9 June 2008
LabVantage Solutions has commercially launched its Sapphire Release 5 Laboratory Information Management Suite (LIMS).
Sapphire is a zero footprint and configurable off-the-shelf (COTS) LIMS that consolidates functionality typically found in multiple laboratory systems.
By using configurable, modular driven solutions, rather than custom developed software or services, Sapphire R5 can tailor point specific or enterprise wide solutions to address each organisation’s unique needs.
Sapphire R5 offers a broad spectrum of functionality that is fully configurable out-of-the-box and that can be deployed at any point in time, depending on an organisation’s business requirements.
The LIMS features multinationalisation (M18N) compliance for data translation, time zones, regional settings, and date formatting coupled with Unicode support, which enables seamless multi-site and multi-language deployment and collaboration.
Using a true zero footprint thin-client architecture, Sapphire R5 lowers cost of ownership by providing secure enterprise-wide access with no plug-ins, downloads, or applets on the client. Sapphire R5 includes greater out-of-the-box configuration options with more than 600 pre-configured Sapphire templates ready to deploy and/or modify. Additional security options, calculations and business rules provide improved security and knowledge management based on a user’s role and/or department.
There are also across the board enhancements of the Sapphire R5 suite of modules including: Stability and Shelf-Life Analyses, Advanced Storage and Logistics (ASL), BioBanking, and the Sapphire SAP Enterprise Connector.