Fulcrum Features

Fulcrum

Custom form creation and mobile data collection software

4.79/5 (114 reviews)

Fulcrum Feature Summary

  • 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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360 Degree Feedback
API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Appointment Management
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Assignment Management
Audit Trail
Auditing
Barcode Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
CRM Integration
Compliance Management
Conditional Logic
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Verification
Digital Signature
Dispatch Management
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Signature Capture
Electronic Submission
Equipment Tracking
Event Triggered Actions
File Management
Forms Management
Full Text Search
GPS
History Tracking
Inventory Management
Location Tracking
Mobile Signature Capture
Offline Access
Permission Management
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Records Management
Remote File Access
Reporting & Statistics
Requirements Management
Role Management
Role-Based Permissions
Rules-Based Workflow
Single Sign On
Subcontractor Management
Tagging
Text Editing
Third Party Integration
User Photos
Version Control
Video Management
Visual Analytics
Web Forms
Work Order Management
Workflow Management
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360 Degree Feedback
API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Appointment Management
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Assignment Management
Audit Trail
Auditing
Barcode Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
CRM Integration
Compliance Management
Conditional Logic
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Verification
Digital Signature
Dispatch Management
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Signature Capture
Electronic Submission
Equipment Tracking
Event Triggered Actions
File Management
Forms Management
Full Text Search
GPS
History Tracking
Inventory Management
Location Tracking
Mobile Signature Capture
Offline Access
Permission Management
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Records Management
Remote File Access
Reporting & Statistics
Requirements Management
Role Management
Role-Based Permissions
Rules-Based Workflow
Single Sign On
Subcontractor Management
Tagging
Text Editing
Third Party Integration
User Photos
Version Control
Video Management
Visual Analytics
Web Forms
Work Order Management
Workflow Management
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360 Degree Feedback
API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Appointment Management
Approval Process Control
Archiving & Retention
Assignment Management
Audit Trail
Auditing
Barcode Scanning
Billing & Invoicing
CRM Integration
Compliance Management
Conditional Logic
Configurable Workflow
Custom Fields
Custom Forms
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import
Data Import/Export
Data Verification
Digital Signature
Dispatch Management
Drag & Drop Interface
Electronic Signature Capture
Electronic Submission
Equipment Tracking
Event Triggered Actions
File Management
Forms Management
Full Text Search
GPS
History Tracking
Inventory Management
Location Tracking
Mobile Signature Capture
Offline Access
Permission Management
Real Time Data
Real Time Reporting
Real Time Updates
Records Management
Remote File Access
Reporting & Statistics
Requirements Management
Role Management
Role-Based Permissions
Rules-Based Workflow
Single Sign On
Subcontractor Management
Tagging
Text Editing
Third Party Integration
User Photos
Version Control
Video Management
Visual Analytics
Web Forms
Work Order Management
Workflow Management
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Mobile apps

iOS App


20 reviews

Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


446 reviews

Fulcrum Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Fulcrum's features:

Anonymous
(Civil Engineering company, 1-10 employees)

Great geo-app!

2019-03-22

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.

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 also like to see the option to create custom reports (drag and drop) without consulting with Fulcrum's designers.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No

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 support@fulcrumapp.com. User feedback is a big driver for our product roadmap.

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Eric Wiseman

Using Fulcrum to teach college students about urban forestry

2019-08-31

Makes teaching college students about tree inventories in the urban forest so much easier. They are excited about the technology and find it easy to use.

Pros

Abundant built-in tips when designing data collection forms. Drop-and-drag features are nice.

Cons

If you aren't standing right at the feature you are mapping, then you have to adjust the location of the feature on the map after the data collection form opens. So this is an extra step in data collection.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anna E

A world of possibilities

2015-07-09

* Super intuitive to create forms, import data and collect data. * Custom made dashboards are useful and worth the extra expense * The developer API and integration with CartoDB permits amazing data analysis and reporting * Extensive app integration with Zapier-- so Slack, basecamp and email can all be notified of new records I look forward to using the software as feature and enhancements progress.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Paul Bunker

Time saving productivity

2020-05-26

Is suits perfectly my needs in the field and that translates to client satisfaction.

Pros

Utilizing the forms in the field saves a lot of time with automatic and predefined data collection.

Cons

I would like customizable PDF report format including layout and presentation.

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
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Shawn Gurke

Perfect for small organizations in need of a versatile and cost effective GIS platform.

2019-10-30

My volunteer Board wanted me to have a way to re[port on issues throughout the area I work in and track field reports. Another great function is the ability to handle clients communications and billing with the software.

Pros

-Ease of use -Quality of UI -Scalability -Data Security/integrity/accessibility -Versatility

Cons

-Honestly Fulcrum has fulfilled a large part of our data collection and management requirements.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Craig Myers

Perfect for In Field Data Capture

2019-04-02

Excellent. We have completed several valuations of over 700 houses using the app and could not have done it without Fulcrum.

Pros

Accuracy of data management.

Cons

The way the photographs are named. It would be better if there was an option to link the photo name to the record number or name.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Sean Curran

Flexible Software with Extensive Applications

2020-05-22

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

The addition of the barcode integration and easy access a few years ago was immensely helpful.

Cons

We are working on building out an API integration to a platform that will allow us to create and run reports.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jeremy Nofsinger

Love Fulcrum & recommend all the time

2020-05-21

We collect data, show project updates, assign work, export for 3rd party use, vehicle inspection, conduct audits, use for job briefings, make exports to Excel and PDF.

