What’s New in Freezerworks

Study Management Flatbed Scanners Updated Web Client Workflow Templates Roles
Email Integration Advanced Search New Field types Requisitions

Introduced in 2018

Study Management

The innovative study management module in Freezerworks 2018 provides support for clinical trials, translational medicine, kit creation, and sample collections. Configure and track requirements for patient Consent, Re-Consent, and Assent. CROs or central labs may use it to track their clinical trial specimens while annotating them with essential data. Providing raw data for biostatisticians and principal investigators, Freezerworks is designed to handle multi-arm studies and protocol versioning.  Study Management is available in our Pinnacle Edition.

Use your flatbed scanner with Freezerworks configurable workflow templates to form an all-star sample management pairing. Completing workflows like Check In, Check Out, and Shipping samples with a flatbed scanner will increase your laboratory’s operational efficiency. Save valuable time and lower the risk of sample spoilage when placing boxes of samples on a flatbed scanner. Scanning boxes of samples increases accuracy and maintains sample integrity by reducing the number of accidental thaws. Flatbed Scanner Support is available in all Freezerworks 2018 Editions.

Introduced in 2017

Updated Web Client

Freezerworks 2017 brings with it a major update to our Web Client. Expanded functionality includes Import, Workflow, and Requisitions tools. The Web Client’s Import tool allows you to use .xlsx documents as import files, a frequently requested feature that we are excited to provide. With proper licensing and network connectivity, you can now Import data from anywhere through the Web Client and view your Import history for imports created via the Web Client or the standard Freezerworks application. Because the Web Client stays true to our commitment to keeping Freezerworks configurable, you will be able to run any Imports or Workflows that were configured and assigned to your Group in the standard Freezerworks application. In addition to these high impact updates, the Web Client allows Users to create Requisitions based on Search Criteria and a desired number of Aliquots or to request Aliquots individually. We all have repetitive tasks that are part of our day-to-day operations. With Workflows which you can think of as templates for standardizing these repetitive tasks, your group will enjoy an increase in the quality and the amount of work done in Freezerworks. If you are a current user of Freezerworks you’ll appreciate the conversion of tasks such as Check Out, Check In, and Shipping to the new Workflow format as well as the time you save. For many laboratories, this powerful feature will prove to be more than enough of a reason to make the jump to the latest version of Freezerworks.We are always on the lookout for ways to lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for our customers. With the addition of Roles to Freezerworks, user provisioning will be quicker and more accurate. You will be able to bundle permission settings together and assign them to multiple Users, i.e. no more checking on and off boxes for each user. You are able to assign a single User multiple Roles, which they will select from when logging in (much like Group Profiles). This enhances security, as your system administrator may not want all of their privileges when working day-to-day in Freezerworks. In order to get new installations up and running quickly both the “System Administrator” and “Accessioning and Inventory” Roles are created for you but should your system require a more granular permission scheme the power is in your hands to create new Roles.Back to top Email is probably still an integral part of your workday so we’ve added the ability to automatically send emails from Freezerworks when Requisition processes, Workflows, and Scheduled Searches are run. Individual emails can have Freezerworks Reports and/or Exports attached automatically. Since this is Freezerworks you can include your organization’s logo and/or slogan in the footer of all emails sent from your system.Back to topOur Advanced Search tool has received an overhaul to function much more like other advanced search engines you may be used to querying. As in previous versions, you will build the search, define line by line, but the refined interface will make this process clearer making more complex logic a breeze to enter.Back to topWe have added more field types and properties to increase the overall functional power of Freezerworks:

Multi-Select Choice List

We’re putting more choices and more power in your hands with the Multi-Select Choice List field. Upon click, the field opens a small list box of possible choices, which you check on or off for multiple different selections.

Auto & Read Only

These fields are set up like Default Values, but when triggered they become ‘read only.’ This allows you to set up automatic values that cannot be edited. In this version this feature works for records created manually and automatically.

Required Based on Value of another Field

If you check on this field property, you can define scenarios where this field automatically requires entry before the record you’re working in can be saved. Like Default Values once again, you select another field and determine the value, values, or range of values that will make your field required.

URL Link

We have added the option for Calculated Fields to be treated as hyperlinks, so that calculations that create valid webpage names can be used as such. If you check on URL Link while configuring your calculated field, a clickable icon will appear to the right of said field whenever it appears on entry forms; clicking the icon will automatically open your default browser to the designated webpage.

Sum Field

A powerful compliment to Count Fields that tells you how much of a a given set of aliquots you have on hand.Back to top Your sample inventory has value and we are making it easier for you to make the right decisions at the right time. You’ll be able view requests, from internal Users or external Contacts, for certain Aliquots to be Checked Out or Shipped to them or others. Review, modify or approve requests quickly with our new eSignature functionality.
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