SpheraCloud Provides A Bridge To The Future For Sphera Customers

Published 9 November 2017 by David Metcalfe &
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Executive Summary

Headquartered in Chicago, Sphera is the largest EHS software and product stewardship vendor by revenues and was created in July 2016 after Genstar Capital bought a portfolio of software assets from IHS. Sphera has announced the launch of the SpheraCloud platform. This is an EHS software platform, hosted in the cloud, which connects with Sphera’s core applications and for which customers pay a subscription fee. In 2018, customers adopting the SpheraCloud platform will primarily benefit from new user interfaces and new user experience tools including an offline mobile application. From 2018 through 2020, Sphera plans to replicate an increasing breadth and depth of the functionality of their legacy applications on SpheraCloud. This product strategy will enable existing customers to determine when they fully migrate their users from on premise apps to the new SpheraCloud platform. Customers need to develop their own roadmap for using SpheraCloud in the context of IT security policies, changing business requirements and competing products.

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SpheraCloud Provides A Bridge To The Future For Sphera Customers
The Hybrid Information Architecture Will Evolve Into A Full NextGen Platform By 2020 
The SpheraCloud Architecture And Roadmap Offer Existing Customers Valuable Upside 
Sphera Customers Need To Take Stock And Develop A Plan For How They Move Forward 

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About the author

David Metcalfe


David is the CEO of Verdantix and co-founded the firm in 2008. Based on his 20 years of experience in technology strategy and research roles he provides guidance on digital strategies to C-level executives at technology providers, partners at private equity firms and function heads at large corporations. His current focus is on helping clients understand their market opportunity tied to ESG investment trends and their impact on corporate sustainability strategies. During his 12 years running Verdantix – including 4 leading the New York office – he has helped dozens of clients grow their businesses through fund raising, acquisitions and international growth. David was previously SVP Research at Forrester and Head of Analysis & Forecasting at BT. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and also worked as a Research Associate at the Harvard Business School.

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