The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.

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The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.
Type Limited company
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters 77 Walnut Tree Close
Guildford, Surrey
, U.K.
Area served Worldwide
Products
Website Edge-ka.com
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/429850

The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd. develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.


History

Technology and products

BioRails DM and BioRails ELN

BioRails DM is a laboratory information management system (LIMS) "designed to address a range of workflow driven research activities," including the ability "to design flexible processes and workflows for capturing experimental data."[1] The software can be installed locally or hosted in the cloud.

BioRails ELN is an electronic laboratory notebook that acts as "an effective replacement for paper laboratory notebooks, supporting collaboration between multiple disciplines and individuals across the enterprise."[2]

Features

Product: BioRails DM
Sample, inventory, and data management
Sample login and management?Y[3]
Sample tracking?Y[3]
Sample and/or result batching?
Task and event scheduling?Y[4]
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Query capability?
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
ELN support or integration?Y[5]
Export data to MS Excel?Y[1]
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Deadline control?
Production control?
Project and/or task management?Y[4]
Inventory management?Y[6]
Document creation and/or management?Y[1]
Case management?
Workflow management?Y[1]
Specification management?
Customer and supplier management?
Billing management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?Y[3]
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?
Environmental monitoring?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[4]
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Fax integration?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?Y[3]
Modular?Y[3]
Instrument interfacing and management?
Mobile device integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
Work-related time tracking?
Voice recognition system?
External monitoring?
Messaging?
Multilingual?
Network-capable?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?Y[7]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
biotechnology, life sciences, pharmaceutical, toxicology
Product: BioRails ELN
Experiment, collaboration,
and data management
Chemical and/or mathematical drawing and calculation?
Chemical and/or spectrum file support?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Configurable templates and forms?Y[2]
Query capability?Y[2]
Import data?
Internal file or data linking?Y[8]
External file or data linking?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?
Document creation and/or management?
Lab and/or group management?Y[2]
Experiment management?
Workflow management?
Customer and supplier management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?Y[8]
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?Y[8]
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?Y[2]
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?
Electronic signatures?Y[2]
Version control?Y[2]
Automatic data backup?
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?Y[2]
Report printing?Y[2]
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?Y[2]
Export to MS Word?Y[2]
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?
Modular?
Instrument interfacing and management?
Mobile device integration?
Third-party software integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
External monitoring?
Messaging?
Bookmarking?
Commenting?Y[2]
Multilingual?
Network-capable?
Web client or portal?
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?
Usage-based cost?
Industries served
industry-neutral

Pricing

Pricing details come from The Edge Software Consultancy's website[9]:

BioRails DM perpetual license: £2500 per user, plus tax
BioRails DM annual license: £1000 per user, plus tax
BioRails DM cloud license: from £150pcm

BioRails ELN perpetual license: £1000 per user, plus tax
BioRails ELN annual license: £400 per user, plus tax

Maintenance and support for the perpetual and annual licenses price at 20 percent of list price.
Maintenance and support for the cloud license is included in the list price. Volume and academic discounts available.

Demonstration videos and other media

Additional information

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "BioRails DM" The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 "BioRails ELN - Collaboration". The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd. http://www.edge-ka.com/solutions/collaboration/electronic_laboratory_notebook. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "BioRails - Foundation" The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "BioRails - Organisation" The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  5. "BioRails - Content" The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  6. "BioRails - Inventory" The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  7. "BioRails - Purchase Information" The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd.. Retrieved 05 February 2013.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "BioRails ELN - BioRails ELN". The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd. http://www.edge-ka.com/products/biorails/biorailseln. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  9. "Purchase Information" The Edge Software Consultancy Ltd. Retrieved 30 April 2014.