Business Achievement: Information Technology

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Aquatic Informatics Inc. (Vancouver, British Columbia), a provider of environmental information management software with a primary focus on water, for rapid growth in 2014 and its introduction of two new products this past year. The company introduced the AQUARIUS WebPortal, which allows the publication of data and information on line and to mobile devices for various stakeholders, including water departments, cooperating agencies, and the public. This data and information can include interactive maps, statistics, e-mail/SMS alerts, and live reports. Customers include the Brisbane City Council in Australia, where 450 officials rely on AQUARIUS WebPortal to effectively manage the city during flash floods. The company also introduced Aquarius Forecast, which allows users to build models, simulations, and forecasts of complex water resource systems using time series data. The operator of the Malaysia Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART) is using the program to make timely decisions on vehicle traffic management during severe flooding events. Aquatic Informatics was also recognized by Deloitte as a 2014 Technology Fast 500 company.

EarthSoft, Inc. (Concord, MA) for continued revenue growth and the addition of multiple new clients in 2014, especially in the oil & gas sector. New oil & gas clients include ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP Australia, Seneca Resources, and others. New clients in other sectors include CH2M Hill, Seattle Public Utilities, Antea Nederlands, and more URS and Arcadis offices. EarthSoft created a Business Partner Program, under which the company has identified large consultants who have licenses to supply EarthSoft's EQuIS software, EarthSoft's endorsement, and trained staff to implement these large enterprise-level systems for government and industrial clients. Members of the program include CH2M Hill, Critigen, Environmental Standards Inc., ERM, Golder Associates, and SGS. EarthSoft also added senior staff in Australia and Germany in 2014.

Locus Technologies (Mountain View, CA) for making significant strategic strides in 2014 by entering a new environmental segment, water quality management (drinking water supplies and waste water); launching a new product offering, Locus Mobile; and introducing its new Locus Platform. In addition, the company reported record sales across all products. Entering the mobile app market, Locus Mobile is a field data collection solution that is fully integrated with Locus's flagship Environmental Information Management (EIM) platform and the new Locus Platform. Initial Locus Mobile customers include Los Alamos National Laboratory, DuPont, and Versar. Locus also cemented its leadership position in the commercial nuclear industry, with more than 50% of all U.S. commercial reactors now using Locus EIM for radionuclide monitoring management, including customers such as Exelon, Arizona Public Service, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison. In addition, Locus was awarded a major environment data management contract from Chevron Environmental Management Co. and added new management team members hailing from Oracle, ServiceNow, and Hewlett-Packard.

3E Company (Carlsbad, CA) for its introduction of new products and continue delivery of improvements to existing products. In 2014, the company introduced Ariel WebInsight Mobile, a mobile reference tool for chemical regulatory compliance. 3E also released its Supply Chain regulatory alert system, which ensures that manufacturers are aware of changes to regulatory requirements for a specific material. In addition, 3E extended its content and data offering, expanding regulatory content and data into the cosmetics, food, food contact, personal care, and pharmaceuticals industries. The company also further extended the reach of its partner ecosystem, announcing collaborations with software providers such as Enablon and Locus Technologies. In addition, 3E continued to expand its global presence by opening a new Tokyo office, which will serve as the firm's Asia Pacific headquarters.

MWH Global (Irvine, CA) for its development of the WBER water security software package, which rapidly models the water consumption and water quality impacts of manufacturing processes and treatment technologies, identifying potential reuse and reduction opportunities. The cloud-based WBER tool generates multiple flow scenarios, allowing the examination of multiple process configurations in a fraction of the time of traditional methods and providing the strategic information necessary to identify areas that can impact operations, according to the company. Output is instantaneous and provides a wide array of key performance indicators for water usage, water quality, capital expenditure, operating expenditure, and energy consumption. MWH Global reports that two global manufacturers in the semiconductor and aviation industries have achieved significant costs savings through their use of the WBER tool.