About Forest Metrix

Forest Metrix is primarily a smartphone and tablet based forest data collection software that enables users to keep a track of forest, tree, or ecological inventories. The software caters to the needs of individual professionals such as foresters and wildlife biologists, as well as for organizations including educational institutions, REITs, timber investment management organizations (TIMOs), paper companies, and state agencies.

The product is based on a modular architecture and is composed of two main modules serving different customer segments. The forestry systems module is primarily a forest inventory management software offering features such as dynamic interfaces that change as per the user’s cruise methods, viewing of results and the contribution of parameters such as sampling error or species contribution right at the project site, and creation of customizable interfaces with user deciding on the parameters that should be included. The arboriculture systems module caters to the needs of tree cultivation professionals and offers functionalities such as providing a multi-visit record system that can be used to diagnose and prescribe treatment or automate scheduling, making risk assessment easier with form copying, cost accounting and automated data look-ups, and GIS based mapping. The software also offers excel based reports that allows users to analyze data by using pivots and excel based charts.

Forest Metrix can also be accessed on Windows based desktops and iOS based smartphone and tablets. The product does not yet offer an Android version. Some key customers of Forest Metrix include the state administrations of Massachusetts and Kentucky, Universities such as UMass Amherst, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Penn Tech, and enterprises including Rawlings Consulting Forestry, Glatfelter and Plum Creek.

Key benefits of Forest Metrix

● Forest Metrix offers customizable tablet and smartphone based apps. for managing forest, tree, and ecological inventories.

● The product allows data collection & entry through iPhones and iPads, with customized value lists for products, species, and height increments.

● The software produces excel based reports that allows forestry professionals to analyze data through pivots and charts.

● Forest Metrix has a modular architecture where the forestry systems module is primarily a forest inventory management software, while the arboriculture systems module caters to the needs of tree cultivation professionals.

● The product offers a license based pricing system; a one-time license to professionals; and an annually renewable license to educational institutions.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

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Forest Metrix allows usres to customize menu options
Forest Metrix allows usres to take pictures or add notes to manage tree inventory
Forest Metrix enables the creation of instant and customizable maps
Forest Metrix enables users to grade trees
Forest Metrix enables users to undertake hazard analysis
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Features

Total features of Forest Metrix: 32

  • Audit Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • CRM
  • Charting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • GPS
  • Geographic Maps
  • Harvest Management
  • Inspection Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Photos / Images
  • Price / Margin Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Production Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Records Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Routing
  • Scheduling
  • Search/Filter
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Vegetation Mapping
  • Weight Calculations

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
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Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Customer Support
4,9/5

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Dana D.
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

very intuitive software. I really like the fact that it is used on an iphone app!

Reviewed on 2018/02/15

Saves time with data processing

Saves time with data processing

Pros

Great product for a reasonable price. The fact that it is an app on the iphone means I don't have to purchase an additional hand held data collector.

Cons

I wish I could save templates for common reports that I write. I have to paste data into excel spreadsheets every time I prepare reports

Jacob T.
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great features, easy to use, great quality, and customer support is excellent.

Reviewed on 2018/02/16

It has helped save time in the office. I can calculate everything right in the field with the tap...

It has helped save time in the office. I can calculate everything right in the field with the tap of a finger. Even estimated values of the timber.

Pros

So many features and functions, and after playing with it, to get to know the software, very easy to use. And you can use it on your ipad, which is great with mapping apps and built in gps.

Cons

It takes a few trial runs to get to know the software, which it does with any new piece of equipment. Some of the excel reports might scare you at first, but they can be customized to fit your needs.

Aaron E.
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Promising from the beginning but has not improved in areas that present challenges for me...

Reviewed on 2017/10/31

Pros

Great charts and tables
A lot of options if you know how to use them
If you are technically savvy, then this is the way to go!

Cons

Keeping up with FileMaker and program updates that change the page layout and some of the formatting is a minor inconvenience.

Patrick H.
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  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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This software has saved me a lot of time from woods to office. It has everything that I need.

Reviewed on 2018/02/16

Pros

It has everything you need in a forestry software and the fact that you can use it on a device like and iPad of iPhone that you can use outside of forestry makes it that much more useful. It is very simple to use and accomplish all of my goals and it is a very good program to use. Very nice user interface on a big screen.

Cons

The only downside is the gps capability. It is by no means bad, but I find I need to use another gps to accomplish everything I would need a gps to do. The gps functionality is limited to the inventory. I have had no issues getting gps data off of the software.

Charles C.
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  • Industry: Environmental Services
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I've used Forest Metrix as. Consulting Forester for 4 years. I consider it an excellent...

Reviewed on 2018/02/08

Able to keep all timber cruising services in house. No need to farm out this service...regardless...

Able to keep all timber cruising services in house. No need to farm out this service...regardless of size of land base. 10 acres and up. Everything I need to setup a cruise is on my tablet (Ipad) no need to plan a cruise entirely in the office..can setup. software and cruise on the fly.

Pros

Ease of use for inclusion of graphs and tables into forest management plans. Excellent customer service. On the fly stats tell me when I've collected enough cruise points to satisfy requirements landowner or governing entities.

Cons

Any issues have been easilly rectified with customer service. Makes it hard when out in the field and experience an issue.

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Forest Metrix offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1 959,00/one-time
  • Pricing model: One Time License
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Education • $1,959 annual license for unlimited users Professional • $2,159 one-time for unlimited users o $299 optional annual service contract o $400 - $1,000 optional report customization o $600 optional custom interface and volume formula programming Agency • Contact Forest Metrix for pricing information or a quote.

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Forest Metrix has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

Forest Metrix supports the following languages:

English

Forest Metrix supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Forest Metrix integrates with the following applications:

Google Workspace

Forest Metrix offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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