Global Trends in Laboratory Data Knowledge Management Investment

07/23/2019

Addressing Key Challenges

    • 38% of respondents were concerned with integrating the systems
    • 30% of respondents were concerned with inter-departmental and inter-company accessibility of data
    • 12% of respondents were concerned with maximising data analytics
    • 10% of respondents were concerned with change management 
    • 10% of respondents were concerned with manipulation of data

    What Are Your Top 3 Priorities For 2015/2016?

    • 70% of respondents stated increasing data usability in and out of the laboratory
    • 65% of respondents stated investing in practical software / hardware solutions to increase workflow efficiency 
    • 48% of respondents stated implementing a laboratory informatics system (LIMs or ELNs)
    • 47% of respondents stated integrating cross disciplinary and departmental access
    • 43% of respondents stated utilising data analytics to streamline procedures
    • 28% of respondents stated transfering data to better, more secure storage solutions that maintain open access

    What Solutions Are You Currently Investing In?

    • 57% of respondents were investing in integrated laboratory informatics system  
    • 46% of respondents were investing in LIMs 
    • 33% of respondents were investing in ELNs 
    • 33% of respondents were investing in cloud based solutions 
    • 31% of respondents were investing in data analytics software 
    • 23% of respondents were investing in data storage software 
    • 5% of respondents were investing in data compatibility solutions 

    What Are The Solutions You Are Looking To Invest In For The Next 2-3 Years?

    • 63% of respondents were looking to invest in integrated laboratory informatics system 
    • 43% of respondents were looking to invest in LIMs 
    • 42% of respondents were looking to invest in ELNs
    • 42% of respondents were looking to invest in cloud based solutions 
    • 33% of respondents were looking to invest in data analytics software
    • 11% of respondents were looking to invest in data storage software 
    • 21% of respondents were looking to invest in data compatibility solutions 

    How Much Are You Looking To Invest In Laboratory Knowledge Management Solutions Over The Next 12 - 18 Months? 

    • 5% of respondents answered nothing 
    • 22% of respondents answered <€10 000 
    • 38% of respondents answered <€100 000 
    • 24% of respondents answered <€500 000 
    • 6% of respondents answered <€1000 000 
    • 5% of respondents answered more than €1000 000 

    What Will Be Your Top 3 Investment Areas In Laboratory Informatics Between 2015 And 2018?

    • 77% of respondents stated technology investment and implementation
    • 31% of respondents stated data management
    • 31% of respondents stated training in new technology
    • 28% of respondents stated new employees
    • 26% of respondents stated integration of silos
    • 26% of respondents stated 3rd party consultation
    • 25% of respondents stated cloud investment
    • 21% of respondents stated discontinuing current technology
    • 18% of respondents stated training in soft skills (change management, culture and leadership)

    What Is Preventing Your Organisation From Investing In New Technology?

    • 49% of respondents answered proved ROI
    • 36% of respondents answered legacy systems and integration
    • 31% of respondents answered lack of knowledge of suitable solutions
    • 26% of respondents answered change management
    • 26% of respondents answered stakeholder buy-in
    • 13% of respondents answered market uncertainty
    • 8% of respondents answered something better? waiting for a ‘new’ wave of technology

    Which Of These Do You Think Best Describes What The Future Looks Like For Laboratory Informatics And Knowledge Management?

    • 26% of respondents answered focused on data manipulation and analytics
    • 36% of respondents answered data usability including using data for the wider business
    • 38% of respondents answered intercompany, interdisciplinary and external access of data

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