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5 Reasons Why Your Lab Should Lose Spreadsheets and Use Labsheets

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5 Reasons Why Your Lab Should Lose Spreadsheets and Use Labsheets

Everybody talks about the negative effects that using social media has on your mental health, but how about using stress-inducing spreadsheets for your lab work? These spreadsheets are not designed for scientific and lab workflows, and don’t even get me started on traditional LIMS systems. They look like they came from the 90s, and not in a lovably retro kind of way. LIMS systems are rigid, have a high learning curve, and cannot be easily customized or configured.

The launch of Labsheets™ by the Scispot team finally brings this technology up to date.

Below are the top 5 reasons your lab needs Labsheets and why it’s time to say goodbye to spreadsheets and Google Sheets. 

1. Spreadsheets leave your lab data siloed

We noticed some of our customers were using nearly a dozen different Google Sheets to manage samples at different stages of the sample lifecycle. They had separate sheets for sample registration, plate preparation, experiment run, data analysis and reporting. Now with Labsheets, all their sample data is connected and in one spot.

2. Spreadsheets are not connected with your experiment documentation and reporting

Most life science researchers use Docs, paper notebooks or an electronic lab notebook (ELNs) for their documentation while their lab managers and data team use spreadsheets or Google Sheets to manage resources and operational data, disconnected with research data. Labsheets solves this problem by integrating with your documentation on the Scispot platform. When you execute your experiments at the bench, your inventory automatically gets deducted or updated while maintaining a full audit trail of your lab assets.

3. Spreadsheets do not support lab workflows

From multi-well preparation, aliquoting, automated reordering, lab order or finance management to equipment maintenance, Labsheets has built-in workflows for all major lab processes. Spreadsheets don’t support any of those tasks as they are not designed for scientific and operational lab workflows.

4. Spreadsheets do not support 100+ one-click integrations with 3rd-party apps, legacy systems and instruments

Unlike spreadsheets, Labsheets is a cloud-based relational database that offers integrations with over 100 apps (Quickbooks, Hubspot, Google Sheets, Airtable, etc.) as well as a developer toolkit to help data engineers to establish desired integrations with ease.

5. Multiple spreadsheets stored in different devices do not ‘talk’ to each other

When your labmates store company spreadsheets in their local machines, your company is more likely to lose institutional knowledge when they depart from the team. Labsheets are cloud-based relational databases that connect all your data in one spot and enable you to preserve your lab’s institutional knowledge, make all your data searchable via Global Search, and store machine-readable data to train internal machine learning models.

Level up your lab with Labsheets to digitalize, connect, and automate your data and workflows in one spot. Request a demo to see Labsheets in action.

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