In the early 1990s, many companies were struggling in a new regulatory arena: Environment, Health and Safety. One large international aerospace manufacturer encountered severe compliance challenges, and created an EH&S organization, with a focus on becoming a world leader in compliance. They called in members of the EpsilonXR team (under another umbrella) as part of their software team to devise an innovative and comprehensive enterprise-wide Windows-based system to match their goals.
The challenge was to balance diverse requirements and produce software that can be deployed globally, is easy to use/consistent in navigation, and fits varied scenarios ranging from the very detailed needs of an EH&S professional to the limited requirements of a shop floor supervisor.
As web technologies surfaced, expanded around the globe and across multiple divisions of the corporation, a further requirement arose for online access and easy setup of new facilities and multiple languages.
Great program! Overall product rating: Five stars out of five.
EpsilonXR team members worked jointly with corporate SMEs and IT specialists to develop a custom solution – at times side-by-side at their facility. Balancing varying opinions, we designed a cohesive set of features to satisfy all, maintain flexibility for diverse facilities, yet be easy to set up and administer.
Knowing the product would eventually be commercially available, we carefully isolated company-specific requirements that would not be universally required.