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cloud based LIMS vs standalone lab software

Why Is Cloud Based Lab Software Better Than Standalone System?

Using an online system is not just another trend but is a proven necessity that healthcare diagnostics must leverage today. Though online systems improve management, using the best & the right one is always feasible for business.

Let’s review standalone systems that are outdated, need manual management, and have too many limitations. On the contrary, cloud-based systems that offer much better online benefits, rescuing you from those limitations, can be a piece of cake for your business. See how!


While standalone lab software might require one-time installation or re-installations for additional add-ons, a SaaS-supported laboratory solution demands no such thing. More installations indicate more additional changes to the system. Cloud saves you that cost.

Upgradation Limitation

As mentioned earlier, standalone systems require re-installations for upgrades or advanced versions. So each time your system needs enhancements, you have to pay a higher price. With cloud solutions for lab management, this is all possible with the same subscription and no more spends.

In addition to that, a standalone system needs more time for updates that calls for the system to go unfunctional for a day or two. So you have to do all lab procedures manually despite having the system. Cloud LIS system saves you from this trouble enabling automated system updates even at runtime; without hampering any task.

difference between cloud based LIMS & standalone LIMS

Data Storage Limitation

The major drawback of standalone software for medical labs is its data storage. You will only be able to store as much as the system capacity. For a fully-functional lab, with so much documentation and paperwork involved, the system is highly susceptible to crashing with a heavy data load.

Cloud-based medical lab software has no such limitation regarding data storage. As a result, you can smoothly manage all lab operations without having to worry about data load.

Multi-Device Access

A standalone system can be limitedly used only on a single device – mainly a laptop or a computer. Cloud-supported LIMS can be easily accessed from multiple laptops, and computers and with multiple logins. Hence, you can help all your staff manage lab operations without any interruption.


Accessibility of a standalone system is viable on a single computer/laptop only, which would be within a lab premise. Cloud-based solutions help you access your data and manage it from anywhere, anytime, and off-premise as well. So you can access, share and transfer data to any stakeholders quickly & conveniently.

Security & Backup

A standalone system cannot withstand disaster or pandemic, in fact, such systems slow down due to heavy data load and even tend to crash. So, having a backup at all times, especially during a disaster or pandemic is once in a blue moon situation.

Cloud systems always benefit you with security and lifetime data backup so you have all your crucial business data, sensitive patient data and other essential documents backed up and secured all the time.

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