Contracting With Your Vendor Or Software Firm Is Not Trivial

Some of the customers who read these posts are working to do as much of the actual work on their system, as possible, to include LIMS/ELN/LES System Administration, configuration, programming, etc… Others have decided that they don’t need to build some or all of these skills in-house and are asking their software vendors or other outside consulting firms (such as the premier GeoMetrick Enterprises) to do the work, instead. In doing this, while you do avoid having to build the skills in-house, you do not abdicate yourself from the potential issues that can come from this.

Two Issues For Writing a Generic Mobile App for Your LIMS, ELN or LES

In my last post, I suggested to customers interested in running mobile apps for their LIMS, ELN or LES that they consider writing their own or having someone write one for them. I suggested writing them specifically for the devices that they will use. But some clever folks are still thinking they’re going to write one generic app that works for everything. They think if they do this that, if they switch devices, they can just swap the new devices in. Here are two more considerations.

GeoMetrick Enterprises Wins Global Health & Pharma Award, Yet Again!

And yet again, for the third year in a row, GeoMetrick Enterprises has been given an award from GHP (Global Health & Pharma) magazine. This year, in the Biotechnology Awards 2018, the award is for “Best Laboratory Software Implementation Company – Midwest USA”: GHP Magazine’s Biotechnology Awards 2018 GeoMetrick Enterprises’ Individual Award Listing Gloria Metrick … Read moreGeoMetrick Enterprises Wins Global Health & Pharma Award, Yet Again!

Providing Local Laboratory Services (or Not)

Most of us in the laboratory informatics industry end up working on projects that aren’t close to home. I’m mainly talking about the area of services I work with, which are product selection, requirements gathering, and implementation services, such as configuration/customization. While I occasionally run into people who are getting local work, they’re the minority.