Interface API

LIMS Interfaces Connection & API

Our [FP]-LIMS software offers a wide range of interfaces. The interfaces of the LIMS software are universal and thus ensure easy and fast integration of your measurement and ERP systems to make workflows more efficient and minimize errors. Our software brings more than 100 preconfigured instrument interfaces and the software’s structure allows for any extension. Numerous drivers for instrumental analytics from a wide range of instrument manufacturers thus also allow the configuration of any number of serial or even network communication interfaces.

API to SAP S/4HANA®, various ERP systems, laboratory instruments, measuring systems & analyzers

This allows the structured merging of analysis data in numerous formats (such as XLS, XML, CSV, and many more) individually, in groups or manually. The communication between server and client takes place via the most common network protocol TCP/IP.

With the stand-alone configuration of the module, highly economical management of raw materials, recipes, specifications, and analysis results can already be realized. The module can be operated with interfaces to external raw material databases as well as to ERP/PCS systems. In order to optimize internal processes and workflows, it is possible to work together with other [FP]-LIMS modules. The extension options for an overall configuration in the area of quality assurance are, on the one hand, the management of inspection or production orders, and on the other hand, the recording of goods receipts and the writing of certificates.

Interface API to ERP/PCS systems and SAP S/4HANA®.

The [FP]-LIMS software has extensive open interfaces/API to higher-level ERP/PCS systems for intelligent connection. Thus, all core areas of your company can be united in a holistic approach.

The standard interface (IDI) to ERP systems, such as SAP S/4HANA®, is used to manage master data as well as the operational processing of inspection or production orders. Orders can thus be easily imported from the ERP or SAP S/4HANA®, checked in the subsystem, and then validated. Once the check is complete, the results, including observations, recommendations, and specifically documented corrections, are automatically reported back to the higher-level ERP or SAP S/4HANA®. Subsequently, for example, the usage decisions of the checks can be processed centrally.

Extensibility of the interfaces

Thanks to our strong partnerships with major laboratory equipment manufacturers and our more than 30 years of experience, we can draw on a wide range of expertise. This means that we can always guarantee you the best possible, intelligent connection of your analytical instruments, regardless of the laboratory manufacturer, to the [FP]LIMS software. In addition, no measuring instrument or measurement method is too “exotic” for the LIMS software from Fink und Partner. If a required interface is not already preconfigured, we will find a suitable solution for data transfer for your device. You have to reckon with a maximum integration time of about two days. Please contact us!

Browser interface as an interface for information retrieval

The Browser Interface module uses network protocols to communicate via the browser on the work PC and thus provides an interface for querying information from the [FP]-LIMS database. These interfaces will be further developed together with the [FP]-LIMS Browser Interface and will soon be available for use by the [FP]-LIMS software. In addition, this will make it possible to develop customized applications for mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets in the future. It is also conceivable to forward requests from other programs via a documented, open interface API.

Superiority of LIMS software

Since the [FP]-LIMS software is a mature and widely tested LIMS, it is superior to an SAP S/4HANA® with an add-on solution in many respects. Thanks to the numerous interfaces, individual laboratory processes can be mapped very flexibly. The connection of even exotic measuring equipment is easily possible thanks to our many years of experience. Cross-order evaluation can be carried out with ease using extremely comprehensive statistical functions.

Another major advantage is the high availability of the self-sufficient subsystem. The LIMS is decoupled from the ERP system and can run independently, even if the higher-level system is not available. Laboratory operations and data management are therefore not interrupted during maintenance work, release upgrades, or unavailability of SAP S/4HANA®. With the highly optimized user interface and functionality tailored to the specific requirements of your laboratory staff, we thus enable smooth and partly automated, highly efficient workflows.