ForLog is an application which allows the management of forest sites from the first contact until invoicing. All the information necessary for monitoring work sites can be memorized (production time of the field teams, quantities produced, management of stocks of wood and supplies, purchase and sale prices). This tool helps in saving time and precision, and gives a better visibility on the profitability of forest sites and provides the user with daily management indicators to help making decisions.

The objective of the project is to provide a set of tools adapted to the needs of very small forestry and logging companies. ForLog is a forest site management software connected to a remote database accessible via the web. The software allows structured messages to be sent to field teams (mission orders) and customers (sales slips). A mobile application on a smartphone allows to enter data concerning construction site activities. The service offer is proposed to companies in the form of a subscription.

It is an innovative solution to improve the quality of silviculture and forestry operations accessible to very small, poorly computerized companies, and a solution that enhances the possibilities offered by the web, mobile Internet, computerized mapping.

All operations concerning the commercial (estimates, invoices), administrative (site declarations), operational (site maps, digitisation of exchanges between operators and site managers) and financial (site balance sheets) management of the sites are proposed by ForLog, which is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) adapted to the organisation of very small forest companies. The objective of the tool is to limit the time spent on site management and improve the economic performance of forest companies. User feedback highlights:
- Easy handling of the tool;
- Time saved during administrative tasks;
- Ability to quickly access summary data on team activities (working hours, productivity, progress);
- Significant savings in travel time to access construction sites and locate boundaries;
- Improvement of the company's image towards its partners.

Ease of implementation
Needs training (1 day)
Harvesting, infrastructure, logistics
Innovation management, hubs, clusters
software management Forestry
Challenge addressed
5.- Enhance economic and environmental performance of forest supply chains
Type of solution
Advice and services for forest owners
Digital solution
Country of origin
Scale of application
Start and end year
2018 -
Contact data
Owner or author
CRPF Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Henri Husson
References and Resources
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