What sets Bika Apart
ISO 17025 ready
Providing excellent traceability, security, and document management functionality, Bika's LIMS assisted labs in obtaining and maintaining ISO 17025 accreditation since 2005 and passed regular accreditation audits by bodies as diverse as South African SANAS and Canadian CALA.
Bika Health strictly conforms to CLIA standards re patient privacy, life threat alerts. etc.
Realtime sample tracking
From wherever you are · Language of choice
Through the web to your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone. SMS and e-mailed results and alerts. Per individually set device language preference.
Easy does it
No disruptive desktop installations - users access the LIMS using their well known browsers. Bika navigation is based on standard browser behaviour, reducing training requirements. Users are productive sooner. The LIMS itself easily configures importing legacy data.
Tailor-made · To requirement
All aspects of the LIMS can be customised to specification. Adding new instrument interfaces are most popular.
Web Portal Content and Document Management
Bika is built in Plone and Zope, leading web content management combination, enabling laboratories to manage and publish information such as SOPs, news and events, prices, safety, regulation, HR and training material on-line.
All standard multi-media content types can be used, no previous web design or publishing experience necessary.
The LIMS' authorisation hierarchy applies and information can be directed at its intended audience. Members of project groups prepare content in private folders before sharing or publishing final versions. Full document change management and version control makes Bika ideal for developing SOPs and Methods in this way.
Affordability par none
Implementation, Customisation and Support costs only
On Open Source platforms, no server, database or operating system licensing fees.
Sans licensing fees, cloud and SaaS models impact less on Open Source TCO - please consider to exclude hardware expenses.
Professional Open Source LIMS · Service driven
provide technical support by Bika Lab Systems and accredited upon gaining acceptable track records and displaying high skills levels. This pool is steadily growing with many Bika coders in private or contracted lab employment.
Because there is no vendor lock-in, nor licensing fees, successful Open Source service providers are motivated to provide work of the highest possible quality. Free support is also available from the Bika community portal where a steady body of information is accumulating and members provide advice on mailing lists.
Live Search brings results to your finger tips
Lab Clients and staff often cite Bika's Search function as the most powerful tool available in the LIMS - all of the database is searchable from this Google style function.
Live search feedback, with instant results narrowed down while search terms are typed, makes finding data faster and very effective.
Search results always correspond to the user's authorisation profile