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The standard Bika LIMS server implementation package · Build from here

Bika's LIMS integrated with the Plone web content management system, offers a combination of functionality perfectly suited to today's laboratory needs

The Bika software is free

Download from the Bika software centre under the Affero General Public License (AGPL)

No license fee applies and the system may be used by any number of users

Bika Lab Systems sells services only: LIMS requirements Analysis and design, implementation projects, customisations, systems administration, training, start-up and configuration assistance and support

LIMS Server Implementation projects

Complete implementation cycle:

  • Requirement analysis
  • Design – delivered as functional user specification
  • Installation of platform - web and mail servers, security & back-ups
  • LIMS installation and configuration
  • Training lab clerks, technicians and managers
  • Lab and client manuals, on-line and print files
  • Project Management and administration
  • Post implementation user and technical support

Upgrades and customisations are optional and individually priced upon analysis

SaaS LIMS for rent

The Bika LIMS is also available on the  'rental' model - Software as a Service. On the cloud or a server farm near you. Nominal set-up fee and monthly subscription fees only

Current Bika functionality

Basic work-flow and information management for a standard ISO 17025 accredited lab:

  • Lab & User set-up, system defaults & preferences, analysis services, price lists, client and contact database
  • Analysis specifications for out of range reporting, per client per sample type
  • Requesting analyses - remotely by clients or on-site by lab clerks
  • Bulk analysis requests per digital client dispatch form
  • Sample batching
  • Sample partitioning
  • Request templates and profiling
  • Sample reception and labeling. Bar-coding
  • Analysis and Request status management
  • Worksheet management & templates
  • User configurable calculated analyses
  • Results file attachments, e.g. microscope photos
  • On-line status monitoring by clients
  • Manual results data capturing by lab technicians
  • Bi-directional instrument interfaces.  Comma delimited file exchange or RS232
  • Quality Control. Reference standards and suppliers, specifications. Control analyses, Duplicates and Blanks. Re-testing workflow and alerts. Graphical performance and trend analysis
  • Results retraction or verification and publishing by lab managers
  • Alerts for samples due, late analyses, results to be verified or published
  • Results publication per e-mail, fax, pdf, print and comma delimited file
  • 'Results published' - SMS notifications
  • Analyses and Worksheet queries. Query result exports and emailing
  • True working hours calendar. For late analysis alerts and efficiency report
  • Invoice integration. Export to financial packages
  • LiveSearch - instant results while typing search term
  • Management reports
  • Audit Logs per analysis, analysis request, worksheets
  • Price lists
  • Supply Orders. On-line ordering of non analytical products offered by the lab, e.g. consulting, chemicals and sample containers
  • Full Web Portal management, pages, documents, files, news, events and more. Publish lab information to clients and personnel
  • Internationalisation. Translations

More portal add-ons

Listed on our CMS page, e.g. an on-line Knowledge Centre with video, FAQ, glossary, how to and manual sections

Other approved open sourced Plone products can be sourced from Plone.org

Web Portal Management

Laboratory manuals and LIMS workspace integration

  • Document sharing & collaboration · Regulations and procedures · Review and discuss pages for publication
  • Private work spaces for individuals and groups


Support contracts · Customisations and Services



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