LABS QM – our SAP middleware laboratory software
Middleware for connecting SAP QM to the laboratory equipment level
SAP middleware laboratory software for the journey to Industry 4.0
SAP ERP is used in almost all chemical/petrochemical and pharmaceutical companies worldwide and, thanks to its QM module, offers numerous functionalities that could previously only be provided by traditional LIMS and CAQ systems. However, the SAP PLM QM module does not offer any possibility to connect directly to the laboratory equipment level; this limits user acceptance, particularly in the case of more extensive examinations (e.g. GC, HPLC, ICP, RFA, etc.) and in the regulated environment. The manual transmission of measured values that are already in electronic format thus leads to considerably more effort and expense as well as increased errors. With regard to developments such as IoT or Industry 4.0, the availability of all measurement data including raw data is desirable and of the utmost importance, particularly in connection with vertical integration.
Our LABS QM software solution
As a SAP partner, we also successfully assist customers in the SAP environment. For example, we support customers with the configuration of the SAP PLM QM module and the creation and customisation of functional modules, and also train customers in using the QM module. Furthermore, the LABS/QM SAP middleware from the LABS Suite offers optimum functions for connecting any measuring instruments and systems directly to SAP QM. In addition to the automatic connection of measuring instruments, a mobile option for the manual recording of measurements is also available.
SAP middleware laboratory software for enhanced efficiency
The middleware also makes it possible to record and centrally archive additional information, such as any use of measuring instruments and chemicals, with the quantity as well as images, evaluations, etc. and even the raw data from the measuring instruments. This facilitates a GxP/FDA-compliant workflow. In addition, the LABS/QM middleware increases the automation level in the laboratory, significantly contributing to improved efficiency among employees, and to the resulting reduction of costs for the entire laboratory workflow. The LABS Suite features SAP-certified interfaces (see current SAP certificate). These web service-based interfaces can be tailored to suit your actual needs through simple configuration. The LABS/QM middleware can either be used as a standalone solution or implemented in the HANA Cloud Platform (HCP) with the HANA database. All information, right down to raw data, is available for evaluation, particularly when using the HCP and HANA database.
LABS/QM helps you achieve
a paperless laboratory
Web service-based interfaces
Increased efficiency through
a high level of automation