Many factors affect LIMS costs, and you should not underestimate the internal costs of implementing a LIMS. Ensure you put time aside for project management, testing and verification, training, and setting up your standard assays with built-in limits, as well as including your instrument calibration, documentation, and inventory functionality if these are to be part of the LIMS.
A good LIMS will last you many years. Autoscribe has been providing LIMS solutions since 1990 and some of our earliest clients are still with us today, adapting their solutions as their needs change. That initial investment, made over thirty years ago, will have paid for itself many times over.
Some clients start small, implementing their basic needs and expanding the LIMS as requirements change and budget allows. Providing management see a return on their initial investment it is an easy sell to expand the scope of the LIMS to meet the laboratory’s future plans.
Every year Autoscribe helps many new clients to define and implement their LIMS needs. If you are considering a LIMS and have questions about the costs and how to create a convincing budget or business case, please contact us. We can provide a budgetary estimate based on a high-level analysis of your laboratory’s needs to help you on your way.