About EDGE

EDGE is a clinical trial management solution that provides reporting capabilities to speed up internal processes and enable users to maximize data utilization. This solution is used across 80% of the NHS within the UK as well as in Canada, Belgium, New Zealand, South Africa, and other countries. It is designed to help organizations improve the quality of research management.

EDGE provides study and patient management workflows, a finance module, and electronic delegation logs. Studies can be tracked from beginning to end using real-time data. Other features include document storage, custom field creation, collaboration functions, shared calendars, and more.

Pricing is based on organization type and size. Addtional details are provided on request by EDGE....


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29 Reviews of EDGE

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.86 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

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May 2021

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2021

Clinical Research Management Made Easy

I have used EDGE daily for almost 5 years and it has made my job much easier. It enables us to easily record information about the projects reviewed by our Research and Development team and track the journey of a clinical studies in a clear interface. It was my job to teach our local users how to use EDGE and the its customisable features made it simpler to explain it. The list of cons are really just suggestions on how EDGE could improve in my opinion, not really things I dislike about it. In fact, colleagues who know me well can attest to the fact that I'm pretty effusive about it and could talk about EDGE for hours!

Pros

- User friendly interface - Very customisable (we can add our own fields to suit our needs) - Easy to retrieve information and create bespoke reports - Assigning people to projects is simple and efficient - Enables efficient collaboration between teams and organisations involved in research - A good document storage alternative - A fantastic team behind and responsive support

Cons

- More features should be customisable (such as the 'Add a Patient' form) - Mass updating fields would have a been a time-saving feature - More options for account types (e.g. to differentiate between admins and users who need overall 'manager' access, but who should not be able to customise fields)

Response from CIRU, University of Southampton

Replied May 2021

Hello, thank you for leaving us a review and for sharing your pro's and improvements for the system, and especially for highlighting such great benefits of the EDGE programme. Nice to hear you are also a big EDGE fan :)

June 2020

Kate from The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2020

EDGE - Much more than a research database

EDGE can create and support service change to help improve health research. It encourages innovation and collaboration amongst the research community and its development is very much driven by the users. It is very adaptable and easy to use.

Pros

The system allows the admin-site to design the way the site uses the software. Each Research project is displayed with the same information however the site specific page can be tailor made to collect additional information about the project and has options to create a workflow to evidence a procedure or process. The system is much more than a research database where recruitment data is entered. EDGE adopts standard methodologies and processes for reporting and collecting business intelligence. It can be used for in-depth quality assurance checks, financial oversight as well as clinical oversight.

Cons

The implementation of EDGE was made easy by the how adaptable the system is. Workflows have mostly replaced our forms and the electronic pathways have improved our performance as the tasks are completed in a timely fashion. There are some areas where we would prefer tailor-made restricted access. Sites have the ability to create a research project page and for Sponsors this is an advantage as the quality checks that occur from sponsorship application through to submission can be captured. The downside is that the research project is also entered onto the system by the national team which causes duplicate entries. This is a hindrance for sites that want to use EDGE for more than just a performance tool

Reasons for Switching to EDGE

The system was unable to provide us with the information we required. It was not as adaptable as we needed it to be

Response from CIRU, University of Southampton

Replied July 2020

Hi Kate, thank you for leaving us a review and for highlighting the way EDGE can be adapted to every organisation. We are glad the system works well for you and your trust.

May 2020

Alessia from STH NHS FT

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2020

Easy to access system with adaptable functionality

EDGE is a good company who we have had positive interactions with. When escalation is required to EDGE they are quick to get back to you and offer support via regional contacts if required. It is a very effective research management system.

Pros

The system is user-friendly and can allow training to be rolled out with minimal support. There is functionality to use adapt the system within the limits of the programme to be bespoke for your organisation. Allows collaboration, and visibility of data to a wide audience and it is particularly useful to be able to gain access from a web-browser for home working. It has been essential for our switch to home-working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cons

Creating reports being limited to admin users is not very user friendly due to time constraints for the admin staff. We do not use EDGE for our reporting purposes for that reason, however the ability to create reports for staff to use does get around this slightly.

Response from University of Southampton

Replied June 2020

Hi Alessia, thanks for your review. Glad to hear EDGE is working well at your organisation and is helping with the COVID-19 situation currently happening. We are looking into the possibility of other access levels for V3 e.g. reporting access as we do understand it would be useful for sites who need more reporters but do not want to give users full admin rights. Thanks.

August 2021

Mat from UHD

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Hospital & Health Care

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2021

There's a reason most NHS organisations use EDGE for research data

We use EDGE for capturing trial participant recruitment, study management and governance, workflows, finance recording and tracking. calendar sharing and reporting of all study data. Haven't found another system which covers all the required functions as well as EDGE does. The EDGE team are superb - always available for queries, friendly and prepared to help, and there's a great community of EDGE users, happy to share their knowledge and experience.

Pros

High level of reliability and security. My users have very few complaints and require only a small amount of training to be able to use the system - always a good sign. The facilitation of collaboration with our LCRN and other NHS organisations is brilliant.

Cons

Haven't been many changes or features added in the time I have been using EDGE - I'm really looking forward to EDGE 3!

Reasons for Switching to EDGE

EDGE provided far better functionality of participant recording/tracking and was adopted across our LCRN.

Response from CIRU, University of Southampton

Replied August 2021

Hi Mat, thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear such positive things and we are very much looking forward to the launch of EDGE 3 and bringing a new and improved version.

August 2021

Thomas from iA

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2021

Fairly good

Pros

Great for data management, clean interface.

Cons

A bit costly but so are the competitors. A good software to try out to see if it's for you.