CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the more cumbersome tasks for study teams is to manage the user administration and provisioning process into all of the technologies used to conduct clinical trials today. ePharmaSolutions has developed an innovative solution to streamline this process to one set of credentials and one technology solution regardless of the number of vendors involved in a given study.
"The Vendor Integration Manager (VIM) is now being used on dozens of studies in more than 60 countries and provides study teams with a single user interface to manage the user provisioning process for almost every vendor involved in clinical trials today," stated Lance Converse, ePharmaSolutions founder and CEO. "Our clients complained about the need to complete up to 10 different spreadsheets each time a user is added or edited through the study, which on large studies is a difficult task that is ridden with errors," Converse added.
A typical clinical study can require up to 10 unique technology vendors that each has their own account activation and user provisioning forms and processes. This is cumbersome for clinical study managers conducting large studies who are required to complete these forms each time a user is added or edited throughout a study. For larger studies, access control to as many as 4,000 unique users in 10 systems with different roles and naming conventions must be maintained and updated in a validated environment.
"The Vendor Integration Manager works as the system of record for each user in the study and auto-completes each leading technology vendor's user account provisioning forms in the exact format and process they require saving study teams an enormous amount of time and avoiding countless mistakes," Converse continued. "We have 220,000 active users in our system, each with a unique user credential; the VIM is one step closer to our goal of providing single sign-on s
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