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Explore the QLIMS New Version 9.4

QLIMS 9.4 New Version

Welcome to the next generation of laboratory management software! OnQ Software is excited to announce the launch of QLIMS New Version 9.4, our latest update packed with new features and enhancements designed to streamline your laboratory operations.

Key Features:

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Project Manager:

QLIMS 9.4 introduces a new Project Manager module, allowing you to organise your projects, requests, and samples in an interactive and efficient manner. With features like tree view and email function, collaboration and communication within your team have never been easier.

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Instrument Manager:

The Instrument Manager module offers a tree view with added position information for instruments, modules, and components. Now, you can attach documents to instrument events for better documentation and traceability, enhancing your lab’s efficiency and compliance.

Workflow Result Manager:

The Workflow Result Manager has been revamped in QLIMS 9.4. It now provides improved workflow management, making it easier for you to navigate and understand your lab’s workflows. It organises your workflow in the exact step you are working on. Moreover, you can break down complex workflows in manageable steps as it provides you the information you need anytime, anywhere. 

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Visual Dashboard:

Gain deeper insights into your data with the new Visual Dashboard powered by Kibana. This feature offers interactive visualisations of key laboratory metrics, enabling you to make informed decisions and optimise your workflows.

QLIMS 9.4 represents a significant leap forward in laboratory management software, empowering labs of all sizes to operate more efficiently and effectively. With the new features of QLIMS New Version 9.4, OnQ Software gives you more power to convert laboratory data into actionable insights. Explore the new features today and experience the future of laboratory management with QLIMS 9.4!

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    QLIMS for Water & Environmental Testing

    QLIMS for Water and Environmental Testing

    As a long-time supplier to the Environmental and Water & Waste Water public sector we understand that lab managers are facing pressure to meet testing demands with fewer resources. They need to do more with less and identify workload issues or bottlenecks. This is where QLIMS comes in. With a large global presence, we understand the fundamental issues our customers are facing. In this blog post, we will dive into QLIMS features for Water and Environmental Testing. 

    First things first, what are the issues? 

    • Growing demand for transparency in testing means labs need to be increasingly transparent with their process, including auditable results and the removal of human error.
    • Lab managers are feeling the pressure to meet testing demands with fewer resources. The need to be able to do more with less and identify workload issues or bottlenecks.
    • Increased pressure to comply with new or increasingly tight industry regulations and often reliance on legacy systems. 


    Sample and Test Management
    • Extensive sample and subsample scheduling functionality, including site sampling ensures end-to-end traceability and management of field sampling information. 
    • Preparation of analytical batches and their associated sample types and methods are linked to sample, customer, site, and project data.
    • Rounding rules can be configured per result to satisfy customer or regulatory demands. 
    • Add attachments to samples, batches, or projects and generate reports specific to the water industry to facilitate regulatory compliance 
    • Powerful calculation engine reduces the risk of human error and can accept both numeric and textual result entries. 
    • Automatic sample scheduling includes maintaining methods and limits of detection, which removes manual interaction. 
    Customer Management
    • Capture all contacts, attachments, and manage specific reporting requirements of each customer (internal and external). 
    • Customer Portal with complete chain of custody allows customers to submit their own samples and have results and reports posted by the lab for their consumption. 
    • Project, job and sample templates capture customer and sample information to guarantee chain of custody. 
    QLIMS Business Intelligence Suite

    QLIMS offers Business Intelligence (BI) dashboards and visualisations that are powered by Kibana, an open-source data visualisation and exploration platform. Kibana is capable of analysing and presenting data in various forms such as charts, graphs, maps, and tables. It will take your laboratory data to the next level in line with our core philosophy of empowering scientists. OnQ Software enables customers to truly take a step forwards being more data-driven by:


    • Ability to connect to other systems and integrate with ERP. 
    • No need to include your IT department for extracting data in an understandable format, these in-built tools help you to become the owner of your knowledge.
    • Pre-configured interactive visualisations highlighting key laboratory metrics such as, batch, sample and test turnaround time, customer work analysis, cost analysis, site sampling analysis, cost per sample, error rates and more. 
    • Build your own visualisations to tailor the information to your lab.
    • Quickly display information for operational and or management reporting.QLIMS BI extends OnQ Software’s philosophy of breaking down data silos and enabling the laboratory to be its best.  

