May 1, 2004
KMI and Orchestral form partnership to provide industry leading handheld data collection software
Knowledge Management Innovations, Ltd. (KMI) and Orchestral Corporation announce a partnership for the marketing and distribution of Orchestral’s PowerAudit software for the efficient collection of Environmental, Health & Safety data. PowerAudit is the industry-leading field data collection and inspection software built on web technology. Users can build and modify an unlimited number of inspection forms over the web, automatically download the inspection forms to standard PocketPC handheld devices, and upload inspection results back to a centralized database.
PowerAudit is uniquely suited to the day-to-day requirements of field data collection in manufacturing environments. The system easily handles standard EHS audit protocols, routine fire equipment inspections, facility safety inspections, behavioral based safety observations and many other data collection activities that traditionally take place using a clipboard. PowerAudit is cost effective for single inspection applications, and scalable to handle all corporate field data activities within a single system. The system can be integrated with existing applications for the seamless transfer of data from the field to corporate databases.
According to Laura Murphy, Director of Operations for KMI, “When we were first approached with this technology, the benefit to EHS managers and production supervisors was obvious. The relatively high cost and limited application of customized handheld software has always presented a barrier. PowerAudit gives EHS managers a flexible, efficient and cost-effective option for getting data from the shop floor into electronic format.”
Jeremy Rasmussen, President of Orchestral Corporation agrees, “We have successfully deployed PowerAudit across companies that had previously gathered huge amounts of inspection data manually. These companies have saved time and money while improving the quality of the data they are using to make management decisions. With KMI’s specialized knowledge and experience providing EHS information technology solutions, they have been able to configure PowerAudit in unique ways. We have been very impressed with their innovative use of this technology.”
KMI and Orchestral have an exclusive agreement for the distribution and implementation of PowerAudit for EHS data management in North America.
Established in 1990, Orchestral Corporation is a Canadian owned and privately funded company that is focused on the research and development of Internet enabled “Business Intelligence” applications, tools and services. Their global clients are predominantly major multinational firms that choose Orchestral Corporation products and services to form strategic components of their businesses. Originally launched as a high-tech consultant firm, the company’s gradual shift in focus developed from a growing need among corporations to harness their product information in an intelligent, efficient manner. Broadly defined, “Business Intelligence” tools are environments that provide the client with the culling, filtering and analytical instruments needed for the reporting and facilitating of subsequent required action.
KMI provides flexible, scalable and usable web-based software solutions that help companies operate more safely and efficiently, increase regulatory compliance, control environmental impact, and reduce corporate risk. KMI is a trusted supplier of EHS Management Information Systems (EMIS) to global manufacturing, energy, mining, biotech and transportation companies ranging in size from hundreds to over a hundred thousand employees.
Director of Business Development
Knowledge Management Innovations, Ltd.