Is your small to medium sized business (SMB) struggling with environmental management? Businesses of every size have to navigate a shifting landscape of environmental compliance, and it can often seem like technological solutions are only achievable for large corporations with generous budgets.
Thankfully, there is environmental management system software that is scalable for the needs of small and mid-market businesses. The tools you need are within your reach, whether you’re just starting out or already running a business.
Determining if You Need Environmental Software
You may be questioning whether software is really the solution to your environmental management problems. While a blog article can’t answer this question for you, it can help you work through the decision process, so you have the information you need to make an informed decision.
Regardless of size, any business that maintains a store front or vehicle fleet, or handles hazardous materials, has environmental regulation compliance issues to wrestle with. If keeping track of all the regulations and filling out paperwork by hand is becoming more than your business can handle, it’s time to consider upgrading to an environmental management system software solution that can streamline the process and help you avoid the costly fines that a growing business can ill afford.
The Benefits of a Tailored Solution
The environmental needs of a SMB are different from those of a multi-national corporation. As such, your software needs also differ. You don’t want your compliance management software to be bogged down with modules for regulations that don’t apply to a business of your size.
To address your organizational challenges, look for a software suite that can be customized to your business. You should be able to set it to track the metrics necessary for a company in your industry and location, and nothing else. The best software solutions will even give you the option to set your own custom metrics, in addition to those determined by government regulations. For budget-minded SMBs, it can be especially beneficial to monitor things like resource usage, to not only ensure environmental compliance, but also efficiency.
Choosing the Right Software for You
When the time comes to invest in environmental management system software, make sure you’re choosing the right solution for your business.
Should you trust a company that only creates software for SMBs, or should you look at a company that offers HSE software solutions for businesses of all sizes? It depends on the future you foresee for your business. If you intend for your business to stay small, until you sell it off and move on to your next project in a few years, a one-size-fits-all SMB solution may be a good solution for you.
However, if you’re in it for the long haul and you have an eye towards long-term growth, you want a software suite that can grow and change with you. And more importantly, you want to work with a business that is also in it for the long haul. Work with an established provider like Cority, who’s clients differ from all sizes, and will be there for you no matter what your business needs may be today, tomorrow, or even a year from now.