EnviroMail 129 Australia - Digital platforms for clients

ALS Compass and ALS Webtrieve

Webtrieve screen on mobile
01 JUN 2020 ALS
ALS Australia provides environmental clients with two digital platforms that allow access to data and support ease-of-use interaction with the laboratory. The ALS Compass mobile application and ALS Webtrieve web portal complement the service provided by the Client Service teams to support your project and regulatory requirements. Both platforms are proprietary products that link into the ALS Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), which is used to process samples in the laboratory. 

ALS Compass

The app provides advanced functionality to support your field activities and digitise workflows. The app is a sampling intelligence that integrates data management from planning through to results.  Using ALS Compass will help to improve your efficiency in the field, improve quality through eliminating data transcription and ultimately improve project delivery.

Key features of the ALS Compass field application are:

Download the app

ALS Compass is available to all clients and is compatible with both iOS and Android platforms (available for download on the App Store and Google Play).


Download on the app store   Download on the google play store


ALS Webtrieve

Webtrieve is a web-based platform that provides access to results and information for work orders currently being processed or previously tested by the laboratory. A unique username and password provide you with a secure gateway to projects for you, your office, or your company nationally (as appropriate and dependent on how your access has been configured following company authorisation).

Functionality on the ALS Webtrieve platform includes:
ALS Webtrieve is available to all clients and can be accessed at https://lifescienceswebtrieve.alsglobal.com or via the ALS website

Online registration

The ALS Compass and ALS Webtrieve platforms provide digital functionality to support ease of use workflow interactions with the laboratory.  Both platforms are available through a simple registration process and are intuitive to use.  

ALS Compass – register your interest online.

Or contact your local client service representative to establish your user account and any required support to go-live.

ALS Webtrieve – new user registration online.

Please refer to the following brief user registration and guide, or alternatively contact your local client service representative to establish your user account and any required support to go-live.

ALS Webtrieve - user registration guide

ALS Webtrieve provides you with online access to your sample and analytical information from anywhere 24/7.

1. Register online

Navigate to ALS Webtrieve webpage using the link below and complete the simple registration process.

Note: the laboratory selected should represent your primary ALS laboratory. 

Webtrieve log in screen

2. Confirmation email

You will receive an email from ALS mentioning that your registration has been received and will be actioned by ALS representative.

3. Access confirmation email

Upon completion of the application by ALS representative, you will receive a second email mentioning you have been granted access to ALS Webtrieve.  Please login to ALS Webtrieve and set your login credentials.

4. Logging in for the first time

Upon logging in to ALS Webtrieve, the landing page will present as below with three options available:
a. Search for projects and workorders
b. Search for sample points
c. News library – will take you to alsglobal.com presenting the most recent updates from the business stream selected

Webtrieve new user screen

5. Search – workorders and samples

The two search options allow you to search for either workorders or samples using the filter options as shown.  Explore the search options to ensure you maximise your experience using ALS Webtrieve.

Webtrieve search

6. Select to view results – workorders and samples

You can select one or many workorders / samples and view corresponding results by checking the box next to the ALS workorder / sample number.

Webtrieve results

7. Results format – workorders and samples

Results will be displayed following the same format as presented on the PDF COA.

Webtrieve results format

8. Export results

Results can be exported to XLS in either Cross Tab or Tabular formats.

9. Compare results

Results can be compared to one or many guidelines (regulatory and client) in the portal
a. Results evaluated as a PASS will include a green tick symbol (see below)
b. Results evaluated as a BREACH (FAIL) will include a red exclamation symbol

Webtrieve compare results

10. Trending results

ALS Webtrieve offers basic trending for samples which have a unique sample name.  To enable this feature, select the sample name and then choose your analyte of interest and time period.

Webtrieve trending results


Get in touch with us

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