EarthSoft Collaborates with ddms Adding Project Portal™ Capabilities to EQuIS™

October 28, 2011

EarthSoft announced today collaboration with ddms, inc. (ddms) to add Project Portal capabilities to EQuIS.

Project Portal™ is a powerful yet intuitive cloud-based internet application developed specifically for use by environmental industry professionals. Project Portal brings together data, documents, GIS, schedules and team members to a common meeting place where users are offered intuitive tools to access and manipulate project data. This approach to project coordination has been proven to significantly increase the speed and reliability that data and documents are distributed and organized for access by authorized personnel. Users can turn to one centralized “web-place” to find all project related documents, the most recent lab EDD results, a list of contact information for everyone related to the project, and any other important project intelligence.


Project Portal Modules Include:

  • Document Management – View, download and/or post project documents into Project Portal’s secure document management system with notification capabilities. All project documents are backed up nightly.
  • Project Calendars – View and post project schedules, meetings and milestone goals on your group Project Calendar.
  • Environmental Databases – New Project Portal support for EQuIS database option! Access and analyze historic and current environmental data in EQuIS through Project Portal’s environmental data query interface and export to many format options including Google Earth®.
  • Geographic Information System – Access the Project Portal GIS to spatially explore the project sites. Users are also able to create their own custom maps which may be exported to Adobe PDF files and shared with others.


EarthSoft provides open, innovative software solutions for managing sample/technical data for laboratories, consultants/engineers, owner/operators, responsible parties and other stakeholders.


EarthSoft’s EQuIS is the most widely used environmental data management software system in the world. For more information, visit or email


de maximis Data Management Solutions (ddms) is a service oriented company providing quality environmental data management, visualization, GIS, environmental chemistry and information system services. ddms employs scientists, database developers, certified GIS analysts, programmers and cartographers whom together provide superior data management and application development services. ddms is unique in the marketplace in that it possesses both environmental industry expertise as well as state of the art information technology. Visit for more information.


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October 27, 2011

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Mitch and Sharon are in MN this week, with a brownbag with MN PCA on TH,
Oct. 27

EarthSoft CEO Mitch Beard is presenting at EPA Region 9 in San Francisco on Monday October 31. Happy Halloween!

EarthSoft collaborates with ddms adding Project Portal capabilities to EQuIS. Read more here:

EarthSoft News for the Week of October 22, 2011

October 21, 2011

EarthSoft announced today it has received 20,000 video views from its YouTube channel, see

EarthSoft continues to grow: Please welcome new Help Desk staff Joshua Gentry,

Emily is training GAI Consultants in Pittsburgh this week. See

AMEC has upgraded its EQuIS configuration and will have an internal training in New Jersey on Dec. 6-8.

EarthSoft News for the Week of October 15, 2011

October 14, 2011

Please suggest new Office Hours Topics to

New York State DEC uploaded 800 EDDs last week!

Office Hours Session 1 for Thurs Oct 13 on Crosstab Row Aggregates is full. Contact to register for Session 2.

Dan and Sandy are in Calgary all week for meetings with TransCanada, Golder, and Shell

Crosstab Row Aggregates – October 2011

October 14, 2011

Click here to download EarthSoft’s Office Hour: Crosstab Row Aggregate Feature_Oct 2011

[Total Length 17:38] [21MB]

This EarthSoft Office Hour video will demonstrate the new Crosstab Row Aggregate feature in EQuIS 5.6.
Crosstab Row Aggregate feature allows for a summary column in Crosstab reports.
Table of Contents
Selecting Row Aggregate in a Crosstab Report – 00:33
Row Aggregate limitations – 02:30
Changing Captions – 02:55
Row Aggregates and custom reports – 03:33
Question 1 – Can you display the units with the summed column? – 04:06
Question 2 – What if you have different units? – 04:42
Question 3 – How is censored data handled? – 05:29
Question 4 – Will rejected data get summed as well?- 06:55
Question 5 – When will you be able to show multiple aggregates on the same field? -07:35
Setting Aggregate Fields in Tabbed Data – 08:30
Question 6 – Is there a way to display all the values and the sum? – 10:22
Question 7 – How would we sum a group of analytes?
Question 8 – What are Row Aggregates, and when would you use them?
Question 9 –  Does the sum include mdl values?

