The Locus Sustainability Application will enable the Port Authority of NY & NJ to have a better understanding of the environmental impact of our construction programs.
Locus software is loaded with many features that I use daily, such as identifying GW values that exceed regulatory limits. This eliminates human error. Custom reports are easy to write and use. Love the fact that contractors all over the country can log in and see and use the data.
Locus EIM has been instrumental in helping us meet our state and local reporting requirements for Groundwater, Storm Water, and Industrial Wastewater. It offers the flexibility to handle field measurements and analytical data for a wide variety of sample types. EIM is powerful and full-featured.
With Locus’ configurable solution, we can set up applications, dashboards and reports to align with our current compliance application and tailor the functionality to our specific business needs. We can continue to use our same data collection forms, but with more robust tracking tools to help our team keep on top of our EHS regulations and reporting requirements throughout PSE&G.
Overall Locus EIM is providing us with the ability to have a cloud-based data system that is compliant and functional with today’s ever changing software technology. The transition to this system from our old one has improved the stability of the data and is making cross-training very easy for our team. The Locus staff have been great to work with during the various development phases; they show good insight, demonstrate current knowledge, practice honesty and integrity, and are diligent.
Locus EIM allows us to easily plan, record, QA/QC, and manage our water quality data collected from many different labs and routine field sampling. We are excited to have a software that helps us to quickly make data-based decisions to ensure safe and reliable drinking water for our rapidly growing community.
We chose Locus software for the reliability and data security that enables our technology platform to operate with robust, data-driven communication for all Aquam customers around the world to utilize. With the integration of rapidly scalable Locus software, we are at the forefront of IoT and well-positioned to offer asset ‘active management’—a core value to our customers and value proposition.
We have created a bunch of expert queries that send daily and weekly exports to some users. I have been able to create some complex (at least to me!) queries to get exactly what we need. Most of these are under sites where we have some very specific needs where we are doing a lot of off-site residential sampling as well as on-site. Without this capability, we would have to be doing a lot of outside manipulation. Thanks for the continual improvement of EIM!
With Locus’ water quality software we can streamline and modernize how we manage and report our critical water quality and wastewater data. With an integrated mobile application, we will be able to access and react to field information faster than ever before.
Locus EIM allowed us to centralize all our sites in a single system of record. Technically, Locus EIM provided the solution that is scalable to our operations and provided the kinds of response times we have observed in our road tests of the system.
We used EIM to mine data for opportunities for cost savings arising from targeted reductions in sampling frequencies and analyses. Most software implementations at ExxonMobil fail not because the software cannot do what it’s supposed to do, but because the software cannot scale to the size of ExxonMobil’s needs. Locus scaled without problems. Locus is absolutely the best software company to work with.
Managing water quality data is critical to our clients’ projects. Water ARC is a new service provided by Carollo that integrates and enhances our capabilities to collect this data through field analytical, pilot testing, and laboratory-based treatability testing services. Key parts of this new service are our improved management of field analytical and pilot testing equipment, nationwide, with Locus Platform and streamlined collection and analysis of various data sources with Locus EIM. Incorporating these innovative tools in our project work helps us achieve a higher level of efficiency in managing quality data for our clients.
In selecting our data management system, we had a few criteria that we wanted to improve upon. We needed to be able to generate alerts based on data. We needed something that was mobile-enabled so that our field staff could use it. Our IT staff strongly preferred software hosted in the cloud so they wouldn’t have to support or interact with it.
We were also interested in the option to expand beyond just environmental data management, to get away from this “one app for one task” approach. We looked at a lot of products—most of them satisfied some of these criteria, but not others. We had a good experience with Locus EIM for our drinking water data, so we discussed our needs with Locus and they recommended their new Locus Platform. It satisfied all our requirements.
Locus gave us in-person training, and as we developed our applications they were able to support us with very good response time. The user interfaces for individual users (as well as for me when I was developing custom applications) were very intuitive. Locus was always there to advise us on how to implement the more advanced features.
Locus’ hard work, and excellent performance in support of the continued operation and maintenance of the Center Groundwater Extraction and Treatment System (GWTS) were completed within budget and the projected schedules.
