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Germany: Laboratory Workflow Labforward Extends App with Simplified Validation Features

| Editor: Alexander Stark

Working compliantly is incredibly important in the laboratory, but getting the necessary signatures can slow down progress and productivity. Introducing their new feature, „Signature Workflows“, Labforward has developed a solution that streamlines reviewing and signing entries within collaborative projects so that the workflow isn’t slowed down unnecessarily by the validation process.

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Labforward is releasing an app to support laboratories working in regulated environments: The Signature Workflows app for labfolder.
Labforward is releasing an app to support laboratories working in regulated environments: The Signature Workflows app for labfolder.
(Source: Bernhard Ludewig/ Labforward )

Berlin – When it comes to projects in the lab that require complex validation for content, a simple validation system is not sufficient. Feedback from scientists working in regulated environments showed that it became complicated when many signatures had to be acquired to validate laboratory results and reports, Labforward says. When multiple people were involved and the process wasn’t clear this could significantly slow down the workflow, the company continues.

To address this issue, Labforward has created an optional feature in addition to their current „Sign & Witness“ feature in the labfolder ELN. The aim of the new „Signature Workflows App“ is to take the functions of „Sign & Witness“ a step further. By giving more freedom to customise and have more control over who signs and witnesses, the validation process does not interfere with the entire workflow of the project.

The new functions of the App include:

  • Creating workflows with several reviewing steps, each containing multiple reviewers.
  • Assigning workflows to specific projects.
  • Moving entries to different projects after workflow completion.
  • Status of approval or rejection for an entry.
  • Associating different tags & comments to each action.

To find out more about the new labfolder „Signature Workflows“ app, click here for more information.

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