Green Quadrant EHS Software 2017

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Executive Summary

This report provides the fourth detailed fact-based comparison of the 20 most prominent EHS software vendors. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, the analysis is based on 2.5 hour live product demonstrations with pre-set scenarios, vendor responses to a 251-point questionnaire, interviews with 15 independent customers representing 10 industries who have bought, or are planning to buy, EHS software, and a survey of 301 EHS decision-makers. The analysis finds that acquisitions and investment rounds continue to reshape competitive dynamics putting pressure on vendors to invest in innovative technology. Customer purchase priorities are focused on user interface design, mobile capabilities, integrated EHS platforms and increasingly international presence. The analysis finds that 10 vendors currently lead the market in both momentum and software application capabilities whilst the other vendors have strong capabilities in specific areas such as chemicals management, environmental management, safety and risk.

Table of contents

The State Of The Market For EHS Software  

EHS Software Vendors Face An Intensely Competitive Market 
Acquisitions, Rebrands, And Investment Continually Reshape The Vendor Landscape
Four Factors Increase Competitive Pressure And Pose Risks To Steady-State Vendors
EHS Software Vendors Must Tackle More Complex Technology Challenges

Customers Prioritize Integrated EHS Platforms To Eliminate Silos And Engage Users 
Survey Data Shows That Incident, Risk, Auditing, And Sustainability Management Drive Purchase Intent
Quality Of The User Interface Is The Key Differentiator For Prospective Buyers
On-Premise And Private Cloud Deployments Are Favoured Over Public Cloud, For Now
Mobile Capability Is Quickly Becoming An Essential Selling Point
Global Brand Awareness For EHS Software Vendors Remains A Major Hurdle

Green Quadrant For EHS Software 
Green Quadrant Methodology
Evaluated Firms: Selection Criteria
Evaluation Criteria For EHS Software
Scope And Methodology Updates For The 2017 EHS Software Green Quadrant
Airsweb Brings An Innovative Best-Of-Breed Strategy To The EHS Software Market 
Cority (Formerly Medgate) Repositions Itself As A True Enterprise EHS Platform With Upgrades To Environmental, Quality And Analytics Capabilities
Dakota Software Delivers Robust EHS Compliance With Integrated Software, Content And Services
DNV GL Provides Customers With A Potent Safety, Incident, And Risk Management Solution With Its Synergi Life Software
EcoIntense Offers A Solid EHS Software Platform And Shows Significant Customer Momentum
EMEX Offers A User-Friendly Safety And Risk Solution Customer With Unique International Experience
Enablon’s Momentum Holds Steady As It Continues To Offer One Of The Most Robust And Well-Rounded EHS Software Solutions On The Market
Enviance Successfully Continues Its Journey From Environmental Specialist To Broad EHS Platform
ERA Environmental Enables Effective Environmental Management For The Automotive, Chemicals And Retail Industries
EtQ’s Increased Investment Into EHS Functionality Results In A Platform With Strong Process Support
Gensuite Offers A Trusted EHS Software Application With Virtually No Functionality Gaps
Intelex Enhances Its Offering With The Acquisition Of Environmental Software Firm Ecocion And A Revamped Mobile Application
IsoMetrix Supplies A Configurable Risk Management Solution Meant To Cover Every Base For High Hazard Industries
Mitratech Purchases CMO Compliance To Expand Its Legal, Risk And EHS Management Reach
ProcessMAP Provides A Strong And Proven EHS Software Solution For Enterprise Customers
SAI Global’s Major Product Investment Pays Off In Safety, Contractor Safety And Risk Management
SAP Provides EHS And Sustainability Functionality That Integrates Tightly With Other SAP Applications
Sphera Embarks On A New Innovation Strategy Fully Aligned With Customer Priorities
UL EHS Sustainability’s PURE Platform Has Emerged As A Significantly Strengthened Proposition
VelocityEHS Provides A Robust Out-Of-The-Box Solution That Exceeds In Safety, Chemicals Management And Mobile Functionality

Table of figures

Figure 1. EHS Software Market Transactions January 2016 To June 2017 
Figure 2. Benefits Of The EHS Function  
Figure 3. EHS Software Penetration By EHSQ Process  
Figure 4. Corporate Investment Plans For EHS Software In 2017  
Figure 5. Importance Of EHS Software Purchasing Criteria  
Figure 6. EHS Software Deployment Preferences Of EHS Professionals 
Figure 7. EHS Software Brand Awareness And Preferences in 2016  
Figure 8-1. Capabilities Criteria For EHS Software Applications  
Figure 8-2. Capabilities Criteria For EHS Software Applications  
Figure 8-3. Capabilities Criteria For EHS Software Applications  
Figure 9. Momentum Criteria For EHS Software Applications  
Figure 10. Green Quadrant EHS Software 2017  
Figure 11-1. Criteria Scores  
Figure 11-2. Criteria Scores  
Figure 11-3. Criteria Scores  
Figure 11-4. Criteria Scores

