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Life Science’s Lab Informatics Digital Criteria to Separate Vendor Leaders From Laggards

Published: 20 December 2018

ID: G00336151

Analyst(s): Michael Shanler


Laboratory informatics vendors offer a myriad of solutions, but not all are ready to support your digital business ambitions. CIOs should ask six key questions during the vendor evaluation process to ensure vendor alignment with their digital strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • CIOs Must Lead the Lab Informatics Digitalization Conversation
  • 1. Does the Proposed Solution Align to Your Company’s Digital Business Vision?
  • 2. How Will the Proposed Lab Informatics Systems’ APIs Mesh With All the Digital Business Platforms?
  • 3. Does the Solution Support “Digital” R&D and Manufacturing Processes Over the Entire Product Life Cycle?
  • 4. Can the Solution Support Specialty, Multidisciplined Domains to Drive Digital R&D and/or Manufacturing?
  • 5. Does the Vendor Offering Enable the CEO’s Ambitions?
  • 6. Are the Vendor’s Underlying Programming Language and Database Technologies Suitable for the Digital Future?

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