Direct Purchase is the traditional approach to acquiring a WinLIMS system. Within this approach, a perpetual license is purchased as a capital purchase based on the number of concurrent users, optional modules and the implementation services and an annual software Support and Maintenance contract will be required to provide continuous support for bug fixes and updates.
One-Time, One Transaction, Completely Yours
Most WinLIMS purchases are executed through outright purchase. If you are seriously considering the purchase of WinLIMS or require an approximate cost for budgetary purposes, just give QSI a call. But before you call, you’ll need to provide us with some background information in order to be as accurate as possible. To provide a reasonable estimate you’ll need to tell us:
1. The estimated number of concurrent users
2. Your Laboratory Type
- Quality Control
- Analytical Service
3. Your Industry
- Food & Beverage
- Materials (e.g. plastics, paper, etc.)
- Instruments (number and type)
- ERP (e.g. SAP, JD Edwards, Prism, etc.)
- Process Control
5. Optional Functionality
- Shelf Life Stability
- Quotations & Invoicing
- Special Scheduling (by time or protocol)
- Complaints & Corrective Actions
- Document Management
- Laboratory Materials Management
- Instrument Quality Control
- Formulation Management
- Anything that you consider to be “special”
Why an Outright Purchase?
Outright purchase is the traditional approach to acquiring WinLIMS and is the way to go when capital funds are available, and you wish to obtain a perpetual software license.
Lower Overall Cost
Purchasing our software outright is usually cheaper in the long run, even when you factor in additional costs for training, installation, and support.
No Recurring Expense
When you pay for our software outright, you’ll never have to worry about monthly payments. You won’t be adding another fixed cost to your monthly expenses.
When you purchase our software, it automatically becomes an asset to the business. A lease, on the other hand, is viewed as a liability. The software is also yours to keep for as long as you like.
Favorable Tax Deductions
The IRS allows you to write off software purchases. If your business happens to be having a good year, buying will provide a better deduction than leasing.
By far the best team we’ve ever worked with. They truly understood what our needs were and completely nailed it. I would highly recommend QSI. You simply just won’t find any better team!
We have been working successfully with QSI's WinLIMS® in the fields of radiochemistry and environmental analysis for over 20 years. The WinLIMS® systems were individually configured for our processes, adapted to changed structures (merger of laboratories from different offices) and are subject to regular revision to new requirements (e.g. mobile working).
Project manager Markus Zips, Bavarian State Office for the Environment
After converting from a different system, I was impressed by the configurability of the WinLIMS software and the support we were able to receive from the QSI staff.
Jim Gerry, Castrol Lubricants
Special Pathogens Laboratory has been using WinLIMS by Quality Systems International for over 8 years. The flexibility of the system, and the support provided, allows us to keep up with ever changing client and operational demands. It is a dependable system that is easy to use and understand. Providing a solid foundation for a growing Laboratory.
Brian Verdi, Special Pathogens Laboratory, a Pace® Laboratory
WinLIMS® is great for managing many laboratory tasks. I manage multiple companies around the globe within my organization and the WinLIMS® multi-site feature works great. From receiving samples to managing test methods, entering test results, generating COA’s, it all works as expected. The interface is very easy to learn for the routine user, the power user and the administrators. I use the roles function throughout my entire organization and it’s a great way to restrict users to certain features depending on their role within the organization. The instrument interface is a plus: it transfers test result data from our test equipment into WinLIMS®. The database is very well designed and interfaces to our ERP system. Last, but not least, QSI has great and knowledgeable staff who are always willing to help.
Arturo Espejo, Quality Systems Analyst, MacDermid Alpha
WinLIMS® allows us maximum efficiency in daily laboratory work. The integration of different analysis devices and the direct import of analysis values by means of assignment to LIMS sample numbers make the paperless laboratory a reality. A great added value is the possibility of automated initialization of device calibrations and their evaluation.
Above all, it is the great flexibility in the design of the input masks, interfaces and specification documents such as certificates of analysis that characterize the product.
Not to forget the exemplary support and the short reaction times, which in the past enabled us to react quickly to changing market requirements.
Patrick von Arx, Head of Quality Control, PanGas AG
SCHAEFER KALK has been using WinLIMS® for quality control for over 6 years, now internationally at several locations. Already in the introductory phase, we were impressed by how quickly and professionally the QSI team understood and implemented our requirements. Throughout the entire period of our cooperation, the support from the QSI experts is fast, direct, personal and solution-oriented. WinLIMS® can be configured in many ways, is easy to operate for the user and is interfaced with a large number of laboratory devices and other applications in our IT landscape via interfaces. With WinLIMS®, we see ourselves perfectly up to the constantly changing laboratory tasks!
Udo Oestreich, Head of Quality Control, SCHAEFER KALK GmbH & Co.KG