A few months ago, we met with the EHS director at a university research program (let's call him Greg).
As we talked with Greg about how hard it was to keep up with the pace of research and how much time EHS staff and researchers were spending on administrative tasks, it became clear that his university had outgrown its current software system.
Then Greg brought up a problem that almost all universities and research institutes experience, and one that's also easily solvable:
"We just don't have the funding we need for new software," he said. "How can we get senior management to give us more resources?"
Our advice: The resources are already there, you just need to know how to unlock them.