Digital Laboratory Transformation Services
SoftFormance is dedicated to helping laboratories, CROs, and R&Ds embrace the power of digital transformation and maximize their potential. From implementing an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) to building Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), we have digital solutions that will take your laboratory workflows to the next level.
Enhancing Labs with Digitalization
These are the benefits that your laboratory can get if you embrace lab digital transformation.
Improved Inventory Management
Digital solutions, such as chemical ERP systems help laboratories manage their supplies and consumables, as well as monitor bulk and warehouse storage conditions more efficiently. Once there’s a shortage of specific reaction ingredients, equipment breakdown, or issues with storage conditions, SmartAlert notifies the responsible employees capable of solving this problem.
Recording for All Lab Processes
A digital laboratory journal, such as the one created by PerkinElmer, is a perfect solution for storing data on formulas, reaction methods, lab trial conditions, quality assurance results, Certificates of Analysis, and any lab notes. A highly available, flexible, and shared Electronic Lab Notebook will help the lab team coordinate their effort while working on custom synthesis.
Quality Assurance Automation
Quality Assurance is vital for approving formulas and laboratory reaction methods. LIMS solutions help laboratories automate raw material testing, synthesis testing, chemical reaction product testing, and pre-release/sales testing. All data is recorded and the laboratory can generate and print a Certificate of Analysis in the shortest terms.
Enhanced Security and Compliance
LIMS solutions help lab managers control all processes by providing them with access to all data on lab processes. This helps managers ensure that all labs are working without employee safety violations and that their custom syntheses are developed in compliance with industry regulations, such as MSDS, ISO9001, and cGMP.
Automated Documentation Management
LIMS and other laboratory digitization solutions impact custom synthesis and specialty chemical companies by automating their documentation-related practices. Whether it goes about managing inventory documentation, generating barcodes, or obtaining certificates of analysis, LIMS solutions will save a lot of time and effort.
Simple Reporting and Analytics
LIMS solutions often include analytical functionality that allows lab employees to analyze the efficiency of their work. For example, they can get relevant statistics on the success rate of their lab trials. This functionality also helps them generate reports that can be used for obtaining Certificates of Analysis or auditing their chemistry processes.
Fast Information Searches
Our laboratory digitization solutions include the integration of a compound search engine that will help you identify crucial information or reaction ingredients in the shortest terms. You can easily find chemical compounds by their sub-structure by researching your own database or getting access to open databases that host all the required information.
Digital Transformation Solutions We Provide
These are some variants of digital transformation solutions that we can build for your custom synthesis laboratory.
Research, Discovery and Advisory
Our specialists research your processes and communicate with your team in order to understand your needs. On the basis of this research we provide advice on whether you should implement the existing laboratory management solution or build lab software from scratch.
Redesign of the existing LIMS and ELN
If you are already using LIMS and ELN solutions but want them to bring you more value, SoftFormance is ready to help. We will thoroughly research your needs and provide upgrades or complete software redesign that will fit your business goals.
Data Migration and Synchronization
We help you achieve interoperability between lab software solutions so that all your data on compounds, reaction methods, and formulas will be stored in a unified format. We also help you manage data more efficiently by migrating it to Chemaxon or RDkit.
ERP System Development
We build flexible enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems that help you manage your active ingredients, lot-related production components, co-products, by-products, recyclable products, and mission-critical equipment more efficiently.
We will help you build an efficient laboratory information management system (LIMS) so that you will store all your information in one place, get efficient analytics and visualizations, ensure automated auditing, and achieve regulatory compliance.
Electronic Lab Notebook Development
Internet of Lab Things Software Development
SoftFormance is ready to help you build a solution that runs on multiple devices and connects them into a single Internet of Lab Things (IoLT) system that records, stores, and exchanges mission-critical data on your lab trials.
Benefits of Digital Laboratory Transformation with SoftFormance
Here are several reasons you should choose our company for your project.
Client satisfaction is our ultimate goal. We pay much attention to the quality of our code, staying within budget and meeting deadlines. However, maintaining efficient communication with the client is our primary objective.
Systematic Approach to Development
We focus on long-term projects which may last, on average five-seven years. We value creativity but employ it wisely. Our Python app development company values the discipline required to proceed step by step and deliver results regularly.
Much as we love programming, we don’t let ourselves lose track of the end goal. The team keeps the workflow organized with clear deadlines and milestones to mark a project’s progress.
