News: LIMS by Quality Systems International (WinLIMS)
As products are released, new customers are added, training courses scheduled and other significant announcements become available, they will be listed here for review.
Quality Systems International at the PITTCON
Ramsey, New Jersey (February 6, 2012)
We will be attending , the Annual Pittsburgh Conference in Orlando FL (Mar 12-15). We invite you to stop by our booth located at the West Building - Booth 1973 to see a demo of our software or just swing by to say hello. In addition to discussing the functional features of the product, we'll be discussing the benefits of using WinLIMS on the Cloud in order to simplify the maintenance of the software in an econmical way.
Quality Systems International at the Analytica in Munich
Ramsey, New Jersey (January 15, 2012)
We will be attending the Analytica 23rd International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and analytica Conference (Apr 17-20) in Munich/Germany. We invite you to stop by our booth number 420 in hall B2 and see a demo of our software or just swing by to say Guten Tag!
Quality Systems International Announces UK Partnership
Ramsey, New Jersey (December 5, 2011)
Quality Systems International has agreed to a partnership with UK-based CCS Associates Limited. If obtaining support for your WinLIMS software has become a many-fold problem, please contact CCS to upgrade your support and update service to an Authorized QSI Partner. CCS will be responsible for providing local sales and direct support for all UK-based customers and will be happy to arrange an upgrade to the latest version of WinLIMS (WinLIMS v7) to all customers who upgrade their support service.
Quality Systems International Announces Austrian Partnership
Ramsey, New Jersey (December 5, 2011)
Quality Systems International has agreed to a partnership with Austrian-based LabsDomino. LabsDomino consulting experts focus a wealth of experience on the unique laboratory needs. This enables them to deliver the smartest technology solutions for your lab and achieve significant technology advantages for the customer. LabsDomino aims at optimizing and harmonizing processes of data flows utilizing adequate technology accelerators. LabsDomino offers:
- A consistent team from start to finish
- Practical laboratory experience to pursue progress and enhance solution quality Specialized LIMS software expertise and intricate product knowledge Proficient technical skills that support your IT resources and customization needs
- Specific know-how on diverse development tools: Oracle PL/SQL, MySQL, .NET, C#, ASP, Delphi, C++, Java, XML, PHP, InfoMaker/Crystal Reports
- Expertise in the WinLIMS Laboratory Information Management System software
- Specific mining related services: Additional to laboratory environments and LIMS issues and due to the educational background of a part of our team we can additionally offer consulting services for mining solutions, in terms of exploration, investigations, mine site evaluation, raw material assessments and thereby focusing on the full mine production loop from quarry face to mill.
Quality Systems International Announces WinLIMS Cloud Edition
Ramsey, New Jersey (March 13, 2011)
Quality Systems International Corporation (QSI) today introduced WinLIMS Cloud Edition, a Software as a Service (SaaS) option for its world class WinLIMS software.
WinLIMS Cloud Edition is a web-based, remote-hosted application that allows laboratories to implement and use WinLIMS software while offloading system hosting and maintenance, reducing the need for internal IT resources. A tiered service structure starts with a remote-hosted system maintained and supported by QSI engineers. Additional service tiers are offered by QSI that include custom screen configuration, custom report design, software and database update management, data management, documentation, and training. Service tier options allow users to select the level of features, convenience, and pricing that best fits their organization’s staffing and budget requirements.
WinLIMS Cloud Edition’s enhanced web-based architecture ensures access to the software through most popular computing devices including notebooks, tablet PCs, and PDAs using a fully-functional browser such as Internet Explorer, Safari, or Firefox.
Quality Systems International Announces Consolidation and Partnerships
Ramsey, New Jersey (January 18, 2010)
QSI has consolidated its operation to streamline the development of its WinLIMS product lines (WinLIMS Smart Client, WinLIMS Web Client and WinLIMS Cloud) by ending its distribution agreement with QSI UK Ltd. and closing its office in Australia. Direct sales to western Europe that was previously handled through the UK-based distributorship will now be directly managed from the QSI office located in the Netherlands and the fast-growing market in Asia will be managed by one of China's leading laboratory software and equipment suppliers; Focused Photonics, Inc.
This consolidation will allow Quality Systems International to enhance software development more rapidly while providing direct interaction between customers and the QSI technical and development staff. The result of these changes ensure more cost-effective, high quality software solutions that address the needs of the modern laboratory and superior service for its valued customers.
