What is GreenSuite?
GreenSuite is a patented and fully integrated Environmental
Health and Safety (EH&S) solution that is 100% web enabled
and data centric. GreenSuite applications can be customized
and personalized via the Internet to meet your specific
Why do you refer to GreenSuite as powered
GreenSuite has the largest patented Environmental Health
and Safety (EH&S) database. In order to implement a
solution that was fully web-enabled and could change dynamically
to meet changes in regulatory requirements, an Internet
technology was utilized to build the actual GreenSuite EH&S
information management solution. GreenSuite uses this technology
as an engine to create customized web applications for clients
at Internet speed.
What is SOA4?
SOA4 is an innovative technology
that creates applications in Internet time. The technology
is driven by metadata (data about data) and Java,
and allows users to write, maintain, and build applications
without generating any executable code. The SOA4 technology
allows users to design, create, and deliver custom EH&S
applications via the Internet.
Why is GreenSuite referred to as Web-Centric?
GreenSuite creates, configures, and deploys custom EH&S
applications that can be accessed from any Internet connection.
GreenSuite hosts, maintains, manages, and supports all of
your environmental application needs via the Internet.
What is the GreenSuite Return on Investment?
From a cost perspective, using GreenSuite's rental model
saves companies the initial up-front cost of purchasing
and paying a maintenance cost fee for an Environmental Health
and Safety application. Further savings are realized in
the area of customization. Almost all EH&S clients need
to change applications to meet specific business needs or
to meet the demands of regulatory change. With GreenSuite
you save an estimated 60 to 80% in both time to produce
What are the GreenSuite Business Areas
and what do they do?
The GreenSuite solution consists of seven Integrated Business
Areas that address all aspects of EH&S regulatory requirements
and information management.
Supports material chemical and physical properties, product
handling information, hazards, and EH&S assessments. It
also performs all aspects of material life cycle management.
Incident Tracking and Prevention
Captures all occurrences of environmental releases, injuries,
and illnesses. It also provides a repository for emergency
response information such as personnel, procedures, and
Personnel Health & Safety
Allows for scheduling, monitoring, and tracking of industrial
hygiene, safety, and occupational medicine requirements.
This Business Area is also the main repository for employee
Hazardous Materials and Waste
Tracks a material's arrival, maximum quantity stored, distribution,
use, movement, and disposal at a facility. This Business
Area also generates profiles, manifests, and reports, as
well as simulations
Captures the data necessary to create agency reports for
releases to air, water, and land. This Business Area generates
requirements, risk management plans, inventory summaries,
Manages EH&S compliance issues. This Business Area identifies
all internal and external requirements that must be met
in order to operate, and also fully supports ISO 14000.
Maintains enterprise and site specific reference data. This
Business Area captures geographic information, structures,
specifications, operation information, schedules, and checklists.
What are some of the GreenSuite features
Flexible architecture allows the system to deliver a facility
or global Internet solution.
Customization is easy and no longer do users have to change
their business processes to match the application.
On-line Reporting and Distribution
Allows first responders, the community, government regulators,
and other external users to access real-time data.
Ability to notify users via email or fax.
Java code is signed using a verified Certificate Authority
(Verisign) Class 3 signing certificate that confirms that
the application is guaranteed to originate from GreenSuite
and can be 'trusted'.
There is no software to modify, recompile, test, debug,
distribute or maintain.
Lets users leverage existing information assets by importing
and exporting from/to legacy systems (e.g., ERP, FM).
Allows users to easily integrate legacy data and information
(e.g., SAP, BAAN, JD Edwards, etc).
Users can access GreenSuite via the Internet and corporate
Intranet and/or Extranet. Applications are developed from
the ground up as Web-centric applications.
Lets users dynamically access and use on-line data sources.
How do you implement GreenSuite?
GreenSuite is implemented by using a successfully proven
3-step methodology. GreenSuite users can participate in
the solution development to a degree that makes the most
sense for their business needs, including participation
as solution designers. The Three-Phase Methodology consists
Phase 1: Analysis
Consultants work with you to analyze your business case,
requirements and processes. The deliverables of this phase
include a solution proposal and project plan, which together
provide the implementation and deployment roadmap to your
Phase 2: Implementation
Consultants use the Solution Proposal and Project Plan from
Phase 1 to design, configure and integrate your solution.
Integration of your new application with existing front-office
applications and legacy systems round out this phase, delivering
a complete, ready-to-deploy solution.
