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EarthSoft Corporate Overview September 2010

  1. 1. EQuIS© Overview<br />Environmental Quality Information System<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  2. 2. “The world will collect more environmental data in the next 5 years than in all previous history…”Original quote courtesy Dow Jones Investment Forum, environmental * added by EarthSoft…<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  3. 3. What is EQuIS?<br /><ul><li>Technical Data Management
  4. 4. Sample – Test – Result Data
  5. 5. Chemistry /Geology /Limnology /Air /Geotechnical Data
  6. 6. Not an EMIS (EHS) system; Not a LIMS, Not for ISO
  7. 7. All .NET; SQL Server / Oracle
  8. 8. Open Systems; Licensed OR Hosted
  9. 9. Multi-lingual
  10. 10. The most widely used data management system in the US/UK/Canada/South America</li></ul> …Field Sensor and Lab Data to Web GIS Spider Diagrams….<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  11. 11. What kind of data does EQuIS manage?<br />Scientific / Technical / Environmental Data:<br /><ul><li> Environmental: Water (Lake, Drinking, Discharge, Ocean, River, Ground), Air/Vapor, Sediment (Superfund/DoD), Dust, Noise, Analytical, Eco-Risk, Biological, Archeological
  12. 12. Geotechnical and geological data</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  13. 13. EQuIS Workflows<br />Imports: EDP and Enterprise EDP:<br /><ul><li> Closed Loop enforces data quality
  14. 14. Most labs, consultants already have EDP</li></ul>Exports: EZView and EIA:<br />Build-Serve-Push Reports and Graphics<br />Sample Plans: SPM & EDGE<br />Field EDDs prepared in advance<br /><ul><li> eCoCs and Completeness Checker</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  15. 15. EQuIS<br />Field Collection<br />EDP<br />EQuIS<br />Monitoring/<br />Instrumentation<br />Data Out: <br />Automated/Manual<br />Data In:<br />Automated/Manual<br />Laboratory EDDs<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  16. 16. EQuIS Automated Workflow<br />…EDD Management…<br />EDGE - Field Data Collections<br />EQuIS<br />Schema<br />Oracle, SQL Server<br />Enterprise<br />EDP<br />EDGE,<br />Field EDP,<br />Lab EDP<br />EDDs<br />Spreadsheets, <br />txt files or <br />XML files<br />Sensors/<br />Instrumentation<br />Data Loggers<br /> Correct / <br />Incorrect<br /> Today’s EDDs<br />Emails for correct EDD submissions<br />Yesterday’s EDDs<br />Emails for incorrect EDD submissions w Error Logs<br />web dashboards<br />emails<br />Laboratories<br />LIMS<br />SPM<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  17. 17. EQuIS Automated Workflow<br />One email via Outlook produces:<br /><ul><li> EDD Acceptance Message
  18. 18. Failed Agent Notification (no data submitted)
  19. 19. Five Agents
  20. 20. Time from Submission to report:</li></ul>Two Minutes!<br />Google Earth<br />Elevated Contours<br />Outlook Agent Folder<br />Exceedance Report<br />Statistics Result Table<br />Multi-Parameter Time Series<br />Successful EDD Submission Notification<br />Notification: No Data Submitted for this Agent<br />Contour PDF<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  21. 21. EQuIS Exports and <br />Interfaces<br />Enterprise<br />Professional<br />ArcGIS<br />ArcGIS<br />Server<br />Spreadsheets<br />Cross Tab Reports<br />Push<br />Reports<br />EDD<br />Submissions<br />Graphs, Graphics,<br />Visualizations<br />EQuIS<br />EZView<br />Reports<br />View/Edit<br />Data<br />Build<br />Reports<br />Spider<br />Diagrams<br />Google Earth <br />Animations and Mashups<br />EZView<br />Reports<br />Web<br />Maps<br />Map<br />Labeling<br />3D and 4D<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  22. 22. EQuIS Enterprise<br />Workflow Automation <br />Web enabled, multi-facilities, multi-user, multi-database<br />All .NET dashboards<br />Build, Serve & Push <br />Reports, Graphics and Graphs<br />Google Earth .kmz files, GIS exports, Crosstabs, and more…<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  23. 23. Who Uses EQuIS?<br />…Just a few of our valued advisors and customers…<br />USEPA Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6; Many US States(NY, MT, LA, TX, CA, CO, MN, DE, TN, WV); <br />Ohio and NC DOTs, several Army Corps; and many other large government agencies …<br />Montana DEQ: :<br />New York DEC :<br />Almost all major consultants: AECOM, AMEC, Arcadis, Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, CDM, CRA, CH2M Hill/Critigen, ERM, Mactec, Haley & Aldrich, Kleinfelder, Ecology & Environment, EA Engineering, Environmental Standards, O’Brien & Gere, Stantec, Shaw Group, URS, WorleyParsonsKomex, over 400 consultants…<br />Agip, Barrick Gold, Shell Oil, PPG, Cemex, BASF, Olin, Rohm & Haas, IBM, Peabody Energy, and many multi-national industrials...<br />Port of NY/NJ, King County, City of Redmond, Nassau County, many local governments….<br />All major labs in the US & Canada and over 1,000 users at other labs…<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  24. 24. Case Study: Colorado<br />…taming the data monster…<br /><ul><li>FirstCreatedanElectronicData Submittal (EDS)formatfordata resultsand QA/QC data in 2000.
