Historically, Vertex’s EDC database build times averaged 12-14 weeks, significantly slower than theywanted. The data management team adopted Veeva Vault EDC and began seeing immediate results.
times to 6-8 weeks
Go-lives always before
First Patient First Visit
Vertex embraced an Agile Design methodology and transformed the way their EDC studies are builtRead 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."
Specless Design and 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.
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.
Real-time UATs Cut Weeks from Timelines
For the forms that still need UAT, Vertex adopted a live, interactive roundtable approach. Study teammembers 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."Director, Clinical Data Management