Assessing the requirements for an EMIS implementation

AbbVie is a global pharmaceutical company that focuses on immunology, kidney and liver disease, neuroscience, oncology and women’s health. With more than $18 billion in revenue, the company has research centers in the US, Germany and China, and its products are sold in more than 170 countries worldwide. AbbVie commissioned E2 to develop a 2-year Environmental Health & Safety Information Technology (EHS IT) strategic plan.  AbbVie, formerly the pharmaceutical division of Abbott Laboratories, became an independent company on January 1, 2013.  As of that date, AbbVie was given two years to replace all existing EHS IT systems, or purchase licenses to continue use custom systems developed while under the Abbott umbrella.

E2 conducted discovery workshops, collected functional and technical requirements, evaluated existing systems, identified a number of potential commercial Environmental Health and Safety Management Information Systems (EMIS) products for further evaluation.  E2 developed a request for proposal process and prepared the evaluation criteria, software demonstration guidelines and demo evaluation criteria and facilitated on-site vendor demonstrations, resulting in the selection of Enablon to replace a significant portion of AbbVie’s EHS IT portfolio.

E2 created a 2-year strategic plan detailing the phased implementation of Enablon, replacement of numerous existing systems, and integration to existing systems to remain in place.

E2 was then retained to manage and conduct the phased Enablon implementation and roll-out within the required 2-year window including the following functionality: EHS incident management, key performance indicators/metrics, greenhouse gas reporting and audit/inspection management.  Activities supported by E2 include project management, configuration specifications, system configuration, data gathering/cleansing and loading, testing, training, and roll-out.


  • Requirements definition
  • Keep, modify, retire (KMR) analysis for legacy systems
  • Commercial software evaluation and short list
  • Vendor selection support including request for proposal (RFP) content and review and demonstration planning
  • Implementation support including:
    • Configuration planning
    • Data gathering/cleansing/loading
    • Configuration
    • Customization
    • Reporting
    • Testing

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Date : 27 May 2014

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