EarthSoft News for the Week of October 8, 2011

October 6, 2011

New York State DEC EDP format updates (Updated business rules and reference values ) are available. Here:

EarthSoft UK Partner Keynetix launches major upgrade for geotechnical LIMS. Read more here:

New US EPA Region 2 Version 3 EDP format is now available here:

Brown and Caldwell placed a large order for an EQuIS network including a site license of EDGE. Thank you B&C, and Alison!

New Office Hour Video: Getting Started with EQuIS Professional. View here:

Keynetix Launches Major Upgrade for Market Leading Geotechnical Laboratory Management System

October 5, 2011

Redditch, 3rd October 2011 – Keynetix is delighted to announce a major upgrade to their popular geotechnical laboratory management software, KeyLAB. KeyLAB Version 2 has been completely rewritten with a determined focus on making all operations simpler and more flexible. KeyLAB 2 contains intelligent new features that will help organizations who run more than one laboratory, work to standards other than British Standards, or wish to move the system into a paperless environment.

The first version of KeyLAB was launched in 2004 and has become the market leader for geotechnical laboratory managers in the UK, British Standard based, laboratory market.

“KeyLAB 2 has been entirely reworked from the ground up” says Dr Roger Chandler, Managing Director of Keynetix. “This has been a significant investment for Keynetix which, happily, is already beginning to pay off as pre-release sales of KeyLAB 2 are looking extremely healthy.”

The focus of the development has been to make a system that is simple and intuitive for all levels of laboratory staff. Recent Keynetix trials show this aim has been achieved, proving that the average learning curve for technicians to enter test data has been reduced to a remarkable 20 minutes.

“The second challenge has been to make a simple system that was flexible enough to allow lab managers to set up any test sheets for any national standard” says Project Manager, Graham Ward. “We did a full review of all features and wish lists from the first version and made everything as simple as possible. We were helped considerably in this by our committed KeyLAB customers who attended webinars and a developer day, ensuring that our improvements were a direct response to their professional requirements.”

Once again tests have shown that Keynetix have comfortably met their brief here, as a new worksheet or report can now be added to the system in less than an hour. The powerful, yet simple KeyLAB designer application gives laboratory managers around the world the opportunity to have a fully flexible and easy to use laboratory management system for the first time.

“We have had a fantastic response to the system from overseas and, with serious enquiries arriving from New Zealand, Australia and Europe, we look forward to announcing our first KeyLAB users in these areas very shortly” said Roger Chandler. “In fact, I am so impressed by the overseas opportunities that I will be returning to Australia in October to present at the Australian Geotechnical Testing Association (AGTA) conference.”

New KeyLAB users Southern Testing have also expressed satisfaction with their new software. “We have been very impressed with the responsiveness of the Keynetix development and support team” said Managing Director, Morris Stevenson, who purchased a pre-release copy of KeyLAB 2 and have been working very closely with Keynetix as a Beta testing partner. “The system is very flexible and will allow us to integrate our existing reports. We are looking forward to expanding our use of the system to cover all of our testing over the coming months.”

Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG) Geotechnical Laboratory Technical Manager, Peter Keeton, added to the positive user feedback, stating ldquo;ESG has been a KeyLAB development partner since the first version and I have been impressed with the level of investment that has gone into this new version. It shows how committed Keynetix are to the program and we look forward to migrating our systems to KeyLAB 2rdquo;.

KeyLAB 2 is available free of charge to all KeyLAB 1 users with a valid maintenance agreement via the members area of the Keynetix website. If you are interested in learning more about KeyLAB please contact the KeyLAB team at Keynetix by emailing, calling on +44 (0) 1527 68888 or visiting the KeyLAB web pages at

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