Market Overview: EHS Mobile Apps

Published 30 May 2018 by David Metcalfe & Trevor Bronson
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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

Organisations mentioned

360factors, ABB, Adidas, Affygility, Airsweb, Alcumus, Android, AppDevices, Apple, Blackberry, Bowers Management Analytics, ChemWatch, ComplianceMetrix, ConformIT, Cority, Convergence Training, Dakota Software, DevonWay, DNV GL, Dow, DuPont Sustainable Solutions, EcoIntense, ecom instruments, eCompliance, Effective Software, EHS Analytics, EHS Data (Monitor Pro), Emex, Enablon, Enviance, ERA Environmental, EtQ, eVision, EXP, Facebook, Fluke, Gensuite, Go-ARC, GoCanvas, Google, HandsHQ, HIS, IBM, IMEC Technologies, Instagram, Integrum, Intelex, IsoMetrix, Kennametal, Lendlease, Lighthouse HSE, Logical Safety, MACS-G Solutions, Maerix, Malcolm Group, MetricStream, Microsoft, Mitratech, myosh, National Fire Protection Association, Nestle, NextLOGIk, Noggin, NordSafety, Notify, Origami Risk, Pavilion KL, Petrotechnics, Pew Research, PG&E, Pivothead, Predictive Solutions, Presight, PrevenControl, Prevsis, ProcessMAP, Progressly, ProntoForms, Pro-Sapien, Qlik, RealWear, Riskonnect, Ryder, Safety Media, SafetyCulture, SafetyStratus, SAI Global, Salute, SAP, SBN, Secova, SHE Software, Skillsoft, SMS360, Snapchat, Social Security Admiration, SOTI, Southwest Airlines, Sphera, Spira Data, StarTex (EHS Insight), Tableau, TenForce, Twitter, UL EHSS, VelocityEHS, Verdant Web Technologies, Vault Intelligence, Vermeer, VINCI, Virgin Trains, VMWare, Vuzix, WishingSoft, WorldAPP (form.com), xOverTime

About the author

David Metcalfe

CEO

David leads Verdantix research on operational risk management covering technologies, best practices and growth strategies. His current agenda is focused on establishing operational risk software as a distinct category of technology investment. David has 20 years of experience in technology research. He co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and previously worked at Forrester Research, BT and the Harvard Business School. David holds a PhD from Cambridge University.

 

Trevor Bronson

Senior Analyst

Trevor is a Senior Analyst in the EHS Technologies practice group covering all things EHS software including vendor strengths and weaknesses, growth strategies, market characteristics, and general best practice for use. His current agenda is focused on helping EHS technology vendors find success, and helping corporate EHS teams enhance EHS management systems via best practice and a optimized use of available EHS solutions. Trevor has been with Verdantix for more than three years, and previously worked on EHS teams at Tesla Motors and PPL Corporation. He holds a degree in Environmental Health, Safety and Sustainability from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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