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Understanding The EH&S Software Market

Date: 23 July 2013

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23 pages, 22 figures

Executive Summary

Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) management has been a core activity for organizations in heavy environmental footprint sectors in North America for over three decades. Yet usage of EH&S software is still heterogeneous. In order to understand the dynamics of the North American EH&S software market, Verdantix surveyed 106 users from different industries, departments, with varied levels of responsibility and from firms of different sizes in terms of revenue. We asked respondents to provide insights on the maturity of their firm’s EH&S software usage practices, functionality preferences, and future trends in spending and usage. Revealing untapped market potential, Verdantix found that firms will increase spending and usage over the next three years. This report helps EH&S software suppliers and service providers better understand the underlying dynamics of the user market to define sales strategies, budgets and product development roadmaps.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

UNDERSTANDING THE EH&S SOFTWARE MARKET
Verdantix Surveyed 100 EH&S Practitioners Across Industries

THE EH&S SOFTWARE MARKET REMAINS HETEROGENEOUS
State of EH&S Strategies Points To Untapped Market Potential
Current Usage Aims To Improve Performance On Traditional Procedures
EH&S Practitioners Lead Decisions On Budgets And Solutions

FIRMS WILL INVEST TO STANDARDIZE THEIR PRACTICES
High Growth Continues For Software And Services
New Investment Will Focus On Adding To Existing Systems Until 2016
Established Suppliers Dominate Users’ Brand Preferences

TABLE OF FIGURES

Figure 1. Department Of Respondents Interviewed
Figure 2. Level Of Respondents Interviewed
Figure 3. Industry Segment Of Organizations Surveyed
Figure 4. Annual Revenues Of Organizations Surveyed
Figure 5. Responsibilities Of Respondents Surveyed
Figure 6. Respondents’ Perspective On Maturity Of EH&S Procedures
Figure 7. Maturity Of EH&S Software Usage Practices
Figure 8. EH&S Monitoring And Reporting Practices
Figure 9. Current Usage Of EH&S Software Across Functionality
Figure 10. Current Usage Of EH&S Software Across Areas
Figure 11. Drivers Of EH&S Software Usage
Figure 12. Barriers To EH&S Software Usage
Figure 13. Department Involvement In Decision-Making
Figure 14. Drivers Of EH&S Software Spending
Figure 15. Barriers To EH&S Software Spending
Figure 16. Change In EH&S Software Spending Until 2016
Figure 17. Change In EH&S Software Services Spending Over The Next 12 Months
Figure 18. Change In EH&S Software Usage Until 2016
Figure 19-1. Change In EH&S Software Functionality Usage Until 2016
Figure 19-2. Change In EH&S Software Functionality Usage Until 2016
Figure 20-1. Change In EH&S Software Area Usage Until 2016
Figure 20-2. Change In EH&S Software Area Usage Until 2016
Figure 21. Awareness Of EH&S Software Suppliers
Figure 22. Awareness Of EH&S Software Services Suppliers

ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED

Accenture, AECOM, AMEC, ARCADIS, Black & Veatch, BSI Group, CH2M HILL, Conestoga & Rovers Associates, Credit360, Deloitte, E2ManageTech, Enablon, Enviance, ENVIRON, ERM, ExxonMobil, FirstCarbon Solutions, Gensuite, Golder Associates, Hecla Mining Company, IHS, Intelex, Jacobs Engineering, Locus Technologies, MetricStream, MWH Global, Parsons Brinckerhoff, PE International, Rio Tinto Alcan, SAIC, SAP, Shaw Group, Stantec, Southern Company, Tetra Tech, TRC Solutions, URS Corporation, US Steel, US Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Wipro, Worley Parsons, Xylem