Integrating Multiple LIMS into a Single System
In today’s global economy, mergers and acquisitions have become a dominant strategy to improve profitability, maintain competitive edge, and expand services and reach. This practice is common in several industries such as pharmaceutical, biotech, food and beverage, oil and gas, and others. While corporate mergers certainly can provide several benefits for the organizations involved, they can also present significant challenges, not the least of which is harmonization and optimization of the laboratory environment. This often leads to the need to the need for integrating multiple LIMS apps to support a global enterprise.
Scientific organizations that have recently undergone a merger, and oftentimes even those that have not, are frequently in the situation where different labs in different locations are using different LIMS technologies/solutions. This scenario serves to inhibit process efficiency, cross-organization data reporting, regulatory compliance, and can result in high IT demand.
Given the advanced capabilities of modern LIMS, and the competitive advantages gained through establishing digital continuity across the product lifecycle, there is a strong incentive for modern scientific organizations with disparate LIMS to harmonize their laboratory environment by integrating the multiple LIMS into a single system. In this blog, we will discuss best practices for a project of this nature.