never run out of stock.

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Services and Billing Management

Efficiently manage laboratory services, including test requests, and create catalogs featuring pricing for each service or package provided by your laboratory. Automate the handling of test requests once submitted by your clients from the Client Portal, reducing the turnaround time and improving operational effectiveness. Additionally, seamlessly generate invoices using CloudLIMS or import invoices from third-party billing software, streamlining your billing processes.

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Our Awards and Recognition

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