As we wrap up another exciting year, we’d like to take a moment to recap and review some of our highlights over the past 12 months. When we closed out 2014, I anticipated this was going to be an exciting year, but could never have predicted just how much we could have accomplished!
The growth and success of Fulcrum over the past few years has been absolutely phenomenal! Fulcrum has matured into a stable, feature-rich platform, which is well on its way to becoming the go-to solution for mobile geographic field data collection. The launch of Fulcrum Mobile Solutions further solidifies our commitment to the product and our growing community of users, partners, and advocates.
Team Fulcrum continues to grow, with a focus on engineering, integration, marketing, product development, and sales. Our aggressive growth strategy will certainly continue to provide employment opportunities and we are always on the hunt for new talent! We are particularly interested in mobile developers, software engineers, and inside sales specialists. If you are curious about joining the team, please get in touch and let’s schedule a chat.
We’ve learned a lot over the past few years about what folks are looking for with regards to field data collection. We make it a point to directly and regularly engage with our users and listen to what they have to say. While we can’t always please everyone all the time, our roadmap continues to be largely driven by user feedback.
The evolution of Fulcrum into a full featured platform, supporting a wide variety of users and use cases, necessitated a reevaluation of our original tiered user plan structure. Our new feature-based plans were launched in October, and have been extremely popular. This simple and predictable price per user per month tied to 3 feature plans makes every feature available to all of our users, regardless of plan size. We made these changes to our plans in order to allow all of our users to gain access to the most powerful features in Fulcrum, without having to have a large team or a large budget.
In addition to the new plan offerings, we added the ability to purchase account credits. Credits allow you to purchase Fulcrum on your own payment schedule, quarterly or annually, based on how your purchasing manager prefers to buy.
We’ve updated and open sourced our developer documentation to make it easier for developers to find and contribute information. Advanced features such as calculation fields and webhooks have made developing for the Fulcrum platform significantly more interesting and we encourage developers to contribute their knowledge and expertise to the growing community of Fulcrum hackers.
Follow our work on GitHub as we continue to release more open integration tools and one-off projects. We’re just getting started ;)
As we continue to grow, strategic partnerships remain a high priority. We have long standing partnerships with a variety of our users and industry colleagues, but will be focusing on establishing a more formal partnership program in 2016. We are always looking for partners who want to build out services on top of the Fulcrum platform and help market our product within your industry.
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In case you missed my post on Unleashing Human Potential back in July, I wanted to share a sample of the variety of work our users are accomplishing with Fulcrum.
Our roadmap for the coming year is both aggressive and impressive! We’ve spent the past few years building solid tools focused primarily on data collection challenges, and now we’re ready to take it a step further. Our 2016 initiatives include providing better mechanisms to access and interact with your data, both at the record level as well as the organization level. We will be adding more functionality for workflow scripting, both on the mobile device, as well as back in the office, for even greater customization and integration opportunities.
We want Fulcrum to be your go-to solution for field data management, so we will be making it even easier to integrate with existing systems and workflows without having to deal with as many ETL hurdles. As with all of our initiatives, we will continue to focus on making Fulcrum easy to use out-of-the-box as a standalone product, in addition to providing advanced integration points for enterprise level implementation.