Cascade

Overview

Cascade is a web-based tool for managing laboratory tasks and tracking the progression of samples through their complete life cycle, from work request to testing and processing results. Many organizations have sophisticated electronic ways of recording experiments. However, completion of experiments usually requires the submission of samples for testing to other laboratories. Cascade is a configurable module of the Dotmatics Platform that enables the requesting of tests to be performed and the tracking of samples therein, providing a clear view of the workflow, timing, resource allocation and results.
View of requested tests
Track progression of samples through the process

What it does

Dotmatics’ Cascade enables the requesting of tests to be performed and the tracking of samples therein, providing a clear view of the workflow, timing, resource allocation and results.

Configurable service panels or battery of tests

Benefits

  • Facilitates communication and collaboration in research organizations
  • Streamlines communication between teams
  • Enables organizations to externalize research by requesting tests at internal or external laboratories and collaborators
  • Reduces errors caused by the manual handling of reports
  • Enables organizations to dynamically map their workflow, analysis types and SOPs as well as available instruments and personnel
  • Optimizes laboratory resources
  • Contributes to the optimization of personnel time management
  • Prioritise and annotate task requests to fine-tune analyses to be performed
  • Avoid the loss or duplication of tests
Querying ELNs from Cascade to identify relevant samples for testing

Key Features

  • Highly configurable
  • New tests, SOPs and resources can be created easily
  • Flexible templates enable the close mapping of your workflow and business practices even if they change regularly
  • Supports all types of test requests, chemistry, biology, formulations, purification, etc
  • Pre-established business rules such as routing and assignation of tests, approvals and email notifications, can be mirrored easily in Cascade
  • Enables you to efficiently administer lab resources such as instruments and personnel thus ensuring maximum utilization and minimum downtime
  • Supports a battery of analyses to enable a single click submission of tests around one or more samples thus speeding up the request process
  • Configurable tests to fit your organization business practices
  • Requestor pane dynamically linked to the Studies Notebook (and other Electronic Laboratory Notebooks)
  • Integrated with Dotmatics’ Studies Notebook (ELN) and with Browser (Dotmatics’ query and reporting system)
  • From Browser you can query databases for samples and create work requests directly
  • From your Studies Notebook, request a set of analyses around a sample(or samples) in your experiment
  • Once tests are performed, analysts can automatically upload results to your experiment page on the Studies Notebook thus avoiding costly mistakes

What have customers said about Cascade?

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