The Exchange Network was designed to provide a more effective and efficient way of sharing information. Decision makers from the growing number of Network Partners are now able to access timely, accurate, and consistent environmental data. This approach to sharing data is providing governments and the public with a wide range of benefits. While the Network is a powerful tool for improving access to higher quality data, it also delivers financially. Faced with the reality of tightening budgets and competing priorities, managers need to ensure that their technology investments will improve business processes and reduce operating costs. Partners that invest in the technology of the Exchange Network can realize a substantial financial return through more efficient ways of doing business.