SOURCE: 3E Company

May 23, 2006 08:00 ET

3E Company's Ariel Research Introduces ADM Chemical Regulatory Content for SAP® EH&S Open Content Connector Interface

Ariel's ADM Content Has Successfully Obtained SAP Integration Certification

CARLSBAD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- Ariel Research Corporation, a subsidiary of 3E Company®, the leading provider of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, today announced the availability of the Ariel Data Manager (ADM)-generated content for SAP® Environment, Health and Safety (SAP EH&S) application Open Content Connector (OCC) interface. 3E Company and Ariel's ADM content has successfully completed rigorous testing and obtained SAP integration certification through the SAP Integration & Certification Center. ADM content is now fully compliant with the SAP-OCC interface, an open XML-based interface to load external content into the SAP EH&S specification database.

Customers committed to the OCC standard for SAP EH&S will now be able to seamlessly integrate 3E Company's industry-leading Ariel regulatory content into the SAP EH&S application. With unparalleled regulatory content that spans more than 650 regulatory lists, 320,000 substances and 60+ countries throughout the world, 3E Company and Ariel offer users of SAP EH&S access to comprehensive and reliable regulatory and chemical data. Additionally, 3E Company's Ariel Global Research Team provides unprecedented support for identifying, monitoring and complying with continually evolving and expanding regulatory requirements.

SAP's OCC integration certification was developed to promote the seamless integration of regulatory content into the SAP-OCC interface and to help ensure customer satisfaction. Completing the certification process demonstrates 3E Company and Ariel's commitment to the SAP user community and further emphasizes 3E Company's dedication to content and technology leadership.

"3E Company is the undisputed market leader in providing content to the SAP EH&S application. Our strong reputation for providing the highest quality and most comprehensive regulatory and scientific data available has led over 300 multinational corporations to depend on our Ariel content for their compliance needs for SAP EH&S," said Leo Oves, Vice President of Research and Development, 3E Company. "We are proud of our long-standing and productive support of the SAP EH&S user community and we are committed to constantly enhancing our products to meet the growing requirements of our customers."

About 3E Company & Ariel Research Corp.

3E Company acquired Ariel Research Corporation, a leading provider of research and regulatory data, information systems and services for regulatory compliance. 3E Company is the first company to provide a comprehensive suite of services for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) related chemical and hazardous materials information and compliance management that addresses the entire chemical lifecycle. This suite of services includes regulatory research; MSDS authoring, distribution and management; transportation; emergency response; training; regulatory reporting; and hazardous waste management. 3E has the industry-leading combination of a 24-7-365 hazmat mission control call center, with an online platform for hazmat compliance information management, all built on a foundation of the world's premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information. Its international, multi-lingual professional staff is composed of regulatory specialists, experienced product stewards, industrial hygienists, attorneys, chemists and chemical engineers, MSDS experts and EH&S systems consultants.

3E's services offer a cost-effective program for global regulatory compliance management by alleviating the pain, managing risk, increasing the efficiency and enhancing staff productivity and enabling EH&S professionals to focus on more strategic functions. Today more than 7,000 customers have partnered with 3E including Costco Wholesale Corporation, America West, Eastman Chemical, Temple-Inland, Menasha and PacifiCorp. 3E was founded in 1988 and is the recipient of the 2002, 2003 and 2005 Commitment to Worker Safety Awards in Online and MSDS Services from Compliance Magazine, which also recognized 3E Online-MSDS in 2005 with an Award of Excellence for its Best of the Web Awards. The privately held company is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, with additional operations in Bethesda, MD, Kingsport, TN, and Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information on 3E Company, visit www.3ecompany.com, send e-mail to info@3ecompany.com or call 800-360-3220.

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