Is a LIMS the right solution for your lab?
Lab information systems (LIMS) are widely used throughout the life science industry, with many lab IT managers automatically turning to these types of platforms for their company’s information needs. But LIMS can be complicated to configure and use, making them time-consuming and frustrating for end-users. In addition, the complexity of most LIMS make them expensive to integrate with other software systems, such as an electronic lab notebook (ELN).
By stepping back and evaluating all the information challenges across your organization, you may find that your organization needs something more than what a conventional LIMS can offer. Instead, you may be better served by a single, unified, cloud-based platform that delivers the capabilities of an electronic lab notebook with fully integrated molecular biology tools, sample management, inventory management, instrument management, electronic signatures, and complete audit trails. In short, you should consider Benchling.
In this eBook, we discuss the capabilities that Benchling shares with many LIMS and highlight where Benchling can deliver more value to your lab than a typical LIMS.
A Unified Platform for a New Era in Life Sciences
Benchling is a cloud-based platform that supports your entire R&D process from early research to late-stage development by delivering a wide range of functionalities, flexible integration and configuration, and user-friendly, easy-to-navigate software that is compatible with your R&D workflows.
With Benchling, you get a seamless solution for sample tracking, inventory management, regulatory compliance, instrument integration, process management, and reporting and analytics. All of these applications share the same configurable data model, so they can be accessed through a single database—making teams more connected and productive.
Notebook: The most user-friendly electronic lab notebook in the industry— reduce time to data entry by 85% with the first cloud-based notebook built for modern life science.
Molecular Biology: A comprehensive molecular biology suite of 10+ tools in one collaborative environment—build, share, and record DNA and amino acid sequences in one unified platform.
Registry: A convenient and easy-to-use registration system built from the ground up for large molecule R&D—model biological entities and easily enter and extract the data you need.
Inventory: Laboratory inventory management—track the locations of vials, wells, batches, and more, and automatically link results to them.
Workflows: A digital process management platform for early research through development—organize any scientific workflow into trackable stages and test new variations to optimize your outputs.
Insights: Easy-to-configure dashboards and reports provide a full view of R&D—everyone from scientists and managers to executives can have customized dashboards to deliver the answers that they need.
Lab Automation: Synchronize informatics and instrumentation to drive efficiency and maximize the potential of your full suite of molecular laboratory tools.
Validated Cloud: Unify R&D teams for easier collaboration and data management to accelerate time-to-market while meeting compliance requirements with a modern cloud architecture and enterprise-grade security.
Codeless Configuration: Configure and reconfigure workflows without a single line of code so you can quickly adapt and align to your evolving R&D process, resulting in rapid prototyping, full deployment, and fast time to value.
Developer Platform: Integrate any instrument, software, and/or database with Benchling to centralize your data and enable automation. Equipped with APIs, Events, and Data Warehouse, so you can connect Benchling to existing IT infrastructure with ease.