Business Achievement: Information


EarthSoft (Concord, MA;, for growing sales of its hosted EQuIS software by 54% during 2009. EarthSoft continued to gain new clients in 2009, including the Montana Department of Environmental Quality, the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the French energy services company Areva, New York City, Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, HDR Engineering, Booze Allen Hamilton, Geoklock, several cities and counties, and many others. EarthSoft delivered its 600th EQuIS 5 Professional license, as part of a large configuration sold to the CH2M Hill/Critigen company. EarthSoft also achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Status in 2009.

ProcessMAP Corp. (Ft. Lauderdale, FL; for completing several enterprise-wide installations of its environmental, health, and safety (EHS) and carbon emissions software for large organizations, on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) basis. John Deere deployed ProcessMAP as its enterprise platform throughout its world-wide operations in more than 30 countries to support EHS compliance and performance management, and to measure and manage energy consumption and GHG emissions by consolidating numerous internal systems. Other prominent client deploying ProcessMAP in 2009 included Bunge Ltd, a $50 billion agri-business company, Cardinal Health, a Fortune 20 healthcare company and Shaw Inc., a major carpet and flooring products manufacturer.

Locus Technologies (Mountain View, CA; for significantly expanding its client base and its product line. The firm unveiled its expanded environmental compliance, GHG, and sustainability applications and added clients in the grocery and engineered materials industries. Locus also expanded its presence in its key market, oil and gas, by starting worldwide implementation of its EIM product at ExxonMobil, and it expanded its presence in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) market. Locus also gained recognition by key IT analysts with initiation of coverage by Gartner and Utillipoint for its position in enterprise level environmental software offered through its Cloud Computing platform.

3E Company (Carlsbad, CA; for introductions of several new products during 2009. 3E introduced ArielLogic for Food & Flavors, a compliance solution for flavor, food, and beverage manufacturers offering centralized, instant access to regulatory information. The company also introduced the 3E Online Supplier Portal, a new tool for retailers aiming to heighten their level of environmental compliance, better understand regulatory implications, and increase customer satisfaction, and Ariel Data Manager (ADM) - VMSDS, a data management solution that helps SAP users manage their vendors' global inbound material safety data sheets (MSDSs) within the SAP EH&S platform. During 2009, 3E also extended the internationalization of the MSDgen MSDS Authoring System with multi-lingual capabilities and enhancements to help customers comply with global regulatory obligations, such as Europe's Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for classification and labeling of chemicals.

RegScan, Inc. (Williamsport, PA; for the successful introduction of two new products in the EHS marketplace. The first major release was the RegScan GCS compliance system, a complete makeover of the firm's regulatory research tools. RegScan GCS now sports a new user interface and more 15 new features, including: Parallel Topical Search, a regulatory subject based tool that shows a comparison of federal and state regulations for a specific area; Strikethrough, a tool that compares two versions of a regulation; and a Hierarchical Drill-down-based navigational tool. The second major release was RegScan Socrates, a regulatory-based task management and compliance management system. Socrates allows users to keep track of multiple projects, tasks, and documents or projects, as well as track and manage corrective actions.

ENFOS, Inc. (San Mateo, CA, for being selected by SAP AG as an EcoHub Partner for the SAP Sustainability Solution. ENFOS fills a white space for SAP in the Environment, Health and Safety area of environmental liability management and associated financial and regulatory compliance. ENFOS is an enterprise software environmental management solution for companies faced with liabilities associated with remediation and decommissioning projects. Founded in 2000, ENFOS serves customers in Oil and Gas, Chemicals, and Energy/Utilities.Clients include BP, ConocoPhillips, Sunoco, Hess Corp., El Paso Corp., TravelCenters of America, Celanese Corp., and Pacific Gas and Electric.

AECOM Technology Corp. (Los Angeles, CA; for the development and introduction of the Environmental Mobile Application for Pipelines (EMAP) program. EMAP is a new proprietary environmental information technology that, according to AECOM, greatly improves the efficiency and quality of critical field data collection, analysis, storage, and reporting required for environmental permitting and major project development activities. Developed by an AECOM team of field biologists, permitting and project managers, and programming analysts, EMAP is a custom ArcPad mobile geographic information systems (GIS) application that allows field technicians to digitally capture, edit, process, and file global positioning system (GPS) data, detailed sketches, photographs, and more than a dozen technical criteria data sheets in accordance with a standardized Geodatabase structure. EMAP has already been used successfully at large-scale pipeline projects ranging from 100 miles to 850 miles, two new wind farm development projects, and several other major site assessments. AECOM is currently developing EMAP for other applications.

Environmental Data Resources, Inc. (EDR, Milford, CT; for the expansion of commonground, a global social network for professionals involved in all aspects of environmental and commercial real estate property due diligence. In just over one year, commonground has grown to 5,400 members from over 2,600 companies worldwide. With transactions in the commercial real estate market off more than 70% in 2009 versus 2008, members are turning to commonground for help with difficult technical questions, job postings, training, peer insights, and business opportunities.. During a recent three-month period, visits increased by nearly 600% as members accessed the site's content as a regular part of doing business. In addition to its market research, educational curriculum, web events, real-time job board, news feeds, and focused discussion groups, there are over 875 blog posts and 4,000 discussion posts on hot topics. In October 2009, Forrester Research awarded commonground with one of its coveted Groundswell Awards recognizing the best business-to-business on-line support communities.