Q-SYS is a superb LIMS system for food and environmental testing laboratories, combining ease and speed of use with unrivalled auditability and flexibility. Thousands of samples are handled and recorded annually using Q-SYS LIMS.
Q-SYS LIMS provides:
Designed for ease of use, with under-pressure lab staff in mind, Q-SYS LIMS returns tangible benefits in very little time.
The Q-SYS Specifications module is what drives Q-SYS LIMS. It controls what tests are to be performed, what sample identification information can or must be entered, and the targets, validation and limits applied to the entered test results.
Specifications are set up for each raw material, ingredient and product at each process stage. Specifications are uniquely numbered, as are all Specification versions, and the history of all changes is retained by Q-SYS. Each version may also incorporate documentation of changes, and the system provides alerts when a revised Specification comes into effect.
Comprehensive facilities for entering Specifications for each test include, for example, maximum, minimum, upper and lower warning limits and upper and lower mandatory limits. Each limit can also have a customised on-screen or even spoken message defined. Q-SYS LIMS uses this information to highlight test results automatically and alert technicians and managers as required.
Specifications can be printed or exported in any format to provide customer reports, management review information or operator checklists. Operator viewing screens can be configured so that your staff can see the current version of each Specification.
The Specifications module is also shared by the Pack Quality Control and Quality Logging modules. So, for example, if you are testing a product in the laboratory and also conducting on-line quality and weight checks using the Q-SYS Quality Logging module, the same Specification is used for everything.
Q-SYS provides a comprehensive suite of standard reports and exports, which have been developed to meet typical needs. Furthermore, when we survey your organisation’s requirements, we will identify any specific reporting needs and integrate these into your system.
The following are some of the comprehensive reporting capabilities delivered by Q-SYS:
Media and Reagent Control is integrated into Q-SYS LIMS. This enables you to keep control of media batches and usage with no paperwork and little additional effort.
Features and Benefits
Q-SYS LIMS helps reduce paperwork in the lab however many critical paper documents still manage to find their way into the laboratory environment. Q-SYS LIMS provides a mechanism to store these electronically and associate them with the corresponding records, for example samples, tests, specs, suppliers, customers etc.
Features and Benefits
Security and auditability is central to Q-SYS LIMS.
Q-SYS LIMS delivers comprehensive security while providing the flexibility to meet your organization’s specific needs: user, group and location security settings ensure access to data and system functions is restricted according to your requirements.
Q-SYS enables the control of all aspects of sample management, from Sample Login and Result Entry through to Positive Release, Authorisation and Certificate generation. Furthermore, system admins receive automatic notifications by email, and the system incorporates a secure internal messaging system and bulletin board.
Every action performed on Q-SYS LIMS, including changes to samples and test results, is traceable back to the user, time, date and workstation. This provides comprehensive auditing and accountability, enabling compliance with ISO 17025.
Changes to fields, status, results etc. are all recorded, allowing you to see a complete image of the sample at the moment each change was made, along with the user who made the change, when they made it and what workstation they were using at the time.
The system error log contains a history of actions and notifications that occur on the system. Record deletions and other critical operations are recorded here along with fall traceability data. Furthermore options can be configured to record error and warning messages displayed to staff, giving supervisors a clear understanding of what has occurred while they have been away.