FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LIMA™ Administrator Version
Product launch by ADS-Limathon Ltd
May 2001ADS-Limathon Limited have announced the addition of a new product, in their LIMA™ (Limathon Instrument Maintenance Audit) range.
LIMA 2000 (Laboratory Instrument Maintenance Audit) was released in 1998 after two years in development. It quickly became the definitive product for scheduling and recording of maintenance and calibration of a laboratory inventory.
development and collaboration with Nestle in Switzerland has resulted in a
brand new LIMA Administrator version for networks.
Gancel of Nestle explained “We have twenty pc’s in labs around our site all
using LIMA. Each PC can have multiple analysts or technicians accessing the
programme each day. LIMA has good security, and GLP procedures are observed
which prevented the alteration of stored data. It was becoming a major headache
to control typographical errors, misnomers and the data inconsistencies between
managing director , Gordon Hamilton, conceded “ LIMA has become a victim of
its own success! It was designed originally as a single PC system and quickly
adapted for a small networks. While the system is functioning perfectly at
Nestle, with over 60 users, we had not considered the burden placed on an
administrator of such a large system.
with Charlotte’s requirement specification and the under the guidance of
Nestle Quality Manager, Mr Hugh Hose, ADS-Limathon set about to develop the new
Administrator version of LIMA.
The Admin version features are entirely invisible to non-Administrator users but provides an extra eight screens of Analysis, Editing Adding and for the first time Deletion for Administrators. All these functions have automated audit trail denoting original data and the new data.
LIMA™ Administrator, has all functionality of LIMA™ 4.0 plus additional functionality for administration of LIMA™. Users designated as Administrators in the internal system security module, will have access to new additional screens, which will remain invisible and inaccessible to standard users.Eight new screens improve the ease and flexibility of system maintenance for Administrators of the database. Data entry errors and inconsistencies created by standard users can be corrected by an Administrator. Auxiliary look-up tables such as Instrument Profiles, Instrument Details, and Manufacturers can be easily accessed and modified. New System Security and User Responsibilities screens make personnel changes easy to accommodate. This is proving invaluable in a staff rotation environment. All screens are automatically audited, and all data changes are written to each individual instrument's Audit Trail.
ADS-Limathon Ltd would like to thank Hugh Hose and Charlotte Gancel of Nestlé (Orbe, Switzerland), for their assistance in specifying the new features in this product.
LIMA is widely used as part of quality management systems in large industrial, pharmaceutical, clinical, and health institutions all over the world, including :
Nestlé (Switzerland and France), Esso (Singapore and Malaysia), Waters (Mexico), Procter and Gamble (Eire), Heineken (Holland), US Navy (Hawaii), Accordis (UK), and NHS Hospitals (UK) - to name but a few !
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