May 18, 2021 – EarthSoft announces the EarthSoft Preferred Laboratory Program, an adjunct program with its EQuIS Data Governance Initiative and existing Business Partner Program. The Program offers a framework for analytical data workflows to improve data-driven decision making, environmental data digitization efforts, and lab and field data governance initiatives using EQuIS.
EQuIS electronic data deliverables (EDDs) are the most widely used EDDs in the world for digital environmental chemistry and all member labs already license EarthSoft’s EDP software. Multiple industrial and government clients have expressed endorsement for the Program and intend to participate and advise.
The EarthSoft Preferred Laboratory Program aims to standardize data governance workflows and processes while establishing protocols and documented best practices for managing data submissions, performing data verification, defining new users, new analytes, new methods, new locations, and other standard workflow items. Standardized EQuIS workflows improve data quality, with multiple labs and consultants reaching agreement on data formats ahead of time, and then carefully managing exceptions as they occur. Working with EarthSoft laboratory partners, complex data workflows are streamlined, quality is improved, efficiencies achieved, and data are more easily understood by our mutual clients.
End-user benefits of EarthSoft’s Preferred Laboratory Program include:
- Participate in the release of new EQuIS modules collaboratively with clients.
- Demonstrate market leadership.
- Improve data-driven decision making.
- Increase and improve predictability standards; Increase repeatable outcomes.
- Reduce variability and number of different EDD formats.
- Improve process efficiencies to streamline workflows.
- Comply with regulatory and client specific data requirements.
- Realize financial savings resulting from standardized workflows.
Laboratory benefits of participating in EarthSoft’s Preferred Laboratories program include:
- Stakeholder data governance discussions with major industrial and government participants.
- Improve automation of the data management workflows.
- Simplify workflow processes for setting up, gathering, storing, and retrieval of environmental information.
- Decrease project costs (improve automation) to deliver EDDs.
- Storage and retrieval of information in a collaborative and efficient manner.
- Use new software technology to enhance product and service offerings.
- Organize and bring value to existing data.