WinLIMS® guarantees adherence to product specification and statistical conformance while smoothly guiding samples to and through the Quality Control laboratory. Interfaces to instruments and 3rd party systems, barcoding and automated reporting further enhance efficiency while reducing transcription errors.
A Natural Fit for the QC Lab
WinLIMS® provides a host of features that are greatly beneficial to Quality Control laboratories in virtually any industry. Quality Control laboratories require stringent adherence to the identification and classification of samples, the rules of testing along with the historical tracking of data for evaluation and trending.
Product Specification Management
The key to product quality is adherence to published specification limits. The WinLIMS® specification manager allows the definition of multiple limit ranges, customer specification limits, statistical quality control limits as well as textual limits and issues warnings whenever conformance is violated.
Sample Login and Test Assignment
A variety of options are available to rapidly create samples and assign descriptive information both manually and automatically via interfaces and schedules. Rules for the assignment of tests and associated limits can be based on the process step to ensure that the right tests are performed at the right time.
Result Entry Options
A variety of results entry options are available to accommodate your lab’s preferences. Manual entry can be performed by sample, by test, by worksheet or by crosstab. In addition, results can also be entered using mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones. Of course, the most efficient means of results entry is by instrument interface and if Excel is your preference, WinLIMS® can be linked directly to well-defined spreadsheets.
Dashboard Web Parts
User-specific, interactive dashboard web parts are configured to provide actionable information that is specific to each person’s job function. Dynamic workflow lists and interactive graphs are powerful tools that minimize user’s need to navigate through the software because the information required to guide workflow is always available from their dashboard.
Our Current WinLIMS® Customers
Many companies like you are using WinLIMS® within their quality control laboratories. Some laboratories include just a handful of users while others are implemented within multiple sites throughout the world with local language interfaces to enable more natural use of the software. Here’s a partial list of WinLIMS® users within Quality Control labs.
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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
Product specifications, test methods 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 or handheld device to accommodate the workflow of your operation. Creation of samples can also be initiated via interface to 3rd party applications (e.g., ERP systems) to eliminate duplication of effort and user error.
Sample Tracking & Workflow
Laboratory and product 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 your facility’s production process.
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 indicates the quality of the product being tested to allow rapid management decisions.
Result, Sample, and Production Review
Multiple levels of peer and management review of test, sample and product information are provided to ensure that the release of information conforms with your organization’s policies. If appropriate, release of information can be automated as long as all data conforms to product specification limits to add efficiency.
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.
Document & File Integration
Documents that represent product specifications and testing methods can be attached to their associated WinLIMS® records to provide instant access during the testing process. In addition, WinLIMS® includes a full document management system that can be used to manage all of your organization’s documents in a controlled manner.
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 pertinent to their needs.
WinLIMS® includes mobile apps that are specifically designed for use on smartphones and tablet PCs to create sample records as samples are collected on the shop floor, allow in-process readings to be recorded and provide instant access to QC data on-the-go.
WinLIMS® menus and pages are inherently multi-lingual. This allows users within multi-national laboratories to see the menus, pages, messages, etc. in local language for more comfortable use. In addition, the software automatically offsets time zone differences and presents dates and numbers based on the culture of the local country adding to the ease of use.
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.
Shelf Life Testing
The WinLIMS® Shelf Life module allows the definition of testing protocols and manages pull schedules, labels, inventory reports, schedule adjustments, reports and other functions to provide an effective means of efficiently managing the demands of Shelf Life testing.
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