KineMatik Blog

Is your ELN Software 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant?

Posted by Chris Ruggles on Sep 15, 2014 6:30:00 AM

I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked this question by potential ELN 

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How to simplify Project Management in your enterprise

Posted by Aaron Norman on Jun 3, 2014 4:30:00 AM

I’ve been working with Project Managers from different industries and over the last few years and I have seen their pressure increase as managing projects seems to get more complex every year.

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Topics: Content Server, Project Management, PPM, program management, portfolio management, livelink, opentext

ELN Deployments are Simple - 6 Key Steps to Success

Posted by Chris Ruggles on Apr 1, 2014 4:03:00 AM

Ever think about how much work it is to deploy an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN)?

Seems like an overwhelming task.

For many organizations it is.

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Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook

Consumer Goods companies: clear choices for R&D

Posted by Aaron Norman on Feb 24, 2014 4:00:00 AM

Catching up with reading over the New Year, I found the article ‘Tough Choices for Consumer Goods companies’ in my list. (http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/consumer_and_retail/tough_choices_for_consumer_goods_companies).

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Topics: ELN, R&D, Consumer Goods

Can an ELN help the Chemicals Industry crack the CO2 Challenge?

Posted by Sara Beltoise on Dec 17, 2013 4:55:00 AM

It’s a challenge to think about carbon dioxide as a positive resource rather than as a pollutant, but that’s what Gernot Klotz, Innovation head at Cefic, set out to do at October’s Carbon Dioxide Utilization Summit.

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Topics: ELN, R&D, chemical R&D, scientific collaboration, global warming

Last in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #7: KM strategy must transcend five functional areas: Docman, sample management, test requests, record keeping, and seamless data integration

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 20, 2013 5:00:00 AM

It has already been discussed that the KineMatik ELN is built upon Content Server, an Enterprise Information Management system. This means that the ELN also contains an enterprise class document management system. Some of the features of document management probably don’t mean much for most end users, but it is important, especially in the more regulated environments (QA/QC, manufacturing etc.) as the user can link to a specific approved version of a protocol. Thus if a protocol is updated, the Experimental reference still points to the version that was used for the experiment, maintaining the experimental integrity.

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Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Electronic Lab Notebook for Manufacturing, Good Laboratory Practice, integration with other laboratory informatics syst, Manufacturing, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, integration, history, Records Management, Good Laboratory Practices, SAP, SOP, Docman, sample management, test requests, record keeping, seamless data integration, LIMS

Sixth in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #6: Incorporation of strong Social Media tools so conversations (collaboration) can happen in real-time

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 16, 2013 5:00:00 AM

KineMatik’s ELN currently incorporates Social Media tools to improve collaboration, such as blogs, wikis, and discussion forums not only for internal, proprietary exchange of ideas, but equally for organizations working with external partners. 

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Topics: spider, useful information, smart lists, searching, social media, collaboration

Fifth in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #5: Notification to users on related topics in the ELN repository that may be of interest to them (ala Google, Bing…)

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 13, 2013 5:00:00 AM

Recommendations are capability that allows users to find other information that may be useful to their searches.

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Topics: Recommendations and ratings, useful information, smart lists, Popular, personal, history

Fourth in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #4: There needs to be a pro-active mechanism that notifies users on topics of interest as they are added to the repository

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 9, 2013 5:00:00 AM

Another long standing feature in the KineMatik ELN, a user can create a spider query based on a topic of interest, called a “Prospector”.  The user defines simple parameters, similar to the search capabilities defined above and others such as a date range for when the prospect is active, as the search criteria. If a Prospector identifies information that matches the user’s search criteria, provided the user has the appropriate permissions to that item, it then adds the corresponding item to a result list where it can be accessed.  Working with Prospectors also involves organizing and deleting results. When creating a Prospector, the user can also set its result list options, which include the number of results displayed and the order in which the results are listed, based on closest match and/or ranking.  The user can also choose whether the ELN shows or hides summaries of the resulting list items. Notifications can also be created that emails the requesting user each time the result list is updated.

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Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, Content Server, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, integration, spider, prospector, query recognition

Third in a Series - Next Generation ELN Requirement #3: File interchange formats need to be standardized for the exchange of knowledge, information & data that are completely independent of vendors &

Posted by Michael Price on Aug 5, 2013 5:00:00 AM

KineMatik strongly believes in adoption of open standards, and as such will work within the framework of any reputable group whose mission is to define standards for data interchange with ELNs.  The KineMatik ELN currently supports the XML (Extensible Markup Language) for data export/import and communication with any 3rd party system that supports the XML standard.

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Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook, Document Management, Enterprise Content Management, Enterprise Document Management, enhanced productivity, Content Server, eNovator, electronic document management, increased productivity, ECM, edms, Knowledge Management, XML, file interchange, integration