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Executive Summary

This report outlines best practice advice for the efficient and effective digitization of EHS compliance requirements, providing input to managers to enable them to overcome common challenges on the path to digitization. The report leverages EHS experts' responses regarding their EHS software implementation goals, expectations and projections for 2021. Verdantix research finds that there can be significant challenges to digitizing EHS compliance, stemming from internal resistance, management of change issues, nebulous project scope and uncertainty about time to value. This report presents best practices that can help alleviate these difficulties.

Table of contents

Customers Are Recognizing Digitization As A Key To Optimizing Business Processes And Managing Worker Risk
Firms Perceive Digitization As Essential To EHS Success

Digitizing EHS Compliance Offers Cost Savings Via Saving Time, Safeguarding Health And Property, And Improving Productivity
Firms Leverage Digital Compliance Technologies For Direct Cost Savings And Business Optimization
Firms That Digitize Compliance Also Enjoy Indirect Cost Savings

Understanding And Overcoming Challenges To Digitizing Your Compliance Objectives  
Cross-Functional Communication, Concrete Scope And Stakeholder Buy-In Aid Success
Project Management Best Practices Ensure Successful And Cost-Effective Implementation Of Digital Compliance Solutions
Best Practices Ensure Firms Derive Maximum Value From Digitizing EHS Compliance
Recent Trends Are Adding Significant Value To Digitization Efforts

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Figure 1. Long-Term Priorities By EHS Function 
Figure 2. EHS Software Market: 2021 Investment Plans (Respondents Currently Using Software) 
Figure 3. EHS Software Market: 2021 Investment Plans (Respondents Currently Not Using Software) 
Figure 4. Direct And Indirect Cost Savings Of Digitizing EHS Compliance 
Figure 5. Common Project Pitfalls And Their Mitigation 
Figure 6. Process-Based Approach To EHS Compliance Digitization 
Figure 7. Digital EHS Compliance Usage Scenarios 

About the authors

Kel Udeala

Industry Analyst

Kel is an Industry Analyst at Verdantix. His current agenda focuses on EHS, Industrial Hygiene and Occupational health software. He has a background in oil and  gas, renewable energy, waste management and recycling. He holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from University College London and an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering from Brunel University London.

Bill Pennington

VP Research, EHS & Risk Management
Bill is the VP Research for the Verdantix EHS & Risk Management practices. His current agenda focuses on understanding the evolution of EHS and enterprise risk management, evaluating emerging strategic risks and benchmarking technology buyers’ budgets, priorities and preferences globally.

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