Fulcrum

Fulcrum

Custom form creation and mobile data collection software

4.8/5 (53 reviews)

Fulcrum Overview

What is Fulcrum?

Fulcrum is a cloud-based custom form creation and mobile data collection solution designed to enhance workflows at all stages of the data cycle. The platform allows users to build and deploy custom mobile forms, with support for signature collection, barcode scanning, rich media, GPS location recording, and more. Fulcrum’s drag-and-drop form builder provides users with customizable building blocks to create their custom mobile forms. Multiple data types, conditional skip logic, video and audio recording, image annotation, and geotagging are all supported. Forms can be deployed to the field in real time, with any changes made updated automatically, and users can assign tasks to field workers for completion. Configurable security roles and permissions allow users to control what each employee can access. Fulcrum offers native mobile data collection apps for iOS and Android which allow users to scan barcodes, collect signatures, record GPS locations, use basemaps, and capture rich media. The apps enable offline data collection and automatically sync records with the cloud once connection is restored. Fulcrum generates reports for export in a range of standard formats, including PDF, CSV, and Excel, and displays all data on a map for analysis and quality checking. The system can also be extended using the API to integrate with other services and build custom tools.

Fulcrum Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$28.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Essentials: $28/user/month (billed monthly) or $22/user/month (billed annually).
Professional: $38/user/month (billed monthly) or $30/user/month (billed annually).
Contact Spatial Networks for Enterprise pricing.


Fulcrum Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Australia, Canada, United States
Supported Languages
English

Screenshots

Fulcrum screenshot: The drag-and-drop form builder allows users to fully customize their mobile data collection forms
Fulcrum screenshot: The drag-and-drop form builder allows users to fully customize their mobile data collection forms Fulcrum screenshot: Photos and audio notes can be captured in Fulcrum's forms Fulcrum screenshot: All data captured is automatically tagged with GPS locations for mapping Fulcrum screenshot: Signatures can be captured electronically through Fulcrum's native mobile apps Fulcrum screenshot: Data can be displayed on a web map interface for quality checks and analysis

Fulcrum Reviews

Fulcrum Reviews

Overall rating
4.8
/
5 53 reviews
Excellent
42

Very good
11

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.6
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.7
100% recommended this app
Leland S.

Fulcrum Mobile Data Collection

Fulcrum is a viable alternative to the cost of using other "shop"-based software that require subscription to standard engineering tools. Fulcrum is useful for people in professions other than engineering and large-scale design work. At the end of a project, I can have a thorough data set for a project that can be shared (either through the software or through data exports) with others for a variety of purposes.


Tamas K.

Fulcrum is the best Saas

I still will use for many years


Stuart D.

Fulcrum in Ecology

Fulcrum is, or should be, the industry standard for Ecology data collection. The ability to generate literally any style of form from plain text boxes to hundreds of option drop-downs, means that you can keep up with the demands of surveying nature. This software has saved time, money and a lot of peoples hairlines within my own company, and I am sure within numerous other consultancies.


Broderick B.

Field Review of the Fulcrum System

Using Fulcrum, mainly the mobile application, has been a god sent. I do not like keeping up with paper reports and then transferring them to digital content and having to attach media to the now digital report. Having this platform and being able to attach my media (i.e. photos, videos, etc.) to my report all from one device and not having to transfer files back and forth from phone to computer any more if GREAT. In one action, I can complete multiple tasks at once.


Verified Reviewer

Great geo-app!

We collect thousands of data points annually using Fulcrum - it's greatly streamlined our field data collection processes for many different aspect of water quality research and stormwater management feature design, from soil test pits to infrastructure inspection. Without this software, we'd be struggling to scale our business.


Leland S.
Industry: Environmental Services
Company size: Self Employed

Fulcrum Mobile Data Collection

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 28/6/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Fulcrum is a viable alternative to the cost of using other "shop"-based software that require subscription to standard engineering tools. Fulcrum is useful for people in professions other than engineering and large-scale design work. At the end of a project, I can have a thorough data set for a project that can be shared (either through the software or through data exports) with others for a variety of purposes.