The scalable, easy-to-use configuration in Locus Platform allows us to standardize our waste management and reporting process, and integrating with Locus Mobile simplifies data collection and container management at our waste-generating facilities.
Locus Platform helps our Waste Management resources to more effectively track, manage, and report information to regulatory agencies, facility managers, and corporate staff, and we can completely customize the solution using the built-in Configuration Workbench tool.
With Locus’ out-of-the-box solution, we can configure the applications to align with our current workflow and tailor the functionality to our specific needs. The Locus Platform integration with the compliance content provider RegScan will help our Environmental Compliance team keep on top of all the regulations throughout California, Oregon, and Washington.
One of the smartest decisions I made during my time at Honeywell was to use Locus Technologies to help us with the complex issues of data management across multiple sites in our portfolio. Locus understood the “big picture” and all the component parts that had to addressed in order to provide real-time data and information for informed business decisions.
Not only does Locus’ cloud-based system enable us to see our progress more quickly and easily because of the reporting customization and graphics, but Locus truly understands the science behind the metrics, and acts as another set of eyes and a trusted partner to Del Monte in validating our data.
By working with Locus, we will improve our ability to analyze and forecast our reliance on critical environmental resources, which will help Del Monte meet its sustainability goals. Management of our complex set of activities requires robust software architectures that are best delivered via the Cloud. We found all of these in Locus’ platform.
I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the outstanding support Kent Corp/GPC has received from the Locus team assigned to our environmental compliance log project. The Locus Project team has been extremely patient and tolerant throughout the entire project. This team navigated their way through a multitude of decisions, changes to decisions, and even more requested changes from GPC with patience that must have been challenging at times.
With over 2,600 unique locations that require routine sampling, Locus’ environmental and GIS software allows us to collect, manage, visualize, and analyze data. Locus EIM aligns with our strategy to increase availability and reduce our internal application infrastructure footprint.
Detailed follow-up. Great work, great people. Understanding of our industry.
ALSTOM Consult is very happy to start using and bringing Locus’s web technologies to the European market. We are also excited to expand our current relationship to provide value-added technologies to existing and new markets in Europe and North America.
Timeliness. Quick responses. Verifier was knowledgeable and nice to work with.
Managing our environmental impact has always been a major priority for our organization; by working with Locus’ cloud software, we will improve our ability to analyze and forecast our reliance on critical environmental resources and perform better compliance management. This will not only help the company meet its compliance goals, but will also improve our financial performance. Management of our complex set of activities requires robust software architectures that are best delivered via the cloud. We found all of these in Locus Platform.
Our aim has always been to use cutting-edge technology to provide comprehensive environmental engineering services. With Locus, we have just that. Locus provides a secure and innovative solution that allows us to meet our environmental goals.
Water quality and environmental compliance are critical business functions at San Jose Water Company. For the first time, the ability to consolidate and access critical information on data related to water quality and environmental compliance in a single repository based on a cloud platform. This comprehensive view of our water system will help us to comprehensively manage all data related to drinking water and environmental compliance, and as a result, bring higher efficiency to our organization.
Thank you for your effort and excellent work. We appreciate the fast delivery schedule of the new developments. We are specially satisfied with the improvement of the user friendly portal.
Locus is a great company…very qualified. They automated a manual process, saving us the daily labor costs…This essentially paperless system is accessible to anyone who needs it at any time.
The Locus Internet-based Environmental Dashboard gives us better control of the remediation system, with faster response to problems and quicker access to real-time data.
Lucchini cut its environmental costs and standardized its information management processes by deploying Locus. The system has also provided us with due diligence cost reduction on the M&A front.
By adopting Locus’ systems, Ascometal cut its environmental costs and standardized its information management processes.
We see tremendous potential for process improvements for both Locus’ enterprise customers and NEMAC’s government partners by combining resources and integrating results of climate change and other large-scale monitoring into Locus’ enterprise-centered applications. Integration of the information on weather and climate change monitoring will enable organizations to easily analyze, optimize, and mitigate their energy and emissions.
Developing our resources prudently and efficiently, while identifying and managing potential environmental impacts related to our operations, are critically important to Roca Honda Resources. Locus’ software will allow us to share information more quickly and efficiently between our field operations and our scientists, and evaluate data faster, ultimately contributing to a more environmentally sound management practice and efficient operation.
