Great Clinical Development Database Software
May 19, 2021

Great Clinical Development Database Software

Nicholas Kutil | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Clinical Development (ICD)

ICD is being used specifically by our Data Management Department here at Veristat. We design CRFs and studies per the sponsor's request/specification for their clinical trials so that study coordinators can enter the data into the system. We use it to track subjects, analyze data, prepare reports, and send SAS extracts to sponsors so they can present results to their regulatory agencies.
  • Friendly user interface.
  • Ability to code complex queries and visit rules.
  • Intuitive.
  • Missing ability to batch add dynamics to a page.
  • Better organization of visit rules if you have a lot.
  • Many changes require mid study updates
  • Definite time savings.
  • Cost savings (Being able to copy pages into a new study).
  • Easy for CRAs and other site personnel to train on.
IBM is as good or better than Rave. I believe that IBM has a more friendly user interface and is easier to navigate on the designer and Site side. CRF build and study build in general appears to be easier and IBM can be used for almost any kind of clinical study that Rave can be used for.
IBM has many different functionalities as well as modules that can be used depending on what the sponsor wants. I like that they are optional so that when building a study, you can give the sponsor options if they want them or not. Many of the optional models I like to use (Training Tracking for example) as they make tracking Site training so much easier than sending training forms out.
As previously mentioned, the ICD user interface is very friendly, and it is very easy to navigate even as a beginner learning the system. When building a CRF, there are no hidden options or tools that you may not see. Everything is right there for you to use. Additionally, being able to copy already set up pages and then modifying them is a huge time saver for our company.
We use many of IBMs modules for our studies. I like to use the Training Module for many of my studies and sponsors like it as well because it houses all of the training documents automatically. Therefore they can be export and put in the TMF at any point in the study and there is not a worry of missing a document or two. Additionally, users cannot access the study until they complete training, so there is no potential mistake of a user accessing the study before training.
IBM makes it very easy to set up a new study. With the taskbars on the top, you can go through each of the selections and fill them out as needed. This makes an easy checklist to make sure you are providing the necessary information for your study. Additionally, if something is missing, IBM has warnings or errors to show what you are missing. Many times you cannot push study live or update study if there are errors which is a great failsafe!
IBM support is always extremely responsive when I send them questions. They usually respond within 15 minutes to let me know they are looking into the question. They have also helped with Data Interventions, as well as help coding some difficult visit rules for us. They have helped substantially on many of our studies.

Do you think IBM Clinical Development (ICD) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with IBM Clinical Development (ICD)'s feature set?

Yes

Did IBM Clinical Development (ICD) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of IBM Clinical Development (ICD) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy IBM Clinical Development (ICD) again?

Yes

IBM has been well suited for all of the studies that we have helped build and manage at Veristat. As previously mentioned, it has a very intuitive interface and pages are easy to build. Queries, dynamics, and visit rules are easy to build and I like that IBM will show if there are current errors or potential errors with your setup.