Compound Logistics & Inventory - quattro/CM
An efficient Compound Management System is essential for successful work in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. quattro/CM was developed especially for the needs of development and research laboratories.
Stock and inventory management
quattro/CM supports the complete life cycle of chemical substances starting with the purchase or synthesis, registration and storage in different locations and finally the consumption. The system recognizes the available amount and location of any substance at any time. quattro/CM also supports external devices such as barcode scanner, scales and automatic storage systems.
Compounds, Batches and Container
quattro/CM uses a tree-stage hierarchy to structure inventory information:
- Compound or article
Each compound or article can have an indefinite amount of batches. These batches are physically stored in containers like bottles or well plates. quattro/CM allows to define a minimum stock level for important compounds. quattro/CM monitors the substance consumption and notifies an administrator if re-ordering is necessary.
On each level, additional information can be stored like chemical structure, molecular features, ordering and inventory information. Security information, like hazard symbols and material safety data sheets (MSDS) is maintained at the batch level.
Regulatory requirements by the authorities are accomplished by storing hazard symbols, MSDS and operating instructions together with a substance. Furthermore quattro/CM tracks all handling and consumption of hazardous and drug precursor material.
Chemical structure support
quattro/CM allows searching for chemistry, either by exact , substructure or similarity search queries. Structures can be displayed either in grid-mode or in detail view. They can be imported or exported to standard drawing programs for chemical structures like ChemDraw® or Isis-Draw®.
Reports can be made with quattro/CM's advanced reporting and query technology (i.e. total consumption per period, number and amount of hazardous compounds in a lab, total consumption per projects).