High-quality environmental data is one of the key drivers that will help us meet our cleanup goals. Moving forward, our data will help us be more sustainable and better stewards of the environment. Organizing these massive volumes of data, and making them available to the public, will help demonstrate our commitment to openness and environmental compliance.
We are very pleased to join with Locus to bring an integrated and elegant solution to address the nuclear industry’s Tritium monitoring needs. Our experience in producing hundreds of different types of monitors for different users, coupled with Locus’ market leader position in Cloud Computing-based environmental data management, will benefit our joint clients.
Locus EIM has improved our productivity through automatic data quality checks, real-time data queries and graphics, and automated data tables for regulatory reports. EIM’s ability to manage our data, including direct laboratory upload of sampling results, saves us and our client’s time and money. EIM’s ability to manage multiple sites within a single database is perfect for our larger clients.
ERS is very pleased with our selection of Locus EIM. We provide professional services at complex environmental sites and had over 10 years of data and hundreds of thousands of records that were becoming increasingly difficult to manage using desktop systems. With EIM, we can now quickly access our data, and more importantly share the data with our clients.
One key factor in the selection of Locus EIM was the on-demand nature of the system, which allowed us to quickly get up and running. Being web-based, we can access the data from the field and the office, and also invite our clients to review their own data 24/7, which is a huge plus for ERS and the Port.
Advances in technology in recent years have made instant access to environmental data a reality. Coding this data by geography and making it available on the Web will help government and industry expose information they have been collecting for years and put it to beneficial use. Locus can help businesses and government entities characterize their environmental problems faster and easier, so that valuable technical resources can be spent designing solutions, instead of searching for information.
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By organizing and analyzing environmental, sustainability, and water quality information in the cloud, Locus is helping organizations to understand the impact of climate change on drinking water. AWS’s unmatched portfolio of cloud services, proven operational expertise, and unmatched reliability will help Locus to further automate environmental compliance for companies ranging from local water utilities to multinational manufacturing corporations, to federal government research agencies.
As well as vendors pushing to lead within the seven subdomains of solution, watch out for some of the smaller players which are creatively exploiting a number of the white spaces in the solution map. Locus Technologies provides a highly focused analysis of key environmental parameters, including water foot-printing and incorporating spatial data analysis.
Locus continues to lead the environmental industry digital transformation with its forward-thinking product set, pure SaaS architecture and unified set of EHS Applications.
For companies with significant environmental exposure risks, Locus Technologies provides a complete set of tools to manage those risks.
Gartner believes clients are best served by integrated approaches to EH&S needs, but for companies pursuing a best-of-breed architecture and looking for only environmental software, Locus Technologies’ blue-chip customer base attests to its value.
Locus Technologies offers the full range of data input functionality from meter integration to third party software integration. For the data management capabilities, Locus Technologies offers the best-in-class solution for geographic information capture. The software offers full data capture and management capabilities integrated with mapping tools, displaying full environmental and sustainability data on a web-based, interactive GIS system. Locus Technologies has developed its EH&S software application to deliver ePortal 5.0 that has solid reporting functionality for CDP carbon, GRI and mandatory GHG reporting requirements including US EPA Mandatory Reporting, EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32) for which it is certified.
Environmental management software provider Locus Technologies has enhanced its product’s energy and resource management features. The update complements the software’s deep environmental compliance functionality, allowing it to more effectively address customers interested in financial savings from reduced use of energy and other resources. The new features put Locus in more direct competition with other software vendors that focus on enterprise energy cost management. In addition to these updated energy features, Locus has added new compliance-related features and improved integration with third-party data sets.
Because of the growing importance of data management, analytics, and access to content, vendors with expertise in these areas will strengthen their market position in the coming years. Oracle is a strong contender in this space, along with SAS, Infosys, and Verisae, due to strong data analytics capabilities. IHS, Ecometrica, PE INTERNATIONAL, and Locus Technologies, which have databases that contain a wealth of information and data for carbon and energy management reporting, are also poised to gain market share.
