Today more than 20 leading software companies and service providers are gathering at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina to discuss their solutions with EHS and sustainability professionals.
The event is the 2013 EHS and Sustainability Software Conference, presented by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM). This conference is a two-day event and is the only conference dedicated to presenting the big name EHS and sustainability software solutions in one place for your consideration.
In addition to being a sponsor, Intelex is well-represented at this year’s gathering – our Vice President of EHSQ solutions, Elie Mouzon, is attending with sales director Bevin Lyon and account executive Jeremy Mawson. But we’re most excited to hear from one of our clients in the Food & Beverage industry, who will be presenting on Intelex this afternoon at 3:30pm.
One of the unique features of this particular conference is the live software demonstrations, which are presented by the users themselves. Our client will be discussing successful system design and implementation of the Intelex solution.
Our clients use Intelex globally for a wide variety of functions that include:
Property, safety, environmental and regulatory incident and near miss reporting, investigation and corrective action development.
Corporate wide safety metrics.
S&E Compliance task management.
Corporate and self-audit completion, tracking and reporting.
Sustainability data management and reporting
If you’re an attendee and would like to speak to someone at Intelex about your needs, you can find us at booth #303!
The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) empowers corporate leaders to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote global sustainability. Visit NAEM online here.
We’re pleased to share our newest case study featuring the City of St. Albert.
Over the past year the City of St. Albert has had great success standardizing processes and reducing time and money spent on audits and internal resources.
They are currently using the Environmental Management System, utilizing aspects of the solution to track and reduce nonconformances, with an 80% reduction in nonconformances since implementation two years ago. This has had a significant impact across their Public Works and Transit departments, ultimately leading to achieving ISO 14001 certification in both areas.
To find out more about the City of St. Albert’s implementation of the system and the tremendous results they’re seeing, read the full case study here.
Intelex held its 6th annual Vision Meeting last Thursday November 22nd at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto. The Vision Meeting is attended by all Intelex employees, is hosted by Intelex President and CEO Mark Jaine and consists of a full day of presentations reviewing the previous year’s successes and looking forward at what goals and achievements need to be accomplished in the coming year. Team building activities are conducted throughout the day which finishes off with a casino party complete with dinner, open bar, a DJ and lots of prizes.
Highlights this year included the annual “Intelex Jingle Competition” where groups of Intelexians show off their creativity to create and sing their own jingle about Intelex, and the introduction of “Intelex Champagne,” a new Intelex HR management application that will be rolled out internally.
Thanks to all Intelexians for attending and we are already looking forward to next year!
As the Fiscal year closes organizations often take time to look back and celebrate the success of the year that has past. One area that is often over-looked (and for good business reasons) is the social calendar.
After a Poll of Random Intelexians, here are what we think are the Top 6 Intelex Social Events of 2012:
Holiday Party Retreat: After last year’s unbelievable weekend in Deerhurst, this could be the most anticipated event of Fiscal Year 2013!
Vision Meeting Taking place each November Intelex’s Vision Meeting is an opportunity for our organization to gear up and focus on our Goals and strategic plans for the coming year. Below is a link for Vision Meeting 2011!
User Conference: Every September we cherish the opportunity to connect and strengthen our bond with our customers. This is an event focused on best practices of our software, and showing some appreciation to our World Class Customer base.
The Boat Cruise: This was Intelex’s first venture out to sea…well Lake Ontario! It was a very memorable event as we spent the night cruising and dancing on the open water with our fellow Intelexians and guests!
Ted Grunau Day: Every February 16th Intelex gathers to celebrate our Values and the people that embody them. To show our appreciation, we give out Grunau Grams to our fellow Intelexians!
We’re excited to share our recently released case study regarding BA Blacktop’s success with Intelex’s Quality Nonconformance and Standard Safety Incidents applications. With unique objectives to streamline and unify their Quality and Safety management programs to improve tracking and monitoring processes, BA Blacktop turned to Intelex to help them achieve these goals. The end result was remarkable, including a 56% reduction in spills since 2009, noticeable improvements in insurance premiums over the past 3 years, and 18% reduction in motor vehicle accidents since 2009 to name a few.
To learn more on how BA Blacktop utilized Intelex solutions to ensure a strong reputation and driving force towards success in the construction industry, check out the case study today!
