Choosing the Right CTMS for Your Clinical Trial Using a 4-Step Evaluation Process

Clinical Trials, Life Sciences, Medical Device, Medical Device Clinical Trials,
  • January 22, 2018

When investigating any new software product, we are all tempted to look first at functionality. “What does it include?” is often one of the first things we ask potential vendors. Shopping for a clinical trial management system (CTMS) is no different. There are even fancy CTMS scorecards with a point-by-point feature comparison that promise to make our jobs easier so that we can more readily see how one stacks up against the other.

But with so many CTMS solutions on the market, and with each making similar claims, using a scorecard to evaluate a solution based on features alone can be frustrating. Seamless integration, flexibility, and streamlined clinical operations are but just three claims that almost every CTMS provider makes.

They all seem to offer the same thing, but do they really? Unless you’re an IT expert, knowing the questions to ask which go beyond the scorecard can be a huge task. Moreover, not asking the right questions can lead to unpleasant surprises after the contract is signed.

Say goodbye to traditional scorecards and disappointment after it’s already too late to switch. Say hello to instant transparency and confidence in your CTMS evaluation process by implementing our common sense needs-based evaluation process.

In this webinar, our speakers will provide you with a behind-the-scenes view of how to avoid common evaluation pitfalls. The speakers give you a definitive set of questions you should be asking potential vendors which go beyond basic functionality, as well as a concise 4-step process that will get you on your way to a solution that fits your organization perfectly.


Jens B. Thuesen, BSI Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors, BSI Business Systems Integration AG

Jens B. Thuesen is a CTMS and CRM pioneer and an expert in database-centered business solutions, having over 25 years of experience in developing and implementing such software systems. Jens founded BSI Business Systems Integration AG in 1996 after recognizing the need to provide open architecture products with both high functionality and an intuitive user interface. In his formative years, Jens contributed to BSI as CEO and continues to enjoy an active role in business development as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He currently focuses on best practice processes for clinical operations and is introducing innovative technologies such as Blockchain and machine learning to the pharmaceutical industry. In his free time, Jens enjoys cycling and telemark skiing.

Jan Nielsen, Senior Project Manager, CTMS Community Manager, BSI Business Systems Integration AG

Jan Nielsen is Senior Project Manager and CTMS Community Manager at BSI Business Systems Integration. He has been with BSI since 2007 and has many years of experience as a project manager for large international projects. Prior to joining BSI, he excelled as a department manager of major development and maintenance teams. His expertise and friendly nature makes Jan Nielsen a sought-after project manager and a guarantee of success among CTMS customers.

Stefan Vogt, Senior Software Engineer, Technical Project Manager, BSI Business Systems Integration AG

Stefan Vogt enriches BSI as a senior software engineer and technical project manager for BSI CTMS. He has played a part in various CRM and CTMS projects since 2006. The team player has also accompanied apprentices at BSI as a mentor from the beginning. The software specialist augments his Master of Science in Computer Science with a pharmaceutical training course at ETH Zurich. Besides his team skills and solutions-orientation, Stefan Vogt is distinguished by his goal-oriented analysis and design talents. Both in terms of his IT and project know-how, his CTMS experience is a safe bet when it comes to the successful development of software solutions, which is proven by the success of his CTMS projects at global pharmaceutical and Fortune 500 companies for over a decade.

Who Should Attend?

Senior professionals involved in:

  • Clinical Development
  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Study/Clinical Trial Management
  • Medical Affairs
  • Regulatory Affairs

From the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Diagnostic/Device manufacturers and CRO industries

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BSI Software

BSI Business Systems Integration AG is a Swiss computer technology corporation founded in 1996 that specializes in software engineering. BSI’s eClinical suite includes a comprehensive CTMS application for in-depth oversight and management of clinical trials. The service-oriented architecture of all BSI applications offers a structured and dependable integration into any IT landscape. Besides award winning software, BSI also offers system integration, software development, consulting, and support to CROs, and Diagnostics and Pharmaceutical sponsors. In 2016, 264 employees generated CHF 47 million in turnover. Companies like Actelion, ALK Abéllo, Allergopharma, Dokumeds, and other Fortune 500 companies rely on BSI products for their simplicity and versatility, and on BSI for their dedication to an outstanding user experience on all levels.

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