Quarterly Newsletter: Summer 2017
If you haven’t yet tried formatted reports in Locus EIM, here’s what you’re missing:
Just head over to Setup > Output Options > Formatted Report Templates in EIM. You can also find user guides under Support > Documents, or contact Locus help desk or your account manager for advice on how to get started.
DMRs now can be set to "Draft" or "Final" status. As a draft, printed DMRs will have a 'Draft' watermark on them (if your customer-specific DMR is configured to show it). When made final, the watermark is removed, and the DMR shows the saved signature image for the DMR's 'Signed By' user (if the user has a signature image loaded under Manage Profile and the DMR is set up to display signatures).
If you submit DMRs in a regulatory jurisdiction where our NetDMR functionality isn't supported yet, having the ability to easily manage draft and final DMRs (with signature) can help streamline your DMR completion process.
Contact your Locus account manager for more information on how to set up drafts and signatures for DMRs.
Locus Platform continues to grow and mature with a range of customer use cases. In the last few months, the following notable applications/features rolled out:
Ask your Locus account manager how you can take advantage of these powerful new tools in your configuration.
Our water utility customers will be glad to know Locus EIM is ready to handle the requirements of EPA's UCMR 4 list of chemicals that must be monitored between 2018 and 2020 by all large systems (and a random selection of smaller providers). Our Locus EIM Water configuration in particular is built with ever-changing regulations in mind, so entering new chemicals and analyses is an easy, streamlined task.
We put together some useful tips to ensure your EIM database is ready when you start collecting this new set of data.
|Are you ready for UCMR 4?|
Our GIS development team has also been working hard to make our Esri-based GIS+ service better than ever! Here are a few of the latest enhancements:
Ask Locus help desk or your account manager for more information on these features. And if you’re not using GIS+ yet, contact email@example.com for more information.
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Whether you are looking to get your first EHS software system or replacing an existing system, and whether you are looking to purchase from a commercial vendor or develop a system in-house, there are a lot of questions to ask and requirements to consider.
For some help with this challenging process, download Locus’ brand new, free 25-page eBook “The Complete Guide to Evaluating EHS Software”. Whether you’re looking for a comprehensive EHS solution or a targeted software product for a specific need (e.g., waste, incidents, analytical data management, sustainability, etc.), this guide can help you ask the right questions and head in the right direction.
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Summer is when an avalanche of new enhancements gets rolling here at Locus, and fall and winter is when they are completed and released. This year is no different— once again, we have some exciting things in the works:
Check with your Locus account manager for the latest updates on these enhancements. And as always, make sure to follow Locus on social media to get product news as soon as it is announced!
Radiological Effluents and Environmental Workshop
June 27–30 in Newport, RI
Tricia Walters, Implementation Manager at Locus Technologies, presented to a well-attended session on "Utilizing Mobile and the Cloud for Data Management in Nuclear Facilities" on Thursday, June 29th. Tricia truly enjoyed meeting current and potential customers and other workshop participants. Check out her presentation at the link above.
May 10–11 in Indianapolis, IN
Locus was proud to sponsor and present at the International Conference on Environmental Data Management (ICEDM) in May. Locus' David McConaughy, Senior Project Manager, presented "Driving Utilization of an Enterprise Environmental Information Management System" to conference attendees. Read more about the conference and the full agenda at the link above.
2017 EPRI Groundwater Protection Workshop
NAEM 2017 EHS Management Forum
In case you missed our most recent new customers and other developments, check out some of our latest press releases:
Locus Technologies adds XML export capability to Locus Platform
Locus has enhanced its GHG application to make it easier for customers to manage greenhouse gas emission inventory tracking and reporting requirements and streamline the report submission process to the EPA and CARB.
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Environmental Department selects Locus Technologies for its environmental data management system software
Lake Pauite Tribe needed a robust data system to manage a wide range of manual and automated sampling, the ability to seamlessly import internal and external analytical laboratory data, and, most importantly, a way to create push-button submittals in the exacting WQX format.
Locus’ blog has been full of activity lately! Here are some of our recent popular posts:
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