Full Temporal Tracking of Data from the Field

20 November 2013 by Coleman McCormick

In addition to yesterday’s announced data management improvements with the launch of full-text data searching and filtering of content, we’ve also included another powerful capability for managing field service work: data versioning.

For every record created, updated, or modified anywhere in your Fulcrum account, we maintain a full version history of all changes. Over time as your data is updated in the field by staff members, all past history of the data is kept in the database, and viewable right inside Fulcrum’s web management tool.

History View

Every time someone in your organization makes a change to a record, even something as small as a single picklist item, project setting, or status, we version the entire record, tracking what has changed. On any record in your account, you can now pull up the record view (by either clicking a point on the map, or double-clicking a table row) and pick on the “History” button to display a full audit trail of all changes made to that particular piece of data, temporally. The history view can also be access from the table view by clicking the plus symbol on the left side of a row.

Check out the video to see the history and version capabilities in action:

Full versioning of data makes verification and QA much simpler, exposing errors in data surveyed in the field, and allows administrators to find and correct data that’s either missing or incorrectly entered.

Versioning and the record history viewer are available today for Small plans and up, as well as trial users. Start your trial today to kick the tires on Fulcrum, and see how these data management tools can help your organization streamline your field collection processes, saving time, money, and effort.

About the author

Coleman is a geographer and our Executive VP, working every day with our customers to bring better data management capability to their operations.

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