Wolters Kluwer Brings Scalability To Enablon’s Innovative Platform

Published 17 August 2017 by David Metcalfe &
EHS Software Environment, Health & Safety Market Insight

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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

Organisations mentioned

Arcadis, CH2M, Cority, E2 ManageTech, eCompliance, Enablon, ERM, IHS, Intelex, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Microsoft, neo4j, Oracle, OSHA, SAI Global, Sphera, UL EHS Sustainability, Velocity EHS, Wolters Kluwer.

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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