BLR, publisher of Environmental, Health & Safety resources, releases technology adoption survey of over 500 companies
Over 80% of health & safety professionals rely on outmoded and risky data collection, storage, and reporting tools
TORONTO, Ont. - November 3, 2015 - ProntoForms Corporation ("ProntoForms" or the "Company") (TSXV: PFM), maker of ProntoForms®, a mobile data collection and analytics platform, today announced that, according to a new survey, over 80% of environmental, health & safety (EHS) professionals rely on outmoded tools for collecting and reporting data on EHS issues in the workplace. According to the survey, almost half of respondents are still using inefficient paper-based forms.
The survey was produced and conducted by Business & Legal Resources (BLR), the leading independent provider of compliance and training services for safety and environmental markets, and sponsored by ProntoForms.
BLR surveyed 517 EHS professionals to discover how they conduct safety programs and processes, interact with safety regulations and protocols, and use technology in their processes.
Highlights of the survey:
- Nearly half (49.5%) of respondents still use paper to fill out EHS forms
- Over half (50.9%) use Excel to manually report on and aggregate monthly safety trends
- 34% store compliance reporting in filing cabinets and only 5% use Cloud storage
- Only 14.3% of respondents have a mobile safety application deployed in the field
- Almost 2 out of 3 respondents (65%) get notifications on safety issues via a phone call
In an effort to ensure the survey results reflected a broad spectrum of perspectives and experiences, respondents in the BLR survey include EHS professionals working across industries in companies ranging from SMBs to large enterprises with over 5,000 employees.
“EHS professionals have been safeguarding our well-being for a very long time using tools like pen and paper for data collection and email and Excel for sharing that data,” said Alvaro Pombo, CEO and Founder of ProntoForms. “The recent transformation in mobile communications has revolutionized these tools and early adopters among EHS professionals are already seeing dramatic improvements in compliance, quality of service responsiveness and operational efficiencies. This report supports our view that the EHS space presents a substantial growth opportunity.”
A range of ProntoForms’ clients representing the oil and gas, utilities, manufacturing, and construction industries use the ProntoForms platform to significantly enhance their environmental and safety processes - improving accuracy, speed and reliability of all EHS inspections. In addition, the platform’s analytics tools allow clients to track progress on HSE compliance and drill down to identify compliance challenges by region, work group, site or even individual employees.
The results of the survey can be downloaded here.
ProntoForms is a mobile workflow platform used by more than 3,500 businesses to collect and analyze field data with smartphones and tablets. Our product delivers an intuitive, secure and scalable solution for mobilizing business processes, with a low total cost of ownership. Our customers harness the solution to increase productivity and reduce cost, improve quality of service and mitigate risks.
ProntoForms is the winner of the 2015 Frost & Sullivan Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership Award for the Mobile Forms Industry.
The company trades on the TSXV under the symbol PFM. ProntoForms is the registered trademark of ProntoForms Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of ProntoForms Corporation.
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