Forest Metrix Features

Forest Metrix

Smartphone based forest inventory management software

4.42/5 (12 reviews)

Forest Metrix Feature Summary

  • Offers custom reports
  • GPS enabled
  • Dynamic interfaces based on cruise methods
  • Customizable fields as per user’s requirement
  • Data collection & analysis interfaces
  • Custom inventory interface
  • Best management practice audits interface
  • Baseline monitoring
  • Flexible tables & graphs
  • Cost accounting
  • Pricing management
  • Production tracking
  • Multi-visit record system
  • Automate scheduling
  • Risk assessment
  • Offers data look-ups
  • Generate maps on the fly
  • Customer relationship management
  • Contract management
  • Harvest management

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Forest Metrix Feature Reviews

11 reviewers had the following to say about Forest Metrix's features:

Kevin Burns

Friendly and very knowledgeable support!

2018-02-08

Customizable for specific application.

Pros

Runs on my smartphone, and generates the ability to really dig deep into the analysis of inventory data on the spreadsheet app.

Cons

The cost is rather steep, but I understand the limited market and massive development costs. I would like to see it priced more in the range per year.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Joan Nichols

Served my needs for forest inventory data collection.

2018-02-09

Increased my production time in the field.

Pros

Easy to input data.

Cons

Reports are bit too cumbersome but once you have used the software enough you can figure out what data you really need.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dana Dowling

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

2018-02-15

Saves time with data processing

Pros

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 have to paste data into excel spreadsheets every time I prepare reports

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex Barrett

I use Forest Metrix for a range of work- from sampling for forest management plans to tallying trees

2018-02-12

Pros

Simple, logical, straightforward interface. You can take pictures associated with plots.

Cons

It is currently difficult to collate non-tree data from sample points. Exporting photos is difficult and they aren't tagged by plot.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Charles Crockett

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

2018-02-08

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.

Cons

Makes it hard when out in the field and experience an issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Patrick Hulle

This software has saved me a lot of time from woods to office. It has everything that I need.

2018-02-16

Pros

Very nice user interface on a big screen.

Cons

The gps functionality is limited to the inventory. I have had no issues getting gps data off of the software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Jacob Tumm

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

2018-02-16

I can calculate everything right in the field with the tap of a finger.

Pros

So many features and functions, and after playing with it, to get to know the software, very easy to use.

Cons

Some of the excel reports might scare you at first, but they can be customized to fit your needs.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Darton Devin

Works Well On Apple Devices

2018-04-21

Increased productivity.

Pros

I like its easy to use interface and display layout. The reports it is able to produce are also really useful and easy.

Cons

I don't like its lack of functionality outside of iPhones and iPads. It is fairly costly, but it does do what it purports to well.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Environmental Services company, 1-10 employees)

Best option for WYSIWYG

2018-08-16

I wouldn't use it if I had any budget to hire a real designer unless they knew how to go in there and code things so I could just use the user-friendly interface.

Pros

You can make really attractive, professional-looking websites without much design experience.

Cons

It's hard to make any changes to the templates, and it can be hard to figure out how the templates work and finagling them to make your site look as good as the demo. You can't change things like header photo size, which I want control over. And as you're making changes to your site with a new template, it publishes all of those changes to the current live site even though it says it won't.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Bruce Wilkins

Consulting forester working with smaller parcels

2018-02-09

Works very well with the way I like to do things.

Pros

Ease of use in the field and customization for my own methodology.

Cons

Had a fairly steep learning curve, and it still takes more time in the office than I expected.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Bob Wilson

I am old school so the software is capable of doing more than I probably need but still a great tool

2018-02-15

Pros

Donn actually customized the software to include my volume tables.

Cons

Too many steps when setting up a new cruise in mixed stands. It would be nice to have tree species available in some form similar to what is found in ICruise Pro.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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