Sample Scheduler for OpenLAB CDS is designed to simplify sample management with laboratory information management systems (LIMS). The EZChrom Edition effectively provides master sequence control by integrating all laboratory chromatography systems into a single user interface. Samples entered into a LIMS automatically appear in the scheduler, where they can be submitted to any OpenLAB CDS-controlled chromatography system on the network for analysis. After acquisition, data is automatically exported back to the LIMS. Priority or ad-hoc samples can be added to the work list at any time. In this way, the software increases sample throughput by automating the lab workflow; enhances the quality of results by reducing transcription errors; and optimizes instrument utilization through better workload distribution.