No matter where you are on your laboratory informatics journey, it is likely that at some point you will need assistance. Perhaps you will need assistance with selecting the right Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) or implementing your chosen LIMS. Maybe you have had your LIMS for quite some time and are looking to make improvements or upgrade and need help. Regardless, there will be a time when your internal resources and knowledgebase will be insufficient to meet your goals. When this happens, where will you go to get assistance? Will you seek out help from a large IT consulting company or will you opt for working with a small, boutique style consulting company? At the end of the day, Size Matters, right?
While not always true, when it comes to LIMS consulting the size of the consulting company you elect to engage with does matter, but not necessarily in the way you would think. Your first inclination might be that “bigger is better”. A larger consulting company will have more resources, better geographical coverage, and will be more likely to be on your approved supplier list. But in the world of LIMS consulting, the opposite is often true. Let’s explore why. [Read More]