Environmental Testing laboratories are responsible with the monumental task of keeping accurate records that reflect the safety of our environment. The accuracy and precision of the information acquired is critical, yet the ability to schedule, acquire, test and report the information needs to be done in an efficient manner. WinLIMS® is perfectly suited to address these requirements by providing all of the software tools needed process environmental samples accurately, efficiently and in accordance with regulatory requirements.
Meeting Your Environmental Laboratory Needs
WinLIMS® configurability and sample tracking features allow laboratories to schedule and closely monitor samples and their associated sampling source information (including GPS coordinates).
The integrity of data produced by the lab is assured by maintaining detailed result acquisition information including the analyst, equipment, standards & reagents that were employed when testing.
WinLIMS® includes data acquisition that interface with external systems, instruments and equipment to add efficiency and accuracy to the data collection process.
Off-site access to WinLIMS® via Mobile devices (tablets & smart phones) enhances efficiency, accuracy and timeliness by allowing off-site workers to create samples, enter field-obtained results and review existing data.
Powerful reporting and XML generation tools enable you to provide the reports in both hard copy and electronic format to accommodate virtually any existing or future need.
Our Current WinLIMS® Customers
WinLIMS® provides a series of tools that make it ideal for use within the Public Service & Environmental Safety Industry. A short listing of WinLIMS® users within the Public Service & Environmental Safety industries include:
And many more…
Powerful LIMS Functionality
WinLIMS® provides all of the functionality that is required to run a modern laboratory right ‘out-of-the-box’ so you can start using your WinLIMS® software within hours of installation.
Role-Based Security System
WinLIMS® role-based security system can be integrated with Active Directory to limit users to only the information and functionality that is associated with their role within the laboratory to ensure the integrity of your data.
Version-Controlled Configuration Templates
Test Methods, Test Sequences, Sampling Sites, and other information that is subject to re-versioning is managed within WinLIMS® ensure data accuracy and product quality with a full audit trail of all changes that are made.
Multiple Sample Login Options
Samples can be manually created individually or in batches via PC, time-based schedule or handheld device by field samplers to accommodate the workflow of your operation. Creation of samples can also be initiated via interface to 3rd party applications to eliminate duplication of effort and user error.
Sample Tracking & Workflow
Laboratory workflow status are automatically assigned by WinLIMS® to guide samples to and through the laboratory. Dashboard web parts allow instant access to this information to efficiently monitor the progress of lab work and provide sample and expiration warnings.
Multiple Results Entry Options
A variety of manual and automated results entry screens and tools allow results to be entered into WinLIMS® in a manner that is natural to your work environment. All data entry provides instantaneous feedback that indicate results that exceed permit or standard limits to allow rapid management decisions.
Test Worklist Management
The ability to create and manage test and instrument-based worklists that intersperse calibration, control, and blank samples while allowing the assignment of duplicate and spike samples (with associated recovery calculations) is included to provide a full contextual representation of data acquisition.
Powerful Calculation Capabilities
WinLIMS® includes a powerful calculation engine that allow both simple and complex calculations to be performed based on the entry of raw data. The use of automated and validated calculations simplifies the entry of result while ensuring that all calculations are accurately and consistently performed.
Data Review and Release
Multiple levels of peer and management review of test, worklist and sample information is provided to ensure that the release of information conforms with your organization’s policies. Multiple levels of approval with electronic signature sign-off is available, if desired.
Instrument Calibration & Maintenance
WinLIMS® includes an instrument/equipment management module that inventories all instruments to automatically schedule maintenance. In addition, all calibration and control information is captured and provides on-going statistical information to ensure the integrity of data that is obtained.
Online SQC/SPC Charting
Statistical evaluation of data using the Western Electric rules is immediately available at the time of results entry that allows process information to be evaluated to avoid production problems. On-line SQC charts can be issued with the click of a button to efficiently monitor historical information.
A variety of site-specific reports are issued by passing information from any page or query to the report by the click of a single button. Reports can be saved in a variety of formats (e.g., PDF, Excel, Word, etc.) to simplify the sharing of information to consumers and allows them to receive the data in the format that is germane to their needs.
A Portal website can be added to WinLIMS® to allow external customers to create samples, monitor testing progress, and receive reports without disrupting the laboratory.
Instrument data can be directly interfaced to WinLIMS® to eliminate data transcription errors while enhancing the productivity by eliminating manual data entry.
Integrated Audit Trail
Modifications made to all data is recorded within the WinLIMS® audit trail which is essential for organizations that serve regulated industries. The audit trail also allows you to investigate issues that arise when data is erroneously modified.
The Inventory and Sample Preparation feature manages the various chemicals, reagents and lab supplies used by the lab. The materials can be tracked from order, to receipt, to use in preparation solutions to ensure full traceability. In addition, expiration and inventory amounts are managed to ensure that supplies are always in-stock and expired materials are never used.
WinLIMS® allows you to record the equipment and reagents that are used in conjunction with micro testing and schedules the incubation times to simplify workflow. The scheduling provides read time notifications while serial dilution calculations ensure that the correct information is recorded and reported.
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