Green Quadrant: EHS Software 2021

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Executive Summary

This report provides a detailed fact-based comparison of the most prominent environment, health and safety (EHS) software platform vendors. Based on the proprietary Verdantix Green Quadrant methodology, the analysis encompasses three-hour live product demonstrations with pre-set scenarios and vendor responses to a 332-point questionnaire covering 7 technical, 19 functional and 11 market momentum categories. Verdantix also conducted interviews with more than 15 software users and reviewed the data from our global survey of 301 EHS decision-makers. The analysis finds that the EHS software market has undergone substantial transformation, with more than 40 transactions taking place within the last two years. Growing EHS collaboration with operations and the desire for integrated risk management drive customer visions and requirements. Among the vendors featured in the Leaders’ Quadrant, six firms—Benchmark Digital, Cority, Enablon, Intelex, Sphera and VelocityEHS—offered the most robust all-round EHS software platform capabilities.

Table of contents

The State Of The EHS Software Market  

The EHS Software Landscape Has Undergone Substantial Transformation  
A Multitude Of Financial Transactions Have Reshaped The EHS Software Market
EHS Software Buyers Face A Significantly Altered And Expansive Landscape Of Options
Strong Dedication To Customer Success Will Distinguish EHS Vendors With Resilient Growth

Customers Look To Commercial EHS Software For Integrated Risk And Operational Excellence Benefits  
EHS Digital Transformation Efforts Remain Resilient Among Corporates
Enterprise-Scale Adoption Of EHS Software And Mobile Apps Remains Central To Digitization Efforts
Growing EHS Collaboration With Operations Is Driving Diverse Customer Visions And Innovation

Green Quadrant For EHS Software 2021  
Green Quadrant Methodology
Scope And Methodology Updates For The 2021 Green Quadrant EHS Software Study
Evaluated Firms: Selection Criteria
Evaluation Criteria For EHS Software
Alcumus Leverages Acquisitions To Rapidly Expand Footprint In Europe And North America
Benchmark ESG™ Powered By Gensuite Delivers Strong Momentum And Product Growth
Cority Completes Transformation To An Integrated End-To-End EHSQ Solutions Platform
Dakota Software Delivers On EHS Software, Regulatory Content And Services For US Customers
DNV GL Synergi Life Offers Risk-Centric EHSQ Software To Industrial And Infrastructure Firms
EcoOnline Acquires Airsweb To Offer A Comprehensive EHS Software Built On Robust Chemicals Management Foundations
Enablon Delivers A Comprehensive Platform Solution For EHS And Sustainability Management
HSI Draws On EHS Training Expertise And Footprint To Grow Software Platform
Ideagen Builds An Integrated Quality, Health, Safety, And Environment Software Platform
Intelex Expands From EHSQ Software To Deliver Connected Digital Ecosystem Solutions
INX Software Offers Configurable Workplace EHS Solutions For Resource Extractive Industries
IsoMetrix Delivers EHS And Sustainability Risk Management Solutions For High-Risk Sectors
ProcessMAP Offers Robust Occupational Health And Safety Management Software Solutions
Quentic Delivers On Enterprise-Scale EHS And Sustainability Software For European Firms
SAI Global Offers Integrated Risk Capabilities For Environment, Health And Safety Management
SAP Delivers EHS Information Management That Leverages Its Enterprise IT Resources
SHE Software Establishes Strong Product-Market Fit For Mid-Market Buyers
Sphera Offers A Revitalized Sustainability And Integrated Risk Management Software Platform
TenForce Draws On Operational Risk And Process Safety Expertise For EHS Management
UL Offers A Comprehensive EHS Software Platform With Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Sustainability Strengths
VelocityEHS Extends Chemical Safety And Industrial Hygiene Leadership For At Risk Sectors
VisiumKMS Delivers Strong Safety Management Software To High-Risk Process Industries


Table of figures

Figure 1. EHS Software Market Transactions 2016-2018
Figure 2. EHS Software Market Transactions 2019-2020
Figure 3. Change In EHS Spend In The Next 12 Months
Figure 4. Adoption Of Software By EHS Processes In 2021
Figure 5. EHS Technologies: 2021 Investment Plans
Figure 6. Technical Capabilities Criteria For EHS Software Applications
Figure 7-1. Functional Capabilities Criteria For EHS Software Applications
Figure 7-2. Functional Capabilities Criteria For EHS Software Applications
Figure 8. Momentum Criteria For EHS Software Applications
Figure 9. Green Quadrant EHS Software 2021
Figure 10-1. Vendor Criteria Scores
Figure 10-2. Vendor Criteria Scores
Figure 10-3. Vendor Criteria Scores
Figure 10-4. Vendor Criteria Scores
Figure 10-5. Vendor Criteria Scores
Figure 10-6. Vendor Criteria Scores

