13 October 2010
ChemSW has released an enhanced version of its IMCS Live web-delivered instrument maintenance and calibration system. IMCS Live addresses the three core components of instrument maintenance and calibration: managing routine maintenance schedules, problem resolution, and task allocation. The enhanced release now provides a simplified user interface, role-based access, and numerous new features that streamline maintenance and calibration tasks.
An Instrument Maintenance and Calibration System, IMCS Live is a robust laboratory equipment calibration tracking and management software program that allows labs to automatically schedule periodic maintenance and inspection events, as well as track, monitor and report those events using an extensive array of customisable reports. It provides a central repository for calibration and maintenance records, delivering unmatched flexibility in maintaining, visualising, and reporting instrument history, including instrument type, identification, location, user, as well as problem status and history.
New features include optimised searches, integration with Crystal Reports, a new MTBF feature allows the administrator to monitor performance for each piece of equipment, a new view editor preview function allows retired equipment to be filtered out of the equipment list without being permanently removed, and much more. Now, laboratories can be ensured that equipment calibration and maintenance is managed automatically for all equipment - from chromatographs to fire extinguishers - in the lab.
Advanced features include a new Future Tasks function that allows task forecasting so that tasks can be performed in advance when vacation time is scheduled. New Advanced Editing features enable users to change properties for multiple pieces of equipment simultaneously, such as when equipment is retired. In addition, a new Customised Appearance function allows the administrator to add links, views, text, even pictures of the actual equipment to make visual identification easier.
As a web-delivered Software as a Service (SAAS) solution, IMCS Live enables the organisation to replace large upfront fees and costs with periodic all-in-one subscription payments at a fraction of the price, thus enabling expenditures to be shifted from fixed costs to variable costs and increase the flexibility of cost structures.