Welcome! Prism is the latest forest technology for automating forest inventory to save time and keep you focused on the important work of forest asset management.

  • Professional Technology for Professionals:

    Fighting old technology to get answers?  

    • Many natural resources and forestry professionals are trying to run their businesses with old software which is frustrating and tedious to use.
    • The future of work will be more digital and with greater information demands – challenges yesterday’s software cannot meet.
    • Prism is the next generation of Cloud Native tech by foresters and the best geospatial software engineers in the world.
    • Prism eliminates the need for managing tech and data and eliminates barriers to getting forestry work done.

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    Prism web application for cruise setup and a mobile app for offline data collection.

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  • Tackling Inventory Challenges Head on:

    Prism is engineered so professional foresters can get out of the tedium of data, file and software management.

    • We looked across the available forest technology and saw that much of it was from the 1990s. While older technologies are often initially economical, they are increasingly expensive, risky and tedious to operate.
    • In a world where technology is evolving at a rapid pace, businesses needs assurances that technology investments will give results and continue to operate without disruption as the tech world continues to advance.

    Since the iPhone came out in 2007, the expectations for mobility and ease of use have changed dramatically.

    • Yesterdays tech won’t meet today’s information demands. Today it is imperative that your software be engineered to be easy to use, always working and updated without disruption.

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    The Prism Mobile Application. 

  • How does Prism Work?

    Prism supports the forestry and environmental field sampling business process from end to end.

    • Prism is a web app for setup of cruises (species, volume methods, plots) and a mobile app for data collection.
    • Prism enables inventory workflows and data within all commonly used web browsers.
    • The Prism mobile app runs on all modern smart devices (iOS, Android, Windows 10).
    • The Prism mobile app allows data collection and imagery offline. Once a cruise job is loaded to the device in a connected state, one can then work disconnected in remote areas.
    • Working is easier, there are no plot ids to enter, no “templates” to switch when going from one sample type to another.
    • Prism data is open to see, use and edit via Esri tools like ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro (preferred), Collector, Operations Dashboard and Explorer.
    • Prism is map based and cruise data is integrated with spatial data such as stands and plots. No need to reenter stand data for a plot, plots are related back to the stand they are in.
    • See Prism in action and learn more with the resources linked below:

    SFC YouTube Channel

    Prism Help Resources

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  • Advantages for Businesses and Agencies.

    • Simple and fast – automation means ZERO data or file management, whether there are 2 or 50 people collecting data.
    • Save time and eliminate bottlenecks across the entire inventory business process: trade emailing and the inability to see project status without manual processes FOR a real time operational view of project level KPMS down to each data element including when who updated it.
    • A low IT footprint – based in the reliable commercial cloud, accessed from any device means less files and support issues.
    • Anywhere, any device access to tools and data.
    • Real time visibility of work for everyone means less logistics and more field work/plots.
    • Error prevention and warnings means less bad data, and less time fixing data after being in the field.
    • Your data is yours, and only yours – it is not resold or used for other products and services.
    • Regularly updated and enhanced with no disruptions to users.
    • Cross platform – runs on modern hardware like iOS, Android and Windows 10.
    • Highly configurable by non-technical users. Support field projects off all types, from environmental, field checks, soil sampling to all types of forestry work.
    • No black box. You know how your cruises should cut out. Set volume methods that work for you to get the numbers you expect.

    “Prism is great, it’s cutting our time to cruise in half” – H. Sullivan.

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    A large inventory in a real time Esri operations dashboard. 

    Download Prism Case Study

  • Forest Inventory on the Ground with Prism:

    Prism is component of a forest asset digital strategy. 

    • Prism is widely used by a sizes of timberland managers (private and government), lumber companies, consultants and timber buyers.
    • Prism creates a Single Version of the Truth for inventory to reduce friction points, save time and standardize processes for teams.
    • Prism is no a one-trick-pony as functional component in the ArcGIS mapping platform – it works along with tools used by foresters every day including mobile apps, imagery, map production and data management.
    • Many Prism customers work with us to execute end to end asset management strategies though Stratus or our Web GIS for Forestry.
    • Prism meets exacting IT and security requirements to protect your data investments.

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    Prism Data Sheet

    IT Evaluation Questions and Criteria

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    The following video shows how cruise setup to a volume reporting is automated down to minutes:

  • If you use Plot Hound and need a replacement:

    We’re here to help you make the transition from any existing legacy forest technology!

    • Capabilities which exceed those of Plot Hound and are out of the box integrated with the ArcGIS you likely already use today.
    • Reduce data silos by having inventory, treatments, stands and tracts in a common environment which can function anywhere work is being done.
    • Assurance that Prism will be updated, improved and getting better every day.
    • Supported though a help desk with documentation and how to videos.
    • Bug and support requests with rapid response times.
    • Prism is backed by a full software engineering team to provide you years of worry free operation. 

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