Gartner Research

Manufacturers Must Consider Domain Expertise in LIMS Selection

Published: 03 August 2012

ID: G00229637

Analyst(s): Michael Shanler


While most enterprise laboratory information management system (LIMS) providers have similar functional capabilities for lab environments, vendors exhibit strengths within different industries. Manufacturers that ignore domain expertise during LIMS selection risk not meeting business needs.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • The Popular Reasons for Exploring New LIMS Vendors
  • Customization Versus Configuration
  • How to Use This Research
  • LIMS Vendor Depth by Industry
    • Domain Expertise Factors
    • Rating Codes
  • LIMS Key Functionality by Industry Segment
    • Life Sciences
    • Public Health
    • Food and Beverage
    • Forensics/Law Enforcement
    • Energy, Mining
    • Oil and Gas
    • Chemical
    • Process and General Manufacturing
    • Environmental
  • Vendor Profiles
    • LabWare (Wilmington, Delaware)
    • Labvantage Solutions (Somerset, New Jersey)
    • Starlims (Hollywood, Florida)
    • PerkinElmer (Waltham, Massachusetts)
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, Massachusetts)
  • Alternative Vendors
  • Vendor Domain Expertise Is in a State of Flux: How Is Yours?

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