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Fulcrum

Custom form creation and mobile data collection software

4.79/5 (112 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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$28/month
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Business size

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Markets

United States, Australia, Canada

Supported languages

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

Fulcrum reviews

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Tamas Kosa

Fulcrum is the best Saas

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-06-27
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!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rob Duncan

My experience in the world of Online Forms and Data Collection

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

QA inspection, Incoming material inspection, Calibration records, Welding inspection, Factory machine reporting on servicing and repairs, Final Product inspection, Leave form, Non Conforming report, Packing lists, Site inspection report, Estimate cost calculation, Quotation monitoring report

Pros
I have been looking for months for a ''form / database'' online system for our production and QA inspection and monitoring. I have tried many of Fulcrum's competitors but they all - just didn't just have everything I needed... Always something that stopped me during the trial period. I found Fulcrum, and tested it and it grew on me the more I used it. The forms are simple to write and simple to alter and amend. The access is easy from phone. tablet and computer. The data is easy to search and check. We now use it in every part of the business. Estimates, QA inspection, Covid19 inspection, health inspection, leave forms so many forms. It is now a key part of the business.

Cons
My main issue with Fulcrum, which lets is down compared to others, is the PDF file / report is creates. Not even using the company logo within the report. Not able to edit it - even simple editting. No Bold or change of font. No .... Nothing.. You get what they give you, or you can pay a lot of money for a custom report, which you then can not change the form or the report in the future... without paying a lot more.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bryan Robinson

Fulcrum App for form based data collection

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-03-05
Review Source: Capterra

Our customers needed to collect a broad range of spatial located asset data. This data then had to be processed and presented to a government agency to be assessed for funding. Fulcrum allowed the creation of a form tailored to the exact requirements of the government agency. This greatly improved the time to collect the data and get the info submitted for evaluation.

Pros
The software is easy to setup, deploy and use. Ideal for semi skilled a data collection team. It results in consistent and repeatable data coming in from the field.

Cons
The total absence of an interface to the GNSS data stream you are using is a big disappointment. An interface to GNSS NMEA data stream and a simple NTRIP interface is all that is required and is typically available on competing products.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Sean Curran

Flexible Software with Extensive Applications

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-22
Review Source: Capterra

The Fulcrum team has been very responsive to our requests and questions over the years. We feel confident that if we put in a request for a change to the system that it will be reviewed and put in a cue based on priority. Though some of the changes may take a year or two, we have seen all the changes we have requested over the years come to life.

Pros
I love the flexibility of Fulcrum. We can build out apps that suit our needs, use it in offline mode in the field, overlay maps for our events and drop geo-pins at field locations, connect apps to give tiered data sets, and sort the data on the Fulcrum platform for routing and dispatch. The addition of the barcode integration and easy access a few years ago was immensely helpful.

Cons
The reporting is not all we need it to be. We are working on building out an API integration to a platform that will allow us to create and run reports.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Chad Howard

Point Data Collection made easy

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-26
Review Source: Capterra

I am now able to get accurate 911 address points in seconds without guesswork that once took me hours and allowed errors to be placed on my map due to uncertainty of correct locations

Pros
I use Fulcrum every single day to collect new 911 address points when someone is going to be building a house or business in our location. Previously I would have to go to a site, get the GPS coordinates and then come back and put them into GIS. No I simply use Fulcrum to collect the point, then I share the data to QGIS and then once I save the data it is automatically uploaded to my PostGIS server and to the State of Tennessee repository. No muss, no fuss. LOVE IT and I frequently give talks at conferences and show my Fulcrum products to hundreds of people at a time.

Cons
I wish that Fulcrum would do lines and not just points. Then I would be able to more precisely map roads and driveways.

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Fulcrum pricing

Starting from
$28/month
Pricing options
Free trial
Subscription
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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

API
Custom Forms
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Reporting & Statistics

Access Control (83 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (127 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (101 other apps)
Content Management (126 other apps)
Customizable Branding (149 other apps)
Electronic Payments (106 other apps)
Order Management (87 other apps)
Product Catalog (98 other apps)
SEO Management (88 other apps)
Search Functionality (105 other apps)
Social Media Integration (89 other apps)
Third Party Integration (178 other apps)
Website Management (87 other apps)
eCommerce Management (99 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Fulcrum

Key features of Fulcrum

  • Barcode Scanning
  • Custom Forms
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Data Entry
  • Data Export
  • Data Management
  • Drag & Drop Form Builder
  • Electronic Signature Capture
  • File Storage
  • Form Deployment
  • Forms Automation
  • GPS Location Tagging
  • Mobile Forms
  • Offline Response Collection
  • Question Branching
  • Report Templates
  • Rich Media Collection
  • Time Clock
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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.