Complex report requirements
Perhaps less obviously is the need to cope with different formats in data across Europe and North America, particularly since one of Kisladağ’s analytical laboratories is ALS in Canada. So for example ‘one hundred thousand in Europe’ is 100,000 whereas in Canada it is 100.000; ‘one and one tenth’ in the United Kingdom and most of North America is 1.1 in Europe it is 1,1; the ‘12th June 2008’ in Europe is 12/6/2008 in North America it is 6/12/2008. Also the Kisladağ noise meters report dates with dots (e.g. 12.06.2008). Therefore a key part of this implementation has been to configure MonitorPro to automatically recognise different formats, provide an audit trail for the data and report it in the correct format to be understandable to readers in the different geographies.