CTMS 2011…No longer a choice of Free or High Price
Part of the problem with the current clinical trial management software sector is that there are few middle ground options. On the low end, oftentimes companies try to use readily available applications like Microsoft Access or Excel to easily set up their database. But as one thing leads to another, and one database can replicate into a dozen, creating a potential for much of the data to be corrupted or lost in silos. Particularly frightening is the practice of using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to store investigator names and contact information. There's simply no way to know if a report based on a spreadsheet uses all of the data in a huge spreadsheet. If one cell or dependency is changed, the whole spreadsheet can be incorrect. While many organizations believe they have a homegrown CTMS, unfortunately, these type systems don’t provide support for multiple users, don’t maintain audit trails and can’t be validated, or even maintained properly over time. Additionally, a true CTMS provides visibility into more than one trial at a time—a limitation even the best EDC systems lack.
On the high end, many of the big three EDC/CTMS systems are expensive and not that easy to get started. Pricing usually includes a hefty set-up fee and complex fee structures based on user roles, study size and numbers of users.
The CTMS industry seems to be enjoying a renaissance of innovation, with new visibility as both sponsors and contract research organizations appreciate access to operational data that are a) not needed for regulatory purposes, b) not gathered by EDC systems and c) of high value in effective clinical trial oversight.
Enter, ClinPlus CTMS 2.0
This system offers pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device sponsors and contract research organizations (CROs) a VERY COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION
with simplified delivery under a new SaaS subscription model, in addition to traditional installed and 3rd party hosted delivery options. The system also offers enhanced functionality with site visit report authoring and review workflow, automated email notification of events and alerts, scheduled report execution with email delivery, enhanced EDC integration and improved data importing capabilities. Follow the link below for a deeper dive. http://www.clinplus.com/ctms-landing-clinplus-clinical-trial-management-system-ctms