environmental-database-management-system-benefitsWhen you’re performing site assessments, groundwater or soil investigations, or working to meet regulatory remediation compliance requirements, each of your jobs is different. But they’re all highly complex. An environmental database management system (EDMS) can help you clearly see the character and extent of each problem and better evaluate your options, so you can design the most effective solutions.

Digital technology is becoming the norm for environmental analysis. An EDMS represents automation at its best, using innovative technology specifically tailored to your needs, to capture, store, query, analyze and visualize information.

An environmental database management system allows you to:

Save time. Import data in minutes, and free up engineering and other professional staff to focus on more productive activities.

  • Save money. An EDMS is affordable and cost-effective to maintain and manage.
  • Strengthen collaboration. Widely dispersed colleagues can easily retrieve, sort and analyze information in formats they can readily understand and use.
  • Produce better results. An EDMS can handle projects of any size or complexity, eliminating human error and offering extensive customization and flexibility.
  • Produce faster results. Produce lightning-fast analytical results you can rely on, to evaluate and compare potential solutions sooner and more effectively.

An EDMS is an intelligent and powerful working partner that provides:

  • Automated upload of field and lab data and efficient migration of historical data from varied sources in varied formats.
  • Storage and organization of voluminous data.
  • Easy information access.
  • Data conversion into consistent units.
  • Quick, easy visualizations in 2D, GIS or 3D.
  • Ability to design highly specific queries or generate customized reports in minutes.
  • Assistance with data review and interpretation and calculations.
  • Automatic detection of variances outside required guidelines.

Environmental database management systems are particularly valuable for geologists, hydrogeologists and environmental engineers whose responsibilities combine extensive field work with equally extensive data analysis and reporting, often to non-technical colleagues. That includes:

  • Entities with extensive historical information in differing formats that needs to be consolidated and/or multiple reporting sites whose data needs to be easily accessible by various decision-makers.
  • Environmental consultants that need centralized data storage and access but don’t have the resources to support an in-house system.
  • Labs or consultants who report to NYSDEC or other state and federal regulating agencies and need assistance producing submittals in required formats.

Implementing an environmental database management system makes good business sense.

The right EDMS stores and organizes data and helps you quickly and efficiently produce comprehensive analytical results that are reliably accurate and easy to understand.

It can create significant efficiencies, making far better use of staff resources and boosting your bottom line (or keeping you within budget constraints). Once you acquire an EDMS, you may well wish you’d converted sooner.