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Case Study

GeoForce Utility Technologies – Digital utility pole inspections save time and money

Whether electrical utility contractor GeoForce is tackling power outages with lightning speed, performing utility pole inspections with precision and efficiency, or creating bespoke solutions for its clients, GeoForce’s secret weapon is Fulcrum’s intuitive interface and advanced GIS integration.

GeoForce has been utilizing Fulcrum since 2016 for utility pole inspections and other various field operations, serving nearly 100 utilities and utility co-op clients. Some of the challenges GeoForce faced before implementing Fulcrum included:

  • Changing regulations requiring aggressive inspection schedules with severe penalties for delays and non-compliance.
  • Underground storage facilities are obscured by the changing landscape of aboveground structures, making the location of assets a challenge.
  • Outdated, incomplete accounting of assets resulting in clients unaware of potential risks or compliance issues, increasing exposure and hindering planning efforts.
  • Multiple regulators mandating different inspections can result in many different trips to the same site for wasted time and effort.

As a contractor, when someone calls and says, ‘Can you do this?’, the answer is always yes. Then we have to figure out how to make it work. With Fulcrum, we’re confident that we can do whatever needs to be done to get the job completed.”

– Brian Stroud, Vice President and GIS Developer, GeoForce Utility Technology

With Fulcrum, GeoForce has a partner that allows it to outshine its competitors by collecting data that’s more accurate – and more timely. Fulcrum’s flexibility lets GeoForce integrate with whatever platforms necessary, while customizing every facet of the data collection and reporting process to create a bespoke product for each client.

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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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