ALS (Australian Laboratory Services) was formed in Brisbane in 1976 to perform analytical chemistry services for the oil shale and mineral exploration industries. With more than 11,500 staff in 370 locations throughout Australia, Asia, the Pacific, North America and South America, Europe and Africa, it is now one of the largest companies in the industry.
In 2014, Glencore approached us and asked for help integrating the Glencore Environmental Monitoring Database (EMD) with the new (at the time) ALS Webservice to accelerate access to lab data.
In 2014-2015 we integrated the Glencore EMD with the ALS Webservice and also enabled automatic acceptance of lab data from emails sent by the ALS system to Glencore. The integration solution brings ALS data in, validates it and converts it into the correct units in the EMD.
Seamless and reliable data integration
The integration was highly successful, reliably bringing data in every few minutes and providing Glencore with up to the minute data with little or no input from them.