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Part 6 will ask, “Is STARLIMS the best of both worlds?”

STARLIMS by Abbott Informatics

Considered by experts as one of the best LIMS in the marketplace, STARLIMS is capable of fully integration with SAP. In addition, this Abbott Informatics solution provides SAP functions that are not typically provided by a LIMS. STARLIMS is capable of interfacing with SAP QM, as well as external applications provided by web services. This enables seamless linking to other informatics programs and lab systems, along with their connected equipment.
Similar to SAP, STARLIMS is capable of tracking inventories, along with client account management associated with lab operations. As all laboratory applications are contained inside a single system, STARLIMS has the capability of linking a laboratory’s financial measures to its inventory and activities. Thus, analytics can determine whether lab resources are being utilized properly.
Individualized and secure, a cloud-based portal allows lab personnel and clients access to data and scheduling, as well as the status of samples and equipment from anywhere in the world via a single application.
Featuring a design that is intuitive and enhanced by graphical reports, an organization’s staff can swiftly acquire an overview and deeper insight into their lab operations via STARLIMS.
What make STARLIMS unique is that it provides a complete and integrated solution, unlike other LIMS products that are dependent on third party applications. The STARLIMS suite features an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN), a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), a Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) as well as Advanced Analytics. Moreover, STARLIMS includes hosting and mobility application services that are configurable to meet operational requirements.


Large high-volume labs that provide complex testing along with financial operations might require the benefits of both SAP and LIMS. As it can be fully integrated with SAP QM, STARLIMS becomes an attractive option for meeting an organization’s requirements while helping its laboratory attain high performance and optimal efficiency.
Alpha Engineering LIMS Implementation
Alpha Engineering Associates, Inc. has been involved with the implementation of over 50 LIMS systems ranging in size from small, “off-the-shelf” software systems to very large, highly customized, multi-functional systems, including STARLIMS, for both governmental agencies and private enterprises. For affordable client-focused network consulting services and solutions, please call Alpha Engineering Associates today at (410) 295-9500.

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