Laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are software-based solutions for tracking lab workflow, data and regulatory requirements.
LIMS are a very specialist and niche software technology and their pricing reflects this. Commercial Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) LIMS solutions are typically in the £40-200/user/month price-point and perpetual licensing solutions are typically in the region of £1,500-8,000/user. By comparison, commercial Customer Relationship Management (CRM) SaaS solution usually available from around £5/user/month.
LIMS need to be dynamic and flexible because laboratory requirements tend to evolve rapidly for meeting new requirements as new diagnostic techniques, equipment or regulatory requirements are introduced. Above all, this means that a LIMS solution needs to be adaptable to future changes.
The FileMaker platform is appealing as a LIMS solution for a number of reasons . . .Read More