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

Industry Analyst

Chris is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix EHS practice. His current research agenda focuses on digital mental health and wellbeing solutions. Chris joined Verdantix in 2020 and has previous experience at EY, where he specialised in robotic process automation (RPA). He holds an M.Eng. in Engineering Science from Oxford University with a concentration in machine learning and machine vision.

Bill Pennington

VP Research, EHS & Risk Management.

Bill leads the Verdantix Environment, Health & Safety and Risk Management practice. His current agenda focuses on EHS and sustainability services, product stewardship as well as benchmarking EHS technology buyer’s budgets, priorities and preferences globally. Bill comes from a background of corporate EHS roles in the manufacturing and logistics industries. He holds an MBS degree in sustainability from the Rutgers University.

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