Market Insight: 5 Key Considerations When Buying EHS Software

Published 9 June 2022 by Christopher Sayers & Bill Pennington &
EHS Analytics EHS Software Environment, Health & Safety

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Executive Summary

Procuring a new EHS management system can be an overwhelming process for organizations. A diverse software market landscape with hundreds of active vendors, input from multiple internal stakeholders and resistance from existing software users, mean that a robust approach to software selection and stakeholder engagement is essential to project success. To help buyers make informed decisions when selecting EHS software providers, Verdantix has identified five key areas for consideration: 1) scalability and product roadmap of the software; 2) ability to perform in-house configurations;  3) business intelligence (BI) sophistication; 4) industry-specific or region-specific software traits; and 5) user interface (UI). This report leverages extensive Verdantix experience obtained through advising enterprise clients in various industries and geographies on EHS software shortlisting, selection and implementation timelines. Buyers should use this report to inform their EHS software procurement strategy.

Table of contents

Market Insight: Five Key Considerations When Buying EHS Software 
Large Enterprise Buyers Are Ousting Point Solutions In Favour Of Configurable, Broad Management Systems 
EHS Software Buyers Must Look Inward To Assess Their Unique And Future Needs

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Figure 1. EHS Software Buyer Priorities By Firm Size 
Figure 2. Regional Variations In Buyer Preferences And Needs 

About the authors

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.

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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