Is Now the Right Time for a CTMS?

Dawn Burke
December 4th, 2012

Evaluate your current processes to determine the need for a clinical trial management system (excerpt from “Selecting a CTMS” eBook)

There may be a number of reasons you’re looking for a CTMS. Before you get too far along in the process, make sure that now is the right time. If you’re not sure, you may want to ask yourself, “How is my data currently managed?” If your answer contains spreadsheets, manual reports, and multiple systems for visit management, billing, and calendars, then it’s time to consider a CTMS. Or, if your staff isn’t utilizing your current CTMS system to its fullest extent, is inundated by technical errors, or doesn’t have adequate user support, perhaps finding a new system is a worthwhile endeavor. Some common reasons for looking for a CTMS are:


  • Are you using a CTMS, but paying for functionality you aren’t using or that wasn’t designed for you?
  • If you don’t have a CTMS in place, are you losing money through inefficiencies and duplication of effort?

Current System

  • If you use a CTMS, do you wish it provided different or additional functionality?
  • If you don’t have one, would you find it beneficial to have a central location to house all your data?


  • As your operations grow, do you want a system that can grow with you and handle more complex data?
  • Wouldn’t it be helpful to have a system that supports consistency between studies?

Operational Efficiencies

  • Do you need to improve workflows?
  • Are you looking for ways to save time and money?

Download the entire “Selecting a CTMS” eBook for more guidance on choosing the right system for you.

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