Forte Research Systems, a Madison, Wis.-based software developer, will celebrate its 15-year anniversary on February 21, 2015. Since 2000, Forte has focused solely on delivering the best-in-class clinical research management software, with products ranging from clinical trial management systems to electronic data capture software. With four product launches to date, Forte’s software has helped manage over 75,000 clinical trials. Its software is used in over half of all NCI-designated cancer centers and at numerous hospitals and research sites across the country.
Srini Kalluri, Chief Customer Officer and CEO of Forte, attributes its success to the people who have shaped the company – both employees and customers. “We have an outstanding team that really enjoys their work and wants to see our customers achieve greatness. Our work ethic and dedication has allowed us to experience nearly 100% customer retention – even through what has been a rough economy at times. We are so thankful to our customers and the relationships we’ve built with them.”
Forte has also experienced tremendous growth during the last several years and is positioned to continue this growth for many years to come. Forte was recognized four years in a row on the Inc. 5000 list, ranked 303 on Deloitte’s 2012 Technology Fast 500, acknowledged as a Wisconsin Company to Watch and received a Dane County Small Business Award. In 2014, Forte also received the Clinical Informatics News Best Practices Award for Research Resonance Network, a free tool it created for sites to anonymously to compare their operational metrics to that of their peers in an effort to help improve industry benchmarks.
With a fast-changing industry and continuous demand, Forte is excited to continue its growth and help the industry achieve clinical research excellence. To accomplish this, Forte is poised to rapidly expand its team in the near future. Just this year alone, it plans to hire over 30 new employees. Kalluri states, “It’s a wonderful thing to see the impact our team has made on the clinical research industry. We have a very unique culture here at Forte, which allows us to really thrive. Everyone is so passionate about their work and embraces our core values of collaborating, pursuing excellence, fulfilling commitments and celebrating.”
To commemorate the 15th anniversary, Forte created an infographic, which marks key milestones in company history and achievements to date. This can be found on the Forte Clinical Research Blog – a top source of content for many clinical researchers. In addition to the blog, Forte provides free educational resources such as eBooks and webinars, which are co-produced with some of the industry’s leading experts in their fields.
The combination of specialized software and educational resources has positioned Forte as a leader in the clinical research software arena, and it looks forward to many more years of success.
Forte Research Systems, Inc. has been developing specialized software for clinical research since 2000. The product family includes OnCore® Enterprise Research, Allegro® CTMS, and Overture® EDC. Forte provides complimentary blog articles, eBooks, webinars and more to support continuous learning on industry topics. With a strong belief in community and standards-based development, Forte also facilitates the Onsemble® community, the Allegro Community, and Research Resonance® Network, a technology-enabled community of sites pursuing data-driven excellence in clinical research operations.