Business

1102, 2019

What does resourcing software for creative agencies do?

What does resourcing software for creative agencies do? Time to read: 4-5 minutes What is resourcing and why does it matter to creative agencies? Let’s say your client asks for an exhibition stand to be designed and built. You’ve got to find, budget for and manage the team that will physically build the exhibition, the creative who will [...]

402, 2019

New mobile timesheet WebApp enhances integrated project management and time tracking software

New mobile timesheet WebApp enhances integrated project management and time tracking software Time to read: 4-5 minutes Is time always running away from you? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Managing your own time is a difficult feat surpassed only by trying to manage everyone else’s time. Urgent emails, important meetings, less important meetings and the occasional attempt at a lunch [...]

1501, 2019

8 reasons FAM trips are important to the event industry

8 reasons FAM trips are important to the event industry Time to read: 2 minutes Familiarisation (FAM) trips are a great part of being an event professional, but they’re also a necessary part. Viewing hotels, venues and locations in person gives the important opportunity to understand the experience you’re creating from the perspective of your attendees. Have you ever expected [...]

901, 2019

How does budgeting software for event agencies increase profit?

How does budgeting software for event agencies increase profit? Time to read: 3-4 minutes It’s a new year. Around this time, businesses will start to consider revamping their processes. During audits, event agencies may realise they lost money due to inaccurate budgeting, inefficient control over spending and tricky reconciliation conversations with clients. Budgeting software for event agencies doesn’t [...]

401, 2019

How to structure strategic planning for 2019

How to structure strategic planning for 2019 Time to read: 3-4 minutes Whether you’re running an event agency, managing projects or have just started your career, a strategic plan for 2019 will help you achieve your goals with clarity and decisiveness. Work life often has an ebb and flow to it. It can be very easy to forget goals in [...]

201, 2019

Leveraging the January sales to promote your own event planning services

Leveraging the January sales to promote your own event planning services Time to read: 3-4 minutes As a small business owner, it can be useful to start seeing sales periods as a time to sell, rather than buy. This is true whether you’re trying to promote your events in a B2B or a B2C environment, after all, other [...]

712, 2018

Using your events personality to drive sustainability

Using your events personality to drive sustainability  Time to read: 4-5 minutes People are worried about the environment. Other than a selected few with loud voices, we’re all a little scared, a little concerned and rather excited to do our bit to help. We all feel better knowing that we’re making a positive contribution to the planet. However, for many [...]

1611, 2018

Why your freelancer’s values matter

Why your freelancer’s values matter Time to read: 2-3 minutes Event management can be a surprisingly high-risk industry. The core nature of event planning involves long periods of preparation with a couple of pivotal days at the end. As with any other high-risk environment you need to trust your supporting players. A shared understanding amongst team members goes a long [...]

611, 2018

How project process automation software can help reduce cortisol levels

How project process automation software can help reduce cortisol levels Time to read: 3-4 minutes The power of organisation Evidence suggests that hiring a cleaner will make you a happier person. Darby E. Saxbe, Ph.D., and Professor of Psychology Rena Repetti used linguistic analysis software to discover that people with tidier homes have lower cortisol levels. Cortisol is your stress [...]

2610, 2018

Why the power of choice is important for creatives

Why the power of choice is important for creatives Time to read: 2-3 minutes Tony Robbins told a story once about a rebellious retirement home. Rather than accept food they’d been given at meal times, the residents used to swap their dinners. All around the table retired men and women could be seen debating over oranges and salads like brokers [...]

1710, 2018

7 Reasons you need Event Budgeting Software

7 Reasons you need event budgeting software Time to read: 4-5 minutes Human errors are an inevitable part of budgeting within spreadsheets. In the event industry, the inordinate amount of money lost to agencies using spreadsheets for budgeting is shocking. Here’s our list of 7 reasons you need to let go of outdated risky spreadsheets and move onto something a [...]

310, 2018

Video Budgeting Software

Procim: Video Budgeting Software Time to read: 3-4 minutes Procim gives producers and line managers the best possible tools to budget for and manage costs across all stages of production, from commissioning to editing. It is cloud based, multi-user and multi-currency. Procim comes with predefined rules for handling Pre-Production, Casting & Talent, Production, Post-Production, Expenses, Travel and Accommodation costs. Cost [...]

310, 2018

Guide to Film Budgeting Software

Guide to Film Budgeting Software Time to read: 5-6 minutes What is Film Budgeting Software? Budgeting software controls and automates the budgeting process, ensuring accuracy and preventing overspend. Film budgeting software often comes with industry specific templates and settings. There are two types of film budgeting software; fully integrated where the budget feeds into and flows out of the production [...]

1709, 2018

7 Creative Project Management Tools

7 Creative Project Management Tools Time to read: 10 minutes As you’ll be very much aware, project management involves a whole plethora of working roles. Much in the same way PM’s come in all shapes and sizes, the software designed for them is versatile. It can be hard to figure out which one you need. Each system differs from the other, sometimes slightly, sometimes dramatically. [...]

1907, 2018

How the cloud has revolutionised small to medium project-based businesses

How the cloud has revolutionised small to medium project-based businesses Time to read: 2-3 minutes Procim's resource planning and management software has been hosted on the cloud for a number of years now, so we’ve had the privilege of watching how key companies have transformed since moving their budgeting processes on to the cloud. Dan Cordingly, CEO at Teradici, [...]

1207, 2018

What is Cost Control?

What is cost control? And how can you apply its principles? Time to read: 4-5 minutes If you own a business, you probably do it already. There are two ways to make more money: Increase revenue Reduce expenses Put very simply, cost control is the latter. Put less simply, it’s the management of your actuals against your budget. For this reason, [...]

307, 2018

Budgeting Nightmare?

Budgeting Nightmare? Time to read: 2-3 minutes Anyone who has worked within the live events industry knows what a dynamic, but intense and demanding environment it can be.  Periods of little activity are followed by spells of intense pressure when production managers, coordinators and all members of the event team are frantically striving to get things organised to meet the [...]