Author: Ed Chappell
Easier than ever!
Formedix adds further capability to its suite of integrations with multiple clinical trial software systems.
Burlington, MA. May, 5th 2014.
Formedix, is the only clinical trial software provider to offer vendor neutral integrations with multiple systems. Known for its partnerships with the leading Electronic Data Capture (EDC) vendors, the company has now released a new tool which makes conversions easier, Transform for Dataset Conversion.
Formedix plugins currently fall under one of two categories: EDC plugins (integrations with the leading Electronic Data Capture Tools, including DataLabs, Medidata Rave, OmniComm TrialMaster and OpenClinica) and CRF plugin (a set of tools used for supporting paper studies and producing CDISC Define).
The latest solution to come from the industry innovators is all about making conversions simpler. The Dataset Conversion plugin offers the ability to map from any dataset to any dataset and store those mappings for reuse over and over again. It could be EDC to CDISC SDTM datasets; SDTM datasets to ADaM datasets; or a mapping for a proprietary dataset (legacy or warehouse).
Consultancy Manager at Formedix, Darren Bill comments, “Much of the effort in mappings is the creation of specs and getting those right. This addition to the Transform portfolio recognizes that producing human readable specs that describe mappings in an easy and straightforward manner upfront is a high priority.” He continues, “It allows the presentation of specs in any format and style that is required (Word, Excel, pdf) and saves time and money as a result. The output is machine readable, non proprietary files based on CDISC which can easily move between systems.”
Much of the effort in mapping datasets is the creation of specs and getting those right. This recognizes that producing human readable specs that describe mappings in an easy and straightforward manner upfront is a high priority. It allows the presentation of specs in any format and style that is required (Word, Excel, pdf) and saves time and money as a result. The output is machine readable, non proprietary files based on CDISC which can easily move between systems.
This vendor neutral output interfaces with different languages to execute the transformation. Where other plugin products interface with EDC systems, conversion tools interface with any coding language in a data transformation tool e.g. SAS, Informatica, Oracle Life Sciences Hub or homegrown solutions. Formedix customers using its tools have experienced over 70% reduction in end-to-end data transformation times. This can be magnified by being able to reuse both source dataset designs and SDTM target designs and mappings.
Formedix is actively seeking partners for the next generation of its plugin products – whether internal teams which have developed mapping code, or external commercial Extract, Transfer and Load (ETL) / data conversion tools, if interested, contact Formedix.