Organisations mentioned

3E Company, 3M, Actio, Actua, Adidas, AECOM, Aerojet, Air France, Air New Zealand, Airsweb, Alber, Alcoa, Amazon, American Airlines, American Electric Power, AMGEN, Anadarko, Anderson Corporation, Anglo American, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Axalta, AzkoNobel, BAE Systems, Balfour Beatty, Baring Private Equity, BASF, Battery Ventures, Behr, Bendix, Bilfinger, Biogen, BMO Financial Group, Bombardier, Bose, Bureau Veritas, Caltex Australia, Capstone, Cardinal Health, Caterpillar, CH2M, Chevron, Chobani, Citic Pacific Mining, CMO Software, CNPC, Cority, cr360, Dakota Software, Danone, DeBeers, Denso International, DNV GL, Dow Chemical, Dresser Rand, Duke Energy, Duracell, e3 Solutions, Ecocion, EcoIntense, eCompliance, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs, EMEX, Enablon, Encana, Eneo, Energy Transfer Partners, ENGIE Deutschland, Enhesa, ENI, Enviance, ErgoAdvocate, ETQ, European Union, ExxonMobil, Facebook, Federal Aviation Administration, Flyability, FMC Corporation, Fortescue Metals Group, Fujifilm, Gazpromneft, General Dynamics, General Electric, Genstar Capital, Gensuite, Georgian Partners, Glencore, Global Reporting Initiative, Goodrich, Grennbrier, Harley Davidson, Harmony Gold, Health & Safety Institute, Heathrow Airport, Heddoko, HEICO, Hess, HG Capital, Hitec, Home Depot, HP, Hypster-Yale, IBM, IHS, Implex, Infineon, Inpex, Intelex, IQS, Irving Oil, ISO, IsoMetrix, Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Controls, Kalitta Air, Kimberly Clark, Kinder Morgan, Kongsberg Gruppen, Lafarge Holcim, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, libryo, LinkedIn, Lockton, Locus Technologies, Lumo, Magellan Midstream Partners, Marathon Petroleum, McConnell Dowell, MetricStream, Microsoft, Mitratech, Modulo, Monadelphous, Morgan Stanley, MT Aerospace, Mt. Isa Mines, NeftiGaz, NESREA, Nestlé, NetJets, NextEra Energy, NordSafety, Norwest Partners NPK, One Peak Partners, Optech4D, Oracle, OSHA, Pacific Gas & Electric, PepsiCo, Perillon, Petra Diamonds, Peugeot Citroën Retail Deutschland, Pirelli Deutschland, Potash Corp, PPG Coatings Deutschland, PPG Industries, Praxair Deutschland Holding & Co, Pride Journal, ProcessMAP, PwC, Qlik, Realwear, RegAction, Remedy Interactive, Repsol, Rio Tinto Coal Australia, Rivo Software, Rosneft, Royal Caribbean, Ryazanskaya, SAB Miller, SABIC, SafetyCulture, SAI Global, SAP, Scottish Power, Seadrill, Sempra Energy, Shell, Siemens AG Sector Energy, Siemens Energy and Automation, Siemens Medical, Silbelco, SiteHawk, Solvay, Sphera, Stanley Black and Decker, Statoil ASA, Sunoco Logistics, Tableau, Telenor, thinkstep, Tishman Speyer Properties, Total SA, Transnet Freight Rail, Two Rivers Platinum, UCOR, UL EHSS, Unilever, US Department of Energy, Valspar, VelocityEHS, Verse Solutions, Walmart, Wolters Kluwer, Yancoal, ZADCO

About the author

Trevor Bronson

Senior Analyst

Trevor is a Senior Analyst in the EHS Technologies practice group covering all things EHS software including vendor strengths and weaknesses, growth strategies, market characteristics, and general best practice for use. His current agenda is focused on helping EHS technology vendors find success, and helping corporate EHS teams enhance EHS management systems via best practice and a optimized use of available EHS solutions. Trevor has been with Verdantix for more than three years, and previously worked on EHS teams at Tesla Motors and PPL Corporation. He holds a degree in Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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