Pros

Extremely versatile and totally customizable, easy to train new people to use, exports data in many formats

Cons

Phone battery drain as used GPS and multiple photos per data pin; probably not Fulcrum issue; 2. edited photos must be imported to be used as in Fulcrum camera cannot edit; 3.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jomo Toney

Excellent Functionality

2020-05-20

I'm very pleased with the software from both the mobile and web interface.

Pros

Additionally the offline mode that captures the information without mobile data where it can later sync to the server has placed this solution above all others.

Cons

Work could be done on the export functionality to exclude certain columns.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Robin Egan

So easy to use

2019-07-04

Pros

The ease of use, and how quick fulcrum helps me customize my apps

Cons

The PDF reports that are generated are not customizable,

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jean-François Petit

Fast, simple and reliable

2019-08-06

We have a multitude of data gathering tasks on a very large property (1000+ acres) with a small team of 3 people.

Pros

The speed and ease with which you can develop and deploy an app for a specific task. Data reliability.

Cons

Data manipulation (such as batch deletes or edits) have to be made outside Fulcrum and reimported.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Guerrero Marcos

Fulcrum

2020-01-16

Used for daily reporting and collection archaeological and biological data.

Pros

User interface and templates. Allow user to develop own templates to fit the job.

Cons

Would like to see UTM info used, however I have not explored this, so it may be possible.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Naqeeb Sherzad

Overall is good

2020-05-21

It solved all problem that we face in daily life in the organization.

Pros

Graphical user interface and synchronization

Cons

Customized report. There is no option for the customized report.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Andrew Skeet

Fulcrum Tree Management

2020-07-22

Tree management and inspection recording

Pros

It's easy to use, is very reliable, fast responding.

Cons

Can't immediately think of anything I would want changed. One very minor error was that on one occasion I was logging onto it and it let me in although I'd only just started typing my email address and hadn't put the password in. That's only happened once.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Stephanie Haigh

Fulcrum Review

2020-05-21

I love it. I can use it in the field with or without the internet right from my phone.

Pros

It can be updated and easily changed any time to meet our needs.

Cons

The lack of dashboard for easier reporting and process control.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Asghar Khan

Flexible Soloution for surveys.

2020-06-02

Fast and reliable, can control from anywhere.

Pros

A good API & data events make this product very effective , this product is a complete package.

Cons

Making API query writable also is a plus point.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Mitch Polun

Excellent Tool - Highly recommend it!

2019-06-27

Far too much to go into any detail - we have deployed approximately 12 different tools for a variety of our field personnel to identify and track plant damage, outage incident reporting, quality assurance, new construction deployments (project management) etc.

Pros

Scalability and ease in customizing based on need

Cons

Unable to incorporate PDF uploads

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Spatial Networks


We're glad you're enjoying Fulcrum, Mitch! Thank you letting others know.

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Brian Settlemoir

Excellent Product

2019-12-12

Overall the experience with Fulcrum has been a game changer for my firm.

Pros

This product enables us to capture and review real-time data live as it happens. Customizable to many different situations very happy we went with Fulcrum

Cons

I’d like to see more options for customer support and more options on reporting.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Logan McGown

Leverage Fulcrum for success

2019-04-03

Fulcrum helped out a great deal when taking notes and collecting information in the field to prepare field reports.

Pros

I like how Fulcrum provides detailed documentation in field reports by utilizing GPS tracking, easy drop downs for data entry, and quick ways to import photos from the field to a central location.

Cons

The mobile app occasionally would be a little buggy, but otherwise there were not many things I disliked about Fulcrum.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Craig McGrath

Natural Asset Contract Management

2019-03-26

Fulcrum has been an amazing experience and focus of constant improvement for Council's Parks, Trees and Bushland maintenance contract programs. All stakeholders have been very impressed by the flexibility to use and redesign each application to create greater operational efficiencies.

Pros

Designing the program to reflect contract KPIs has been instrumental in streamlining our contractor communication and compliance activities that drive monthly reporting.

Cons

This spatial software uses 'pin drop' GIS points for recording data.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Spatial Networks


Thanks for providing Fulcrum such a great review! We love to hear that we were able to help you streamline your contractor communication and compliance activities. We're so glad your stakeholders have been impressed by the flexibility we have to offer and your ability to create greater operational efficiencies.

Have you talked with our support team about your issues with file resolution? If not, please reach out to support@fulcrumapp.com. We would love to know more and see if we can help you out.

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Gretchen Maguire

Data = Money

2019-08-30

I don,t know of any other products in this niche but to me the capabilities working in the field are invaluable.

Pros

I am able to implement new functionality and fields as soon as I have the “a ha” moment.

Cons

Little control over the interface of the app or the data fields.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Justin Tan

Fulcrum is Awesome

2019-06-27

Our clients love our data collection services that we provide to them, and it would not have been possible without Fulcrum.

Pros

Ease of use, intuitive interface, very powerful data collection tool that is highly customizable for each project

Cons

Cannot do mass deletions of data; need to create a new database and only upload the data that you want remaining

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Jesper Dinesen

Data Collection on Steroids !

2019-09-10

Pros

As long as the tablet has power you can use the data collection features - live connection not required ! API Is easy to use

Cons

I can see situations where the forms could be even more customizable, but at the same time, the ease of use is a hard thing to give up !

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Rob Duncan

My experience in the world of Online Forms and Data Collection

2020-05-22

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

The data is easy to search and check.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Tim McAfee

Saves us time and reduces errors

2020-06-02

We build fiber to rural communities, so there is plenty of pole data to acquire.

Pros

Fulcrum allows us to export quickly and visualize the data we want to export easily.

Cons

It used to be linked to our fiber design program, Vetro, but that is no longer available.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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