Creating software involves finding new ways to solve existing problems. Our employees and our company as a whole are problem solvers. We come up with fresh ideas and tools.
Digitization of Laboratories for Different Industries
We at SoftFormance serve laboratories operating in different industries.
Custom Synthesis Industry
Lab trials play a vital role in the healthcare industry, which is governed by a great range of regulations, including HIPAA and GDPR. To run these trials properly and to keep all the related data in one place while maintaining excellent security, you need LIMS or ELN.
Food and Beverage Industry
Governed by FDA and MHRA, the food and beverage industry demands much attention to the quality of products. That’s why digitized laboratories become a one-stop solution for tracking regulation compliance, proving product quality, and auditing.
Scientific Research Industry
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Our Digital Laboratory Transformation Process
These are the steps that we take to help you embrace the benefits of lab digital transformation.
Defining the Digitization Project Scope
At this stage, we communicate with the main stakeholders (lab personnel, your IT specialists) to define your broad needs and define the scope of processes that should be covered.
We analyze your workflows and define the main features of your process chemistry to understand your main goals better.
Our specialists find out the main gaps in your workflows, such as issues with bulk storage management, lack of data transparency, or non-automated documentation management. er the main fintech development regulations.
Review of Existing Solutions in the Market
We propose the best off-the-shelf solutions in the market to help you achieve your goals. If you need something more specific, we propose custom software development ideas.
Building Your Digital Culture
We train your employees and build a digital culture where any employee of your specialty chemicals company or industry-specific lab knows how to leverage digital solutions.
We configure system monitoring so that you get full control over your business KPIs. This also gives you full control over your system’s security and helps you comply with various regulations.
The SoftFormance team defines how chemical industry regulations, such as MSDS, ISO9001, cGMP, OSHA & GHS apply to your laboratory and affect its digitization strategy.
Digitization Strategy and Implementation Plan
Our team defines how the proposed innovations can positively impact your processes and come up with a plan that will help you take full advantage of digital transformation lab software.
Implement Digitization Solution
SoftFormance specialists follow the plan to provide you with a solution that will be accepted by your employees and take your process chemistry to a next level.
Whether you need to add features to your software or completely change solutions for digital transformation labs in the future, we are ready to assist.
About Our Company
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Our Chemical ERP Development Cases
Location: GermanyTechnologies: Python, Django, RDKit, ReactJS
It is an ERP system with an RDKit engine that helps users run searches for various reactions, reagents, formulas, and other information on chemicals. The platform instantly provides its users with accurate search results and offers them with an excellent lab journal. As a result, it helps a chemical business automate its processes and manage data more efficiently.
Location: US, TexasTechnologies: Python, Zope, Plone CMS
We created a laboratory management platform (LIMS) that allows its users to streamline daily lab processes and samples. This product helps lab managers assign and monitor jobs. It also provides advanced functionality for storing and searching for lab samples and lab test results.
Location: AustraliaTechnologies: Python, Django, React.js
Our team helped the customer plan their redesign initiative for a bundle of apps for connecting laboratories and hospitals. Web and mobile apps will allow hospital staff to send specimens and request new tests to the labs without losing any data or breaking the specimen. The mobile app will allow couriers to easily scan and track specimens collected from hospitals and bring them securely to the labs.
Our Pricing Models and Costs
Time and Material
If you choose this pricing model, you will pay for the time and effort spent by our specialists while helping you achieve your goals. The time and material model is a perfect fit for minor tasks and short-term projects.
If we go with a fixed price model, you pay a fixed fee for a result that you get. This model perfectly fits custom development projects where you expect to get a complete solution that fits your needs.
There may be additional spending for licenses and paid software that we will implement or integrate to help your laboratory achieve digital transformation.
1. What are digital transformation services?
Digital transformation may involve many services aimed at digitizing and automating lab processes. These include, research, discovery, and digitization advisory, custom ELN, LIMS, and ERP development, redesign of the existing digital solutions, system synchronization and migration.
2. What is a digitally-transformed lab?
A digitally-transformed lab is a laboratory where all processes are automated and supported with digital solutions. Whether it goes about bulk process management, storing custom synthesis notes, or managing process chemistry, there’s constant support from software solutions.
3. How long does it take to digitize the lab?
Depending on your needs, the lab digitization process will take from 2 months (minor system configuration and optimization) to 2 years (full-scale custom development of a digital lab system).