In 2006, Linde AG merged with The BOC Group to form The Linde Group (Linde), a leading gases and engineering company with almost 48,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. Following the merger, Linde needed the capability to collect and analyze data from hundreds of global reporting centers. Changes in data also had to be seamlessly and quickly updated while maintaining an audit trail. The Linde CR managers realized that the systems that tracked CR and sustainability data were becoming out of date. It was time to look for a new system that would be a fresh tool to help measure their sustainability data.