EarthSoft and GES win EBJ awards for IT in 2013


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EarthSoft and GES win EBJ awards for IT in 2013

  1. 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 or write 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.