Useful Advice For Implementing an EHS System

October 22, 2015

If you are about to implement an EHS management system, or if you are considering the purchase of a solution and thinking ahead to the implementation, here’s a familiar warning that you will hear: “Be careful that the implementation does not add to the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the system and affect the Return on Investment (ROI).” This is very good advice, because the implementation and use of the system can be challenging if companies fail to realize the following important elements:

  • Many different players are involved in the implementation: software provider, content provider(s), implementation partner, and sometimes consultants.
  • The identity of individuals with decision-making authority needs to be clear (e.g. will there be an administrator at each facility or a single one at the enterprise level).
  • Given the breadth and depth of the EHS solution and its potential expansion to new facilities, a much bigger set of data will be available to access, share, report on, and use for analytics.
  • More data also means a greater need to avoid silos of information.

It is not enough to simply inquire about the features of the software. You must also be aware of the implementation pitfalls to avoid and the best practices to adopt, as told by other companies that were once in your situation when they were evaluating EHS solutions.

There are a number of ways to get acquainted with best practices regarding the implementation of an EHS management platform. For example, our Sustainable Performance Forum (SPF) events feature peer exchange sessions, and case studies from specific customer implementations. At , participants learned more about implementation challenges from Ergon and E2 ManageTech. If you did not have a chance to attend the implementation case study session, we are providing you an opportunity to get acquainted with lessons learned from an actual EHS system implementation.

The complimentary webinar, How to Ensure a Successful EHS MIS Implementation & Long-Term Payback, will focus on how to successfully structure, execute and reap the benefits of an EHS management platform implementation, based on the lessons learned from Ergon, a global petroleum services provider that deployed a global system across 60 facilities. Through the Enablon platform and expert guidance from E2 ManageTech, Ergon now runs a smart, unified solution for managing EHS and emissions calculations.

Be sure to reserve your spot today so you don’t miss out on critical lessons learned contributing to a successful EHS system implementation and use.

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