Redefining Forest Technology means rethinking natural resources technology from the ground up. Yesterday's technology tools are not meeting today's information demands, causing organizations to fall behind competitors and incur unnecessary expense and delays.
Forestry and natural resources are data driven with unique digital needs in the office and in the field. A digital strategy to capture value from information assets with the least complexity is imperative as projects require more data and stakeholders and employees make new demands on systems.
However, many organizations are tied to 1990s desktop file based tech and custom software which seriously limits their ability to adapt, grow and unlock the value of their information assets.
Our team provides modern forest technologies including software, data models, asset analytics, growth and yield, satellite remote sensing and cloud managed services. Our customers benefit from real time, any device access to a Single Version of the Truth for forest assets wherever forestry work is being done.
While forestry and natural resources professionals didn't necessarily get into the profession to become technology experts, there is a recognition that land and timber asset data and information is critical to operations and market competitiveness.
Organizations which can answer asset questions quick and reliably benefit from more bottom line value and reduce the time spent hunting down answers.
However, many organizations have built in house technology systems (spreadsheets, Access databases) or assembled disparate vendor technologies which require constant tending. The result is slow response times, limited usability, or risk of disruption when technical staff leave or retire.
There are proven approaches to transition from legacy systems to Cloud Native technologies like those witnessed on the modern devices we all use every day. Reliable, fast, real-time answers is transformational for teams. Trust in information and systems is increased, and organizations achieve “Recurring Value” which compounds over time as teams save time and get consistent answers.
While foresters wouldn't think of buying an older used pickup truck to work in the woods, many forestry technologies in use today are the functional equivalent of a 1985 two wheel drive truck.
Smart device ready online services from Netflix, Amazon, Spotify, and many business systems like Quickbooks Online are "Cloud Native" architectures. Cloud native technologies form the backbone of many business technologies because their flexibility, capabilities and cost effectiveness. Redefining forest technology is about bringing Cloud Native power and economics to the workplace to automate, simplify and increase an organization's capabilities to operate, grow and respond to markets.
"Cloud native is about speed and agility. Business systems are evolving from enabling business capabilities to weapons of strategic transformation that accelerate business velocity and growth. It's imperative to get new ideas to market immediately." -Microsoft
Forestry Doesn't have to Miss out on the Benefits of Modern Technology
We help clients escape the tedium of managing data and disparate technologies so they can refocus on their core forestry mission. Every component we offer, from harvesting, GIS, inventory, imagery and forest accounting function together as a single integrated whole which is always up to date.
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What our Team Brings to the Table
As forestry and natural resources professionals we understand your challenges. We love working in forestry partly because of the individualism. To us, independent thinking in our industry is not doing things "the way they've always been done" rather "doing the right things to get things done efficiently".
If the idea of shaking things up a bit and having some fun while at it appeals to you, reach out to us and we'll show you how easy it can be to adopt a digital strategy which will impact the bottom line for years to come.
“Our cruises went from 17% below cut out on the old inventory system to within 2% using Prism!”.
“A single version of the truth for our forest assets has reduced the number of steps in both inventory and harvesting business processes by at least 50%.”
“What your team offers for commercial Cloud solutions is spot on, we need more of this approach with our agriculture tech providers”.
“SFC’s Web GIS for Forestry allowed Shoeheel Land Management’s team the ability to integrate all of our forestry data in one environment. Working from any location – and on any device – makes our team more efficient.”
“Had we not worked with you all to move our forest technology to the commercial cloud, we would have been dead in the water for running our operations during several staff COVID19 quarantines.”
“Prism is great, it’s cutting our time to cruise in half.”