Author: Shonali Paul
Journal: Lab Manager, August 26, 2019
Abstract: Software as a service (SaaS) is a term that is not only in vogue now, but every indication is that SaaS applications are here to stay. It wasn’t that long ago that a SaaS application model was met with a high degree of skepticism, and rightly so. A few decades ago, network reliability was at best questionable and companies demanding fast and high-availability of data on distant servers were few and far between.
Laboratory information management systems (LIMS) have been around in one form or another since the 1980s, but only relatively recently have these mission critical applications been available in a SaaS model.