Somerset, NJ. January 31, 2012. LABVANTAGE takes a giant leap in the furniture industry after signing a recent purchase agreement with one of the world’s largest furniture manufacturer for its raw material testing, development, quality management, and process research laboratories. With the new LIMS in place, global test labs will better manage, control, and verify tests conducted on a global level and outside of the enterprise between approved external laboratories and suppliers. In turn, LABVANTAGE will resolve their current challenge of improving work process and information administration within its global internal laboratories.

“This industry is familiar with our strict standards in materials testing and quality management, considering that we customize our own testing machines to facilitate our research. To meet this standard, our LIMS must be both powerful and reliable. After a thorough analysis, we decided it is one thing we definitely don’t want to build,” says the global laboratory director.

“This is a major breakthrough for LABVANTAGE. The world’s impression of LIMS and laboratories is that they are for pharmaceutical and bioscience industries,” says Paolo Concio, LABVANTAGE European Sales Director. “You will be astonished by the vigorous testing that furniture manufacturers conduct and will also immediately realize how critical a state-of-the-art LIMS is to them.”

LABVANTAGE’s top features for this implementation include advanced reporting and analytics decision support, global accessibility via the Internet with multi-nationalization (globalization, localization, and multilingual support), ELN, and powerful configurability. With LABVANTAGE Connect, researchers can immediately integrate the LIMS with most existing instruments, including simple, complex, and proprietary systems. A strong local presence of highly qualified technical resources and LABVANTAGE’s worldwide presence to support a global roll-out were also critical.

The centralized installation of LABVANTAGE will support the organization’s R&D lab, QA/QC labs and even its suppliers’ QA/QC labs disseminated across nations. This streamlines detailed laboratory resource planning and simplifies processes for both external suppliers and laboratories as well. Fully implemented, LABVANTAGE will serve as the standard solution across its global enterprise.

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