Who Uses This Software?

Our Forest Metrix app is geared to timber cruisers, foresters and other forest sample data collectors. Our Urban Forest Metrix app is designed for arborists, cities and tree care pros.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $2,200.00/one-time/user
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Forest Metrix
  • forestmetrix.com
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About Forest Metrix

Forest Metrix is the fastest way to conduct timber inventories, combining a highly customized user interface with the computational power of the newly available tablets. See your volume graphs grow on the fly as you enter trees, gradings, defects and even custom types of information that you can apply to the calculations as you like. The software integrates the camera, Web, email, GPS, maps and all the other features modern mobile systems deploy. Contact us for a 20-minute web demonstration.


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Forest Metrix Features

  • Barcoding / RFID
  • Contract Management
  • Cost Accounting
  • Customer Management
  • Financial Management
  • Harvest Management
  • Order Processing
  • Pricing Management
  • Production Tracking
  • Supplier Management
  • Transportation Management

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Forest Metrix Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: So many features and functions, and after playing with it, to get to know the software, very easy to use. And you can use it on your ipad, which is great with mapping apps and built in gps.

Cons: It takes a few trial runs to get to know the software, which it does with any new piece of equipment. Some of the excel reports might scare you at first, but they can be customized to fit your needs.

Overall: It has helped save time in the office. I can calculate everything right in the field with the tap of a finger. Even estimated values of the timber.

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

Feb 16, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It has everything you need in a forestry software and the fact that you can use it on a device like and iPad of iPhone that you can use outside of forestry makes it that much more useful. It is very simple to use and accomplish all of my goals and it is a very good program to use. Very nice user interface on a big screen.

Cons: The only downside is the gps capability. It is by no means bad, but I find I need to use another gps to accomplish everything I would need a gps to do. The gps functionality is limited to the inventory. I have had no issues getting gps data off of the software.

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

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great product for a reasonable price. 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 wish I could save templates for common reports that I write. I have to paste data into excel spreadsheets every time I prepare reports

Overall: Saves time with data processing

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

Feb 08, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use for inclusion of graphs and tables into forest management plans. Excellent customer service. On the fly stats tell me when I've collected enough cruise points to satisfy requirements landowner or governing entities.

Cons: Any issues have been easilly rectified with customer service. Makes it hard when out in the field and experience an issue.

Overall: 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.

Best option for WYSIWYG

Aug 16, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: You can make really attractive, professional-looking websites without much design experience. They have some really good templates.

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.

Overall: WYSIWYG coding is really tricky, and I think they still have plenty of bugs to work out. Overall though, it's a good option for small nonprofits. 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.

Consulting forester working with smaller parcels

Feb 09, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use in the field and customization for my own methodology. Very wide choice of features. The power of using an iPad and all of its compatibility.

Cons: Excel spreadsheet requires considerable knowledge of the software. Had a fairly steep learning curve, and it still takes more time in the office than I expected.

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

Friendly and very knowledgeable support!

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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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.

Overall: Customizable for specific application. Customizable reports. Easy to enter data in the field.

Works Well On Apple Devices

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

Overall: Increased productivity.

Promising from the beginning but has not improved in areas that present challenges for me...

Oct 31, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great charts and tables

A lot of options if you know how to use them

If you are technically savvy, then this is the way to go!

Cons: Keeping up with FileMaker and program updates that change the page layout and some of the formatting is a minor inconvenience.

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

Feb 15, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I am able to use my old volume tables that I have been using for years. Donn actually customized the software to include my volume tables. Very nice.

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.

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

Feb 12, 2018
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Simple, logical, straightforward interface. You can take pictures associated with plots. Moving plots between stands is easy.

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

Served my needs for forest inventory data collection.

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to input data. Easy to customize data collection. Excellent customer support. Field friendly.

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

Overall: Increased my production time in the field.