Business Achievement: Information Technology


Locus Technologies (San Francisco, CA) for achieving its best year yet in terms of expanding and diversifying its customer base. Locus continued to enhance its position in the energy, sustainability, and compliance software markets by growing its Fortune 100 and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) customer lists. Locus added DuPont to its list of customers this year, and it won influential contracts in new industries, including a contract with the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, opening the door to water-quality management for water utilities. Another win was with one of the largest companies in the agribusiness industry, expanding Locus’ penetration in the food and biotechnology industries. Other new customers in 2012 included DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Fermilab. In the private sector Locus signed numerous new customers, including Grain Processing Corp., Kelly-Moore Paint Co., and BASF, and renewed contracts with such companies as Honeywell, Exelon, Del Monte Foods, Kodak, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, Stillwater Mining, Venoco, Safeway, and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. Locus staff members were also certified this year as carbon offset verifiers by the California Air Resources Board. In 2012, Locus also became an approved contractor with the federal General Services Administration (GSA) for a range of services.

EarthSoft, Inc. (Concord, MA) for another high-growth year in 2012, with two-year combined growth in excess of 60% and a user base now spanning 43 countries. New EarthSoft clients include Santos (the largest Australian liquefied natural gas exploration and production portfolio by area), Teck Resources (Canadian mining producer of copper, coal, zinc, molybdenum, and specialty metals), Cetrel (the largest multi-party industrial facility in Latin America), Suncor, BP Alaska, Pioneer Natural Resources, Dow Chemical, the Region 9 office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Port of Portland, Seattle Public Utilities, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Tetra Tech Germany, and MWH. In addition, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) chose the EQuIS software package in late 2011, and that program was launched in 2012. EQuIS workflows will provide data collection and electronic submissions to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for the pre-drill database. EarthSoft also introduced new modules, including EQuIS Live for real-time, time-series data management, EQuIS Alive for ecology data, AutoCAD integration, and significant improvements to our planning module (SPM) and field data collection application (EDGE).

3E Co. (Carlsbad, CA) for a number of strategic product rollouts and enhancements in 2012. These enhancements include support for the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OHSA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) for the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) across all business units and products with 3E’s MSDgen SDS authoring platform. The company also experienced major promotion and growth in services related to Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) support, and it launched a new Exposure Scenario service to streamline conformance with Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH) regulatory framework. In 2012, 3E also expanded its regulatory content coverage of the food, cosmetics, and narcotics industries; added 300 and revised 200 full-text regulatory documents; increased and expanded news coverage in the WebInsight global regulatory reference tool; added 64 new lists, revised 288 lists in reference content, and added 113 new lists in integrated content; and expanded its Phrase library with 500 phrases and five new languages. The company also launched multiple new Ariel Data Manager offerings and new versions, including ADM-Material Master for streamlined access to product information from raw material suppliers.