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Strategic Sustainability Consulting Releases Guide to Choosing Sustainability Software

posted by Wendy Stott
Published: July 08, 2011

Strategic Sustainability Consulting (SSC) is pleased to announce the release of its new report, Choosing Sustainability Management Software for Your Business: A Guide for Small and Mid-Size Organizations.

"There is a flourishing industry of sustainability data management software," said Jennifer Woofter, President of Strategic Sustainability Consulting, "but most of the effort has been focused on meeting the needs of the Fortune 500 and other huge, multinational companies. Only recently have sustainability software platforms really become relevant and cost-effective for the other 99% of the market. This new guide provides everything these overlooked organizations need to know about choosing a sustainability management software."

Topics in this guide include:

  • Deciding whether you need sustainability management software
  • Creating a short-list of vendors
  • Determining budget and implementation costs
  • Identifying the capabilities you really need in a software platform
  • Understanding who will be using the software, and what kind of training they need
  • Establishing the right technical support requirements
  • Preparing for third-party audits

"Many firms are interested in sustainability management software, but are hesitant to make a commitment without understanding how to get the most bang for their buck," said Jim Jones from Verdant HFC, sustainability consultant and co-author of the report. "This guide will save companies valuable time and money by pointing them towards the product that is just right for them."

As an added bonus, Strategic Sustainability Consulting will continue to add information about sustainability management software to its blog throughout the month of July. This content will include product reviews, commentary on other sustainability software news, and insight from report authors on how to get the most from your software platform.