    To learn more about how QLIMS can revolutionise your lab contact us today. 

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      QLIMS is Now Officially an AWS Qualified Software Partner!

      QLIMS & AWS

      OnQ Software is thrilled to announce our official partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) after successfully completing the Foundational Technical Review (FTR) and being recognised as an ‘AWS Qualified Software Partner.’ This partnership signifies our commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of laboratory management.

      QLIMS, a cutting-edge Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), designed to streamline laboratory operations and enhance data management. By joining the AWS Partner Network (APN), we are now able to leverage AWS’s best practices in security, reliability, and scalability to deliver an even more robust and secure solution to our customers.

      “Our vision at OnQ Software is to empower laboratories of all sizes to achieve operational excellence through innovative technology solutions. Being validated by AWS is not just a testament to the quality and innovation of QLIMS, but the partnership with AWS which by providing us (and our customers) access to world-class cloud infrastructure means we are better together. said Jonathan Gannoulis, General Manager of OnQ Software. 

      QLIMS offers a range of features that set it apart, and this partnership with AWS allows us to expand our reach and deliver QLIMS to a global audience, helping laboratories worldwide achieve greater efficiency and productivity.

      About OnQ Software:

      OnQ Software is a leading provider of innovative software solutions for laboratory management. Our flagship product, QLIMS, is trusted by laboratories worldwide to streamline operations, enhance data management, and drive efficiency. From training, to implementation, servicing and updating, our team will work with you every step of the way. With a focus on continuous innovation and customer satisfaction, OnQ Software is committed to helping laboratories achieve operational excellence.

      To learn more about QLIMS and how it can revolutionise your laboratory management, contact us

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        Why Choose QLIMS? Insights from a Customer

        Why Choose QLIMS

        In the competitive world of laboratory informatics, choosing the right LIMS can be a daunting task. We emphasise the features of QLIMS as the OnQ Software team, but we have decided that nothing will be more real than what we hear from a customer. We have compiled feedback from our customers and asked them why they chose us. Here is ‘Why Choose QLIMS’ insights from the customer. 

        For one customer of ours, the decision to choose QLIMS over other big-name competitors was a no-brainer. Here’s why you should choose QLIMS from a customer’s perspective:

        Affordability: QLIMS offers a cost-effective solution without compromising on features or quality. In a field where budgets are tight, this was a crucial factor.


        Ease of Use: QLIMS is renowned for its user-friendly interface and intuitive design. Training staff on the platform was a breeze, saving time and resources in the lab.


        Local Time Zone and Security: With headquarters in Australia, QLIMS ensures that support and assistance are provided promptly and efficiently. This local presence also adds an extra layer of security and peace of mind for users.


        Exceptional Support: The customer success team at QLIMS is dedicated to providing top-notch support and assistance. Their proactive approach and willingness to go the extra mile made the customer feel right at home in the lab.


        Flexibility: Unlike other LIMS providers, QLIMS offers a high degree of flexibility and configurability. This adaptability ensures that the platform can evolve with the changing needs of the lab, making it a truly future-proof solution.

        In contrast, the customer noted that other competitors tended to be costly, with poor customer service and a lack of flexibility. QLIMS, on the other hand, proved to be the perfect fit, making lab management easier and more efficient without the headaches associated with other LIMS solutions.

        At QLIMS, our mission is simple: to make lab management easier, not more complicated. With our affordable pricing, user-friendly interface, and exceptional support, we are proud to be the preferred choice for labs around the world. Join us and experience the QLIMS difference today!

