Market Overview: EHS Mobile Apps

Published 30 May 2018 by David Metcalfe &
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Executive Summary

In 2018, 57% of EHS professionals around the globe intend to leverage mobile apps as a means of improving EHS engagement, performance and business value. Mobile apps have played an increasingly prevalent role in EHS software over the past decade and are today considered an obligatory offering for any serious EHS software vendor. The functionality, availability and architecture of EHS mobile apps is dynamic however, and the pace of innovation within the EHS software arena can make it difficult for vendors and buyers alike to maintain a handle on the current state of mobile EHS solutions. This report provides those audiences with a snapshot of what problems mobile EHS apps are currently solving, who is selling them, how they are being sold, how corporate adoption is evolving and what lies around the corner for mobile EHS apps. Finally, the report outlines three strategies that customers can adopt to unlock maximum value from EHS mobile apps.

Table of contents

Market Overview: Mobile EHS Apps
Mobile Apps Are Top Of Mind For EHS Leaders Relative To Other Innovations
Vendors Offering Mobile EHS Solutions Fall Into Three Distinct Categories
Mobile Apps Empower Frontline Workers And Untether EHS Professionals
Barriers To Maximizing The Value Of Mobile EHS Apps Persist
Advances In Software And Edge Technologies Will Refine The Mobile EHS Experience

Choose From Three Strategies To Enhance EHS Performance With Mobile Apps
1. Target A Single Process For Mobile Enablement
2. Pursue A Mobile Excellence Strategy To Enhance All EHS Processes
3. Partner With Operations To Expand the Scope Of The Mobile Business Case

Table of figures

Figure 1. Important Criteria When Evaluating EHS Software
Figure 2. Important Criteria When Evaluating Mobile EHS Apps
Figure 3. Segmentation Of Providers Of Mobile EHS Apps
Figure 4. Native Apps Versus Web Apps: Pros And Cons Of Each Architecture
Figure 5. The Main Use Cases For Mobile EHS Apps
Figure 6. Top Barriers To Deriving Value From EHS Technologies
Figure 7. Type Of Mobile EHS App Provided By Software Vendor

About the author

David Metcalfe


David co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and leads the firm’s research and advisory work on the digitization of Operational Excellence which covers software, systems integration, wearables and drones. Prior to founding Verdantix, David was a Senior Vice President at Forrester Research and Head of Analysis and Forecasting for BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University in Game Theory and Decision Analysis and worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

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