Wolters Kluwer Brings Scalability To Enablon’s Innovative Platform

Published 17 August 2017 by David Metcalfe &
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Executive Summary

In July 2016, Wolters Kluwer, the €4.3 billion revenue international information solutions provider, acquired Enablon for €250 million in cash. The new parent firm will continue to support Enablon’s focus on customer-centric innovation whilst at the same time seeking new ways to deliver value faster through standard delivery models and industry solutions. As the EHS software market continues to mature Wolters Kluwer needs to ensure Enablon continues to invest in customer-centric innovation which has been a key ingredient of the vendor’s success to date. This means investing in cloud deployment, relentlessly enhancing user interface design, scaling up the data processing capability of the platform to handle mobile data and embedding automated analytics. As the potential to differentiate EHS software on technology reduces in a more mature market, customers should assess Enablon and other vendors on four success metrics.

Table of contents

Wolters Kluwer Aims For Innovation, Repeatability And Scalability
Persisting With Rapid, Customer-Centric Innovation Is Essential For Enablon’s Growth
Customers Should Assess EHS Software Vendors Against Four Success Metrics

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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