The Astrix Approach: Ensuring the Success of Your Informatics Project
Statistics show that over half of IT projects fail. Success in laboratory informatics projects can be particularly difficult to achieve, given to the complex processes and technologies utilized in labs, and the many different aspects of the enterprise that laboratory systems touch.
In today’s highly competitive business environment, failure in a laboratory informatics project is simply not an option. At Astrix, we believe that if you are going to invest the time and resources into a laboratory informatics project, it is important to ensure success by applying a proven methodology.
Put Astrix’s extensive informatics experience to work for you in order to ensure your laboratory informatics project maximizes business value for your organization.
Astrix Technology Group has spent the last 20+ years helping scientific organizations implement and integrate new informatics systems into the laboratory. Over this time, our informatics experts have developed and slowly refined a comprehensive and proven methodology which we call the Astrix Approach™ that is designed to ensure your laboratory informatics project is a success and maximizes business value for your organization. The Astrix Approach™ encompasses:
- Business Process Analysis
- Enterprise Architecture and Roadmapping
- Technology Selection
- System Development, Implementation and Integration
- Computer System Validation
- Astrix 360 Degree Laboratory System Services
- Scientific and Technical Staffing
The reality is that most informatics projects fail to achieve desired business value because an effective methodology was not applied. Many organizations try to implement a system without first performing due diligence to align functional and strategic needs in the laboratory. Towards this end, the first step in any informatics project should always be a thorough workflow and business analysis.
For organizations implementing complex laboratory informatics systems such as LIMS, ELNs, and scientific content management systems (SDMS), creating a fully-integrated laboratory environment that fosters digital continuity across the project lifecycle is an important key to driving innovation and remaining competitive. As such, it is important to design an integrated laboratory informatics architecture that is aligned with business goals, along with a roadmap to deployment, before engaging in a proper technology selection process for your organization.
The bottom line is, if you don’t follow a proven methodology that ensures business processes, business goals, and technology are aligned in the laboratory, your project will likely fail to generate the business value that you had hoped once implemented. The Astrix Approach serves to optimize a number of key metrics that help to determine your project’s success:
- Delivered on time
- Delivered within budget
- Meets or exceeds requirements
- Provides business value
- High level of user adoption
Put Astrix’s extensive experience to work for you in order to ensure the success of your laboratory informatics project. With the Astrix Approach you can be assured that your project will generate a healthy ROI that will serve to accelerate product development, reduce costs and compliance risk, improve quality and operational efficiency, and enhance innovation in your organization.
If you would like to have an initial consultation with an Astrix informatics expert to explore how to optimize your informatics project or overall laboratory informatics strategy, don’t hesitate to contact us.