Many small- to mid-size businesses believe that EHS software is too expensive or complex for their needs. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Whether you have 50 employees or 500, it’s worth investing in an EHS software solution. Here’s why:
All businesses can benefit from EHS software
EHS software can help businesses of all sizes save time, lower costs, and prevent unwanted events. But that’s particularly important for smaller companies. Why?
When you’re growing your business, every dollar counts. You can’t afford to waste money on OSHA penalties, legal fees, or higher workers’ compensation premiums. So if you’re not using EHS software, you’re putting your profits and your reputation at risk.
Not only that, but if you’re still using spreadsheets to manage your EHS tasks and activities, you might not realize how much time you’re wasting. Instead of focusing on high-value activities, employees are forced to fritter away hours on administrative tasks like keying in data and creating reports. That’s a problem for any company, of course, but it’s especially problematic for small- and mid-sized businesses because your resources are limited compared to larger companies.
Today’s solutions are designed to grow with you
As we said above, you don’t have to be a big company to benefit from EHS software. These days, cloud-based EHS software gives you the flexibility to scale as you grow. Instead of having to purchase a full suite of tools your team won’t use, you can pick and choose the solutions you need. Task and document management, mobile audits and inspections, and dashboard reporting are just a few of the applications companies choose when they’re just getting started with EHS software. With the option to start small and add on features and users at any time, you’ll never have to worry about overspending or outgrowing your system.
EHS software doesn’t have to be expensive
This is one of the most common misconceptions about EHS software. Most people think that EHS software costs tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. Understandably, smaller businesses simply don’t have that kind of budget.
While it's true that custom software is very expensive and that some commercial software comes with a six-figure-plus price tag, there are also affordable off-the-shelf options for every price point. Small- to mid-size companies should look for standardized solutions that can be configured to their needs. Avoid solutions that require extensive customization — they’re significantly more expensive to implement and maintain.
At Perillon, we offer solutions starting between $5-10K. Perillon's flexible, cloud-based solutions can be implemented quickly and for a fraction of the cost of older custom systems, making it an ideal choice for growing companies. Click here to request a demo.
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