Alturas Analytics Uninterrupted During COVID-19 with Integrated Data Management Software
In 2018, Alturas launched a fully integrated real-time data management system to streamline all systems necessary for bioanalytical laboratory operations with high visibility, productivity and efficiency. This database, the Alturas Laboratory Interface Communications Equipment, or ALICE, has proven to be an invaluable tool during the current coronavirus pandemic.
The impact of isolation during this time can pose difficulties if communication, lab supplies, equipment lists, test methods, project management, and invoicing are managed in separate locations with individualized design and use. Using ALICE, Alturas has not faced these traditional difficulties and has maintained the ability to continue focusing on sponsor projects. Alturas has been able to stay ahead of schedule to better serve our clients while providing the option for personnel critical to the operation to work remotely, maintaining workflow continuity.
The standardized and customized software enhances remote work through quick and easy access to current project metrics including status, laboratory activities, batch runs, invoices, contracts with real-time visibility. Forecasting project timelines and potential bottlenecks has even greater importance during these unforeseen circumstances. Prudent resource management based on real-time data ultimately provides security and assurances throughout all laboratory operations.
While Alturas is following CDC guidelines to protect the health of employees, ALICE is reducing disruption to Alturas’ business continuity. This custom built, integrated project management suite is transforming how our business can be conducted remotely indicating safety and health measures of COVID-19 will not provoke any insurmountable obstacles regarding business operations.