  25. 25. StandardizedSpatialProjectionSystem.
  26. 26. Contractedwith geological studentforentryof geologic data and QA/QCparameters.
  27. 27. Historic data convertedbyDB administratoronan as-neededbasis.
  28. 28. Over 75 largefacilitiesloaded 2000 – 2007.
  29. 29. 2008 Update:
  30. 30. MigratingWaterDivisionSTORET data toEQuIS.
  31. 31. EQuIS as a WQX node.</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  32. 32. Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  33. 33. EQuIS: A Paradigm Shift<br />Case Study:<br />Oil and Gas firm<br />Required contractorsto submit EQuIS EDDs.<br />Required all labs to useEDP.<br />Order of magnitudeproductivity gainafter training and 4 projects.<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  34. 34. Why do you care about <br />our sales to others?<br /><ul><li>With software, volume is your only friend.
  35. 35. There is safety in numbers.
  36. 36. Software ages very quickly.
  37. 37. EarthSoft is focused on EQuIS development.
  38. 38. You can realize benefits from innovation sponsored by many other clients.
  39. 39. With software, the last thing you want to be is unique.</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  40. 40. EQuIS Disruptive Technology<br />Changes how environmental professionals work:<br /><ul><li> Are professionals and consultants making your graphics and reports “by hand” or with spreadsheets?
  41. 41. Are you discovering lots of errors in your data months later?
  42. 42. Do field crews and labs check their EDDs prior to submission to you?</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  43. 43. EQuIS<br />Data Collection to Graphics<br />Field Collection<br />EDP<br />EQuIS<br />Monitoring/<br />Instrumentation<br />Data Out: <br />Automated/Manual<br />Data In:<br />Automated/Manual<br />Laboratory EDDs<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  44. 44. Help Desk and Training<br /><ul><li>EarthSoft has an 9 Person, Highly-Trained Help Desk
  45. 45. These are full time on Help Desk (not programmers providing Support in their spare time)
  46. 46. EarthSoft provides over $140k in Training each year
  47. 47. Many videos on the EarthSoft YouTube Channel
  48. 48. Office Hours: recorded every week
  49. 49. Maintenance generates over $1M in Revenue each year</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  50. 50. EQuIS:<br />One database: Two types of user interfaces:<br />Schema<br />Enterprise<br />EQuIS<br />Database <br />(Oracle/SQL)<br />Professional<br />Inter/<br />Intranet<br />Inter/<br />Intranet<br />EQuIS provides two <br />sets of modules for different user types<br />connected to the same<br />Oracle/SQL database.<br />Power-Users<br />( Database Administrators, Consultants )<br /> Thin-client web GUI for Web-Users<br />( Management, Site Personnel)<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  51. 51. EQuIS Data <br />Processor (EDP)<br />(Standalone)<br />Enterprise<br />EDP<br />EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) and Enterprise EDP<br />…Integrated automated workflow for EDDs with email notifications …<br />…Most widely used EDD processing software in the world…<br />Emails<br />Or <br />Web<br />Lab<br />EQuIS<br />LIMS<br />Emails<br />Or <br />Web<br />EDDs<br />Samples<br />Emails<br />Or <br />Web<br />Field<br />Data<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  52. 52. The EDDs are coming! The EDDs are coming!<br />No Standards Are Emerging<br />(ie, many standards are emerging…)<br />Different Valid Values<br />Different EDDs for each program / site type (Refinery vs. Gas Station EDDs; Water vs. Air EDDs)<br />EQuIS is the standard (80 out of 300+ for TA)<br />Interactive/Private + Batch/Web<br />As large projects ramp up, EDDs evolve<br />New Programs coming On-Line<br />EDDs Separate Strong-LIMS from Weak-LIMS Labs<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  53. 53. EQuIS Data Processor (EDP)<br /><ul><li>EDD Checking at the lab or field prior to submissions.
