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Record lab equipment, materials and samples in our E-WorkBook solution
E-WorkBook Inventory, our inventory management software, lets you record your lab equipment, materials and samples, and manage the locations where they’re stored. It enables you to seamlessly manage all your laboratory inventory needs in one place, saving you time and boosting productivity.
This simple-to-use inventory software, part of The IDBS E-WorkBook Cloud, provides a distinct advantage over a standalone system, as the items in E-WorkBook Inventory can be directly accessed and updated during the course of an experiment. Dynamically managing inventory from an experimental workflow provides value, as researchers can easily decrement quantities of reagents and check to see if the equipment is within calibration. Often, inventory items are used to generate new items, and the software supports this creation process.
Leveraging E-WorkBook Inventory allows you to simplify your laboratory workflow and sample management processes, which means you can record experiments faster, and improve the traceability of inventory usage to reinforce compliance.
E-WorkBook Inventory extends The E-WorkBook Cloud platform in a way that provides organizations more options for executing and reviewing laboratory work. Effective stock control, location management and recording the status of equipment i.e. calibration records, prevents busy scientists from costly delays caused by inadequate supplies or equipment. The intuitive web interface means the system can be used across different locations, and it integrates with barcode scanners and label printing technology such as or Zebra™ or Bartender™ (cloud customers only).
Integration with E-WorkBook ELN makes compliance reporting effortless, as a full audit trail of inventory items is accessible directly from the ELN (Electronic Laboratory Notebook) record, capturing the status of the item when it was actually used. Tracking the item’s point-of-use within the experiment workflow provides a rich contextual record of information to support quality management, enabling researchers to quickly identify sources of error, or provide a list of billable materials for contracted work.
The advanced location management features allow for the hierarchical relationship between locations, containers and inventory items. By supporting the concept of structured box management, E-WorkBook Inventory ensures the user can quickly identify available locations for a new sample. Bulk uploads of samples from MS Excel™ are also supported.
Inventory items can be quickly identified using a simple type-ahead query, with dynamic filtering to of the location hierarchy. The system supports a granular security model to restrict edit permissions of equipment, materials and samples, helping to improve compliance by preventing unauthorized or unintentional changes to records. Sample quantity tracking is supported and the system distinguishes between unopened bottles and those that are already in use. Quantities can be directly updated through the E-WorkBook Inventory interface, or automatically decremented as part of the experiment workflow.
As raw materials are transformed into valued samples, the user can derive genealogical relationships between records, items and locations. This provides a clear path to understanding how samples were generated, e.g. as part of a splitting or pooling operation of samples.
By simplifying lab inventory management, E-WorkBook Inventory gives time back to researchers, allowing them to focus on innovation and doing what they do best: increasing the opportunities for data-driven discoveries and insights, providing better value on R&D spend.
The seamless integration to the ELN provides direct access to the inventory items from within an experimental workflow.
The genealogy between equipment, materials and samples allow for clear understanding of relationships.
Simple and intuitive text searching allow the user to quickly identify materials and equipment needed.
With a high-performance Elastic™ backend, E-WorkBook Inventory can scale as your organization grows, managing a multitude of users and samples.