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Data Migration

Configuring and commissioning of a LIMS installation will often involve the use of legacy data of two distinct types which is often in electronic form (spreadsheet, legacy LIMS, Access database, etc.):

  • Legacy configuration data - definitions of analyte, method, product, specifications, customers, etc.
  • Legacy history data - samples and tests run using legacy data collection methods and tools. This data can have high value in providing continuity of operation and capability when converting to a new LIMS.

Blaze Systems offers services to migrate this data into your new BlazeLIMS database.

In the case of legacy configuration data, considerable time saving can often be achieved by converting this data to BlazeLIMS format and content and automatically loading it. BlazeLIMS provides a spreadsheet tool to assist the customer in doing this, but in some cases it is more efficient to contract with Blaze System to provide this service.

By their very nature, legacy systems often contain dirty data, that is, data that is inconsistent, having poor relational and content integrity, as well as lacking a sound underlying physical or logical data model.  The task of transforming such disarray into sound relational and content order can be daunting and expensive. 

Blaze Systems has developed a legacy data migration wizard and toolkit which automates and streamlines this process.  It provides a framework for specifying the legacy metadata (Access or spreadsheet formats), selecting and separating out entity data sets, cleaning up inconsistent values and loading the data via the standard BlazeLIMS Autologger and Results Uploader.  In this way all the required relational integrity and data content is assured.  Using this new capability, Blaze Systems can provide lower cost, fixed price and effective data migration services when you purchase BlazeLIMS and have legacy data you wish to preserve and reference going forward. This service provides a competetive advantge over most of our competition, very few of whom will provide it at all, let alone at the prices we offer.