Business Achievement: Information Technology

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ENFOS (San Mateo, Calif.) for a record year in 2015 in which it increased annual revenue by more than 50%. New customer acquisition, customer footprint expansion, and renewals contributed to growth. New customers included Ashland, Crop Production Services (subsidiary of Agrium), Cumberland Farms, and the Defense Logistics Agency, the company's first federal contract. Internationally, ENFOS partnered with Nakai University in Beijing on an agreement to refine and develop methods of environmental management and technical research in China. ENFOS also completed beta testing of E3 with new features designed for the remediation and decommissioning market.

3E Company (Carlsbad Calif.) for launching the 3EiQ portal that streamlines access to most key 3E Company EH&S regulatory compliance applications, including Ariel WebInsight, ArielLogic, 3E Online, 3ESC Supply Chain Solutions, Authoring on Request, Integrated Content and MSDgen. Launch of 3EiQ coincides with the release of Ariel 9.0 that features a redesigned user experience, robust customization capabilities, expanded analytical functionality, and new content subscriptions for the personal care/cosmetics, food contact, and pharmaceuticals industries.

WaterSmart Software (San Francisco, Calif.) for major achievements in 2015 including tripling revenue from 2014 to 2015. The company's customer engagement and data analytics platform enables water utilities to educate consumers about water usage and conservation. Due in part to devastating drought, WaterSmart has fielded increasing demand for its cloud software solutions, driving major water savings through partnerships with 50 water utilities across eight states. In March 2015, WaterSmart announced cumulative savings of 1 billion gallons of water by utility customers and by December had surpassed 2 billion gallons of water saved. Utility partners and their customers also avoided 20,000 tons of CO2 emissions. A certified B-Corporation, WaterSmart also rolled out new product capabilities and now caters to multi-family residences and commercial businesses, in addition to helping utility partners derive value from smart water meter deployments.

RegScan (Williamsport, Pa.) for programming improvements to RegScan One Web Services and for entering into a new content partnership with Intelex Technologies, a leader in web-based management systems that optimize business performance, enable regulatory compliance, and streamline ISO initiatives. The new partnership allows Intelex users to access RegScan One legal registers and audit protocols and have them exported via Web Services to the Intelex platform. With RegScan's current-to-the day content integrated into existing EMIS systems like Intelex, new audiences now have access to RegScan's library of global EH&S regulatory information, and subscribers can create custom legal registers and audit protocols specific to their jurisdictions and facilities. RegScan also launched Applicability Wizard in September 2015, an intuitive auditing feature that can theoretically cut the number of audit questions from 50,000 to as few as 50 by mapping out regulatory requirements based on answers to a series of screening questions, making it easier for users to manage compliance at multiple global facilities.

Locus Technologies (Mountain View, Calif.) for continuing its strategic shift to configurable Multitenant pure Software as a Service (SaaS) EHS solutions and welcoming new, high profile customers. In 2015 Locus scored record revenue from Cloud software with annual growth up 20%. Locus also achieved a record renewal rate of 99% and signed up new customers including Shell Oil Company, Sempra Energy, Philips 66, Ameresco, California Dairies, Cemex, Frito-Lay, Genentech, Lockheed Martin, PPG Industries, United Airlines and US Pipe & Foundry. Locus also became the largest provider of SaaS environmental software to the commercial nuclear industry; currently over 50% of U.S. nuclear generating capacity uses Locus' flagship product. Locus' configurable Locus Platform gained momentum in 2015 with new implementations in the manufacturing, agricultural and energy sectors, including a major contract with Sempra Energy for greenhouse gas reporting.

EarthSoft (Concord, Mass.) for a banner year in 2015 thanks to new clients, new contracts, and ongoing product development. EarthSoft's Business Partner Program produced revenues for its partners (AECOM, CH2M, Critigen, ERM, Environmental Standards, and SGS). EarthSoft's EQuIS Online hosting group and EarthSoft's services group (SEO) both posted significant growth. EarthSoft landed a large air project with the South Coast Air Quality Management District in California, and a large WQX project with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. Other new clients in 2015 included Dow Chemical Company, TRC, Klohn Crippen Berger, and Roux and Associates. Canada's Region of Waterloo selected EQuIS for its new Hydrogeological Data Analysis System.

Aquatic Informatics for sales growth of over 220% for its AQUARIUS WebPortal solution that delivers real-time online access to environmental data and services. Aquatic Informatics was recognized among the fastest growing technology companies, ranking on both Deloitte’s Canadian Technology Fast 50 and the North American Technology Fast 500. Aquatic Informatics launched the availability of its entire AQUARIUS solution suite as a service (SaaS) in 2015 with AQUARIUS Cloud, and the new AQUARIUS Samples is a SaaS solution that simplifies scientific data production workflows, reducing the cost and time to process environmental lab and field sample data. The company says the new additions to the AQUARIUS product suite makes Aquatic Informatics the world-leading provider of integrated water quality and quantity solutions.