Bika Lab Systems has released an update to its Inkosi laboratory information management system (Lims).
Bika Lims features full Plone content management system integration and offers a full-scale web-based application suitable for all laboratory requirements.
Inkosi Lims 2.2 now features file attachments for results, for example, microscope images or raw data, allowing analysts and clients to view results source information in real time.
The bulk analysis request imports per analysis profile is said to be especially useful for laboratories that offer many analyses and need to have them grouped in profiles.
Users have the option of using either format.
A progress bar tool has been added to track both these and other long-running processes.
Multiple-analysis setup has been made easier by utilising intuitive copy/edit functionality.
Keyword import is also featured, making both profiles and individual analyses exportable to facilitate full client-side integration.
Softline Pastel 7 Invoice export functionality has also been added.
Worksheets have been refined and can now be listed by status.
Query results, e-mail headings and data formatting now use client and laboratory information and logos to render standardised reporting across the board.
More query parameters have also been included.
Long or short labels are available from the analysis requests screens.
Labels are also available for reference samples and stocks.
Disposal dates for samples are now automatically set by the configurable 'default retention period per sample type' function.
Analysis services can now have more than one method linked and documents can be uploaded for methods.
A log of changes is kept, which is visible on the front page to anonymous Lims portal visitors.
Lists of standard samples and stocks can be printed and e-mailed.