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Bridge Efficiency Gaps: Utilize Chemical Management Software

Posted by Kris Richards on Jul 13, 2022 11:26:56 AM

EHS and Lab Safety professionals have a long and complex list of responsibilities with regard to chemical inventory, safety, and procedural compliance. Any organization that utilizes hazardous chemicals needs a robust chemical management program; without one, you put your business, and your employees’ health and safety, at high risk. 

But manual chemical management procedures are overwhelming, complicated,  time-consuming, and expensive. According to ThoughtCo., Federal compliance alone costs businesses $46 billion annually. And it can cost even more if mistakes are made. A significant aspect of many businesses’ federal compliance requirements is chemical inventory management and compliance. 

From compliance to inventory control, these internal processes can pose serious constraints and risks for your business. These include constraints on bandwidth, limited data and transparency, and complications with regulatory compliance. As with any manual process with multiple steps, a lack of visibility,  simplicity, and efficiency breeds a much greater risk of human error, which you can’t afford when dealing with hazardous chemicals. 

Many organizations are choosing to bridge efficiency gaps by leveraging chemical management software. Others are making the jump to a more robust software solution in search of greater productivity and visibility. Let’s dive into the key benefits of chemical management software and how these improvements can transform your organization. 

Safety & Accuracy

Hazardous chemical management isn’t easy. Without clear, up-to-date visibility into the chemical inventory, the management process can be tedious, complicated, and dangerous. With a chemical management software solution, you can rest easy knowing you have complete visibility into your chemical inventory. With the right software, you can instantly confirm the location and security of chemicals across your site. 

Further, the best software management solutions will automatically ensure regulatory compliance, thereby increasing the accuracy of your safety management and virtually eliminating the risk of human error. SciShield’s ChemTracker software is built on a Stanford University pioneered, robust central database that can help you meet the highest regulatory and safety standards. 

Productivity & Efficiency

By unlocking the power of a central database and automated compliance, chemical management software can help bridge critical efficiency gaps in your organization. Perhaps one of the most tedious tasks for businesses handling hazardous chemicals is inventory reconciliation. Inventory reconciliation, or the process of auditing inventory and recognizing any discrepancies between on-hand and on-record inventory, can take any organization days to complete. 

Chemical management software streamlines this process by providing new levels of visibility. This can multiply the bandwidth of your team, accelerate productivity, and scale your business. Our inventory reconciliation tool includes a user-friendly interface to meet your organization’s unique needs with automation. 

Reporting & Audit Readiness

All organizations handling chemicals must maintain Safety Data Sheets as well as accurate reports. While important, these arduous reports can overwhelm your team and inhibit professionals’ ability to complete other critical tasks. Further, an unexpected audit can derail your team’s deliverables for days. 

With comprehensive SDS management software, you can efficiently generate complex reports in seconds. Easily manage SDS compliance with SDS attachment capabilities, to ensure timeliness and safety transparency.


Chemical management software can transform your organization's internal processes to achieve new levels of efficiency, safety, and reporting capabilities. By bridging key efficiency gaps with automation, you can scale your business without sacrificing safety or procedural integrity. If you’re considering making the switch to an automated solution, check out our blog, “5 Features to Look for in Chemical Compliance Software”

ChemTracker has helped thousands of laboratories transform their hazardous chemical management systems and meet their organization’s unique needs. 

Our powerful chemical inventory and reporting system simplifies the chemical inventory process and ensures reliable chemical data while also lowering risk. Schedule a free consultation to learn more about SciShield ChemTracker.

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