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        QLIMS Emerges as the Fastest-Growing LIMS in the Market

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        We are excited to announce that QLIMS is leading the way as the fastest-growing LIMS in the industry! Our recent surge in new customers is a testament to the benefits of a true SaaS LIMS, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this growth.

        In just the first two months of 2024, QLIMS has welcomed a record number of new customers. This surge highlights the increasing recognition of QLIMS as the preferred choice for laboratories seeking a modern, efficient, and user-friendly solution.

        What sets QLIMS apart is its strong visual approach and easy-to-use configuration tools, which eliminate the need for complex coding. This approach makes lab management more straightforward, allowing users to focus on their core work.

        Ron Kessels, Sales Manager EMEA at OnQ Software, notes that this trend is not limited to one or two industries but is evident across all types of laboratories, underscoring the widespread adoption of QLIMS.


        QLIMS is rapidly becoming the platform of choice for the LIMS community, solidifying our position as a leader in the market. We invite you to join the QLIMS family and experience the benefits of our innovative solution.


        Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, QLIMS offers everything you need to enhance your lab’s operations. Contact us today to learn more about how QLIMS can help you achieve your laboratory management goals.

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          QLIMS Business Intelligence

          QLIMS Business Intelligence

          Data has become one of the most valuable assets for any organisation, and laboratory data is no exception. However, accessing laboratory data has been difficult so far due to the use of outdated applications and architectures that underpin many LIMS applications.


          Business intelligence (BI) and artificial intelligence (AI) are now supporting the field of data science, making data analysis tools more accessible. QLIMS has traditionally managed all laboratory data to become the source of truth.


          Tools such as QLIMS BI can help organisations visualise this data and convert it into knowledge, which can take their organization to the next level.

          Continuous Development and Agile Methodology

          QLIMS is under continuous development, driven by agile methodology. Our full-time software engineers prioritise high-value feature additions through agile sprints, ensuring responsiveness to evolving customer needs. 


          Our team follows a sprint-based approach to work, which means that we break down our work into two-week cycles. This helps us stay responsive to any changing customer needs and priorities. Also, before we deploy any code to clients, we ensure that it undergoes rigorous manual and automated testing for both new functionality and regression issues.

          Ready to embark on a journey of enhanced laboratory efficiency and data-driven decision-making? Explore the transformative capabilities of QLIMS Business Intelligence today. Contact our team to schedule a personalised demonstration and learn how QLIMS can unlock the full potential of your laboratory data. Empower your scientists, streamline operations, and revolutionise your laboratory management with QLIMS.

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          3 Reasons Why QLIMS

          Why QLIMS

          Are you on the hunt for the perfect Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) for your business? Look no further. Here are three compelling reasons why QLIMS stands out from the crowd. 

          1. SaaS as a Solution

          QLIMS is not just a traditional LIMS; it’s a state-of-the-art Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. What does this mean for you? This means that you no longer have to deal with the challenges of on-premise installations and can enjoy the benefits of cloud-based accessibility. With QLIMS, you can effortlessly manage your laboratory data from anywhere and at any time.

          Traditional software installations can be a lengthy process. SaaS QLIMS changes the game with fast deployment, getting your lab up and running within a few weeks. It streamlines laboratory work by offering efficient workflows for sample preparation, validation, approval, and reporting activities.

          2. Best-in-class Interface and Visualization Focus

          QLIMS prides itself on delivering an unparalleled user experience. Our user interface is not just good; it’s best-in-class. With QLIMS, you can ensure that users can effortlessly manage and visualize data. The focus on visualization sets QLIMS apart by providing an efficient and visually engaging data presentation.


          In addition, configurable options further enhance user interaction, allowing the system to be tailored to meet the specific needs of your laboratory. QLIMS is not just a data management system; it ensures that your data is presented in a way that promotes quick and informed decision-making.

          3. Flexible Configuration

          One of QLIMS’s defining features is its flexibility – a characteristic achieved through a configuration-centric approach. Unlike systems that require extensive customization through complex coding, QLIMS provides a non-code, configuration-based solution. This allows users to shape QLIMS to fit their business needs seamlessly.