Quality Systems International Announces LIMSMaps for WinLIMS™
Quality Systems International Corporation has released LIMSMaps for WinLIMS.NET™. This new software module integrates sampling location coordinates with other collected data to provide an informative and useful visual tool for recording, analyzing and interpreting the LIMS data using a standard, intuitive interface. LIMSMaps for WinLIMS.NET™can be used to simplify sample login, schedule sampling pick-up run, and to quickly access information for sampling sites.
WinLIMS.NET™, now configured and optimized for use with portable computing technologies like the iPad, gives users a complete mobile LIMS solution for conveniently logging and accessing data directly through their mobile computing devices. With the addition of LIMSMaps for WinLIMS.NET™ users can ensure their data is tagged with precise geographic coordinates.
Quality Systems International Announces WinLIMS.NET™ for the Apple iPad
Quality Systems International Corporation has introduced WinLIMS.NET™ for the Apple iPad. This next generation of WinLIMS.NET™ represents the perfect marriage of technologies by combining a full featured web-based LIMS that includes ELN (Electronic Laboratory Notebook) functionality with an elegantly designed portable device that is light-weight, quickly boots, has extensive battery life and with accessibility to networks and the Internet via Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity.
The synergy of the WinLIMS.NET™ and iPad technologies provides a practical and functional means for eliminating paper notebooks as lab workers, field samplers, plant operators, managers, sales, and technical support personnel can now conveniently access and log their data directly from the iPad. Expanded access to WinLIMS.NET™ using the iPad ensures that data is always up-to-date and immediately accessible throughout the organization and audit trails are guaranteed.
Quality Systems International Introduces VersaLIMS.NET™
Ramsey, New Jersey (February 1, 2010)
Quality Systems International Corporation today introduced VersaLIMS.NET™ a powerful yet economical, modular self-contained Laboratory Data Management System (LDMS) designed to deliver the level of data management required for small to medium sized labs. The VersaLIMS.NET™ base system includes a PC, barcode reader, barcode printer and the core VersaLIMS.NET™ software which provide sample and result management along with more than 30 pre-configured reports. Because it is based on the powerful and proven WinLIMS.NET™ technology, VersaLIMS.NET™ is easily scaled by adding functional modules and user licenses to provide additional functionality as a laboratory’s needs grow.
WinLIMS.NET™ - Helpful Hints Movies
As an ongoing service to our customers and prospective customers, QSI provides a series of short (2 to 3 minute) flash movies that show features and functions of the powerful WinLIMS.NET™ software. We refer to these as Helpful Hints. A library of these are maintained within our site and are distributed proactively to customers as they are developed and are maintained within functional categories listed below.
SAP Netweaver™ Certification
Certification ensures users of smooth integration between WinLIMS.NET™ and the popular SAP Enterprise Management Suite of software. The web services provided by both QSI and SAP work together in a seamless and highly configurable manner to allow inspection lot, product specification, lab results and customer information to flow between the two applications in an instantaneous manner to add great efficiency to your organization.
Gorton's of Gloucester
QSI is proud to welcome Gorton's of Gloucester to the WinLIMS.NET™ user community.
Gorton’s is one of the world's largest suppliers of high quality seafood. Gorton's stands behind the promise that their customers can "Trust the Gorton's Fisherman." and QSI is proud that they've entrusted QSI with the responsibility of maintaining their quality information using the web-based WinLIMS.NET™ software.
QSI Announces New Environmental Version of WinLIMS.NET™ Software
June 1, 2009
Quality Systems International Corporation has introduced a new version of its web-based WinLIMS.NET™ software designed specifically for environmental laboratories. WinLIMS.NET software meets the functional requirements of municipal water testing laboratories and small to mid-sized environmental labs, and accommodates National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) requirements. The software provides powerful web-based capabilities at an affordable price and includes five concurrent user licenses, instrument interfacing software, QA/QC monitoring capabilities, real-time statistics and secure access by external clients to requests to be made and data reviewed via the web.
November 2, 2007
Important Notice to All WinLIMS System Administrators
During 2008 supported WinLIMS systems will be eligible for upgrade to WinLIMS.NET (version 7). Unlike other LIMS companies, Quality Systems International doesn’t force you to ‘re-purchase’ your software when a new product is introduced because it is mutually beneficial to provide you with the upgrade as part of your support contract. You receive software that allows you to keep pace with modern computing architecture while QSI gets to keep you as a customer (and, hopefully as a reference for new customers).
Although the database model remains essentially the same, WinLIMS.NET is a brand new product that is radically different than your existing WinLIMS software for three main reasons.
- WinLIMS.NET is a web-based system that was designed using a newer development tool (Microsoft ASP.NET) so the structure of the system is very different than your existing system.
- The WinLIMS.NET user interface is more modern and quite different than existing systems.
