To celebrate Sphera’s third anniversary, we look back at three great milestones and innovations from each of our first three years. Here are some highlights from our third year. Keep in mind that while the name “Sphera” is only a few years old, the company actually traces its history back more than three decades. Click here to read Part Two.
Let’s Get Digital
What’s the best way to start a new year on a high note? How about a high-impact acquisition? Yep; that’ll do it. On Jan 8, 2019, Sphera got the ball rolling by acquiring Petrotechnics, an Aberdeen, Scotland-based software and services company. Petrotechnics specializes in many areas of Operational Risk. It also offers Digital Twin technology that brings together the data collected from enterprise systems, mobile applications, sensors and human-derived inputs as part of an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategy to produce a computer-generated risk map. It was a perfect fit for enhancing our Integrated Risk Management 4.0 solutions that are designed to help mitigate risk. “Sphera’s acquisition of Petrotechnics expands our base of Operational Risk solutions through applications digitizing and visualizing risks at the operational level with real-time data from Industrial Internet of Things devices,” Marushka said. “This acquisition builds upon our SpheraCloud product in extending our Integrated Risk Management solution from risk identification to risk mitigation.” Now known as ORM for Operations, the software solution is the gateway to digital Operational Risk Management. Read the news release.
Movin’ on Up
In April, Sphera opened our beautiful new headquarters in Chicago. As our company has grown, so has our need for more space. Our new office has 120 workstations, 29 private offices and oodles of collaboration space. It also offers a gorgeous view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan from 29 stories up. The office was designed to meet the needs of today’s tech talent with a chic, fun, collaborative vibe. It even includes an Innovation Lab where developers can work together on code. It’s all state-of-the-art and superexciting for Spherions and clients alike. Customers can even arrange for a tour and an Innovation Lab session by contacting their Sphera contact. So if you’re going to be in our neighborhood, give us a ring. As Christina Mcintyre, Sphera’s senior collections specialist said, “I love how the office was designed to be a collaborative space. It really feels like we’re part of a big family here.” To learn more about our fresh digs, read the blog.
Remember that discussion from Part Two about how important chemical management is to an organization? Sphera understands. That’s why Sphera announced our latest acquisition at inspire: SiteHawk, a leading software and services provider for Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and chemical data management solutions. The move was designed to boost our cloud-based portfolio and offer clients a complete approach to chemical management through data, intelligence and reporting to support safety, compliance and risk management. The deal brings innovation in usability as well as additional regulatory content and mobile-friendly technology to Sphera’s Product Stewardship customers. “The acquisition of SiteHawk not only expands Sphera’s cloud-based solutions, but also extends Sphera’s Product Stewardship content, services and markets while reasserting our leadership position in the Product Stewardship space,” Marushka said. That’s why it’s “Hawk”-y Town here at Sphera. Read the news release.
As our third anniversary approaches, we are so thankful for our clients. We couldn’t do any of this without you. And, as you know, Sphera is always looking for ways to innovate and improve our already robust software solutions, so stay tuned; there’s much more to come. Much like they say in the music biz, the “hits” just keep coming for us at Sphera, so keep an eye on our blog and social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook) for future announcements.
And a special thank you to all of our customers, partners and colleagues who have supported us along the way. We couldn’t have done this without you, and we look forward to innovating together for many years to come.
Want to take this from the top? If you missed Part One, please click here.