          The difference lies in giving users tools for configuration, not complex customisations. QLIMS grows hand-in-hand with your business, adapting to changing industry standards and evolving workflows without the need for extensive coding efforts. The power is in your hands, making QLIMS an ideal partner for laboratories seeking not just a solution, but a growth enabler.

          Essentially, QLIMS goes beyond the traditional to offer a comprehensive solution to suit the needs of the modern laboratory. With its SaaS architecture, user-friendly interface and unparalleled flexibility through configuration, QLIMS is a testament to innovation in the field of Laboratory Information Management Systems. 

          Choose QLIMS today and take your laboratory operations to new heights! 

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          QLIMS Case Study: Confectionery Brand

          Confectionary LIMS

          In this LIMS case study, we delve into how one of the world’s leading confectionery brands faced challenges and how QLIMS has worked to bring the highest levels of testing for their raw and packaging materials. 

          The Challenge

          To meet high-quality standards, all materials entering the factory are tested before being approved for use. This sees the onsite laboratories testing between 15,000 and 20,000 samples a year.

          The senior Site Chemist explains, “We have over 150 raw materials for our products and hundreds of packaging materials as well. Some materials are made at multiple sites by the same supplier, and each site will potentially have a different rating.”

          The laboratory faces not only a high volume of materials but also complex testing protocols. Materials are graded by risk level and supplier rating, with high-risk materials from reputable suppliers undergoing more frequent testing. Testing occurs on every fifth or even tenth delivery. To manage this complexity, automation is essential. QLIMS is crucial for maintaining control over the testing process.

          The Solution

          QLIMS has allowed the manufacturer to test large volumes of materials, with algorithms managing test frequency depending on their risk assessment of the material, supplier and site.


          Their Site Chemist explains how QLIMS helps manage this, “From our warehouse deliveries I’ll simply key in the QLIMS material codes, batch numbers, container numbers, palette numbers, and all the data that we need to clear material into the plant.”


          QLIMS allows laboratory users to configure the supplier testing requirements via the Sample Type Manager. Using the reduced testing methodology, we can specify how often testing is required on materials on a per-supplier basis. Customized QLIMS reporting aligns with the confectioner’s strict testing criteria. Materials receive a green or red light, indicating whether they can proceed into the warehousing system.

          The Results

          In food manufacturing laboratories there is simply no room for error. The QLIMS system is essential for the business to manage traceability to guarantee the quality their customers expect and to protect its valuable brand reputation.


          The Site Chemist highlighted QLIMS as a vital component of the confectioner’s quality assurance for over 11 years. In case of a recall, they can quickly trace the pallets of raw materials used in a particular item. QLIMS provides immediate visibility from the material’s delivery into the warehouse to its exit from the site. This level of tracking, including the production line and end product details, would be impossible without QLIMS.

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          Ready to take your laboratory operations to the next level with QLIMS, just as the confectioner did? Your path to streamlined lab operations begins with a simple click, so don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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          Genomic Research Transformed: AWS Integration with QLIMS

          Genomics LIMS

          In a world where the genomic revolution is redefining the boundaries of scientific discovery, the effective management of data is crucial. This blog post dives into how the dynamic duo of AWS and QLIMS is reshaping the landscape of genomics research with seamless integration.

          The Genomic Data Explosion

          Emerging biomedical methods, such as next-generation genome sequencing, are generating extensive datasets, reshaping the scientific realm. Advanced technologies, like next-generation sequencing, have empowered scientists to decode entire genomes with unprecedented speed and affordability. 


          This increasing pace of genetic data production has led to an increase in data volumes, opening new horizons for scientific research. However, this data power also brings significant data management challenges. Researchers face with many tasks of collecting, storing, and processing these large data sets. Genome laboratories, in particular, find themselves at the center of this data explosion.

          The Role of AWS in Genomics

          Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud computing platform provided by Amazon that offers a wide range of services for building and deploying various types of applications and services on the cloud. 


