Mosaic just released some new features aimed at giving its users more control over their data. One of the advantages of using web-based software is that multiple people in multiple locations can all work in the system at the same time. Due to the sensitive nature of greenhouse gas emission data, it is important that each user in the system only has access to the data that they are responsible for.
In this last release we expanded the access permissions that can be applied to each user. Now each user in the system can be sandboxed based on the features and facilities that they need access to. For example each facility manger can be given access only to their specific facility and would be unable to see any of the data that they are not responsible for. You could also set up an executive with the ability to view all data but unable to modify it, preventing accidental data errors while still providing insight into the project.
In an unrelated note, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has unveiled a beta version of its sustainability disclosure database. The database will house the disclosure of thousands of organizations’ sustainability metrics. With an increasing number of places to disclose this information, we are all interested to see how the market organizes and consolidates. Stay tuned…