Welcome to the Forest Informatics, Inc. website!
We provide both turnkey and custom solutions for forest resource management, forest products
government agencies. If you own or manage forests or forest products
operations, we can help you get a better understanding of the
options available to you and your forest or sawmill operation.
We offer a full range of consulting solutions to
address the questions you need to answer. If you're a new non-profit
organization or a large land management corporation, we have the
solutions to your tough questions. Our specialty is
rapid response and proven cutting-edge technology implementation.
Most consulting groups use tried and true methods to answer every
question. We couldn't agree less. When you have a problem that can
be solved using standard methods, that's usually the best
answer. When you face new and unknown problems, you need new
methods. You wouldn't send Morse code over your cell phone, would
you? Neither would we.
We have the skills to help you get into your current
software packages, get your precious data out and move on with your project.
We even give you ideas to take back to your in-house teams to
implement. We believe giving you the tools and training to help
yourself is the best money you'll ever spend. And it doesn't mean
spending a fortune on training to become Microsoft or
Oracle certified. It means we get you running in the right direction
fast enough to pass your competition. When they're trying to decide
which database system to use, you'll be interfacing your system with
other products and having your in-house IT staff making reports as
Our goals are simple:
The first goal needs no explanation. Why wouldn't we want your
project to succeed?
As time goes by and other software technologies come and go, you
shouldn't be left out in the dark. How many times have you had to
import your old office suite documents only to find out they don't
look the same as the previous version? Or your favorite formula in
your spreadsheet package is no longer supported? We've been making
use of software products for our in-house projects that are built
on a much better system than any proprietary software developer
could build. We'll bet your current software was built on it. And
have you noticed crashes or can you change reports? Not that using
proprietary software is always bad. We use them everyday. But for
heavy-lifting? Do you really want a technology that will be
obsolete in two years? We build our tools on software that is
scrutinized by hundreds, sometimes hundreds of thousands of users
and developers in a wide range of industries. We hate bugs and we
know you do too and we only use the best tools. So should you.
We also believe that forest management is a communal
responsibility. Of course you're in business and you want to be
competitive. But there are some development models that result in
better products when everybody's involved. Our third goal is to
create and nurture a community of software development that brings
benefits to everyone. We're not doing this out of some altruistic
belief, but we don't subscribe to the "one size fits all"
philosophy. While we understand your desire to have your
competition behind you, and if everybody had the best tools
available, you'd certainly stand a better chance at keeping your
competition in second place and you could focus your resources
where you need to. Not wondering if your GIS tool is going to