New LIMS web reporting module has concurrent licence option
10 January 2011
Two Fold Software
Two Fold Software has developed a web reporting module that is integrated into the company’s Qualoupe LIMS solution and runs on a concurrent licence basis. The new software application allows organisations such as contract laboratories to access and run LIMS reports on demand in a more cost-efficient way.
Qualoupe users equipped with the new secure module will be able to log into the application to access their LIMS data reports. The web reports are designed using Crystal Reports, the defacto standard for reports design, meaning that each laboratory will need a copy in order to design reports using the Two Fold Software solution.
‘The main issue with web reporting of LIMS data is cost,’ explained Paul Bateman, Two Fold Software’s business development manager. ‘Most of the third party tools available in the LIMS marketplace are very expensive and often are sold on a named user licence basis rather than using concurrent licences. Under Two Fold Software’s rental scheme the cost for 10 concurrent licences is £40 per month with full support, as opposed to thousands of pounds sterling if purchasing a third-party web reporting tool.
‘For example, if you are a contract lab with 100 customers who need access to web reporting, you would need 100 named user licences, however if concurrent licences are available then it is most likely you would only need 10 concurrent licences because the users of the reports are only likely to be in and out of the reports once or twice a day,’ added Bateman.