InForm TM (Integrated Trial Management) System, is a web-based data entry system which builds an Oracle database for each individual clinical trial. InForm, supplied by PhaseForward and now part of Oracle line of products and services, is widely used across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and CRO industry.

Central DesignerTM, also supplied by PhaseForward, is the tool used to design and build the eCRFs (electronic case report forms) and data entry rules for clinical trials.

Additional information can be found here: Oracle InForm

It is technically impossible to compare the two tools because they are very different.

The following table provides an overview of key differences:


The introduction of Central Designer to the Clinical Trials has improved the overall EDC development time, deployment process and support company and industry standards. Next article, we will compare Central Designer with Medidata Rave.