SOURCE: VisionMonitor


February 17, 2009 07:00 ET

VisionMonitor Software Announces the Release of v5.0

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - VisionMonitor Software, a leader and innovator in environmental risk management solutions, is releasing v5.0 of its environmental risk management solution. VisionMonitor v5.0 enables real-time, enterprise-wide data monitoring of companies' environmental operations and delivers optimized analysis to oil and gas, refining, utility, chemical and petrochemical companies. The new VisionMonitor v5.0 product suite, keeping up with an unparalleled track record of robust real-time environmental operational data management, brings together enhancements balanced to provide our clients with a scalable platform that is adaptable to changing business and regulatory landscapes with best of breed technology features. The new product suite will define a gold standard for environmental risk management with features to support collaboration, agility, business execution and rich user experience using Microsoft's Sharepoint Server 2007, AJAX, Silverlight 2 and Microsoft Virtual Earth technologies. VisionMonitor v5.0 will be available for general release in Q2 2009.

Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2007 is a suite of server capabilities that improves organizational effectiveness by providing comprehensive content management, enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes and facilitating information-sharing across boundaries for better business insight.

Microsoft's Silverlight 2 delivers a wide range of features and tools that create more accessible, more discoverable and secure user experiences. User productivity and accuracy are increased through the use of an interactive, easy to use graphic user interface that is similar to desktop software applications.

"We have seen most of the refining, oil and gas, utility, and chemical companies standardize on Microsoft products... Microsoft products are proven across the board, giving our system a vote of confidence. They give us an edge over our competition enabling us to quickly bring application solutions to market. Additionally, our implementation methodology combined with the .NET framework enables rapid customer implementations," says David Pierce, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, VisionMonitor Software.

The VisionMonitor real-time environmental risk management software platform enables enterprise-wide delivery and communication of compliance information that empowers employees with the ability to make quicker and more knowledgeable decisions. Data is automatically collected, aggregated from disparate data sources across the enterprise, logically grouped and then personalized and delivered enabling optimized analysis. The web-based solutions enable compliance management, operations management and strategic planning related to enterprise-wide environmental risk. VisionMonitor v5.0, built on the Microsoft .NET platform, brings users a familiar software experience, making it the smartest solution for businesses to deploy for their environmental risk management.

"We liked (VisionMonitor) because it was one integrated program that worked with SQL Server, and it had a smaller software footprint than the other solutions," Bruce Pollard, Business Solutions Lead, Lyondell Chemical Company, says. "It was also flexible enough so we could modify it in a very short time to meet the final HRVOC data-collection requirements. LyondellBasell foresees VisionMonitor being a big help in managing upcoming "cap and trade" programs that may require companies to pay for releasing carbon into the atmosphere. To pay fair prices, LyondellBasell will have to carefully measure its carbon-related emissions. "This system will help us do that," Pollard says. "Other companies are scrambling to meet these requirements, but we're all set. We got there early, quickly, and easily, which gives us a head start in meeting all future requirements."

About VisionMonitor Software:

VisionMonitor Software ( is a leader in the real-time environmental risk management space, a rapidly growing area with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and compliance management. Founded in 2001, VisionMonitor Software is privately held and based in Houston, TX.

Contact Information

  • VisionMonitor Contact:
    Lynn Rentzel
    Marketing Manager
    Email Contact
    713.935.0500 x307