Pros

In combination with a GPS receiver, the Fulcrum software allows me to capture data in the field using unique data point identifiers, including latitude and longitude. I have thirty or so separate apps within the software that I use for collecting natural history data at client and county levels. The available data fields allow me tremendous flexibility in choosing the types of categories (single-choice, multiple-choice), organization into sections, creation and import of choice lists (in some cases, of several thousand plant species or several hundred county street names), and data export into multiple GIS-friendly database files. I am impressed with it. There are some functions I have not used, such as multiple-member apps and sharing levels.

Cons

Unlike competitor software, it does not allow use of paths or polygons. Usually, I use discrete data points or paths; for the latter, it is necessary to have direction-of-travel and side-of-road fields that require extra time in the field. In the fields that use choice lists, I often use an "Other" field that allows input that does not exist in the list, but modification of the data field - especially unchecking another list element - results in loss of any entry in the Other field. There should be a means for retaining this information despite other changes in the field, and "Other" should open for additional information without deleting existing contents.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Tamas K.
Industry: Utilities
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Fulcrum is the best Saas

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 27/6/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I still will use for many years

Pros

Im using fulcrum since 2016 and all I can say this was one of my best decision in the company. We have many applications built. I really like that people can use without programming knowledge but there is the option use for more complicated tasks. You can use script actions, or create detailed formulas. I also really like that we can connect to our database and sync all the data for further processing. Also the android and iOS apps are very useful , especially when there is no internet connection

Cons

Easy to sync wit the API, bat record can be created backwards. For example with Zapier you can use fulcrum to make actions but cannot be used to make actioned.

Response from Spatial Networks

Thanks for the wonderful review, Tamas!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Stuart D.
Industry: Environmental Services
Company size: 13-50 Employees

Fulcrum in Ecology

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 18/7/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Fulcrum is, or should be, the industry standard for Ecology data collection. The ability to generate literally any style of form from plain text boxes to hundreds of option drop-downs, means that you can keep up with the demands of surveying nature. This software has saved time, money and a lot of peoples hairlines within my own company, and I am sure within numerous other consultancies.

Pros

The simple but infinite customisation options for each app that you design mean you can have very strict control over the data you collect, which is crucial in ecology due to the diversity of survey work that takes place. Additionally, as the industry often demands unsociable hours, the ability to sync the device to a central shared database with a number of users reduces the amount of time you're waiting for data from colleaugues. And another obvious benefit in an industry based outdoors, is that you can survey in the rain without getting paper mache survey sheets!

Cons

The only issue I have encountered with Fuclrum is the accuracy of it's GPS tracking (which may actually be a device issue). This has sometimes led to individual small data points such as trees in a woodland being mapped a short, sometimes long, distance from their actual location. However, this is easily resolved within the app itself with patience.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Broderick B.
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Field Review of the Fulcrum System

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2/4/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Using Fulcrum, mainly the mobile application, has been a god sent. I do not like keeping up with paper reports and then transferring them to digital content and having to attach media to the now digital report. Having this platform and being able to attach my media (i.e. photos, videos, etc.) to my report all from one device and not having to transfer files back and forth from phone to computer any more if GREAT. In one action, I can complete multiple tasks at once.

Pros

What I like the most about Fulcrum is the ease of use while navigating around the app on mobile devices, no matter the OS of the device (i.e. iOS or Android) the Fulcrum application works great. I love having the ability to only have to use my tablet or my phone while completing field work and filling out field reports and then uploading them to the cloud. It's much better than having to keep track of everything with pen and paper.

Cons

I do not like Fulcrum when it comes to uploading media (i.e. Photos, etc.) to reports. Only limiting the user to select and upload one (1) photo at a time to the reports is beyond mildly frustrating. If I could select multiple photos at once from my mobile device's photo gallery and upload them all at the same time in one swoop, that would be FANTASTIC. But until that happens, I'm just going to have to get over it and deal with my frustrations. Otherwise, great experience using the mobile version of Fulcrum.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great geo-app!

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 22/3/2019
Review Source: Capterra

We collect thousands of data points annually using Fulcrum - it's greatly streamlined our field data collection processes for many different aspect of water quality research and stormwater management feature design, from soil test pits to infrastructure inspection. Without this software, we'd be struggling to scale our business.

Pros

Apps are easy to customize, near-infinite options for data collection, and great back-end data review options, plus tons of integration options with other software platforms.

