Buyer’s Guide: Safety Management Software (2021)

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Executive Summary

This report provides executives in EHS roles with an up-to-date analysis of 15 prominent safety management software platforms available on the market today. Our analysis leverages data collected from 15 vendors via questionnaires. In addition, Verdantix has developed a rounded picture of the overall safety management software market by utilizing publicly available data on acquisitions, partnerships and product releases. Our analysis finds that safety management software is undergoing a transformative shift, as providers seek to implement predictive safety capabilities. Consequently, during the next two years, software firms will increasingly apply AI and predictive analytics to a wealth of data from Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, to deliver enhanced reporting and visualization tools for EHS teams. Buyers should use this guide to support them in their search for a safety management platform that fits their needs and to help them build a shortlist.

Table of contents

Buyer’s Guide: Safety Management Software (2021) 
Defining Safety Management Software 
Safety Software Empowers EHS Teams To Maintain Compliance And Improve Overall Work Health 
Four Buyer Personas Vary According To Industry Risk Level And Firm Size
Buyers Are Finding Value Through Software That Can Collect, Collate And Report On Safety Data 
Reviewing A Range Of Functional, Technical And Market Momentum Characteristics Will Help Buyers Identify A Best Fit Supplier
Three Solution Provider Types Each Have Associated Benefits

Review Of Key Product Enhancements 
Platform Developments Centre Around Data Collection And Analysis Tools To Further The Predictive Safety Revolution 

Inclusion Criteria For The 2021 Safety Management Software Buyer’s Guide 
BlueKanGo’s No-Code Platform Empowers Firms To Configure Safety Management Workflows To Their Specific Needs
ComplianceQuest Delivers Safety Functionality For Buyers Seeking A One-Stop-Shop For All Their QEHS Needs
CONFORMiT’s Simplified Safety Management Solution Meets The Needs Of Firms With High-Risk Activities
Damstra Technology Provides Customers With A Highly Innovative Safety Management Platform
DevonWay’s Mobile-Based Safety Management Solution Connects Data Across Assets, Work And People
Emex’s Fast-Developing Platform Provides Integrated Safety, Sustainability And Environmental Solutions
GOARC’s Extensive Connected Worker Capabilities Provide Customers With Advanced Predictive Safety Solutions
KPA Combines Safety Software With Consulting Expertise To Provide A Comprehensive Solution For US-Based Buyers
Noggin’s Mobile-First Platform Offers Deep Safety Capabilities Whilst Integrating Security And CEM Functionality
Origami Risk Offers A Single Platform To Meet Customers’ Safety And Risk Management Needs
SafetyCulture’s Mobile-First Platform Supports Firms In Meeting EHS And Operational Business Needs 
Safety Plus Leverages Its Safety Consulting Expertise To Deliver Software Suited To US-Based Buyers
Simple But Needed’s Mobile-First Safety Management Platform Is Supplemented By Robust Customer Support 
Vector Solutions Presents Broad Safety Management Capabilities For Customers Seeking Compliance With US Standards
Xybion’s Customizable Platform Is Targeted At Buyers In Strongly Regulated Industries 

Table of figures

Figure 1. Adoption Of Software By Safety Management Use Case 
Figure 2. Safety Management’s Position Within The EHS Software Landscape 
Figure 3. Safety Management Software Functionality Breakdown 
Figure 4. Software Requirements Across Four Buyer Personas 
Figure 5. Buyer Considerations Across Solution Provider Types 
Figure 6-1. Safety Management Platform Development Areas: Platform Characteristics 
Figure 6-2. Safety Management Platform Development Areas: Functionality 
Figure 7. Safety Management Platforms Included In The Buyer’s Guide 
Figure 8. BlueKanGo Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 9. ComplianceQuest Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 10. CONFORMiT Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 11. Damstra Technology Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 12. DevonWay Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 13. Emex Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 14. GOARC Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 15. KPA Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 16. Noggin Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 17. Origami Risk Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 18. SafetyCulture Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 19. Safety Plus Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 20. Simple But Needed Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 21. Vector Solutions Safety Management Solution Overview 
Figure 22. Xybion Safety Management Solution Overview 

Organisations mentioned

3M, 3S Services, Alcumus Group, Allstate Insurance, Andritz, Anglo American, ArcelorMittal, Australian national and state governments, AutoNation, Axonify, Benchmark ESG | Gensuite, Bengalla Mining Company, Berkshire Hathaway, BlueKanGo, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boral, Bowers Management Analytics (BMA), Cabot Plastics, Caterpillar, Chevron, ClearStream Energy Services, Coles Supermarket, Compass Group, ComplianceQuest, ConformIT, Continental, Cority, Culligan, Dakota Software, Damstra Technology, Dangote Group, DEKRA, Delek, Delta Coal, DevonWay, Dilygence Apps, DNV , EcoOnline, EdApp, EDF Energy, Edmonton Police Services (EPS), EHS Insight, Eiffage, ELLWOOD, EMEX, Enablon, Energizer, Entergy, Eramet, Etihad Airways, EVONIK, FedEx, Fenix Marine Services, FirstEnergy, Footasylum, Fortescue Metals Group, Forwood Safety, Framatome, Gatwick Airport, GE Healthcare, GOARC, Graphic Packaging, Groupe Rocher, Hanover County, Harley Davidson, Health and Safety Executive (HSE), HEICO, Hermes, Host Terminals, HSI, ICL, Idaho National Laboratory, Ideagen, IKEA, Impossible Foods, Industrial Scientific, Intelex, Intellect, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Invivo, INX Software, Irish Life, iScout (acquired by KPA), IsoMetrix, ITRAK 365, JAE Oregon, Johnson & Johnson, KAZ Minerals, Keppel, King County Metro, KiwiRail, Konecranes, KPA, Kruger, libryo, Linx-AS, LiveSafe, London City Airport, L'Oréal, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lumiform, M+W group, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Metal Trades, Miba, Microsoft, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Safety Council (NSC), Noggin, Northwell Health, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Origami Risk, Panasonic, Parsons Corporation, Pfizer, Pilotech, Premier Foods, ProcessMAP, Pro-Sapien, Protex AI, Quentic, RegScan, Safesmart, SafeTraces, Safety Plus, Safetybank, SafetyCulture (iAuditor), SAI Global, Salesforce, SAP, Schneider Electric, SHE Software, Shield Safety, Simple But Needed, Skeena BioEnergy, SmartCone Technologies, Sodexo, Sofvie, Sologic, Sphera, Steel Dynamics, StoryShare, Summit Materials, Sysco Ireland, TapRoot, TenForce, Thomas Concrete, Toyota, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), UL, Urbint, Vector Solutions, VelocityEHS, VINCI, VisiumKMS, Walmart, West Pierce Fire & Rescue, Westmoreland Coal Company, WishingSoft, Xybion

About the authors

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.

Christopher Sayers

Senior Analyst
Chris is a Senior Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice. His current research agenda focuses on EHS software, product compliance software and digital mental health and wellbeing solutions. He was also the lead author of the most recent Verdantix EHS Software Green Quadrant benchmarking study. Chris joined Verdantix in 2020 and has previous experience at EY, where he specialized in robotic process automation (RPA). He holds an MEng in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, with a concentration on machine learning and machine vision.

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