Forte Announces New Partnership With IBM Cognos for Ad-Hoc Reporting in Overture EDC

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The latest release of Overture EDC, an easy-to-use electronic data capture system, includes a new integration with the ad-hoc reporting tool, IBM Cognos.

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Forte Research Systems, Inc., an industry-leading developer of specialized software for clinical research, is excited to announce a new partnership with IBM Cognos®, a leading provider of business intelligence solutions. Through this partnership, Forte is able to extend the robust reporting capabilities available in Overture® EDC, its easy-to-use electronic data capture system for sponsors and contract research organizations.

The new integration gives users greater flexibility in running and sharing real-time reports by using the clinical and operational data captured in Overture EDC. The IBM Cognos ad-hoc reporting tool enables Overture customers to author their own reports and do the following:

  • Drag and drop data points
  • Add complex logic such as data prompts, filters, groupings, and calculations
  • Create data visualizations
  • Report across protocols or report on a portfolio of studies for one compound
  • Merge multiple versions of a form
  • Combine fields from multiple forms
  • Reuse a report template on any protocol that uses the same forms
  • Pull data for interim safety analysis, dose escalation, data review and data monitoring
  • Run reports in HTML, PDF, Excel, CSV, and XML formats

There are two types of roles within the ad-hoc reporting tool: report author and report viewer. The report author has full control over building reports for their own use or to share with report viewers. Once reports are set up, it’s easy to save them as templates and re-run or modify existing ones. Report viewers can read, copy, save, and organize the ones to which they have access.

Forte offers two complimentary IBM Cognos users for each Overture instance at no cost to the customer. For more information on Overture EDC, click here.

About IBM Cognos
From business intelligence to financial performance and strategy management to analytics applications, Cognos software can provide what your organization needs to become top performing and analytics driven. With products for the individual, workgroup, department, midsize business and large enterprise, Cognos software is designed to help everyone in your organization make the decisions that achieve better business outcomes—for now and in the future.

About Forte Research Systems, Inc.
Forte Research Systems, Inc. has been developing specialized software for clinical research since 2000. The software product family includes OnCore® Enterprise Research, Allegro® CTMS, and Overture® EDC. Forte provides complimentary blog articles, eBooks, webinars and more to support continuous learning on industry topics. With a strong belief in community and standards-based development, Forte also facilitates the Onsemble® Community, the Allegro Community, and Research Resonance® Network, a technology-enabled community of sites pursuing data-driven excellence in clinical research operations. Visit for more information.

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