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Benefits of Migrating to a Modern CTMS

In today’s technology-driven world, the need for efficient and streamlined clinical trial operations is more critical than ever. As a result, many organizations are choosing to migrate from their old legacy clinical trial management systems (CTMS) to modern solutions that offer greater functionality. Explore how migrating to a modern CTMS can benefit your organization:

Enhanced Efficiency

Modern CTMS solutions help to streamline and automate operational processes and tasks, such as creating user-specific personal dashboards, sending out reminders, generating study progress reports, and completing data validation checks. By automating these processes and tasks, modern CMTS allow clinical research teams to continuously optimize the efficiency of their trial operations and engagement with various stakeholders and study centers.

Less Expensive Over Time

Migrating to a modern CTMS requires an upfront investment, but ultimately leads to lower training, operational, and maintenance costs over time compared to legacy systems. This results in long-term savings for organizations. Ask the vendor you’re considering if they offer a fixed implementation price so there are no surprises. 

Improved Data Accuracy

Modern CTMS software uses the latest technology to make real-time system updates, which reduces the chance of manual errors. This enhanced functionality contributes to improved data accuracy, minimizing any discrepancies that could impact study outcomes.

Advanced Reporting and Analytics

Unlike legacy CTMS, modern solutions offer real-time access to trial progress and patient enrollment data. Configurable report templates allow research teams to make more informed decisions and develop more strategic plans without vendor support. With older systems, someone typically has to manually run a report overnight or at the end of the week. By then, the data is usually outdated and not as relevant. The report would also have to be customized specifically for the individual customer, which is time-consuming.

Better Data Security and Compliance

Legacy systems lack the functionality to protect against data breaches, whereas modern CTMS solutions ensure robust data security and compliance with evolving regulatory requirements. With configurable, role-based access to data, organizations can rest assured that modern CTMS solutions, like BSI Life Sciences’ software, strictly adhere to 21 CFR Part 11, ICH-GCP E6(R2), and GDPR requirements.

Enhanced Collaboration and Communication

With a modern CTMS, organizations aren’t locked into using specific systems. The software can seamlessly integrate with most other systems in an organization’s tech stack, such as EDC systems, project management tools, site payment solutions, and more. By centralizing data accessibility, modern CTMS solutions facilitate better collaboration among trial stakeholders.

Real Standard Product

Modern CTMS solutions are built in collaboration with the end users from various types of companies within the life sciences industry, and therefore optimized to support real-world clinical trial management processes. There is little to no need for customer-specific enhancements, which are difficult to maintain and move over during upgrades to new standard versions.

Why Migrate to a Modern CTMS

Modern CTMS platforms offer better functionality, usability, and scalability than their predecessors. While it’s important to weigh the risks associated with CTMS migration, the benefits are far-reaching and companies can take steps to ensure a successful migration.

When assessing which CTMS may be right for your team, consider BSI Life Sciences’ solution. With its comprehensive features and easy-to-use interface, the BSI Life Sciences CTMS simplifies clinical trial management. The platform is also updated annually, making it easy to add enhancements. To learn more about what this system can do for your organization, contact BSI or schedule a product demo.

Explore the Benefits and Risks of
Migrating to a Modern CTMS

Download our free PDF guide to help you make the best decision for your organization: 

  • The difference between legacy and modern CTMS
  • Limitations of legacy CTMS
  • The benefits of migrating to a modern CTMS
  • Potential risks associated with CTMS migration


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Jan Nielsen
BSI Life Sciences Community Manager

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