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Likelihood to Recommend

LabVantage

Probably better suited for true lab users. It is less suited for managing data requests. Most departments in our organization have abandoned allowing customers to enter their own requests because it is too complex and cumbersome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Orchard Harvest LIMS

Harvest is well suited in a lab or a reference lab of about any size. You can customize the workflow with filters and permissions to ensure that the right people have the right abilities when they need them. I would say that it is not as great for locations that have multiple remote locations without great internet. Because of the underlying technologies, latency between client and server can cause havoc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

LabVantage

  • Worked very closely with us on developing the Statement of Work and provided us with a very good roadmap
  • Programmers completed the changes and improvements on time.
  • The contact for issues that arise on a daily bases is able to work with our people in a very professional basis.
Larry Somrack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Orchard Harvest LIMS

  • Rules Engine - We use rules to customize what happens when entering orders, evaluating results, or sending results. We are also able to run them based on location.
  • Interfaces - It is connected to our EHR and reference lab. This allow us to send and receive results, demographics, billing, ect easily and to and from one another.
  • Advanced Configuration Options - I love to hate them. While you can do a lot in the settings, there is a wall of text that you can use to customize even more how Harvest behaves and does.
  • Event Logs - When something goes wrong it does a good job to logging what happened.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LabVantage

  • The currently LIMS system is web based. Unless you have java programmers on staff that can create new 'workflows', you will pay for the enhanced functionality
Sharon Martinko | TrustRadius Reviewer

Orchard Harvest LIMS

  • User Interface - The software is like 25 years old, and it feels like it. They have added some buttons and links to try to make it easier, but it's not as flashy as the SaaS applications that are being built these days. It feels like there isn't a lot of time spent on refining the features, just adding more to it.
  • Archaic Architecture - The application use 4D for the database. This means that you can't use SQL for queries, latency is a huge issue and there isn't a hosted option. You have to have your own in-house server to run the server application.
  • Client is an Application - We have workstations dedicated to managing the interfaces. These workstations have to run the application as a program and can not run them as a service. This means that if you want to apply Windows updates it required manually closing and re-launching the application.
  • Data Mining - There are some basic reports, but they do not really allow you to build complex reports about the patients or work being performed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LabVantage

We didn’t really have choice to use any other system. We probably would be able to better serve our customers with an issue tracking or help desk system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Orchard Harvest LIMS

I haven't had the opportunity of using other LIMS applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LabVantage

  • The system has freed up chemists' time and effectively helped us to grow 12% per year over the past 3 years without adding a chemist FTE
Larry Somrack | TrustRadius Reviewer

Orchard Harvest LIMS

  • The support provided by Orchard Software for Harvest allows me to not have to worry as much about the system. I can grant them access to my system and trust them to work on the issue while I work on other issues.
  • The automation saves a lot of time for those in the lab. There have been a few times that the lab has been down for a couple of hours and having to catch up and enter the results from the instruments manually can take the rest of the day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LabVantage

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Orchard Harvest LIMS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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