Historically, Vertex’s EDC database build times averaged 12-14 weeks, significantly slower than they wanted. The data management team adopted Veeva Vault EDC and began seeing immediate results.

Reduced build
times to 6-8 weeks

Go-lives always before
First Patient First Visit

Highest standards

Vertex embraced an Agile Design methodology and transformed the way their EDC studies are built

Read the customer success story  

"You can’t compress a 12-14 week timeline to six weeks by just working faster. Likewise, there is no benefit in shortening database build times if it impacts quality or extends lock times."

Vikas Gulati
Executive Director, Clinical Data Management and Metrics,

Fusing Specifications and Design & a Standards Library Increase Build Efficiency

Veeva works directly from study protocols and a database template based on Vertex’s extensive standards library.

  • Reusing forms from their standards library increases build efficiency.
  • Eliminating the authoring and reviewing of specs, saves weeks of time with each study.
  • Conducting live, cross-functional design reviews ensures the correct data is captured and the appropriate checks are run.

Risk-Based UAT
Reduces Testing Needed

An innovation in Vault EDC called the Study Differences Report allows data management to see any additions, omissions, or changes between studies. Using the template study as reference, Vertex no longer performs UAT on forms that were previously tested.

Vertex provides a detailed discussion of current approaches and future considerations for shortening UAT cycles. Read the whitepaper 

Real-time UATs Cut Weeks from Timelines

For the forms that still need UAT, Vertex adopted a live, interactive roundtable approach. Study team members gather in a room while Veeva makes updates to the casebook in real-time.

"We didn’t pick an easy study, and we didn’t expect things to go so fast. We had done three rounds of UAT in two days. Just as soon as we had provided feedback, it was already incorporated."

Michelle Harrison
Director, Clinical Data Management

By modernizing their clinical data management with Vault EDC, Vertex has reduced
their average build time to 7.5 weeks and met their goal for operational excellence.

Hear about their journey with Vault CDMS