1. EarthSoft Receives 2013 EBJ Business Achievement Award
Environmental Business Journal Recognizes Firms for Growth and Innovation
San Diego, Calif. (January 2014) — Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ) has honored 41
companies for revenue growth, acquisitions, innovative project designs, technology
applications, new practice areas, social contributions and industry leadership in 2013.
EarthSoft is pleased to announce that it was chosen to receive the EBJ award for
Information Technology Business Achievement.
EarthSoft was recognized for continuing to release new products and signing up many new
clients in 2013. Released at mid-year, EQuIS™ Enterprise 6 features integrated Esri web
GIS, dashboards, and widgets. New versions of Sample Planning Module, EQuIS™ Data
Gathering Engine, and other products were also released, along with the EnviroInsite K'Nect
module for data visualization. New clients added in 2013 included the Los Angeles
Department of Water and Power (with Brown & Caldwell), Kuwait EPA, ExxonMobil, British
Petroleum, SNC-Lavalin, Brion Energy, and Queensland Alumina. EarthSoft also won
additional work from Cetrel in Brazil, Caltex/Chevron Australia, Shell Oil, and others.
EarthSoft's EQuIS™ Online hosting business grew 30%. Several case studies of EQuIS™
were released, from Cetrel, Chesapeake Energy, and others. In addition, the Minnesota
Pollution Control Agency announced it has more than 15 million records in EQuIS™, and
EQuIS™ projects with the states of Montana and New York continued to move forward.
EarthSoft client Groundwater & Environmental Services, Inc. (GES; Neptune, NJ) also
received an EBJ award for Information Technology: Technical Merit, for applying a holistic
approach to improve data management within unconventional gas well potable water
sampling workflows. The upstream oil and gas industry relies on accurate pre- and post-drill
data as a critical component of safe, sustainable, and responsible natural resource
development. The workflow includes landowner, lab, regulator, and operator
communications. GES' approach incorporates multiple software applications, rugged tablet
computers, stringent data quality and safety procedures, trained teams, and in-house data
validation resources to streamline the pairing of field and lab data, greatly improve data
quality, reduce wasteful paper usage, and meet the most stringent regulatory reporting and
timeline requirements. The software set includes EarthSoft EQuIS™/EDGE and Esri ArcGIS
and GES' own deliverable tracking system. GES' deliverable tracking system is used to
record the field electronic data deliverables and ensure that regulatory deadlines are met.
Reports, including completion checks, landowner letters, and statistical comparisons of preand post-drill datasets are automatically distributed to stakeholders. This process has been
used to collect thousands of samples across US shale plays.
About EarthSoft: EarthSoft’s EQuIS™ is the world’s most widely used environmental data
management system. Visit www.earthsoft.com or write firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
About EBI: Founded in 1988, Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego, Calif.) is a
research, publishing and consulting company that specializes in defining emerging markets and
generating strategic market intelligence for companies, investors and policymakers.