1. Concord, MA – May 18, 2014 — The agreement making SGS an inaugural member of
EarthSoft’s new Business Partner Program was signed today. With a dedicated in-house EQuIS
development team and significant user experience with EarthSoft technologies, SGS is certified
as an EarthSoft Business Partner providing EQuIS based services to industrial and government
clients around the world.
SGS offers a wide range of complimentary EQuIS data management services maximizing the
benefits EarthSoft clients can receive from their EQuIS software portfolios. A global operating
footprint means that SGS can provide clients with a consistent approach to the implementation
and ongoing management of EarthSoft technologies, which in turn delivers significant benefits
including lower costs, greater standardization, and corporate best practices. With an established
global network of EQuIS professionals, SGS offers resources, support and contacts with local
knowledge of environmental regulations, data standards and languages.
EarthSoft and SGS will work collaboratively with multi-national corporations expanding their
EQuIS use across their global site portfolios. SGS offers a “one stop shop” of field collection,
laboratory and consulting services for clients implementing standards for data collection and
management activities. In addition, SGS hosts and actively manages EQuIS data through its SGS
E-Data service offering a central data store and web-based data reporting and analysis platform
available anywhere, worldwide, anytime.
EarthSoft and SGS have co-operated on new versions of EQuIS software, including the Sample
Planning Module and EDGE (EQuIS Data Gathering Engine). With automated links to SGS’s
Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), workflow connectivity is improved,
offering some of the best productivity and integration in the world between field, lab, and client
EarthSoft CEO Mitch Beard commented that, “SGS is a leader in this market and offers global
resources supporting EQuIS clients. We are glad to see a unified global data management vision
emerge from a leading service provider and look forward to presenting SGS services to our large
and growing client base.”
SGS Executive Vice President for Environmental Services, Peter Possemiers commented that,
“As a primary environmental data provider SGS are seeing that clients are drowning in the
volumes of data we are supplying them, something EarthSoft recognized long ago. Joining the
EarthSoft Business Partner Program allows SGS and EarthSoft to support a wider range of
clients in using EQuIS to turn their environmental data into valuable information and knowledge,
thus enhancing their environmental management strategies”
About EarthSoft: EarthSoft’s EQuIS is the world’s most widely used environmental data management system. For further
information about EarthSoft or EQuIS, please visit www.earthsoft.com or email email@example.com.
About SGS: SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the
global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and
laboratories around the world. Please visit https://edata.sgs.com or e-mail Karl Daines (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further details.