We build custom mission-critical smart web applications that replace complicated, messy, unwieldy spreadsheets that are prone to errors and require a lot of manual labor to maintain.
Born as an environmental consulting firm in 1991, we can—with confidence—say that we carry deep knowledge of the environmental, electric utility, and health and safety industries.
In 2008, we acquired the intellectual property of the Adesso Sync Engine, a now mature, enterprise-grade database product powering a multitude of applications requiring rich full bi-directional offline sync and highly granular user permissions. We use this engine, along with other tools, as the underlying database schema for many of the apps we build. Because of its rich API, we can hook in apps built in .NET, Java, and other languages relatively easily.
From commissioning/startup software at multi-billion-dollar power plant construction projects to health and safety incident rate statistics and contractor scorecards recording millions of contractor hours annually, we have developed (and often host) mission-critical applications for large firms, including Duke Energy, American Electric Power, Arcadis US, and others, saving them literally thousands of work hours per year entering, managing, and distributing their data.
Our passion is the elimination of paper-based processes. As such, we have attempted to replace millions of paper chain-of-custody forms with electronic equivalents. This effort resulted in EnviroChain®, an electronic chain of custody platform which we initiated and then licensed exclusively to Promium, makers of ElementLIMS, a lab information management system powering roughly 40% of the environmental laboratories in the world. Through this effort, it is our hope that the environmental industry moves from inefficient paper forms to smarter electronic forms using iPhones, Android phones, and other modern devices.
If you are in need of a simple online form or static website in WordPress, there are plenty of companies and self-service tools that can help you out (fyi…we do that too). But if you need something more complicated, like a database-driven web application to replace a messy and complicated spreadsheet or really complicated forms, offline capability, complex workflows, or remote full bi-directional sync with automatic conflict resolution and audit trails—and you can’t seem to find anything in the marketplace that fits your needs—contact us to discuss your particular project.
Mike Godber, QC Supervisor for American Electric Power
“What I wanted from Terraine was a system that was user-friendly for the coordinators. We relied on Terraine to select the mobile devices, and they put together the best technology available at a reasonable price. It gets us away from paper, and allows me to look at inspection information in real time from my office. I can hone in on my assessments. I’ve saved at least one day a week in travel.”
Michael A. Singletary, Environmental Engineer for NAVFAC Southeast
“The innovative approach Terraine has taken in environmental data collection and management is especially noteworthy. By using computer and communications technology when collecting environmental sampling data, Terraine has maximized data collection efficiency, improved reporting accuracy, and significantly reduced the time and costs associated with routine groundwater monitoring events.”