The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech advances applications in medicine, homeland security, and energy, as well as improves technologies in other sectors. IEN provides users in academia, industry and government open access—for education and technology transfer—to its state-of-the-art research tools and laboratories, valued in excess of $400 million.
To manage its high volume of requests, IEN required a web-based application for its 2,500 users to check availability and reserve any of its nearly 400 pieces of advanced lab equipment. Using OutSystems, the Institute built SUMS (Shared User Management System) in just 15 weeks. SUMS transformed how IEN tracks lab inventory and equipment, how users check availability and make reservations, as well as how departments are billed. This major leap in lab management will enable IEN to ramp up the efficiency of its research as well as expand user access.