Is Excel Helping or Hindering your Geotechnical Laboratory Management and Information Management System?
The complexity of geotechnical testing means it does not fit the traditional Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) approach. As a result, there are very few software packages available for geotechnical work; laboratory managers often resort to either using a LIMS designed for other types of testing or, more often than not, run their entire operation on Excel spreadsheets.
Technology has moved on a great deal in the last five years and clients are increasingly demanding geotechnical data to be included in models and drawings. As a result, it is an ideal time for companies to review their software systems and practices.
Companies often believe their historic project knowledge gives them competitive advantage but, at the same time, it makes it difficult for staff to access and use that information. Fortunately, there are five simple steps that can be taken to ensure the maximum benefit is gained from this valuable resource.
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