The E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform (EECIP) is an online community and living project inventory for state, local, tribal, and other environmental agencies and their employees across the United States. EECIP allows agencies to share and search projects, find answers to environmental and programmatic questions, and connect with peers across agencies.
Prior to the launch of the E-Enterprise Community Inventory Platform (EECIP), environmental professionals from different agencies lacked a single, accessible place to connect with one another and learn about each other’s projects, best practices, challenges, and more. EECIP helps meet this need. Developed by a committee of state and tribal officials, the EECIP is a ‘virtual meeting room’ where environmental officials can connect securely and conveniently.
- Share Information – Post about your agency’s projects, technical environment, and staff professional interests. Tagging your projects and expertise facilitates connections to your peers.
- Solve Problems – Collaborate with colleagues and get answers from experts through the discussion forum.
- Save Time and Money – Discover, reuse, or repurpose the work of others. Search for projects, agencies, discussion topics, and staff relevant to your work. EECIP helps by joining tagged content and suggesting connections.
- Build Community – Find peer contact information and connect to share information about projects.
The EECIP now boasts more than 880 registered users and highlights more than 2,100 projects and enterprise services from more than 280 partner agencies and organizations. Information in the database spans a broad range of topics including IT, process improvement, advanced monitoring, and Exchange Network data flows. The platform, particularly its discussion component, has recently been used to encourage interagency discussion on a number of timely subjects and E-Enterprise efforts, including Smart Tools for Mobile Inspectors, E-Manifest, low-code software development, expedited permitting, environmental justice, COVID-19 public health emergency response, and more.
Users from all agencies are encouraged to review and submit information on their projects and activities, even those that are just in the planning phase. The more this happens, the more valuable the tool becomes.