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The Fulcrum guide to location-based field data collection

Unlock the Power of Field-Based and Location-Based Data

In today’s fast-paced world, data is the cornerstone of effective decision-making. Our comprehensive guide zeroes in on the transformative capabilities of both field-based and location-based data collection, offering you a roadmap to unlock invaluable insights.

What is Field-Based Data?

Firstly, we demystify what field-based data is all about. Whether you’re in logistics, healthcare, or retail, this data type is the backbone of your operations. For instance, when a delivery service collects a signature, it’s not just proof of delivery—it’s field-based data that can improve performance metrics.

The Importance of Location-Based Data Collection

Next, we delve into the critical role of location-based data. This specialized data type adds a spatial dimension to your analytics, allowing you to understand not just what sells, but where it sells best. That’s the game-changing aspect of incorporating location-based data into your strategy.

GIS Tools: Your Data Catalyst

Moreover, we introduce you to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). These platforms transform your field-based and location-based data into actionable insights. From optimizing delivery routes to identifying new market opportunities, GIS tools offer endless possibilities.

Effective Data Collection Techniques

Transitioning from there, our guide provides a step-by-step approach to effective data collection. We cover best practices for designing your surveys, tips for seamless data collection, and even offer a glossary of key terms. This section ensures you collect data that is both accurate and relevant.

Data Integration and Real-Time Analysis

Additionally, we discuss the crucial aspect of data integration. Learn how to feed your field-based and location-based data into existing systems for real-time analysis. Whether you’re using APIs, web services, or cloud storage, we guide you through the technical maze.

Visualize and Act on Your Data

Finally, we explore the importance of data visualization and sharing. Turn your field-based and location-based data into compelling presentations that can drive organizational change. From board meetings to field operations, make your data work for you.

Don’t miss this opportunity. Download our comprehensive guide today and elevate your approach to data-driven decision-making.

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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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