What Is TerraBase?
Other Frequent Questions Asked
What specific market is TerraBase designed to appeal to?
Current clients include the world’s largest waste management company (which uses TerraBase to manage landfill data), regulatory agencies and departments in the US and abroad, large industrial and petrochemical corporations, engineering firms, consulting firms, law firms, and analytical laboratories. Virtually any organization that must track environmental, analytical, scientific or geotechnical data could benefit from using TerraBase.
How do we stack up against the competition?
We believe TerraBase is a far superior product to any existing competition. If you review the features and functionality, you will find us to be the industry leader for a reason. TerraBase is also extremely cost effective. Our price reflects an aggressive marketing strategy to empower users with great software at a reasonable cost. Our software is completely contained within one product, whereas other competing products are offered as separate modules, thus creating hidden costs. We believe the large difference in software pricing structures between TerraBase and the competition is probably based on how the companies derive their revenues. Our competitors primarily derive their revenues from software sales, whereas TerraBase Inc. derives their revenues from implementation and data management consultation, transactions (data population, data conversions, data validation, etc.) as well as from software sales. If you do a price comparison, you will find TerraBase products to compare at around 1/3 the cost of our competitors. Since we do not rely on software sales for our existence, we allow ourselves to spend an enormous amount of money and resources every year on new software development.
What GIS is TerraBase integrated with, and how is it designed to work with that product?
TerraBase is provided as a seamless extension for ESRI’s ArcView and 3D Analyst. For most users, only ArcView GIS is required for spatial analyses. ArcView 3D Analyst is only required for those users who will be performing advanced analyses such as chemical and geotechnical contouring and three dimensional viewing.
Is TerraBase integrated with any other software applications?
TerraBase outputs results in pre-formatted reports and data queries automatically to other applications (Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Crystal Reports, etc.)
What is the current install base of the product?
An estimated 10,000 sites are currently managed by TerraBase. Implementation has ranged from small consulting firms to agencies with over 1,100 users. TerraBase is primarily being used as a tool for the environmental scientist and manager to view technical data associated with sites so that decisions can be made in a faster, more cost-effective and scientific manner. References to our clients can be made available upon request.
Is TerraBase right for my organization?
Prospects are qualified by determining the need and interest in using the database and spatial analysis tools to understand the underlying relationships of chemical, geological, geotechnical and geographical data to their site(s) of interest. These products are extremely beneficial to those involved in:
- Environmental data management
- Site assessment
- Risk assessment
- Remedial activities
- Regulatory management
- Does Integrate offer on-site implementation services?
TerraBase provides a wide variety of software implementation services, geared mainly to large, enterprise-wide server-based configurations for SQL and Oracle. We also provide consulting for data management services in regards to implementation, legacy data importation, data quality objectives, data management review and strategies. TerraBase also provides a web-enabled version of TerraBase which virtually eliminates additional implementation costs for users.
What is the shipping status of TerraBase?
TerraBase is currently shipping TerraBase v2.7.1. The web-enabled version of TerraBase became available in March 2002.