Dakota Software is a software company based in Cleveland, Ohio. It developed an early software product for Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) auditing. For more than 25 years, Dakota® has provided EHS and sustainability management software to regulated industries, consultants and government agencies. Dakotas ProActivity Suite assists organizations in tracking and managing compliance with Federal, State and local EHS Regulations as well as analyzing the efficiencies of their system-wide energy usage and sustainability practices. Dakota Software was formed in 1988 as a subsidiary of Rochester Gas & Electric in Rochester, NY. Their original software solution, Audit Master, helped to automate the EHS auditing process. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Dakota continued to enhance their software offerings and became an active member of the environmental and safety communities. In 1995, Audit Master was replaced by Dakota Auditor, a compliance software solution that integrates translated Federal Regulatory content. In 1999 Dakota Tracer, a corrective action tracking and analysis tool, is released to compliment Auditor. In 2002, Dakota anticipates the value of online data access and storage for their multi-location customers and makes their products available online as Software as a Service (SaaS).