What to look for in an EHS Management system

The business justification of a modern EHS software system should be a straightforward, low-risk management decision. Most companies today are still using spreadsheets to manage their EHS program. As regulatory agencies become more sophisticated in tracking, reporting, and compliance enforcement, spreadsheets are simply not viable and create risk of non-compliance events and lost productivity. Compliance experts estimate that 80 percent of enterprises use spreadsheets to support critical business functions.  Spreadsheets are powerful and effective in small groups, but quickly break down when collaboration is needed across the organization. We need to plan ahead and determine what criteria we want [...]

EHS Software Life Span

With the continued demand for transparency and the increased need of enterprise-wide risk analysis, the use of software tools is increasingly indispensable to managing global EHS projects.   Most global EHS programs have implemented software solutions, but very few are happy with their decisions.  According to NAEM’s 2017 EHS & Sustainability Software Buyers Guide, almost 50% are shopping for a new solution less than 5 years after implementing their existing software. There are several things an EHS Organization can do to extend their EHS software life span. The more relevant and current the software stays, the higher the ROI is. [...]