QBench October 11, 2023 Product Release Notes

Exciting news! The upcoming QBench release delivers several features you asked for and performance boosts.

While other LIMS update their product once or twice per year (and some only every other year), the QBench team works hard to get you updates every three weeks. Our pace of innovation is unmatched.

Are you a QBench customer with ideas for new features? We’d love to hear them. Use the "Submit Feedback" link in your user dropdown menu to submit your ideas and vote on feature requests. The requests with the most votes get considered in our roadmap planning.

What’s New:

Canny Features (You asked, we delivered!)

  • Admin users now have the option to prevent the usage of expired Inventory Stock.
  • The Sub-Samples tab on the sample detail page is now paginated.
  • Although not all the performance improvements below made it into Canny, they were requested by customers.

Performance Improvements

We continued to focus on making QBench faster last month. Here are just a few:

  • Spreadsheet Worksheets have been optimized to render faster for large datasets.
  • The rendering speed and performance on large Batch Worksheets have been improved.
  • Traversing worksheets is now smoother, especially on larger worksheets.
  • Loading Batch Inventory usage on the Batch detail page is now much faster.


  • Previously you were only warned when you were about to use expired Inventory Stock, and you could still proceed. Now, you have the option to enforce preventing users from using expired Stock.


  • You can now upload more attachments at once in all upload spots throughout the application.

Bug Fixes / Quality of Life Enhancements

  • We fixed a bug where customer portal users could not submit comments on an Order.
  • We fixed a bug where canceled Orders could appear and contribute to the count in the Awaiting Approval tab in the Customer Portal. We also fixed a bug where Order Requests that have not been published could contribute to the Unread count.
  • We fixed a bug in the Customer Portal V2 where a Sample was no longer available after adding a Sample to a cloned Order.
  • We fixed a bug where an Order with no Tests could not be saved if the “Publish to Portal” option was selected.
  • We fixed a bug where Tests were not added to a Batch when a Batch-level date field had been created and a new Batch was created from the Tests page.

A special treat for those of you who read all the way here: I asked my lab partner if he had the sodium hypobromite. He said, “NaBrO.”