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Using information available on the Internet, the purpose of these pages is to explain LIMS benefits in terms of money, time and resources, over the full lifetime of the system

The benefits of web based Professional Open Source LIMS

Also available as downloadable pdf here (123 KB)

Table of contents


2014 Updates

Totalling the costs of LIMS ownership

Benefits through resource optimisation

Key benefit areas

So why LIMS?

Why web based?

Web based not Web enabled

Why Professional Open Source Software?

Open source TCO

Why Bika?


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LIMS business case

Open Source TCO and ROI

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