Quality Systems International (QSI), which was among the first providers of full functionality LIMS ‘out of the box’, is now offering a subscription payment option that will enable establishments with limited budgets to enjoy the benefits of LIMS for under £400/ month. This monthly fee covers software licences, installation, training, technical support and any software enhancements for the term of the contract, and at the end of the term the system is fully owned. Although particularly attractive to those with limited budgets, the new scheme will have many attractions for larger users – less impact on cash flows and the capital budget, low entry costs and guaranteed upgrades.
This financial solution preserves existing lines of credit, and the subscriptions are fully tax-deductible. Going down the subscription route in no way compromises the performance of the system; indeed, the WinLIMS package is comprehensive, offering functionality not provided by other vendors, such as document control and health and safety procedures. Also included is a secure online reporting module powered by Business Objects Enterprise II and Crystal II, technology licensed at an attractive price through an OEM agreement exclusive to WinLIMS.