- The interaction with Crystal Reports and Business Objects is very different. In fact, in order to upgrade you will be required to purchase Business Objects version XI in order to fully support web operation.
For these reasons, the upgrades will be more complex than previous upgrades and it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you attend a WinLIMS.NET training course several months PRIOR to your upgrade. Learning how the WinLIMS.NET works (its look & feel and its configuration possibilities) will allow you to properly prepare your company for the upgrade and to re-think your current system’s implementation.
Although QSI is obligated to provide you with any customization that we’ve provided to you in the past, the configurability and design of WinLIMS.NET will allow you to perform a fresh evaluation that may allow you to reduce or even eliminate customization using the new tools that will be available to you.
The thumbnail to the right provides an illustration of the Sample Management page from WinLIMS.NET (v7). As you can see; it is quite different than your existing system. To better see the software in action, contact Craig Redd (craig.redd -at- qsius.com) to obtain a short ‘movie’ to review some of the highlights of WinLIMS.NET to give you a flavor of the advanced features and convenience tools that are included as part of the system.
On the other hand, if you are comfortable with your current version of WinLIMS and wish to remain static, there may be no need to change anything. QSI will continue to support previous versions of the software (WinLIMS v5 and WinLIMS v6) into the foreseeable future and QSI will give our customers clear notice if we do need to consider an end of life for any of these versions. We are focused on future development but we also remain committed to serving our current customers and fostering these commitments, regardless of whether the software is WinLIMS v5, v6 or the new release of v7.
Interactive Excel Bridge Component Released
October 24, 2007
A new component named Interactive Excel has been added to WinLIMS Bridge option that provides a bidirectional interface to WinLIMS.NET and WinLIMS version 6. Results entry spreadsheets within single sample or crosstabular formats are created directly from WinLIMS.NET. The spreadsheets include all of the relavent WinLIMS convenient tools such as specification limits, results rounding rules, and more to provide a convenient and familiar tool for entering resultes into WinLIMS.NET.
WinLIMS at Christchurch Water Lab
October 23, 2007
Water, Water Anywhere with WinLIMS A major factor in the decision by Christchurch City Council (New Zealand) to purchase WinLIMS from QSI's Australian subsidiary was its outstanding ability to handle the complex task of sample scheduling in a multi-site environment, needed to manage the Council's waste water analysis laboratories. The analyses to be carried out on each sample are determined by factors such as the sampling point, the nature of the enquiry and so on. Samples and the associated data required to create the laboratory schedule need to be logged in either remotely by field operators or locally by laboratory personnel. Authorized staff should be able to interrogate the system from any desired terminal location, either via the internet or the Council's intranet. All this, plus the complete functionality to run a busy laboratory, was provided by the WinLIMS package.
The WinLIMS Multi-Site Control Module is designed to enable a single WinLIMS implementation to restrict access to information and functions to individual sites or staff. This is especially useful when operating multiple sites within a single database over a Wide Area Network (WAN). Routine samples represent about 80% of the daily workload and these, with their associated task definitions, are logged in automatically using the WinLIMS Auto-scheduling Module. Darren Handforth, Laboratory Manager at the Christchurch City Council said "WinLIMS not only exceeded our needs in terms of functionality, but was also easy to integrate with our IT infrastructure".
Contact http://www.lims-software.au.com for more information.
WinLIMS at OSI Software Conference in Shanghai
Thu-Fri, 27 - 28 November 2008 at Shanghai, Westin Hotel
WinLIMS Version 7 was demonstrated during the OSI Software Roadshow Conference in Shanghai China in conjunction with OICE Limited (WinLIMS Dealer for China) and support from Quality Systems Australia-Nick Gannoulis. Approximately 120 delgates attended the meeting sponsored by OSI Software who were from the following industries, Chemicals, Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Mining, Metallurgy & Materials, Pulp & Paper, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverage. A number of staff were available at the booth which inlcuded Jonthan Han-OICE Singapore, Karen Lang-OICE China and Nick Gannoulis-QSI Australia.
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WinLIMS at OSI Software Conference in Beijing
Tue-Wed, 2 – 3 December 2008 at Beijing, Intercontinental Hotel
WinLIMS Version 7 was demonstrated during the OSI Software Roadshow Conference in Beijing China in conjunction with OICE Limited (WinLIMS Dealer for China) and support from Quality Systems Australia-Nick Gannoulis. Approximately 250 delgates attended the meeting sponsored by OSI Software who were from the following industries, Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution. A number of staff were available at the booth which inlcuded David Quan-OICE China and Nick Gannoulis-QSI Australia. Contact || email@example.com for more information.