There’s a shelf life for everything.
Even software has an expected existence. For most well-designed systems, a useful lifetime can be six to eight years. For systems that are less well designed or for applications that evolve quickly, the useful life of business software can be as short as three years.
According to a 2017 survey conducted by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM), most companies that are looking at replacing their environment, health & safety (EHS) software have a system in place that is less than five years old – so, if your system is approaching five years old, it probably is or soon will be outdated.
How do you know your current software is due for a major refresh? You may need new EHS software if:
- Your EHS software needs to integrate with your other IT systems. Many companies have other business software systems for non-EHS applications