EHS Software Benchmark: Health, Hygiene & Ergonomics

Published 21 November 2017 by David Metcalfe &
EHS Software Environment, Health & Safety Industrial Hygiene Occupational Health Market Insight

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Executive Summary

This report contains an extract of the Verdantix Green Quadrant 2017 analysis of the industrial hygiene, occupational health and ergonomics functionality of twenty EHS software applications. The majority of EHS decision-makers prefer the idea of purchasing a single, integrated application to cover all EHS workflows. But factors such as industry-specific requirements, limited usage scenarios for software or constrained budgets may push them to make purchase decisions based primarily on specific ‘must have’ functional requirements. Based on 15 assessment criteria, the Verdantix benchmark of health, hygiene and ergonomics functionality finds that Cority stands out in the market with a score of 87% of the maximum potential score. ProcessMAP is a strong second for ’total worker health’ functionality, Intelex, SAI Global and Enablon are all candidates to be added to a shortlist for vendor selection and Enviance is a joint leader for ergonomics functionality. Buyers should drill down into the security framework for medical records and pre-defined best practice content and workflow.   

Table of contents

EHS Software Benchmark: Health, Hygiene & Ergonomics
Four Factors Cause Buyers To Focus On Specific Functionality, Not Platforms
Assessment Criteria For Health, Hygiene & Ergonomics Software
Strong Functionality For Industrial Hygiene And Occupational Health Is Not Widely Available
Buyers Should Target The Top Five Vendors And Drill Down Into IT Security

Table of figures

Figure 1. Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health & Ergonomics Functionality Scores
Figure 2. Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health & Ergonomics Percentage Of Potential

About the author

David Metcalfe


David is the CEO of Verdantix and co-founded the firm in 2008. Based on his 20 years of experience in technology strategy and research roles he provides guidance on digital strategies to C-level executives at technology providers, partners at private equity firms and function heads at large corporations. His current focus is on helping clients understand their market opportunity tied to ESG investment trends and their impact on corporate sustainability strategies. During his 12 years running Verdantix – including 4 leading the New York office – he has helped dozens of clients grow their businesses through fund raising, acquisitions and international growth. David was previously SVP Research at Forrester and Head of Analysis & Forecasting at BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and also worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

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