I have recently been diagnosed as an Coeliac, I had suffered dramatic weight loss and of course sought medical advice, I was tested early on for Coeliac Disease and it was found negative. So the search went on slowly ruling out various illnesses, of course my mind was focusing on the dreaded cancer. After months of hospital visits they discovered through a biopsy that I was suffering from Coeliac Disease, at first I was very relieved as it is not life threatening. However there is no cure other than to change my eating habits.
Coeliac is gluten intolerance, so I have to cut out all products containing gluten, as I now know there are huge amounts of food products that contain gluten, as a died in the wool Foody I was horrified, no bread, pastries, pies, cakes, beer, lager and so on!
Now after several weeks of sticking to my new regime, I have suffered a steep learning curve but I am now seeing the benefits of no headaches 24/7, no numbness in fingers and toes, no fatigue, in short I have a better quality of life.
As they say “There is no gain without pain”
There are direct parallels with this in business, our company Two Fold Software supplies LIMS to any organisations that have laboratories. Many businesses are looking for increased efficiencies during these challenging times and are turning to IT solutions to provide the increased efficiency, our LIMS Qualoupe is one such solution.
We strive to make the implementation of a LIMS as easy as possible for our clients, however there are certain activities that our clients have to under take and this is the Pain element.
They need to assess their current business rules, processes and procedures, they gain by doing this, as they will fully understand the current situation and be able to identify where improvements are needed.
The identified requirements need to be documented, so that the vendor understands what needs to be delivered, the gain of course is that this removes any confusion for both parties.
Ultimately the benefits of the delivered LIMS will outweigh the pain endured during the implementation process.