Forestry Management Software for the green lungs of the Northern Europe

The Forestry Management Software: a platform for improved efficiency, visibility and control at each stage of the forest. Smart farming, but for trees

The forestry management of many companies in Finland needed a platform to provide improved efficiency, better visibility and control at each stage of the forest life-cycle. After the implementation of this forestry software, another type of a smart farming solution, but for trees, the cycle is more efficient: from forest to mill and from land acquisition to product delivery in order to support responsible forestry. The forestry management solution offers cloud-based data, collaboration and workflow automation services to forestry professionals and forest planning experts.

Small and medium-sized forestry companies in Finland use the solution. It has a centralized management environment for the various functions of forest planning in a modern user interface. It facilitates the update of the customer forest plans and forest stand data.

The project was implemented with the support of our colleagues from IoT business line of AROBS.

The Forestry Software functions imply:

  •       maintaining user accounts and customer data
  •       planning forestry work and cuttings
  •       managing harvesting service logistics
  •       update customer forest plans and forest stand data
  •       allows for geographic information-based forest plan and work site maps through     integrated map system
  •       laser scanning for forest asset data collection
  •       forest growth calculation models to help determine the need for cuttings.

Business Challenge of this smart farming niche product

One of the objectives of the project was and is to integrate as many as  possible of the older applications that were in use by some of the clients of our partner. An important focus was the improvement of the user experience, in particular by reducing response time, improving filters and guidance messages or alerts. A great emphasis was also put on the customization of customer-specific functionalities, the improvement of the support process and on the development of integration. This would allow better integration between the various companies’ products that help carry out the client’s activities. The forestry management at its best!

Technologies used in the forestry management project

We also made technical changes that place us in a better position in terms of market requirements, added new functionalities and support for the entire forestry management solution.
The main technologies used in the development of the project were:

  • AngularJs
  • Typescript
  • RxJS
  • Bootstrap
  • Lodash
  • ag-Gri

Benefits and impact of the Forestry Software Solution

The web-based platform created has become a valuable instrument for responsible and controlled forestry management. It’s increased responsiveness. The user experience improved the workflow that helps for a better time management. The development of new functionalities continued and the project currently has a number of tools that allow a better approach to the market.

The Forestry Software Solution is a complete niche smart farming product that integrates the entire activity process of any forestry company. As a web-based service, it can be scaled anywhere in the world, in any related industry, that desires to apply a smart farming approach.

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