We knew we could no longer rely on Excel to meet our reagent inventory needs, so we evaluated several vendors and products designed to manage the sourcing and tracking of chemical reagents. Our chemists liked what they saw in the demo of the KRMS, but some had doubts that using it would be as easy as it looked, and I was worried that getting everything set up and migrating our data into the new system would result in days of downtime. We were all quite pleasantly surprised to find that configuration and migration was very quick and easy, involving only minimal time and effort from our end.
Kelaroo staff have provided stellar support, and using the KRMS has proven to be exceptionally easy, requiring very little training to get new users up and running. It is intuitive to use, easy to administer, and almost overnight it turned what would have become a reagent management nightmare into an efficient, smooth-running machine. Even inventory reconciliation is simple and fast, so the system never gets too far out of step with reality.
Everything is now barcoded and tracked from the time a reagent enters the building right through to the disposal of empty containers. Chemists save time because they no longer have to search the building for a compound we may or may not still have in stock; now they can just pop open a browser, use their favorite sketcher to draw part of the structure, and quickly find all remaining containers. This also saves money, as it cuts down on duplicate orders of popular reagents. And if the KRMS shows that there is no material left in stock, a few more clicks will facilitate reordering the same part number as before, or possibly even cutting expenses further by choosing a different supplier, purity, or quantity.
The KRMS has exceeded our expectations for ease of use, reliability, and quality of service, and I would heartily recommend it to anyone.
As Directory of Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry at SGX (subsequently acquired by Eli Lilly) I chose the Kelaroo Reagent Management System (KRMS) to serve the diverse requirements for chemical reagent management, mining and procurement. The KRMS product fulfilled all our needs. It was trouble free, extremely reliable and easy to use. It provided an easy way to perform complex data mining tasks as well as a simple and very effective way to manage stockroom inventory and vendor catalogs of commercial reagents. EH&S and MSDS management was also covered extremely well. One of the many great features is that it is vendor neutral so you can essentially pick your favorite chemical data cartridge and even specify which chemical editor you want to use. Also being web based, client deployment and access was easy and chemists used the system directly from their bench or from their office. As a result of this and the systems ease of use I found compliance to be very good. Kelaroo provided great service, support and expertise which made the transition from our existing system smooth. I would recommend this system and Kelaroo to any size organization without reservation.
Amylin needed to replace its compound registration system. The company’s quandary was that commercial compound registration systems are targeted toward registering small molecules, not peptides. The Kelaroo Compound Registration System (KCRS) is a web-based system that handles both peptides and small molecules. Amylin has been able to configure the KCRS to handle both the registration of a single peptide, as well as automatic registration of thousands of peptides, saving the company time and increasing research productivity.
For the past 5 years, the Kelaroo Reagent Management System has proven to be an absolute asset at GNF. The KRMS has been integral in streamlining our in-house chemical container redistribution process. It allows us to search simultaneously for all in-house chemical containers and those available through vendors. The KRMS allows our entire library of over 65,000 containers to be managed and organized by one individual. The KRMS provided us the necessary tools to conform to our stringent EH&S guidelines and offers various reporting features to help maintain a high level of safety within each control zone. In addition to its well-structured platform, Kelaroo provides friendly customer support with fast response times and reliable solutions. The KRMS really is a one stop shop for all chemical reagent needs.
When Syrrx faced informatics challenges in our chemistry labs, we turned to Kelaroo for help. Their combination of scientific expertise and technical know-how made their products powerful, robust, and easy to use. I would unequivocally recommend their products & services for anyone who needs to streamline their lab processes and enable their chemists.”
Kelaroo’s contributions to our research efforts have been substantial by providing innovative software systems used by our research staff and scientists. It is a pleasure to work with Kelaroo and for the scientists to use the software they provide.