There are two ways to evaluate Locus: either as a traditional environmental information management (EIM) software supplier or as an energy/GHG management supplier. In the traditional EIM market, Locus seems strong. It is an established player, and its future vision for integration with other systems is sound. Its scientific depth in data tracking appears to be a good differentiator.
As an energy/GHG software supplier, Locus is one of many, and its product features lack strong differentiation. Locus is well-positioned to upsell existing clients or pursue new ones that also have traditional EIM needs. Landing clients in the broader energy/GHG software market will be harder, so Locus’ strategy — to stick to its familiar market for now — appears to be the right one.
Locus offers a robust, cost-effective suite of environmental risk management solutions, giving end users controllable information on demand, while lowering operational costs. Although many solutions in this market have been tracking and maintaining environmental information, this task was often handled by archaic, piecemealed systems that only addressed individual environmental health and safety requirements, or carbon reduction related data, resulting in a dependency on a large number of legacy software systems, which are now both outdated and inefficient. The Locus solution provides a clear breakaway from these, in addition to being cost effective and scalable.
The Verdantix report recognized that Locus Technologies’ environmental compliance software has evolved into broader sustainable business software. The report states that Locus is one of only two firms in the Entrepreneurs Quadrant that claim more than 10 customers with more than $1 billion in revenue. The report further states that “The Entrepreneurs have more opportunity to win customers in the price-sensitive mid-market.” Overall, Locus scored strong in customer momentum, master data management and financial resources.
“Based on the insights from our customer panel and our in-depth interviews we define carbon and energy management software as: ‘Software designed to help individuals responsible for carbon and energy management to collect, store, audit, report, analyze, and forecast carbon emissions and energy consumption data to meet business objectives such as planning, reduction, budgeting, compliance and trading’,” said David Metcalfe, Verdantix Director.
“The global market for carbon and energy software is intensely competitive – buyers choose from over 100 suppliers. To help buyers save time, save money and reduce risk in their selection process this Verdantix Green Quadrant report compares the 28 software applications that pre-qualify as a potential fit for $1 billion revenue firms. Our analysis is based on interviews with 15 buyers collectively representing firms with revenues of $260 billion, live demonstrations of the 28 applications and supplier responses to a 99 point questionnaire. Before jumping to conclusions about the best fit supplier, buyers need to conduct a detailed assessment of their business strategy, available budget and usage scenarios. Suppliers in the Challenger, Specialist and Entrepreneur Quadrants may meet requirements just as well as the Leaders.”
Locus Technologies is the definitive source worldwide of on-demand environmental data management software and storage, as well as being a key consulting and support services provider. Locus offers a comprehensive suite of web-based environmental information management applications to help small to large enterprises around the globe — both in business and government sectors.
Locus was founded in 1997 and is the oldest and most experienced provider of on-demand environmental software. Companies have been using Locus’ environmental software to manage and report their greenhouse gas emissions and other sustainability data since 1999.
Locus also has a certified GHG verification team that ensures all reports generated through the software are easily verifiable. On December 6, 2007, pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the Air Resources Board (ARB) approved the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions regulation. Facilities subject to mandatory reporting will be required to have their greenhouse gas emissions verified beginning in 2010, for their 2009 reported emissions. Facilities will be subject to either annual or triennial verification.
ARB accredited only limited number of verification bodies and verifiers and Locus is one of them. Locus is the only software provider that may also provide verification services for the purposes of mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting.
As you can imagine, water is strategic to the company, and it’s being considered for a future phase of deployment. As Stephen pointed out in June, the developed world has major opportunities for improving water utilization efficiency. This domain is being pursued by a significantly smaller set of vendors like Locus Technologies.
Competition to supply energy cost management tools for manufacturers and process industries is heating up.
Locus has a home-field advantage in such industries, and is better equipped than most energy-focused competitors to also serve these clients’ environmental compliance needs. On the other hand, Locus does not make energy management the main focus of its brand, and its enhanced energy features are relatively nascent. Thus, it will need to aggressively stake and defend its claim in the energy cost management space.
As for the vendor’s partnerships to bring in data on chemical regulations, maps and weather, 451 Research thinks this is a smart move. We believe users will increasingly want data to complement their environmental software.