Blackstone’s Acquisition of Sphera Raises the Bar for ESG Software Space

Posted by Peter S Bussey on Wed, Sep 15, 2021

In the world of enterprise business software, a billion-dollar-plus investment is not unusual and perhaps even ordinary. But in the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Sustainability software space, a deal of that size is a watershed event. The recently announced acquisition of Sphera by Blackstone constitutes such an event. It also speeds the transition of the EHS and Sustainability (EHSS) software category to being subsumed under the nascent Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) banner.

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Categories: Sustainability, Solution Vendor / Software Vendor, Industrial Transformation / Digital Transformation, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Dassault Systèmes Evolves and Drives a Post-COVID World

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Mon, Jun 29, 2020

Recently, Dassault Systèmes (3DS) held its much anticipated annual analysts’ meeting. Being a virtual meeting, we missed out on the fabulous hospitality that we are used to, but it still gave us access to the top management team. COVID-19 did not only affect our meeting, but it also had a significant impact on 3DS. We remember 12 months ago at the 2019 analyst days, the surprise announcement that 3DS had acquired Medidata, the leader in clinical trials software for life sciences. 3DS solutions now support 50% of the world’s COVID clinical trials, and life sciences has quickly risen to the top three industries served.

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Categories: Sustainability, #DassaultSystemes, LifeSciences

VelocityEHS and Enhsa Partner Up & Emerson Sells Shares for $5.2 B

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Aug 07, 2016

In this weekly Roundup, LNS Research explores recent announcements and events, such as Velocity and Enhesa announces a strategic partnership; Emerson sells Network Power Leroy-Somer business for $5.2 billion; Tesla is set to acquire SolarCity; and Biogen may have a possible buyout on the horizon.

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Categories: Sustainability, Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Cloud, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Enablon Acquisition Exemplifies Shift in EHS Software Landscape

Posted by Peter S Bussey on Fri, Jun 03, 2016

A big step in the logical evolution of the environment, health, and safety (EHS) software market occurred when regulatory and legal information powerhouse, Wolters Kluwers announced that it will acquire EHS, risk and sustainability software vendor, Enablon.

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Categories: Sustainability, Operational Excellence, Risk Management, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

FANUC, Cisco, & Rockwell Collaborate on IIoT & HP Upholds Sustainability [Roundup]

Posted by | Research Team | on Sun, Apr 24, 2016

Avoiding 'Hoverboard' Mishaps with Operational Architecture and Standards

If the recent holiday craze over hoverboards has proved anything, it’s that not all "great ideas" are actually great ideas...

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Categories: Sustainability, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Risk Management, Big Data, Smart Connected Assets, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Asset Reliability

Rhythm & Foundation: 5 Ways EHS Management Drives Success

Posted by Peter S Bussey on Wed, Feb 03, 2016

As I start my new career adventure as the lead EHS Analyst at LNS Research, I’m charged with developing new frameworks for thinking about and analyzing environmental, health, and safety and sustainability issues and solutions. The vocabulary we use to describe problems and develop solutions is important, so naturally my mind wanders often onto how we talk about the EHS business function.

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Categories: Sustainability, Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS), Risk Management, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Three Takeaways from the Paris Climate Conference (COP21)

Posted by | Research Team | on Fri, Dec 04, 2015

Since it commenced this past Monday, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21, also known as the 21st Conference of the Parties) has been all over international news.

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Categories: Sustainability

Adapting to EHS Pressures Facing Oil & Gas Manufacturers

Posted by | Research Team | on Fri, Nov 20, 2015

It’s no secret that, in the oil & gas industry, employee safety has long been an important issue. Not only are oil & gas companies dealing with increasingly stringent regulatory requirements and customer demands, recent negative events have contributed to public scrutiny of health and safety standards across the industry.

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Categories: Sustainability, Risk Management, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

A Month of Highs and Lows for Conflict Mineral Rules

Posted by | Research Team | on Wed, Jun 03, 2015

May was a month of both progress and setbacks on the conflict minerals front. Just as one region established a commitment to support mandatory reporting on conflict minerals, on the other side of the globe another region found the success of existing commitments, well, lacklustre at best. In the face of these developments, it’s a valid question for affected manufacturers to ask whether efforts to combat the conflict minerals trade are beginning a long journey toward eventual success or simply dead in the water.

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Categories: Sustainability, Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

6 Questions from This Week’s Sustainability and Energy Intelligence Webcast

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Fri, Mar 27, 2015

On Tuesday, March 24 I participated in a webinar at Panoramic Power entitled “Enabling Operational Excellence with Energy Intelligence.” As is often the case, there were too many questions to address from the audience in the time allotted, which I’ll address below.

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Categories: Sustainability, Industrial Energy Management (IEM)