Chemicals Management Software Guide

Welcome to the third edition of the Chemicals Management Software Guide brought to you by Chemical Watch.

Third edition

This guide is designed to help you understand the software that supports regulatory compliance and also enables businesses to move beyond compliance and achieve safer chemicals in products throughout the supply chain.

What's inside the guide?

  • Analysis of our chemicals management software user survey – 
    taken by 300 companies active in and around the chemical industry about their use of software, which key functions they use IT tools for, and the main factors behind their investments. 

  • 5 articles on how businesses are using software to meet compliance obligations - see Editorial in the Guide, below.

  • Glossary - key terms explained and how we define them in the Guide.

  • 23 software profiles - each presenting individual products/services to support chemicals management activities.

  • Directory - find out the software tools and services that are being used by the Chemical Watch audience.

Editorial in the guide

Software mergers: How to minimise pain and risk
Companies face daunting choices when they change or upgrade software – should they merge existing datasets or start from scratch? What are the factors that influence the choice of an upgrade and affect the costs of setting up?

Blockchain aids responsible sourcing
IBM and a cross-sector of companies pursue blockchain project to track cobalt.

Mitigating business risk and environmental impact through better product safety
Clariant offers a model for software-based risk management.

EHS reliance on software expected to boost sales to almost $2bn by 2024
Health and safety professionals are integrating chemicals management software into their day-to-day work life.

Software supports move towards a circular economy 
business model
Product stewardship and chemical management software is helping companies move toward more sustainable practices and enabling the growth of the circular economy. 

The Guide features 5 specially commissioned articles by journalists on software that address specific solutions in chemicals management:

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