Scenario # 1
“Monday Morning” using SoftMouse DB in the Mouse House
I started entering the new litters for the Lab in SoftMouse. My routine is to go into Matings, find the mating and click New Litter, add date and submit. Then I click on the New Litter and add my comment as to what to do with this new litter and hit save. Back to the Matings and add the next litter, repeat. Done. Wow that is always so fast, love it!
The vet has arrived to look at the colonies. She is really nice. I have SoftMouse open. She asks what I am up to. I show her a few basics of SoftMouse and tell her that this is why I am so efficient at my job. I could not look after 43 mouse lines as well as I do without SoftMouse. She is very impressed by the little bit I have shown her, but more importantly, she is impressed with how I am using the database and what it can do for my colony management. She asks is that why so many people are using the Software at the university “it looks so great”.
I went on to explain that before SoftMouse I spent a lot of my time planning my work week, making lists, deciphering spreadsheet information for projects and now I can calculate breeding efficiency quickly, my lists are generated for me in SoftMouse and my work week is planned in 10 minutes.
SoftMouse is always becoming more user friendly, faster and more powerful to see the colony virtually. The reseacher group I work for has saved thousands of dollars by having a database that everyone can access and plan experiments, so we are breeding for experiments, not breeding and trying to figure out what to use the mice for after the fact. My salary is used for working in the colony not duplicating files, trying to pull out colony information from a spreadsheet and spending lots of time trying to figure out what information in the spreadsheet means.
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