Data Migration

To migrate or not to migrate? That is the question every laboratory information management system (LIMS) system administrator must face at some time or another.

LabSols provides full bespoke/customized database development, LIMS customization, implementation, support and training services for all our customers round the world. We have pool of resources from testing and inspection industry to cover client unique needs.

The main reason is that migrating from one LIMS to another can be a complicated and painful process. Among the biggest challenges are migrating data, dealing with existing configurations and customizations, and managing user acceptance and transition.

Configuring and commissioning of a LIMS installation will often involve the use of legacy data of two distinct types which is often in electronic form (spreadsheet, legacy LIMS, Access database, etc.

Planning the migration? Many questions will arise!

  • Why migrate?
  • How much will the project cost?
  • And how long will it take?

These are among a host of questions that precede every migration project. Before any company can initiate a LIMS migration, some fundamental questions need to be clearly defined, understood and summarized as part of the migration project quality plan: