Harvest LIMS. Great for small and starter labs
March 02, 2021

Harvest LIMS. Great for small and starter labs

Daniel Merkl | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Orchard Harvest LIMS

we have a few different companies under the same owners. I am the IT support for all companies. Two of those companies are PCR labs. We use Harvest as our main LIS and database for lab results and information. Harvest helps us keep up with results, patients, and samples.
Harvest is a good starter LIS for new and starter labs. At a certain point of growth you may want to look into upgrading to Sequoia which is Orchards larger LIS system.
  • Good for small labs
  • Good support
  • Configurable for your environment
  • Pricey
  • Slow to get big projects done
  • Changing database to a standard SQL
  • I'm not the numbers guy but I think Harvest has allowed us to grow and efficiently serve our customers.
  • From an IT standpoint we have had some trouble with the client crashing.
  • We implemented an auto restart to help avoid those delays in work flow.
We were looking into changing to another LIS but they failed to get things done and we ended up staying with Orchard. We are now in the process of moving everything to Sequoia since we have grown so much as a lab. I don't have any other experience with another LIS to compare to.

Do you think Orchard Harvest LIMS delivers good value for the price?

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Harvest is the smaller LIS software that Orchard offers. It is best suited for smaller starter labs that don't have a ton of samples coming in. Larger labs that have a lot of samples coming in and multiple integrations with other EHRs and state reporting setups should look at using Copia\Sequoia since it is built for more throughput.