Organisations mentioned

Grand River Hospital, J5 International, ABB, Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Actio, Adidas, Admiral Group, Airbus UK, Airsweb, AkzoNobel, Alcumus, Alumni Ventures, Amazon, Ameren Corp, American Sugar Refining, Anglo American, ANSI, APS Group, AstraZeneca, Augmentir, Avetta, Axion Health, Axonify, Bakaert, Banyard Solutions, Baring PE, Barrick Gold, BASF, Bay Valley Foods, Benchmark Digital, Black & Veatch, BMO, Borealis, Bosch, Bose, Boston Scientific, BP, Bremer Energy Consulting Services, Bristol-Myers Squibb, BROWZ, Burberry, Bureau Veritas Laboratories, Cayuga Health System, CDP, CenterPoint Energy, CGE Risk, ChemAdvisor, Chemical Watch, ChemTel, Chevron, Chevron Phillips Chemical, China Bureau Of Statistics, Chubb, City West Water, CLMI Safety Training, CMO, Columbia Ventures, ComplianceQuest, Conagra, ConocoPhillips, Continental Automotive, ContractorCheck, Convergence Training, ConvergentIS, Cooper Standard, Cority, Corning Incorporated, cr360, CVC Capital Partners, Dairyland Power Cooperative, Dakota Software, Danone, DCM Compliance, Deoleo, DevonWay, DJSI, DNV GL, Domo, donesafe, Drexel University, Drom Fragrances, DuPont, Dura Automotive Systems, Dyno Nobel, e3 Solutions, Ecocion, EcoIntense, eCompliance, EcoOnline, EcoVadis, Edison Electric Institute (EEI), EHS Insight, ehsAI, EMEX, EMSL Analytical, Enablon, Encamp, Energy Star, Engica, ENGIE, Enhesa, Enviance, Environmental Defense Fund, EnviroServ, Equinor, ErgoAdvocate, Ergon, ERM, Estee Lauder, ETQ, EU, eVision, EVONIK, ExxonMobil, EY, Fatigue Science, Ferrovial, Finnair, FLIR Systems, Fluor, FMC, Fonterra, Fortive, Friesland Campina, Frito Lay, Frog Capital, General Mills, Genstar Capital, Gensuite, Gilead, Glasgow City Council, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, GRESB, Guardhat, Health & Safety Institute (HSI), Heriot-Watt University, Hernic Ferrochrome, Hess, Hexagon, HG Capital, Highmark Interactive, HIH Laboratory, HollyFrontier, Honeywell, HP, Humantech, Huntsman, Hyatt, Ideagen, IHS, Imperial College London, Implex Consulting, Industrial Scientific, IndustrySafe, Ineos, iNet, Inflexion, Intelex, Interaptix, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), International Flavors & Fragrances, INX Software, IPCC, IQC, ISO, IsoMetrix, Johnson & Johnson, Joseph Rowntree Foundation Trust, JP Morgan, Juniper Networks, Kaiser Permanente, Kingspan Group, KMI, Koch Industries, Koole Terminals, Kopin, KPA, Lanxess, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LEED, Lenovo, Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, libryo, LifeGuard Solutions, Lighthouse HSE, Lisam Systems, London Benchmarking Group, London City Airport, L'Oreal, Lufthansa, Luxembourg Air Rescue, LyondellBasell, Maersk Oil, Martech Media, Martin Aerospace and Orthoplastics, MAU Workforce Solutions, McDonalds, Measurabl, Medgate, Medtronic, Meercat, Menzies, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD), Microsoft, Mitie, Mitratech, Mitsubishi Chemicals, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital, Mount Isa Mines, MRO Software, MSDSonline, MTR Corporation, Multimedia Training Systems (MTS), National Australia Bank, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Nestlé, Netflix, Network Rail, New Zealand Local Authority Shared Services, Nexteer, NICE Satmetrix, Nintendo, NIOSH, NordSafety, North Carolina State University, Northwestern University, Norton Gold Fields, Norwest, Novelis, One Peak Partners, Optima, Origami Risk, OSHA, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Parker, Patagonia, PEC Safety, Perillon Software, Petrotechnics, Pfizer, Phillips 66, Pirelli, Polypipe, PPC, Prevsis, ProcessMAP, Prodeco, Prometheus Group, PSA, Qualcomm, Qualsys, Quentic, Realwear, RegAction, RJ Lee Group, Rolls-Royce, Royal Carribbean International, Royal Mail Group, RTP Ventures, SafeTec, Safety Culture, SafetyTek, SAI Global, Saint-Gobain, Sanofi Genzyme, SAP, SASB, SBTi, Scannell Solutions, Schlumberger, Securex, SGS, SGS Galson, SHE Software, Shell, Siemens, Silgan, Simply But Needed (SBN) Software, SiteHawk, Skanska, Smiths Group, Soletanche Bachy, Sonnedix, SOS Intl, SparesFinder, Sphera, Spiramid, Spirit AeroSystems, STP, Summa Equity, Summit Training Source, Suncor, SustainAbility, Tableau, Tanarra Credit Partners, TapRoot, TCFD, TCV, Teck Resources, Telenor, Telstra, TenForce, Teradyne, Thales, The Carlyle Group, The Industrial Accident Prevention Association, The Mining Association Of Canada (MAC), thinkstep, Thoma Bravo, Tiffany, Tiger Global Management, Trevali, UGI Corp, UK Defra, UK Environmental Agency, UK NHS, UL, UN, Unilever, US Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC), US DOT, US EPA, Vado, Vaillant , Vector Solutions, VelocityEHS, Veolia, Veriforce, Verisk 3E, Vestas, VisiumKMS, Vivid Learning Systems, Vodafone, Voith, Wanhua Chemical, Whirlpool, Wolters Kluwer, Woolworths, Workrite, WorkSafe Canada, Xybion, YanFeng, Yokogawa RAP, Zebra Technologies

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.

Yaowen Ma

Principal Analyst

Yaowen is a Principal Analyst at Verdantix conducting research on EHS and ESG information management. His current agenda focuses on digital technologies, best practices and growth strategies across EHS, product stewardship, sustainability performance and ESG risk management. Yaowen has more than seven years of experience managing and delivering EHS and ESG research and consulting engagements to corporates, vendors, investors and industry associations. He holds a dual major bachelor’s degree in environmental management and international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

MD and Global Head of Research
Rodolphe co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and directs the firm’s research strategy across all practice areas. Rodolphe has over 20 years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge.

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