All laboratories with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) must face the decision at some point, whether to upgrade or stay with their current version. Some may take the stance that “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, and others may count down the days to when the new features will become available. Regardless of which camp you are in, if you have not upgraded by the time the “End of Life” point is reached for a particular version, your hand might be forced. And, in case you are not aware, Thermo SampleManager v10 and v11 users have been given their notice.
The Thermo Support Status web page shows that all SampleManager 10 versions will go off support by end of 2017 and version 11.0 will go off support at the end of 2018.
If your organization has an older version of SampleManager LIMS, we want to share with you several good reasons to upgrade, some new capabilities and functionality available in v12, and some strategies on how to go about upgrading your SampleManager LIMS. [Read More]