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Field data collection software for electrical utilities

Electric utilities face a unique set of challenges, from dealing with geographically dispersed teams and lone workers to navigating rigorous regulatory demands and prioritizing public safety. It’s no wonder that these challenges make electric utilities and partners a prime candidate for the implementation of field data collection software.

This holistic technological solution offers numerous valuable features. For instance, consider its offline maps and safety standard operating procedures (SOPs). Furthermore, it enables seamless capture of geographical information system (GIS) data. Moreover, the system strictly adheres to safety protocols. Additionally, it includes mandatory fields that ensure standardized inspections. Also, it integrates with in-house and third-party apps, such as GIS platforms, thus providing bi-directional data flow.

Back at the office, the data field teams have gathered transforms into actionable insights. Sharing this information with regulatory authorities and stakeholders becomes an efficient process, enabling informed decision-making. Meticulous analysis of the collected data offers a lens through which opportunities for process enhancement can be identified, leading to continuous improvements. Moreover, the integration of the data into GIS platforms for real-time database updates is achieved with remarkable ease, minimizing administrative burdens.

While the challenges faced by electrical utilities might seem complex, they are far from insurmountable. The adoption of field data collection software steps in to help utilities streamline and optimize the inspection process. It effectively tackles potential pitfalls tied to errors and safety concerns, while simultaneously ensuring stringent compliance. The added bonus? This software makes the entire operational journey smoother. The transition is hassle-free, requiring only about half an hour to set up the initial inspection process.

Upgrade your field data collection

So, are you ready to usher in a new era of efficiency and effectiveness? Take a journey through our comprehensive guide’s exploration into the potential of a field data collection platform. This powerful solution effortlessly combines offline maps, safety SOPs, automatic GIS data integration, standardized inspections, and user-friendly data collection, all facilitated through handheld devices. Dive in and discover how your electrical utility can thrive in a landscape of streamlined processes and enhanced efficiency.

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What is Fulcrum?

Organizations worldwide trust Fulcrum’s SaaS-based data collection platform to capture and share reliable information about field activities, much faster than paper or other digital solutions. Standardized, easily customized, and well-integrated data collection delivers improved clarity for decision-making and better productivity for lower costs.

Standardize data collection
Digitally transform your processes with a single platform that increases productivity, improves data quality across all use cases, and securely delivers real-time data.
Customize collection processes
Easily adapt to changing requirements with drag-and-drop app modification, full customization and extension capabilities, customizable reporting and alerting.
Streamline two-way integration
Expand the reach and usefulness of your data with best-in-class integration with Esri ArcGIS, real-time, two-way integration with any application, and built-in integration with email, SMS, and more.
Jim Metz - speeds things up, adhering to safety sop

Jim Metz

Vice President of Safety
FM Sylvan
Fulcrum speeds things up. It was almost instantaneous. It allows accountability for people running the job to see what their guys are doing to make sure they’re adhering to safety policies.
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Aaron Vanover - catch more issues

Aaron Vanover

Manager of Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Halton Company
Using Fulcrum, Halton Company’s quality control team provides richer, better documented support, enabling them to catch more issues.
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Daniel Stepner - easy to use, customer service

Daniel Stepner

Senior Consultant
I have used many programs for field asset inspections. Fulcrum has been the easiest to set up, use in the field, and update. The service provided by the Fulcrum team has been top-rate.
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James Watts - safety once you close the loop from action to insight

James Watts

Director of Health and Safety
Snavely Forest Products and Weekes Forest Products
Fulcrum helps us improve processes and make our work environment safer by streamlining inspections, surfacing inspection-related insights, and managing follow-up actions. Once you close the loop from action to insight to further action, the possibilities are limitless.
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Gavin Kelley - training period short, same data whether junior/senior collector

Gavin Kelley

Senior Software Developer
Tilson Tech
It is so easy to use that our training period is greatly shortened. Data quality is very important to us so it can’t be overly complicated. We still get the same data quality regardless if it is a junior or senior data collector.
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