Cons

I'd love to see collection of line/polygon features integrated. I'd also like to see the option to create custom reports (drag and drop) without consulting with Fulcrum's designers. And finally, I'd love to have the option to assign different icons based on status (not just color as the app currently allows).

Response from Spatial Networks

We're so glad Fulcrum could help you scale your business! We love to hear stories like this.

Thanks a lot for the feedback on what you would like to see in Fulcrum. Line and polygon support is something that we do get asked about from time to time. I wanted to let you know it is on our radar however it is something that would take a lot of development time to accomplish.

We agree a drag and drop report builder would be awesome! We have had some talks about making it possible for users to make small edits to the default report template and this could expand in the future based on feedback.

We are also exploring options for better symbology. There are some technical issues with the symbology being consistent across all platforms that the development team has to work though.

If you have not shared these thoughts already, please feel free to send your ideas to [email protected] User feedback is a big driver for our product roadmap.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9.4/10
Based on 53 user ratings
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Fulcrum Pricing

Fulcrum Pricing

Starting from
US$28.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Essentials: $28/user/month (billed monthly) or $22/user/month (billed annually).
Professional: $38/user/month (billed monthly) or $30/user/month (billed annually).
Contact Spatial Networks for Enterprise pricing.

Essentials: $28/user/month (billed monthly) or $22/user/month (billed annually).
Professional: $38/user/month (billed monthly) or $30/user/month (billed annually).
Contact Spatial Networks for Enterprise pricing.

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 53 user ratings
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Fulcrum Features

Fulcrum Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Content Management
Custom Forms
Customisable Branding
Customisable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Payments
Product Catalogue
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Website Management
eCommerce Integration
eCommerce Management
Features
4.6/5
Based on 53 user ratings
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Additional information for Fulcrum

Additional information for Fulcrum

Key features of Fulcrum

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Appointment Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Trail
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM Integration
  • Compliance Management
  • Custom Forms
  • Custom Survey URLs
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Collection
  • Data Verification
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Publishing
  • Document Tagging
  • Equipment Tracking
  • File Management
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Inventory Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Remote Capture
  • Remote Document Access
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Text Editing
  • Version Control
  • Video Management
  • Work Order Management

Benefits

• The drag-and-drop form builder and customizable building blocks supports the creation of custom mobile forms with conditional skip logic, multiple data types, and rich media collection.

• Forms can be deployed to the field in real time with changes synced automatically, and users can assign forms to field workers for completion.

• Native apps for iOS and Android allow users to scan barcodes, collect signatures, and automatically capture GPS location coordinates, and enable offline data collection with data stored on the device and automatically synced when connection is restored.

• Reports can be generated and exported in multiple formats including CSV, Excel, Google Earth, and PDF, and data can also be viewed on a map interface for quality checks and data analysis.

• The activity stream provides users with real-time insight into data collection activities, and all changes made to records are stored, creating a log of historical record versions over time.

Fulcrum FAQs

Fulcrum FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Fulcrum.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Fulcrum offer?

Fulcrum offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$28.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Essentials: $28/user/month (billed monthly) or $22/user/month (billed annually). Professional: $38/user/month (billed monthly) or $30/user/month (billed annually). Contact Spatial Networks for Enterprise pricing.

Q. What are the main features of Fulcrum?

Fulcrum offers the following features:

  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Appointment Management
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Audit Trail
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM Integration
  • Compliance Management
  • Custom Forms
  • Custom Survey URLs
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Collection
  • Data Verification
  • Dispatch Management
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Publishing
  • Document Tagging
  • Equipment Tracking
  • File Management
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • Inventory Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Remote Capture
  • Remote Document Access
  • Routing
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Subcontractor Management
  • Text Editing
  • Version Control
  • Video Management
  • Work Order Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Fulcrum?

Fulcrum has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Fulcrum support?

Fulcrum supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Fulcrum offer?

Fulcrum has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Fulcrum support mobile devices?

Fulcrum supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Fulcrum integrate with?

Fulcrum integrates with the following applications:

Google Data Studio, Tableau, Zapier

Q. What level of support does Fulcrum offer?

Fulcrum offers the following support options:

Online Support, Phone Support