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LIMS Solution integrated into SAP!

Integrated Laboratory information management system (LIMS) WITH SAP QM

SAP QM is a fully featured Laboratory information management system (LIMS) that offers many advantages for your company. The key to success here is the full and complete integration with the logistics processes in the SAP system.

As an integrated LIMS, SAP QM offers full support for both the administrative functions required by an analytical lab as well as sample cycles and sample test routines. Another strength of this LIMS is the opportunity to achieve a high level of lab process automation with equipment integration. The strengths of SAP QM here include integration into processes found in materials management, production, and sales and distribution.

The following quality-relevant processes are represented in the system:

  • Quality planning
  • Sample management
  • Inspection processing
  • Deviation management/CAPA
  • Quality costs
  • Certificate creation
  • Stability tests
  • Vendor release



Business Case
When is IT support for laboratory processes advisable – and what does this mean for my regulatory requirements? Why would SAP QM be the right solution for my business? There are many important questions that need to be addressed to evaluate the pros and cons of a LIMS. We work with you to decide on your objectives, describe the potential that can be expected, assess the risks and calculate the project budget.

Together, we identify the potential fields of application for your LIMS and plan all of the project steps necessary for a successful implementation. This phase includes assessing your know-how requirements, and the internal and external personnel needed by the project. We provide you with a timetable for the project steps and an estimate of the expected costs.

Proof of Concept (PoC)
What functionality will be cost-effective? And what degree of automation is advisable for which type of laboratory? We look at your laboratory processes in the supply chain and the related requirements. We then compare these with the functionality offered by SAP QM and present the results as a decision document for your management team. Ultimately, the future LIMS must provide you with support for the time- and resource-optimised planning and execution of tests, as well as the collection, analysis and management of your sample data – and all of this while conforming to legal requirements (FDA, GxP, ISO, etc.).


As SAP QM specialists, we can also provide you with support for the design, configuration, production planning and production cutover of a LIMS-focused SAP QM solution.

Our implementation work can also include the following services:

  • Conceptual design and programming of role-specific QM apps
  • Conceptual design and programming of interfaces
  • Programming of additional functions
  • Programming of additional data fields
  • Any modifications to forms as required

We specialise in particular in the development of Analytical and Functional Apps.
This makes it significantly easier for you to deploy your LIMS as part of a digitalisation strategy.

Services and Support

Even after your SAP QM system goes live, we can provide you with second- and third-level support services as required. Regardless of whether you need remote service provision or direct, on-site support, our SAP QM specialists offer a mobile and flexible service. Our wealth of experience means we are familiar with the key questions asked by your users and can guarantee prompt support into the long term.


One key criterion for success is making sure that the entire value chain is considered during the design and rollout, and for subsequent services. We therefore make sure processes are placed centre stage and analyse requirements for the LIMS from a process perspective.

Thanks to the experience we have gained in many projects, we offer best practice models for quality control and assurance that guarantee a successful rollout for our customers.

To make the most of the advantages of integrating the LIMS into the ERP system, we also take into consideration the various roles found in quality control and quality assurance, and develop practice-oriented KPI systems and dashboards on the basis of available SAP data.

During the implementation of your LIMS, we take great care to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and combine project and validation methodologies.


Use our experience as specialists for LIMS with SAP:

  • Over 25 years of expertise in the implementation of quality management with SAP, as well as the conceptual design of QM, QC and QA processes
  • Best practices, templates and predefined requirements for the SAP LIMS
  • A specialist for industries such as pharmaceuticals, medical technology, chemicals, biotechnology – and more.
  • A wealth of expertise in regulatory requirements
Matthias Bothe

Managing Director & Industry Unit Manager
Life Sciences, Chemie and Medical Engineering
phone: +49 681 93 666 0

Matthias Bothe
Carsten Buri

CEO and Director Sales & Marketing, DHC Switzerland

phone: +41 44 500 888 7

Carsten Buri
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29. September
DHC web session (in German)

Public cloud solutions in the life sciences (opportunities & risks)

What should be considered when using public cloud systems with regard to GxP compliance and validation?

06. October
DHC web session (in German)

Qualification of IT infrastructure and cloud-based infrastructure

Implementation of the requirements for GxP-compliant operation of the IT infrastructure in accordance with ITIL and GAMP Good Practice Guide

12. October
DHC & LSA Web session (in German)

SAP S/4HANA Implementation and Validation in the Life Sciences Industry

Find out what benefits the LSA approach offers you for the optimal, validated deployment of S/4HANA.

20. October
DHC Websession

Test equipment management and maintenance in SAP S/4HANA

The availability and readiness for use of operating and testing equipment is becoming an important competitive factor for companies.

07. November
Life Online Training

SAP: Validation and GMP Compliance (Live Online Training der ECA Academy)

Online training with speakers from DHC GmbH, organised by Concept Heidelberg on behalf of the ECA Academy,

09. November
DHC & LSA Web session (in German)

SAP S/4HANA Transformation and Validation in the Life Sciences Industry

Learn everything about phases for the system transformation (system conversion) of an SAP ECC to S/4HANA with integrated validation.

17. November
DHC web session (in German)

Inspection planning and results recording in SAP S/4HANA

Web session on new apps for inspection planning and results recording in SAP S/4HANA.

24. November
DHC web session (in German)

Lab IT Compliance using the example of the validation of a CDS


Our web sessions are provided as a free service for DHC customers and potential customers.