In a recent report on laboratory informatics systems†, Gartner states that manufacturers must strengthen laboratory insights to improve innovation, operational effectiveness and product quality by leveraging lab informatics systems that span more than one phase of new product development (NPD).

Gartner recommends that manufacturers:

  • Prioritize end-to-end informatics investments and align metrics for innovation, domain expertise, operational effectiveness and quality.
  • Determine where deep scientific functional domain expertise trumps the need for a single enterprise system.
  • Look at the broader view for informatics packages and augment connections that give bidirectional visibility and insights for at least two phases of NPD.
  • Determine the depth of capabilities and level of execution that vendors can provide over the different phases of NPD.

Gartner, Product Innovation Requires Laboratory Informatics Systems to Transcend Phases, Michael Shanler, 26 September, 2013.

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Product Innovation Requires Laboratory Informatics Systems to Transcend Phases