The Best Mobile EHS Solution: 5 Things to Look For

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Mobile-first EHS solutions are quickly moving from a nice-to-have to a must-have feature. This only makes sense given that, for many, smartphones and tablets are a huge part of our day-to-day life. They keep us informed about our schedule or current events, allow us to connect with people we can’t physically be with, and give us peace of mind. So, why not translate those benefits to our day-to-day work as well? Mobile-first EHS solutions accomplish those same goals, while also lowering costs and increasing efficiency and transparency. If that’s not enough of an incentive, below are 5 more reasons why business leaders should go mobile-first. 

5 Reasons Business Leaders Should Go Mobile-First

1. No Need to Invest in New Hardware

Organizations can use the hardware they have now: mobile-first solutions reduce and can eliminate the need for organizations to select, deploy, and invest in new hardware. The application is accessed through a web browser. How simple is that?

2. Employees Like Using It!

As many know, the real benefits of EHS solutions come with wide-spread adoption and usage. Cority’s mobile-first platform provides a user-friendly, intuitive interface that is built upon Google’s guidelines with UI/UX best practices. Since users have the same experience whether they login through their desktop, tablet, or smartphone, they are familiar with the look and feel, which leads to further adoption. Getting them up and running quickly also saves on training and deployment costs.

3. The Strain on Your IT Team is Significantly Reduced

Most EHS and other enterprise software providers deliver mobility through native apps ( i.e. one which is downloaded through an app store). The deployment of native apps across an organization requires  device standardization, ensuring operating systems are current, and that the app is tested before its deployed. This is not a “one-time” initiative. Every time the hardware manufacturer or software provider updates its technology (device and/or operating system), your IT team must perform their due diligence, too. A mobile-first solution reduces the strain on your IT team without compromising data privacy and security.

4. Transparency Leads to Better Decision-Making

The deployment of a SaaS solution allows organizations to re-examine existing business processes and to enhance them to meet best practices as they automate their workflows. Replacing home grown, Excel, and/or paper-based solutions drives operational efficiencies across the organization. According to an Aberdeen Report, organizations with mobile solutions saw improvements such as:

  • 21% in time-to-decision over the past two years
  • 19% in the cycle time of key business processes
  • 83% in internal schedule compliance
  • 15% in operating margins.

Standardized mobile workflows provide immediate access to data and allow for instant updates to task status. Your organization will benefit from decreased risk of violations, non-compliance, and incidents. As data is collected, it feeds directly into the EHS platform to provide insights at a glance and improve decision making. Cority’s platform is built so your IT team is able to integrate other enterprise solutions, such as SAP, to increase the value and use of your EHS data in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and other initiatives.

5. 100% of Our Development Efforts are Aimed at Advancing Your Agenda

Cority reinvests more of its annual recurring revenue into R&D than most established enterprise software vendors. Funds go towards developing Cority and are not split into three or more development streams (a main application, an iPhone enabled app, and/or a Google enabled app). To put it into perspective, take a look at the efforts and costs associated with maintaining multiple workstreams:

  1. 56% of mobile leaders say it takes from 7 months to over a year to build one app. They spend on average $270,000 per app. – Kinvey
  2. 62% reporting a large app development backlog and 37% facing a shortage of mobile app developers – Outsystems
  3. Maintenance cost for a medium-sized enterprise application project to be in the range of $5,000 to $11,000 per month. – Commentum
  4. 80% reported updating their apps at least twice a year and nearly a third were updating at least once a month. – AnyPresence

Companies pursuing multiple development paths need to also prioritize development. Core applications need to be completed prior to mobile applications. Mobile applications are built to the device manufacturer’s specs, which can impact the presentation of the workflow. Mobile apps also often lag core functionality updates, which delay the overall impact of the efficiencies and benefits your organization has been promised. This becomes an unsustainable effort for both parties.

With a mobile-first approach, each team member is always on the latest version of the application. This provides your company with a huge competitive advantage when it comes to embracing EHS initiatives and driving a culture of safety and sustainability.

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To see for yourself how a mobile-first EHS solution can help drive operational efficiencies and improve safety culture at your organization, request a demo of myCority today.