  54. 54. Data producers can checkandthencorrect EDD problems in one step.
  55. 55. Format can include custom checking scripts – special checking Scan be configured for:
  56. 56. QC recovery checking
  57. 57. Conditional checking (if this field is X, then that field should be Y)
  58. 58. Other special or custom required data reviews
  59. 59. Output is branded so data consumers can be certain data have been checked prior to acceptance.
  60. 60. Checks multiple EDD files simultaneously!
  61. 61. Distributed by several Consultants, EPA Regions and States.</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  62. 62. EDP<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  63. 63. EDP<br /><ul><li>Allows end user to use XML to create new EDDs.
  64. 64. Web Enabled user interface to automate process for high volume operations.
  65. 65. Real Time Error Resolution (see and fix errors in place, without have to recheck the entire EDD).
  66. 66. Distributed by several states and EPA Regions.
  67. 67. User login/identification.
  68. 68. Specify/select project and EDD format.
  69. 69. Allows different EDD per project.
  70. 70. Upload EDD from user, via email, ftp, or portal.
  71. 71. Correctness and Completeness Checks.
  72. 72. Generates error report including line number, error, value.
  73. 73. Screens against regulatory limits, ‘Push’ exceedance reports. Allows different regulatory limits per location.
  74. 74. Upload, optionally, package into EQuIS 3, EQuIS 5, or EQuIS Enterprise.</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  75. 75. Enterprise EDP<br />Web workflow automation for high volume operations…<br /><ul><li>Labs and data providers can submit data via email or web form.
  76. 76. Check EDDs automatically at a particular times or event driven.
  77. 77. Automatic emails back to data providers.</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  78. 78. SPM and EDGE<br /><ul><li>Sample Planning Module (SPM)
  79. 79. Plan and manage field events
  80. 80. Generate lab and field reports (bottle requests, COCs)
  81. 81. Track samples from cradle to grave
  82. 82. Assure correct and complete sampling and analysis events
  83. 83. EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE)
  84. 84. Field tools assisting field technicians collecting accurate and complete field data using the latest mobile computing technologies</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  85. 85. Why SPM and EDGE?<br />Field Data – The Weak Link!<br />Up to 70% of data management errors originate in the field!<br />SPM<br />EDGE<br />EDP<br />EQuIS Professional<br />&<br />EQuIS Enterprise<br />EQuIS Professional<br />EQuIS Professional<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  86. 86. Why SPM and EDGE?<br /><ul><li>Generate Completeness Reports (field and lab)
  87. 87. Field events reminders and triggers using EQuIS Enterprise
  88. 88. Generate bottle request forms & Bottle Labels
  89. 89. Prepare and distribute field summaries
  90. 90. EDGE eforms and eCOCs to eliminate manual data errors
  91. 91. Field EDP: Data entry errors are flagged in real time
  92. 92. Field Sensors and GPS: Imports data to EQuIS from field data loggers and GPS.</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  93. 93. SPM and EDGE?<br />Field Data Management Workflow<br />2- SPM<br />Prepare Bottle Orders and Lab EDD<br />6- EDGE<br />COCs/eCOCs to Lab<br />1- SPM<br />Prepare Sampling Plans<br />(Lab Contracts, Samples, Field Activities)<br />5- EDGE<br />Perform Field Data Collection<br />(Field EDP)<br />3- SPM<br />Prepare Bottle Labels<br />4- SPM<br />Prepare EDGE Field EDDs and Field Summary<br />7- EDGE<br />Field EDP/EDD <br />To EDP<br />9- SPM<br />Status Updates /<br />Completion Reports<br />8- Lab<br />Lab EDP/EDD <br />to EDP<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  94. 94. SPM & EDGE<br />Plan<br />Schedule<br />Sample<br />Automated eCoCs and bar codes<br />SPM<br />EDGE<br />Auto generate IDEF and electronic CoC<br />eCOC<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  95. 95. Sample Planning Module (SPM)<br />Generates<br />Chain of Custody<br />Generates<br />Bottle Label<br />Generates<br />Completeness<br />Checker<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  96. 96. Pocket SI<br /><ul><li>Automated Field Data Collection Tool.
