Growing Use of SaaS Signifies a Shift in Clinical Trial Management Systems Market

Published: Fri Aug 02 2019

Essentiality of recording the varying requirements and imperative tasks of participants running a trail has driven the need for e-clinical framework, which is likely to become the master system of clinical trials as it evolves and integrates with other components of e-clinical continuum. Clinical trial management systems market (CTMS) will also be driven by increasing clinical trials outsourcing by  pharmaceutical companies to contract research organizations (CROs) for execution, in a bid to enhance sourcing flexibility, meanwhile focusing on higher-priority activities such as drug discovery.

Evolutions in Clinical Trial Management Systems Market

The evolutions in how clinical trials are conducted has meant that vendors are hard pressed to offer advanced solutions in addition to core functionalities such as site management, monitoring, and tracking. The need for innovation in clinical trials is also driven by mandates from regulatory authorities. Emphasis on transparency throughout the study process and adoption of risk-based approaches to clinical trial design influence the clinical trial management systems market.

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  • Clinical trial management systems market to surpass US$ 1 Bn during the review period

  • Incremental opportunity of US$ 116 Mn in web-based clinical trial management systems market

  • U.S. and EU5 among the most lucrative markets globally for vendors

Web-based clinical trial management systems continue to be the preferred mode of deployment for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, finds a new study by Fact.MR. The report projects that web-based clinical trial management systems will remain pervasive in the clinical trial management systems market during the review period 2018-2028, gaining an impressive US$ 116 Mn in incremental opportunity in a decade.

According to the report, standardization, SaaS-based solutions, and flexibility in terms of pricing and licensing are among the key evolutions in the clinical trial management system market. The increasing complexity in clinical trials has meant that pharmaceutical companies prefer outsourcing clinical trial execution to contract organizations. Outsourcing is likely to gain further momentum during the assessment period as proliferation of specialty clinical research organizations and academic research organizations (AROs) witnesses a spike.

The report finds that revenues generated from clinical trial management software are higher than services, and the status quo is unlikely to remain unchanged during the assessment period. The revenues generated from clinical trial management software is nearly 3x of services in 2018, and both these segments are likely to grow at similar CAGR during the assessment period.

Preference for enterprise-based clinical trial management systems is higher among end-users. The preference for enterprise-based clinical trial management systems can be gauged by the fact that this segment accounted for nearly three-fourth revenue share of the market in 2018. The preference for enterprise-based clinical trials is likely to continue unabated during the review period.

Future of Web-Based Clinical Trial Management Systems Market

Considering the slew of advantages clinical trial management systems have over traditional systems, the future belongs to web-based clinical trial management systems. The transition in the clinical trial management systems has been undergoing for some time now, and web-based procedures now account for a majority share of the market. However, it is also pertinent to mention that there is still a level of skepticism and reluctance in the clinical trial industry, especially in terms of data security and privacy. Availability of platforms and cloud-based products that utilize big data technology to optimize the cost of clinical development process can reduce some level of uncertainty.

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