FinePointe Software

Buxco FinePointe software is powerful and easy-to-use for collecting, analyzing, and reporting life science data. Built with the latest Microsoft technologies, FinePointe software runs on modern Windows operating systems, stores its data using Microsoft SQL Server®, and can operate on a single computer or, if enabled, across a network.

Streamlining the Process of Obtaining Reports

Buxco FinePointe software begins and ends with the report. One of the very first steps in creating a study is deciding on a report template and selecting the initial parameters to display. Once the report is defined, the system guides you through the steps necessary to collect and view your data. 

Buxco FinePointe software makes ample use of wizards to guide you through the important features of the product. Wizards help with calibration, study creation and setup, the management of subjects and groups, and the definition of reports. Settings can be changed at any time.

With a single click, you can export your report to applications including Microsoft Excel®, GraphPad Prism®, and SPSS®.

FinePointe v2.4.6 is now available. View the full list of new features here.

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Reported parameters, subject grouping, report calculations, and measurement periods can be adjusted at any time.

Reporting

While all your data can be exported to Excel, text, Open Office®, and a variety of other statistical packages for report processing, FinePointe software comes with a complete built-in reporting capability. Within a single study, you can set up as many reports as needed. As you acquire the data for your study, the reports are updated to include the new data within seconds.

Reporting measurement intervals are automatically defined and can be easily adjusted

FinePointe Station, the data acquisition component of FinePointe software, will walk you through the steps necessary to collect data for your reports. As you collect data, FinePointe Station saves measurement intervals which are summarized to produce your reports. These measurement intervals are saved with the data and can be reviewed or adjusted at any time. In addition, you can easily identify regions of data that you want excluded from the reports. These excluded regions are also saved with your data. Any time you add or modify the excluded regions or measurement intervals, your reports are instantly updated, creating a completely traceable report.

Reports summarize subject groups

An important part of reporting is combining data from individual subjects into groups. FinePointe software imposes no limits on the number of subject groupings you can have. Subjects can be added and removed from groups at any time. When groups are changed, the reports that reference those groups will be updated instantly.

FinePointe software provides common statistics and can export to statistical software

Typically, a measurement is summarized using a function such as maximum, minimum, average, or area. FinePointe reporting supports all these functions and many more. FinePointe reporting also provides common statistics: including F-test, p-value, t-test, confidence intervals, standard deviation, and standard error. And if the statistics provided are not sufficient, with a single click you can export the report directly into Excel®, GraphPad Prism™, or SPSS™. The report can also be exported to text files, which can be read by any other statistical software program.

Data Acquisition with FinePointe Station

FinePointe Station introduced an unprecedented integration of data reporting and data acquisition. It provides all the typical data acquisition features you come to expect, including live scrolling signals, live analyzed results, and manual event marking. Features you will find in FinePointe Station not available in any other system include:

  • Prompts you to load your next challenge dose

  • Shows you where measurements are marked for reporting

  • Predefined view arrangements

  • Control data acquisition from the FinePointe site hardware

  • Others on the network with proper security access can view the live data acquisition simultaneously

  • Analytical tick marks are saved.

  • Automatic annotations obviate the need to place manual event marks

  • Review data as it is acquired

  • When your experiment is complete, you can adjust the interval of data that will be stored in the database

  • See Flow-Volume, Pressure-Volume, or Flow-Flow loops

Data Review with FinePointe Review

Once data is acquired, it is transferred into the study database in the Microsoft SQL Server™. The data is stored completely, including signals, analyzed results, measurement intervals, event marks, and tick information. FinePointe allows you to open that recording and browse through it using a display identical to the display you see during acquisition.

Freely browse your data

From this display, you can zoom in, zoom out, and scroll through all your signal and trend data. In addition, you can find signal data associated with analyzed data (and find analyzed data associated with signal data). You can copy data using the clipboard in text form or image form.

Reanalyze your data

Within review, should your data analysis require modification, you can perform reanalysis on all your data stored in the study database. This reanalysis is not performed in real-time; it is performed much faster, enabling you to reprocess all your subjects in a few minutes. Once it is complete, your reports will automatically summarize data from the reprocessed results. Because the system does not delete the original result, you can switch back to using the original result if you choose.

GLP Features

FinePointe software comes with a number of Good Lab Practices (GLP) features that you can use to collect and maintain data in a manner that abides by the stringent requirements of 21 CFR Parts 11 and 58. GLP features include:

  • Enforcement of GLP-required information
  • Audit trails
  • Electronic signatures
  • Specialized reports providing evidence of data integrity
  • Network security features

Control over User Permission

FinePointe software uses role-based security, for ease of configuration. Roles include titles such as: Study Director, Contributing Specialist, or QA Unit, and each role carries a different security clearance. Any given user can have the same role for every study, or, different roles for every study.

Audit Trails 

Every time the study data is changed, the change is logged in the study audit trail. This table is easily accessed from the main software menu. Each entry includes the user name, the time and date stamp, and a description of the modification.

These audit trails are exportable to different formats such as Excel, text, and OpenOffice.

Data Integrity

FinePointe studies are stored in Microsoft SQL Server databases and utilize the tools supplied by Microsoft SQL Server to ensure referential integrity.

Also, each record includes a self-checking mechanism to ensure the data have not been altered or manipulated in any unauthorized fashion. This check can be performed by clicking a button in FinePointe.

Electronic Signatures 

Depending on what you are signing, and any previous signatures, different signature meanings will be available, such as “Accept,” “Reject,” or “Approve.” Each signature carries its own security implications depending on the signature meaning applied. In addition, each meaning may have different role requirements. For example, a recording approved by a Study Director may not later be rejected by a Technician. All signatures are logged in a signature history that can be easily reviewed.

Source Data Reports

Out of an entire study full of data, you will want to examine certain points of interest, or “measurements.” A Source Data Report will show you the actual numerical data of any given measurement.

You may view any line of a measurement in a study by using Source Data Reports.

Network and Database Security

FinePointe software may be used over a network or run on a stand-alone machine.

For those using the network features, all network traffic is fully encrypted using a sophisticated 128-bit Rijndael (AES-128) encryption algorithm.

The security information for the FinePointe servers to access the Microsoft SQL Server are fully configurable using either SQL server native security, or the Windows integrated security. In this way, SQL Server can be secured while still providing complete FinePointe functionality.