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

Clinical Trials, Life Sciences, Medical Device Clinical Trials, Medical Device Manufacturing & Supply Chain,
  • May 29, 2018 | (Tuesday) 2:30pm EDT (11:30am PDT)
  • 60 min

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 CTMS Business Development & Chairman of the Board of Directors, BSI Business Systems Integration

Jens B. Thuesen is a CTMS and CRM pioneer, having 25 years of experience with such software systems. Jens founded the company BSI Business Systems Integration in 1996 after recognizing the need to provide open architecture products with both high functionality and an intuitive user interface. He now plays an active role in business development: He focuses on best practice processes for clinical operations and introduces technologies such as Blockchain or Machine Learning to the pharma industry.

Pamela Penman, CTMS Business Development, BSI Business Systems Integration

Pamela Penman has spent her former career as a biotech professional, most recently working with the world’s largest biotech company where she helped bring a much-anticipated product to Europe that treats an orphan disease. Pamela has a special interest in data and customer insights and spends much of her time helping the team to deliver products that dramatically simplify her customers’ lives. Pamela is at home in Switzerland with her husband and two children.

Stefan Vogt, CTMS System Architect, BSI Business Systems Integration

Stefan Vogt has been with BSI since 2006 where he has been a key contributor as a senior systems architect in various CRM and CTMS projects. Because of his IT knowledge and project know-how, the team player also acts as a mentor to BSI apprentices. Stefan holds a Masters of Science in Computer Science with a pharmaceutical certificate at Zurich’s internationally acclaimed technical institute ETH. Besides his team skills and solution-oriented approach, Stefan Vogt is a talented designer having shepherded CTMS from inception to its current release. Customers love Stefan for the experience and expertise that he brings to the table resulting in software solutions that are both highly functional and intuitive. Both he and his customers have enjoyed more than a decade of success with his CTMS projects at their global pharmaceutical and Fortune 500 companies.

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

Xtalks Partners


BSI Business Systems Integration is a Swiss software company that offers award-winning, powerful, and intuitive software to manage clinical trials. BSI also offers system integration, consulting, and support to CROs, and Diagnostics and Pharmaceutical sponsors. In 2017, 274 employees generated over 50 million dollars in turnover. Companies like Actelion, Roche, ALK Abéllo, Allergopharma rely on BSI software for its simplicity and versatility, and praise BSI for their dedication to an outstanding user experience on all levels.

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