  97. 97. Allows you to define field data collection parameters.
  98. 98. Allows for wireless upload of data from field crews.</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  99. 99. Intelligent Data Entry Forms <br />(IDEFs)<br /><ul><li>EQuIShas forms for manual data entry. This is useful for historical data conversions and for field data entry.</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  100. 100. EQuIS Enterprise <br />EZView and EIA<br />Workflow Automation with emails or thin-client apps <br />Web enabled, multi-facilities, multi-user, multi-database<br />.NET web Dashboards<br />Build, Serve and Push<br />Reports, Graphics and Graphs<br />Google Earth .kmz files, GIS exports, Crosstabs, and more…<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  101. 101. EZView Automated Workflow<br />One email via Outlook produces:<br /><ul><li> EDD Acceptance Message
  102. 102. Failed Agent Notification (no data submitted)
  103. 103. Five Agents
  104. 104. Time from Submission to report:</li></ul>Two Minutes!<br />Google Earth<br />Elevated Contours<br />Outlook Agent Folder<br />Exceedance Report<br />Statistics Result Table<br />Multi-Parameter Time Series<br />Successful EDD Submission Notification<br />Notification: No Data Submitted for this Agent<br />Contour PDF<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  105. 105. Crosstab Report Writer<br />The EQuIS Cross Tab Report Writer (CTRW) is a very popular tool with many consultants!<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  106. 106. Of course EQuIS offers trend charts….<br />EQuISprovides many charting and graphing options…<br />Generate dozens of trend charts with one successful EDD import… <br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  107. 107. EQuIS places pie charts and other graphics on your map!<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  108. 108. EQuIS offers many <br />graphics choices.<br />You can support any graphics tool you wish with EQuIS…<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  109. 109. More EQuIS Graphics!!<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  110. 110. EQuIS for ArcGIS supports Version 10.<br />ArcScene<br />Fence Diagram by RockWorks<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  111. 111. Detailed 3-Dimensional Representation of Contamination Accounting For Variation in Geologic Structures and Sample Depths<br />Image by RockWorks<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  112. 112. We are on our third release of the EVS interface!<br />Image by EVS<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  113. 113. EZView<br />EZView distributes over the web many of the reports of EQuIS to those who generate complex reports. Power Users will enjoy increased productivity and reduced costs as data are distributed to many users with greater speed and ease. <br />EZView Process:<br />As easy as 1, 2, 3!<br />1. Choose Report from List. 2. Adjust Request. 3. View Report.<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  114. 114. …converts to:<br />Information!<br />EZView<br />Data…<br />EZView converts data to information.<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  115. 115. …converts to:<br />Information!<br />EQuIS Information Agents (EIAs)<br />Data…<br />EIAs offer “Push” reports for “No-keystroke” reporting via email or web dashboards. <br />Trigger Reports Automatically!<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  116. 116. EQuIS<br />Overview<br />EQuIS is the most widely used system in the world managing environmental subsurface, groundwater, soil, limnological, sediment, and analytical sample data. EQuIS is also used managing geotechnical, air, and other sample data. EQuIS EDDs are the most common EDDs in the world.<br />Primary EQuISModules:<br /><ul><li>Schemas in Oracle, SQL Server, and Express
  117. 117. Professional
  118. 118. EDP and Enterprise EDP
  119. 119. EZView and EIA
  120. 120. Sample Planning Module & EQuIS Data Gathering Engine (EDGE)
  121. 121. EQuIS for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Server </li></ul>Several EQuIS Case Studies show dramatic cost savings in data management expenses.<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  122. 122. Key EQuIS Messages:<br />Overview<br /><ul><li>The Data Schemas are core.
  123. 123. Applications come and go, but data survive forever.
  124. 124. Protect the Data: Make it editable by few, but available to many
  125. 125. Data Quality, before Data Usability.
  126. 126. Avoid ‘Garbage In - Garbage Out’
  127. 127. Good data leads to good decisions
  128. 128. Get the workflow right, then add automation
  129. 129. Open Systems - Don’t let your data be held hostage!
