OnQ Software Pty. Ltd.
Type Proprietary Limited
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters Suite 6, Ground Floor, The Plaza, 405 High St., Northcote, Victoria, Australia
Number of locations 1
Area served Australia
Website OnQSoft.com.au
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/onqsoftware/

OnQ Software Pty. Ltd. develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions. The company also partners with other vendors to distribute their software.[1]


OnQ Software Pty. Ltd. has been operating as a registered company since 2010.[2]

Technology and products


QLIMS is a modular, web-based laboratory information management system (LIMS) "designed to break down data silos and create a more efficient, more productive laboratory."[3] The software can be installed locally or hosted in the cloud via the software as a service (SaaS) distribution model. The software is available in a variety of editions suitable for various needs.[4] It's not clear what industries the LIMS best serves, though the company has discussed how it helps cannabis testing operations.[5]


Product: QLIMS
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[3]
Sample tracking?Y[3]
Sample and/or result batching?Y[3]
Task and event scheduling?Y[3]
Option for manual result entry?Y[3]
Multiple data viewing methods?Y[3]
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?Y[4]
Query capability?Y[3]
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?
Export data to MS Excel?Y[3]
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?Y[4]
Project and/or task management?Y[4]
Inventory management?Y[3]
Document creation and/or management?
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[3]
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?Y[4]
Billing management?Y[4]
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[3]
QA / QC functions?Y[3]
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[3]
Chain of custody?Y[3]
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?Y[4]
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?Y[3]
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[3]
Report printing?Y[3]
Label support?
Barcode support?Y[3]
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[3]
Instrument interfacing and management?Y[4]
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?Y[3]
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?Y[3]
Web client or portal?Y[3]
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?Y[3]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
cannabis, general


OnQ offers a free version of their QLIMS with basic functionality and a 40 sample per month limit. The company gives a rough starting point in price for other versions: Basic "from $50 per month/user," Professional "from $100 per month/user," and Enterprise "from $200 per month/user." Subscription and perpetual license pricing not publicly available.[4]

Demonstration videos and other media

Additional information


  1. "Partners". OnQ Software Pty. Ltd. http://www.onqsoft.com.au/partners/. Retrieved 08 April 2019. 
  2. "OnQ Software Pty. Ltd. ACN 143 983 788". ASIC Connect. Australian Securities & Investments Commission. https://connectonline.asic.gov.au/RegistrySearch/faces/landing/panelSearch.jspx?searchText=143983788&searchType=OrgAndBusNm&_adf.ctrl-state=4sup6g2cp_15. Retrieved 08 April 2019. 
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 "QLIMS". OnQ Software Pty. Ltd. https://www.onqsoft.com.au/best-lims-qlims/. Retrieved 28 October 2020. 
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 "Compare QLIMS Editions". OnQ Software Pty. Ltd. Archived from the original on 09 December 2019. https://web.archive.org/web/20191209132525/http://www.onqsoft.com.au:80/products/qlims/qlims-editions/. Retrieved 28 July 2020. 
  5. Gannoulis, J. (11 June 2020). "QLIMS for Cannabis Companies – Part 1 of 3: Cultivation". OnQ Software Pty. Ltd. https://www.onqsoft.com.au/qlims-for-cannabis-companies-part-1-of-3-cultivation/. Retrieved 15 December 2020.