Workshop iCD-BSSN

Improving data integrity with end-to-end integration of ERP, LES, LIMS and analytical instruments with the AnIML data standard


Name:          Dr. Dieter Genske

Company:  iCD. Vertriebs GmbH

Title:             Senior Consultant





Name:          Dr. Burkhard Schaefer

Company:  BSSN Software GmbH

Title:             Vice President Data Science





Presenters' biography

Dr. Dieter Genske is a chemist with more than 20 years experience in the laboratory management in different industries (chemical, construction, minerals).

Burkhard Schaefer is a computer scientist turned lab informatics specialist with 20 years experience in the field. Co-founder of BSSN Software. Specialist in data standards and integration.


One of the challenges in laboratory data management is integration across systems and across instruments. Today, most instruments produce data in their own proprietary formats. This leads to major difficulties to achieve integration and data integrity.

This workshop demonstrates how vertical interfaces and standard formats such as AnIML can be used to create an end-to-end integration: A measurement order may start at an ERP system (such as SAP), be orchestrated through a LIMS, passed to instruments for measurement, and reported all the way back up.

In live sessions, SAP-to-LIMS interfacing, as well as instrument interfacing will be demonstrated. The AnIML format will be used to connect five different instrument types to the system.

Session Learning

Participants will experience first-hand:

  • How AnIML can be used to connect multiple instruments of different using a single interface.
  • How LIMS systems can be connected to ERP systems to achieve an end-to-end integration.
  • How the combination of such integrations and open standards can enable full traceability and data integrity.
  • How AnIML data can be used on the desktop, the web and in the cloud.

Company Introduction

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Founded in 1986, iCD. GmbH & Co. KG is specialized in the development of software and consulting for laboratories in the branches of process industry, automotive, energy and water supply. Products of the iCD. GmbH are developed in Germany and distributed worldwide. Accredited by DIN EN ISO 9001 since 1994. Our products are qualified in the regulated GxP area. Customers worldwide, more than 300 companies use iCD. solutions in the areas production, quality assurance as well as research and development.

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BSSN Software provides tools for vendor-neutral management of analytical and biological data. The tool chain allows converting proprietary instrument data into open standard formats, including the AnIML XML data standards. Once in a neutral format, review tools for the desktop, the web and mobile make the data available to all stakeholders. Value-added components are available to manage workflows, facilitate CRO interactions and assist in process development.