I ran across a tribute to SampleManager talking about “25 Years in SampleManager” giving a little history. Has it been that long, I wondered? Well, no, it’s actually been longer.
Just in the past two weeks, I’ve had conversations with people in our industry where the very same topic came up and using the almost the same verbiage. I’ve never had quite this thing happen and am convinced these people don’t know each other. It’s so creepy and weird that I had to share this.
In previous posts, “Where Have All the SampleManager Resources Gone?” and “Ditto For the LabWare LIMS/ELN,” I talked about the fact that there seems to be quite a few people asking for Thermo Fisher Scientific and for LabWare resources but seemingly not finding them when there are actually resources available in the market. In the past few weeks I made another update post “Update on Resourcing and Whether There’s a Shortage.” Since then, I have spoken with yet more people getting their viewpoints on this and will share more thoughts on it.
In previous posts, Where Have All the SampleManager Resources Gone? and Ditto For the LabWare LIMS/ELN, I talked about the fact that there seems to be quite a few people asking for Thermo Fisher Scientific and for LabWare resources but seemingly not finding them when there are actually resources available in the market. Today, I make my update.
When selecting a LIMS, ELN or LES, potential customers look for functionality that matches their needs. Additionally, most companies will have some other criteria, such as the operating system or database they prefer to use. But when systems offer basically the same features and run on the same platforms, there are other technical considerations to review before purchasing one.
One effort I’m just finishing is to replace my main office machine and now have a situation I haven’t had in many years – I don’t have a single LIMS, ELN or LES installed on it. It’s a weird, weird, weird feeling!
In my last post, Where Have All the SampleManager Resources Gone?, I talked about the fact that there seems to be quite a few people asking for Thermo Fisher Scientific resources but seemingly not finding them when there are actually resources available in the market. Today, I would say, “Ditto for the LabWare LIMS / ELN.”
Every time I look in LinkedIn for someone I know or have worked with, more and more of them seem to work for LabAnswer, now. I know they’ve been trying to grow, but I’m now getting a real complex about this. I now feel like absolutely everybody but me now works for LabAnswer. I’m starting … Read moreEnd of Year Griping: Part 2 (Does Everybody But Me Work for LabAnswer, Now?)
I’d scheduled my newsletter to come out, yesterday, and I started to wonder if my timing was bad as a number of “out of office” responses came back leading me to think that quite a lot of people have left early for TIW (Thermo Informatics World) in Las Vegas.
Earlier this year, I was writing fairly regularly about what looked like it might have been a SampleManager shortage. Either that was just one of those blips of sudden demand or all those needs were filled because now that it is six months or so later in the year, I am not getting many SampleManager calls.