Organizations can measure and understand how their environmental, health and safety, and crisis programs are operating using a software tool from ESS, Tempe, Ariz., so decision-makers can manage the business more effectively. Essential Performance Manager provides an intuitive, flexible data-collection framework with reporting and analytical tools for tracking key performance indicators, incident data and other metrics to drive process improvements.

The software is the business intelligence engine of Essential Suite, an integrated software platform for environmental, health and safety, and crisis management. The software includes a browser-based interface and optimized data mart that enables users to examine data from the modules for air, water, waste, emergencies, compliance and tasking. The software analyzes the results and helps generate dashboard displays and reports.