Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, introduces Integration Manager - a flexible, powerful data transformation tool for automated data acquisition and point-to-point data distribution across the enterprise. Integration Manager provides connectivity to all parts of the laboratory workflow and translates the data generated by any of the instruments, services or third-party enterprise applications that may be used in an organization. This integration tool is another example of the Thermo Scientific Connects solution set that helps streamline and improve the transfer of knowledge between laboratory-generated data and enterprise-level information systems.
Most laboratories utilize many different types of instruments that generate data locally. This approach requires human intervention to access data from each of the instruments individually before preparing a report that makes use of the collected data. Data collection is most often completed through re-keying of report data, where human error can result due to time-consuming transcription of data. With Integration Manager, data are collected electronically and stored in a central database, regardless of the individual report formats required for each instrument. Integration Manager acts as a translator of all the individual languages of the various data sources, accepting and delivering data in the format appropriate to each intended recipient. Organizations save time in preparation of manual reporting, save costs in personnel time and eliminate potential errors created during manual processes. In addition, Integration Manager is built on open standards architecture that is highly configurable for the specific needs of each enterprise.
Overall, enterprise-wide connectivity yields a greatly enriched user experience that allows individuals and organizations to not only manage and capture their data more efficiently and securely, but also to simplify their daily workflow and communicate more effectively. At a higher level, enterprise connectivity allows management to make decisions based on current data and aggregated information from the entire operation.
Integration Manager is a key component of Thermo Scientific CONNECTS, a set of offerings that leverage the company's breadth of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) capabilities, as well as expertise in enterprise systems integration to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between laboratory-generated data and enterprise-level information systems. CONNECTS assists organizations in integrating application-specific workflows, thereby transforming laboratory data into relevant business information and maximizing a company's enterprise system investments to better support critical management decisions in today's resource-constrained environment.
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About Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (thermofisher.com) is the world leader in serving science, enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With 2008 revenues of $10.5 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, we help solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. The Thermo Scientific brand represents a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education. Together, we offer the most convenient purchasing options to customers and continuously advance our technologies to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, enhance value for customers and fuel growth for shareholders and employees alike.