Over the weekend Intelex employees had a chance to cruise the open water of Lake Ontario aboard the Northern Spirit for an evening of good food, amazing views, eclectic dancing and lots of laughs. This was the Intelex team building event of the summer and it did not disappoint.
Some highlights of the night included an appearance from Intelex’s very own Captain Japes (seen below), an epic dance-off between Intelex Sales Team Lead Steve Buffett and Everyone, and a special rendition of Maroon 5′s Moves Like Jagger song, otherwise known as Moves Like Phyper, affectionately named after John Phyper, our EVP of Sales, Marketing and Alliances.
Improving quality and efficiency in an organization can often seem like a difficult task, given the numerous approaches out there. Some companies believe their quality improvement initiatives are strong enough to withstand any obstacle in the marketplace, whereas other companies fail to have a strong enough stance on the subject entirely. This can be as a direct result of poor leadership and accountability, cultural resistance, and even poor planning.
In a recent article posted on QualityDigest.com, George Maszle summaries an excellent input-process-output (IPO) chart, called Quality and Productivity Improvement Processes, focusing on 10 positive factors that can be implemented in the workforce for a more productive and value-based development. Some of these factors include selecting the right people and projects, integrated training, and enterprise-wide knowledge training, to name a few.
Once these elements are executed across the board, they create five desired quality outputs as a result, which are: Improved value for customers, shareholders and society; improved intellectual capital; top line growth, bottom line growth; and positive cultural change. Based on these five performance measures, many organizations who implemented this formula, according to Maszle, achieved moderate results with certain inputs, while other inputs resulted in significant success.
Every organization is unique in its own way, resulting in different values, cultures, responsibilities, and ultimately different goal setting. Finding a sustainable quality formula that suits your organizational goals will help define positive characteristics within your company and bring you success moving forward.
With all the doom and gloom surrounding Research in Motion’s (RIM) current situation, the Canadian tech market has been getting a rough rap. That’s a notion Intelex is challenging, as published in a recent article by Techvibes, a great Vancouver-based Canadian technology news publication.
According to Knowlton Thomas, the Techvibes article author:
RIM, which held the title of Canada’s largest tech company for several years, has cast a dark shadow over the country’s tech sector. But one Toronto company believes that shadow consists only of RIM—that Canada’s tech space is actually humming, and they’re one of the companies driving that success.
That’s something Intelex President and CEO Mark Jaine would agree with. As he says:
“While we sympathize with the current plight of companies like RIM, we do want Canadians to know it is not all doom and gloom in the Canadian tech sector. We are proof that the Canadian tech sector is strong and technologies that help companies manage their business and deliver ROI to stakeholders represent a hot market for agile organizations.”
So you’ve recognized the need to re-evaluate your Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) program. Now what? For starters, it’s important to address all regulations to ensure compliance within your specific industry. By meeting these criteria, your company can better manage risks and unexpected adverse events in the workplace, and gain more control in return.
In its recently released third annual report, Environmental, Health and Safety: Going Beyond Compliance, Aberdeen delivers information on vital EHS initiatives within an organization and outlines how technology solutions can be key contributors to establishing an organizational roadmap towards compliance and beyond.
The main points outlined in the report include pressures on driving a focus on EHS, overcoming organizational resistance to implementing an EHS strategy, and enabling visibility into critical EHS performance data and compliance mandates. With inspiring case studies on consolidation and successful environmental system streamlining, this report provides many significant factors involved in implementing such a valuable tool in your workplace.
Intelex Technologies is proud to sponsor and support this fantastic report for the second straight year, and in return is delighted to offer it to you for free.
At a companywide meeting in May the Intelex Green Team announced a set of initatives they would be putting into motion with one being the installation of an organic garden on the Intelex rooftop patio.
With a dedicated team of green thumbs, the garden is now in full swing with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, swiss chard, herbs, beans and flowers. The garden concept was brought to life thanks to the help of Landscape Architect, Luke Jefferson, from Pop-Up Gardens who came up with the plan and materials for creating our unique milk crate garden.
Now the garden is cared for by more than 17 Intelex volunteers who follow a watering schedule that even includes weekends!
The garden has been a great addition to the work environment here at Intelex. Many have already found it to be a therapeutic break from the busy work day, spending a few relaxing minutes watering, examining the daily growth progress and taking in the view.
While still in its early stages, the garden is booming and hopefully one day soon we’ll have a chance to sample our very own Intelex produce.