If you hear the following sentences: “The implementation of the LIMS has been a success, everything ran on schedule and all of our requirements have been met,” does that sound like a success? If, after a while, even a month or so, engineers, analysts and lab managers are back fiddling with papers, spreadsheets and a homemade database, can you still say that the LIMS project implementation has been a success?

Certainly not! There are some best practices to keep in mind when implementing LIMS to help you obtain success and satisfaction in the eyes of the users. These are important during the go-live phase of the implementation, they are a mix of knowledge, language and behaviour that will help the adoption and use of the system once it’s gone live.