          It is a leader in cloud solutions, and plays a critical role in this genomic revolution and data challenges. AWS provides a scalable, flexible, and secure cloud platform, enabling genomics laboratories to cope with the ever-growing flow of data. The agility and on-demand computing resources of the cloud enable genomics to efficiently store, analyse and share its demands and valuable data. 


          Additionally, AWS ensures data security and compliance with the strictest industry regulations, offering peace of mind to researchers navigating the complexities of genomic studies.

          Leveraging AWS for Seamless Integration with QLIMS

          The strategic collaboration of Amazon Web Services (AWS) with our QLIMS, sets a new paradigm in genomics research. It addresses the critical need for efficient data management by providing a seamless integration platform that streamlines the entire research workflow.

          QLIMS  offers several advantages that amplify its capabilities:


          1. Scalability: Genomics research can experience sudden spikes in data generation. AWS provides a scalable infrastructure that can handle varying workloads, ensuring that the LIMS remains responsive and efficient even during peak usage periods.
          2. Cost Efficiency: AWS operates on a pay-as-you-go model, allowing research facilities to optimize costs based on actual usage. This eliminates the need for upfront investments in hardware and infrastructure.
          3. Security: Genomic data is sensitive and requires robust security measures. AWS offers advanced security features, including encryption, access controls, and compliance certifications, safeguarding data integrity and confidentiality.
          4. Integration with Analysis Tools: AWS hosts many tools and frameworks. Integrating LIMS with these tools streamlines data analysis, enabling researchers to derive insights more efficiently.
          5. Global Accessibility: AWS operates across regions, providing global accessibility to the LIMS. This is particularly advantageous for collaborative research efforts spanning different geographical locations.


          If you would like to explore how the partnership between AWS and QLIMS can revolutionize your laboratory’s genomic research, feel free to contact us. Our seamless integration can help you unlock the full potential of your genomic data, moving your research into the future of scientific discovery.

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          5 Reasons Why SaaS LIMS is Essential for Laboratories

          SaaS QLIMS for laboratories

          In the dynamic realm of laboratory management, where innovation is the name of the game, embracing modern solutions is not just an option—it’s a necessity. Among these groundbreaking innovations, SaaS (Software as a Service) LIMS, which our QLIMS exemplifies, has emerged as a game-changer.


          Here are the five reasons why SaaS LIMS is essential for laboratories,

          Seamless Accessibility 


          With SaaS QLIMS, gain direct access to all laboratory activities, from sample tracking to results analysis, anytime and anywhere. This accessibility breaks down physical barriers, boosting productivity and accelerating decision-making.

          Security and Data Integrity


          SaaS QLIMS prioritizes data security with features like data encryption and web application firewall. Your sensitive information remains safeguarded, ensuring data integrity and regulatory compliance.

          Streamline Laboratory Workflows 


          Traditional software installations can be a lengthy process. SaaS QLIMS changes the game with fast deployment, getting your lab up and running within a few weeks. It streamlines laboratory work by offering efficient workflows for sample preparation, validation, approval, and reporting activities. Manual processes are replaced with automated efficiency, ensuring smoother lab operations. 

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          Reduce Reliance on Your Internal IT


          Boost your productivity by avoiding wasted time waiting for internal IT resources to set up infrastructure and systems in today’s fast-paced laboratory environment. By utilizing a vendor-managed cloud solution, you eliminate the need to wait for your internal IT. This expedited setup process ensures that you can start reaping the benefits of SaaS QLIMS without unnecessary delays.

          Improved Resource Utilization and Streamlined Operations


          SaaS QLIMS allows laboratories to enhance resource utilisation, balance workloads more effectively, and streamline operations. This leads to increased efficiency, greater backup and disaster recovery capabilities, fewer audit failures, and consistently tracked key performance indicators (KPIs).

          Interested to learn how QLIMS can help your laboratory? Contact us now.

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