Phase 3: Rollout
Consultants work with you to deliver your custom EH&S
solution via the Internet. End user and train-the-trainer
(T3) training programs are provided, along with a service
level agreement (SLA) and technical support to ensure a
successful rollout of your solution.
Experienced consultants train your trainers and end users,
and can help schedule, organize, and enroll users in the
training program. As a compliment to the user-training phase,
GreenSuite offers a complete support package that can be
tailored to meet any anticipated needs. As an ongoing benefit,
business analysts can provide a yearly financial review
that monitors and tracks solution success.
If GreenSuite runs over the Internet what
security is in place?
Either customers can choose to host the GreenSuite solution
on their own server or to have the application based in
a co-location environment. In either case, the application
is securely located behind a firewall that limits access
to both GreenSuite and the client's database. Beyond the
firewall, all data is encrypted. In addition, Java-based
applications require a signed Java applet. The signed Java
applet is not downloaded until you approve a security certificate
without your approval, and you are asked for approval if
How do you define security rules in your
Security rules within the technology are defined and established
with a variety of considerations. Based upon your organizational
requirements, application and database-level privileges
are established by individual user and user group identities.
This controls what menu items, what application items, and
what data application users can access. User profile information
is maintained, which include email, fax, pager, printer,
worklist and other default information.
How secure is your system compared to
Web-enabled, Java-based applications employ a wide range
of security features. GreenSuite understands the importance
of maintaining application and database protection, and
uses industry accepted measures to ensure the security of
On which platforms does GreenSuite run?
GreenSuite is a powerful, thin-client, web-based application
that can be deployed on any server that supports Oracle.
GreenSuite will function on any browser that has been Java
enabled. The two most common browsers, Netscape Navigator
and Internet Explorer, are quickly and easily configured
to support Java-based applications such as GreenSuite.
Do you have a flat file interface?
Yes, GreenSuite can interface with flat files or multi-dimensional
files. Regardless of the design of the imported data, GreenSuite
can be configured to accept it.
Can your application interface with MS
tools such as Excel?
Yes, the GreenSuite application can import any ASCII formatted
Can you pass data from other ERP solutions
into the GreenSuite solution?
The important point to keep in mind is that GreenSuite's
database can communicate and receive data from any Oracle-based
database. If your database is not Oracle-based, then GreenSuite
can use various translation devices to gain access to the
data. In short, GreenSuite can be configured to communicate
with virtually any database.
How much capacity do you need on your
network and the client work station to run your application?
Concerning the server hardware, GreenSuite requires a CPU
of 1.0GHz-clock speed or higher, 8GB of RAM, and 5GB of
free hard disk space. Additional requirements will apply
if the same server is to host the Web Server, and Database
Server environments in addition to GreenSuite. Concerning
the workstation hardware, GreenSuite requires at least 5MB
of hard disk space, a CPU of at least 500MHz-clock speed,
and 256MB of RAM.
How does GreenSuite stack up against the
GreenSuite is an integrated, web-based, total solution that
addresses all aspects (cradle to grave) of EH&S across
an enterprise. The founders of GreenSuite believe that the
environmental business has room for as much competition
as possible and commends all progressive work tthat leads
to advancing innovative solutions for the complex problems
impacting Global Sustainability.
What kind of installation, training, and
on-going support do you provide for your product?
GreenSuite's partners provide customers with a full constellation
of technical and training support, including initial installation
and upgrading of the application, hands-on training and
instructional manuals, and a Help Desk, including 24X7 phone
and email support to online issue tracking. Whether you
need to add new functionality, reconfigure an existing design,
or help with a lost password, GreenSuite's support staff
is ready to assist you.
What are GreenSuite patents about?
GreenSuite is a patented system. The patents are pioneering
in the sense that they are the first to address the integration
of environmental, health and safety information management.
At the core of the GreenSuite solution is a unique set of
integrated data structures that make it possible to track
hazardous materials, their constituents, and the associated
regulations and other pertinent information to specific
locations across the enterprise. This unique approach makes
it possible to integrate real-time data on everything from
personnel exposure, to emergency response in the event of
a disaster, and from training tracking to cost reduction.
Why choose GreenSuite as your Environmental
Management Information Solution?
The GreenSuite solution is part of an extensive history
of pioneering in the EH&S industry. GreenSuite has been
the first patented, integrated EH&S information management
system. GreenSuite can adapt, develop and deploy customized
EH&S applications fast and cost effectively. Through
the GreenSuite rental model you can get your EH&S solution
up an running quickly. SOA4 technology makes it possible
for us to host your EH&S application and give you the
freedom to make changes as you need them.