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5 Myths About EHS Software

EHS software is expensive, complicated, and takes months or years to implement... right?

These statements aren't true, but people continue to spread them. We even hear some EHS software vendors inadvertently perpetuating these myths. 

If you're buying into them, you could be missing out on a valuable opportunity to save your team time and improve your performance. 

In this post, we'll debunk the 5 most common myths about EHS software and set the record straight.

Learn what EHS software is, how it can benefit your business, and how to choose the right system for you.

Myth 1: It's too expensive

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 solutions. 

Thanks to innovations in technology like subscription-based software as a service, EHS software is now accessible to any organization. In fact, Perillon's pricing is based on the modules and the number of users you need, so you only pay for what you'll actually use. The majority of our customers see a return on their investment in under 12 months. 

Aside from the low initial cost, maintenance and updates are included in your annual subscription fee so you never have to worry about the cost of hardware, IT support, or consultants. 

Myth 2: It will take too long to implement

A standardized EHS software system like Perillon can be up and running in as little as two weeks. That's because the system is pre-configured so you can jump in and start working rather than wasting months setting up the system. 

Our software is organized in modules, which can be rolled out individually and functioning in a matter of days. The system user-interface is pre-populated with standard fields, which can be configured to meet your specific naming conventions.

Myth 3: It's too complicated to use

If you can use Facebook, you can use modern EHS software. The secret, as we mentioned above, is standardization.

Just like standardized processes help an automotive production line run smoothly, standardized software makes it easier to get a consistent output from your system. It also makes it easier to train new users consistently, which leads to higher adoption rates.

In addition to an intuitive standardized system, Perillon offers user-specific training through focused sessions for everyone from administrators to casual users. We also offer 24/7 support and a dedicated account representative so you can get your questions answered quickly.

Myth 4: It won't work with our existing tools

In the same way your smartphone can connect to your car's audio system, integrations enable EHS software to connect to the tools you already use. 

For example, our data warehouse tool enables you to easily export data to your other systems. With the data warehouse tool, you can pull out your EHS costs and export them to your financial system.  

Even better, comprehensive EHS software can eliminate the need for multiple other tools, which streamlines your entire workflow. 

Myth 5: It's only for huge companies

Organizations of all sizes can benefit from EHS software. In fact, small to mid-size business often face greater risks due to lack of time and resources, which makes them ideal candidates for a centralized EHS software system. At Perillon, we offer a start-up package for organizations with as few as 10 users. 

The bottom line

EHS software can be a valuable tool, but misinformation can prevent you from reaping the full benefits. Now that you know the truth behind these myths, you might be interested to learn more about how much EHS software costs

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