  130. 130. EQuIS can be hosted or licensed. Schemas can be extended.
  131. 131. EQuIS is high-volume and can be supported by many consultants.
  132. 132. Relational Databases plus GIS
  133. 133. Increases the production of graphics, graphs, GIS and reports</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  134. 134. Main EQuIS Products <br />Data Schemas<br />Oracle, SQL Server, and Express EQuIS Schemas<br /> Applications:<br /><ul><li>Professional .Net Smart Clients for Power Users, with EDP, ActiveReports, TeeCharts, Crosstab, and EnviroInsite
  135. 135. Enterprise.Net thin-client web apps with email workflow automation and Build - Serve & Push reporting
  136. 136. Sample Planning Module eCoCs and Completeness Checker</li></ul> Modules and Interfaces:<br /><ul><li>EQuIS Data Processor (EDP) and Enterprise EDP
  137. 137. EQuIS for ArcGIS and ArcGIS Server modules
  138. 138. Interfaces to EVS, GMS, gINT, Surfer, RockWorks, LogPlot, and many other tools used by environmental professionals</li></ul>Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  139. 139. Enterprise EDP for Labs (EEDPL)<br />Automated EDD checking<br />Supports multiple client EDD formats<br />Client-specific rules and specifications<br />Client-specific valid values <br />Ensures error-free EDD for lab before delivery to client<br />Web-based application<br />Runs on lab server or hosted cloud server<br />Nothing to deploy to individual workstations<br />Easy to use<br />web browser<br />Email<br />Submit directly from LIMS<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  140. 140. Enterprise EDP for Labs (EEDPL)<br /> Email notifications, Error Logs<br />Lab TechnicianWorkstation<br />Overview<br />EDDs submitted <br />EmailWebFTP<br />EDDs delivered <br />EmailWebFTP<br /> EEDPL<br />Client<br />LIMS<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  141. 141. EEDPL Dashboard<br />Notices (also delivered via email) include EDD acceptance notifications, error logs, and automated reports.<br />Organize client facilities and assign permissions based on organization (geographic, administrative, etc.)<br />List of processed EDDs includes status and file name (downloadable)<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  142. 142. EDD Format Information<br />See a list of available EDD formats<br />Download a detailed specification of the EDD format<br />Download a blank EDD template<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  143. 143. EDD<br />Reports<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  144. 144. EQuIS<br />All .Net, 100% Microsoft solution.<br />Web Enabled.<br />Integrated database structures – licensed or hosted. <br />Distributed Installation scripts. <br />Integrated Windows authentication<br />Build – Serve – ‘Push’ web thin client interfaces.<br />Data modeling or data reduction <br />Microsoft Smart Client Deployment.<br />Available in SQL Server Express, SQL Server, or Oracle.<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  145. 145. EarthSoft Business Philosophy<br />EarthSoft operates as a software company:EarthSoft teams with many consulting companies providing EQuIS services, allowing EarthSoft to focus on EQuIS product development. We have a great mix of environmental engineers and computer scientists. <br />High volume allows EarthSoft to invest extensively in development every year:EQuIS tracks Microsoft, Oracle, ESRI, and other market platform standards.<br />EarthSoft’s large, sophisticated, well-trained Help Desk has received many positive reviews.<br />EQuIS is Open – EarthSoft licenses Source Code and Data Schemas. <br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  146. 146. EQuIS is OPEN! Avoid being a ‘data hostage’!<br />Many consultants offer EQuIS services.<br />Other companies innovate on top of EQuIS.<br />Many labs support EQuIS data deliverable formats.<br />We have many make vs. buy analysis: EQuIS is far less expensive than trying to write (and support) your own system. <br />If you want a hosted system, several consultants can host EQuIS for you.<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  147. 147. EQuIS<br />All .Net, 100% Microsoft solution.<br />Web Enabled.<br />Integrated database structures – licensed or hosted. <br />Distributed Installation scripts. <br />Integrated Windows authentication<br />Build – Serve – ‘Push’ web thin client interfaces.<br />Data modeling or data reduction <br />Microsoft Smart Client Deployment.<br />Available in SQL Server Express, SQL Server, or Oracle.<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />
  148. 148. Contact InformationPlease call us for a demonstration, ordownload EQuIS from our web page.<br /> 369-2201<br />Copyright EarthSoft, Inc. 2010<br />