Collecting data from small lab equipment and automatic control is harder than it should be. A mix of proprietary software, interfaces, and databases separated by manufacturer is what we often find.
There are a couple ways to tackle this issue. The easiest is just to grab it directly from the equipment (if the communication option was purchased). But just as easy is to consolidate the islands of data logger files and databases into a non-proprietary format such as sql.
Both methods provide data in a single location that can be accessed by a variety of reporting tools, analytic models, or just down to a spreadsheet for review.
This also provides opportunity to add 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, data chain of custody, simplify data back ups, and audit trails.
Let us show you how.