Would a LIMS or SAP better meet the needs of your company? That is the eternal debate for organizations who are thinking about upgrading their laboratory tracking software to a professional management system – analogous to the Mac vs PC conundrum on an industrial scale.
SAP is a system which has been around since the 70’s and continuously being developed for sales and finance information management. Alternatively, there are a variety of LIMS, which integrate laboratory processes for efficient tracking of samples and tests. So, which one is better for your laboratory testing organization?
To aid with this important decision, we will take a look at the different systems on the market for managing laboratory operations. We will then discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each and go in-depth into their similarities and differences. Finally, we will examine how some specific needs of different laboratories might be benefitted by one or the other.