Laboratory Information Management System

What is Lims Software?

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) software supports the functioning of a fully-fledged modern laboratory using Information Management System and a virtual software based laboratory system. The various aspects of laboratory informatics are managed through ERP tools and various data analytics tools.


The ever competitive software product industry continues to witness new technologies sweeping the market, heightened consolidation waves and a move to utility based software delivery through Software as a Service (SaaS) and Web 2.0 technologies. The increasing pace of innovation has in turn shortened the life cycle of software products. Visionary industry leaders have realized the importance of collaboration to stay competitive and have started building their global product development ecosystem to ‘out innovate’ competitors.


Mission-critical software has become very reliable and robust by adhering to high quality safety standards in the development lifecycle. An example of mission-critical software, also called “safety critical,” is the software implemented in passenger aircraft, or in control systems operating nuclear and chemical plants. Safety critical software includes those applications whose malfunction can cause multiple deaths. Conventional software applications, i.e. applications that are not critical and more commonly used, can be made as robust and reliable as mission-critical software by following the simple best practices required for mission-critical software with very little or no additional effort. Though there are mandatory procedures prescribed by safety standards that can require significant additional effort, the focus of this paper is to highlight practices that can be implemented in any project with very little additional effort. By that process, every software implemented can achieve a very low probability of failure. Also, it becomes easier for organizations that develop software, be it software service providers or OEMs, to easily adhere to an ever-expanding list of safety standards across domains. In fact, for organizations already practicing CMMi standards, the migration to robust software development is not a major upgrade. This paper describes the best practices that can be adopted in each of the major development cycle milestones, including requirements, design, coding and testing. These are considered from a safety standpoint, and are not intended to describe the software lifecycle.

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