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  1. #1 Production managment software 
    Senior Member Yaque Silva-Doyle's Avatar
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    What is the best production management software out there? Which one are you using? which one would you suggest?

    We are looking for a new project management application for our company. Something that will integrate seamlessly into the production world of films, shows, commercials, VFX spots, etc. Something that will be effortless and help to manage pre, pro and post production pipelines. Pre-Production crewing up, scheduling and well everything :-)

    Any thoughts or suggestions would be awesome.

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    Any thoughts?
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    We use Scheduall...but just recently decided to explore other options and a web based team package seems to be the ticket. Something along the lines of Basecamp, but with better features like;
    Discussions
    Tasks
    File management
    messaging
    ipad/iphone versions
    timers
    customizable



    We are running all of these right now as demos, but none are perfect. If you have any other suggestions, id love to hear them.
    https://company.podio.com/pricing
    http://www.copperproject.com/
    http://www.apollohq.com/
    http://www.getflow.com/




    other options:

    http://www.studiosuite.com/

    http://www.infowit.com/sols_postprod.asp

    http://www.market7.com/

    http://www.shotgunsoftware.com/

    http://www.copperproject.com/

    http://www.farmerswife.com/

    http://www.aecsoftware.com/


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    two more:
    http://www.proworkflow.com/?src=pm-sherpa
    http://www.huddle.com/


    so far Huddle looks the most promising

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    I use movie magic I've never had any issues with it but it may not cover everything your looking for
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    Movie Magic Scheduling & Budgeting is the industry standard.
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    Thanks guys, I have been looking into Shotgun as well
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    I don't know of any single program that encompasses pre-prod./production, post-production, and workflow. Movie Magic Scheduling will work for production, and it's pretty standard. I know a lot of post houses and mixing houses that use Scheduall or Xytech, and the VFX houses I've worked with use either an in-house system or Shotgun. I know of companies that have designed Filemaker solutions from scratch, and this can work provided you have an in-house programmer who knows the program well; at least then, you can add and change features on the fly.

    A lot will depend on the size of your company, the complexity of your projects, and your available budget; I've seen Scheduall work for post companies up to 250 employees, two dozen edit/color suites, and thousands of clients with no problem, but it might not be the best choice if you have 10 employees. On the other hand, it's scalable, so if your company doubles or triples in size in a year, Scheduall can grow with you.

    There's another discussion about this subject on the Avid Forums at this link.
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    We have used Scheduall for years, its a great application...but not real friendly. We are ready to dump schedule and go with a Cloud based Project Management solution that is team friendly, manages tasks, and is more in the line of Facebook for projects.

    anyone using any of the project management solutions like these or have other suggestions?

    https://company.podio.com/pricing
    http://www.copperproject.com/
    http://www.apollohq.com/
    http://www.getflow.com/

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    Give Synaesthesia a look: http://synaesthesia.surrealroad.com
    It integrates with products like Shotgun and plays very nicely with RED footage.

    Disclaimer: Synaesthesia is made by my company (but try it, there's a 30-day trial available)
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