Three Critical Steps To Complete Before Successful EHS Software Projects

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Three Critical Steps To Complete Before Successful EHS Software Projects

For most firms investing in EHS technology, implementing a sophisticated EHS management platform has been the centrepiece of digitization strategies. Verdantix research indicates that adoption of EHS software is only set to increase – motivated by CEO-driven process digitization and ESG reporting requirements – with the market set to grow at a CAGR of 11.9% between 2022 and 2027 (see Verdantix Market Size And Forecast: EHS Software 2022 - 2027 (Global)). As uptake has increased, the business case for EHS software has become more evident, with firms across numerous industries realising benefits of adoption, including improvement to safety metrics, data accuracy and efficiency gains when maintaining EHS compliance (see Verdantix The Business Case For EHS Software).

However, expecting software investments to be the silver bullet for all existing EHS issues is not wise for corporate executives. For every EHS software success story there are projects that failed to hit the mark. Verdantix regularly completes EHS strategy projects for corporate clients, whose existing software systems are not yielding the desired results. When evaluating the problems with the incumbent platforms, they are rarely limited to just functionality gaps within the software itself. In fact, typically, the processes, people and configuration governing the system play an equal, if not more important, role. 

The root causes of these systemic EHS software failures can often be traced back to shortcomings in the preliminary due diligence, strategy and requirement-gathering stages. Failure to accrue the necessary information prior to embarking on EHS software projects can leave firms susceptible to significant risks throughout rollout and operation (see Verdantix Worst Practices For EH&S Software Projects).

The latest Verdantix Strategic Focus report looks to inform EHS executives about three critical prerequisite steps that set a strong foundation for EHS software project success. The study gives a series of best practices to help ensure EHS leaders can make more informed decisions during software projects. The report uses Verdantix experience to advise readers about: 

  • How to evaluate and optimize current EHS systems and processes
  • The critical steps in defining a holistic digital EHS strategy
  • Best practices when conducting an EHS software RFP process


To learn more about the best practices for starting EHS software projects off on the right foot, read Verdantix Strategic Focus: Three Critical Steps To Complete For A Successful EHS Software Project. Additionally, you can find a wide range of research in the sphere of EHS, ESG and sustainability here.

Tom Brown

Industry Analyst

Tom is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice. His current research agenda focuses on technology mega-trends, EHS software, and sustainability. Tom joined Verdantix after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, with particular focus on Process Simulation and environmental sustainability.