ESdat Customer Opinion Survey

Thank you to all the ESdat Users that completed our recent “Customer Opinion Survey”, we received overwhelming positive feedback and some great suggestions on improvements.

We have published a summary of the full results here and have included a number of the findings and quotes below for your reference:


98.8% of users said they would recommend the software to a colleague.


It was voted easy to use, this is what some people said:

  • “Its simple, efficient and easy to learn” Hamish Campbell, ERM
  • “Ease of use, generic/flexible, standard platforms (Access/SQL Server), support” Luke Cameron, Golder Associate's
  • “Quick and easy tables and dataset overview, great QA help” Yvonne Binai, GHD
  • “Ability to pick up guideline exceedences automatically” Belle Casement, Senversa
  • “Good for large volumes of laboratory results”, Tom Madill, Tonkin & Taylor


ESdat saves time:

All users saved time. Time saved was at least 20% of their time analysing data with ESdat. Over 50% of respondents save more than 40%.

(From the question: When compared to other methods, how much office time analysing data do you save (on average) when using ESdat?)


Users sighted a broad section of features as important, including:

  • “Time savings, especially for long-running sites (historical data). Reduction of errors (no transcription)” Amy Smith, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • “I like that I don't have to go through the data to find Guidelines exceedances” Ryan Baxter, EBA Engineering
  • “Laboratory reporting formats/QA/QC/TIME SAVING” Cameron Kay, Golder Associates Pty Ltd
  • “Generate chem data and borelogs within minutes. Provides a data base of all lab reports for each job” James Coley, FMG Engineering
  • “Accuracy of data” Tho Tran, OTEK


We received a number of suggestions and these have been implemented in the subsequently released version 4.2.