Workamajig® Press Article
Creative Manager Inc. (http://www.Creative-Manager.com), provider of Creative Project Manager and Creative Manager Pro, has released version 8.1 of its flagship product, with more features and sooner than previously announced.
After announcing that Creative Manager Pro 8.1 would include metrics from David Baker of ReCourses, Inc., and a QuickBooks conversion tool, Creative Manager Pro has released version 8.1 with additional features that clients were asking for, like automatic overhead allocations in the General Ledger Income Statements.
No installation or conversion will be necessary, and the update is free to all users of Creative Project Manager and Creative Manager Pro. All client logins and vendor logins are always free.
Creative Manager Pro's new easy-to-use Retainer Billing function allows user to set up client retainers, track jobs that are part of a retainer, automatically bill out these jobs against the retainer, and view the status/balance of the retainer at any time.
Improvements for Cash Projections are also included in this new version. One simple cash analysis view that projects cash in/out on a weekly basis. Creative Manager Pro users can now anticipate cash requirements easily and accurately.
Ron Ause, Director of Marketing for Creative Manager, Inc., said "On top of these important metrics, and the QuickBooks conversion tool, we found a way to include more key functionality that our clients were asking for. We're Always Listening!"
Creative Manager Pro continues to invest, adding new features which work with Apple's latest Tiger Mac OS X Unix-based Operating System and Microsoft Windows. Further details of the update may be found at http://CreativeManagerPro.com/Press_051107a.aspx.
The new automatic overhead allocations in Creative Manager Pro come in handy for those clients that produce detailed P&L analyses. Income statements can now include automatic overhead allocations to provide a true picture of the profitability by client, department, project, etc.
When asked about the new upgrade, Ause said "When our clients are able to view their numbers, ratios and metrics as they grow, planning for growth becomes second nature. Since Baker's metrics are important to help our clients watch their growth, we had no choice but to include them. They're essential to running the business."
Creative Manager Pro goes beyond costing to offer full Project Management, CRM, Digital Asset Management, billing and accounting, and Extranet capabilities.
Creative Manager Pro (at http://www.Creative-Manager.com), is the only Ad Agency software and Project Management Software for the Creative Design industry, created exclusively for design firms, ad agencies, in-house creative/MarCom departments, and creative service firms. It is a web-based integrated project management software and job tracking solution which streamlines the entire firm, from developing new business, to staffing, managing, and executing projects through to accounting and financial reporting.
Creative Manager Pro is a full-featured, intuitive system which makes project and ad agency management a breeze. Creative Manager Pro supports Customer Relationship Management, Document Management, Shared Calendaring, Accounting and much more. Because it is web-based, there is nothing to install and it can be set up in a very short time. It works with both PC and Macintosh from any location over any connection. It may also be installed locally on the client's own servers. All options include training and support to ensure that clients are up and running quickly.
Among the many features of Creative Manager Pro:
- Graphically view your firm's metrics - manage your firm by the numbers.
- Manage Contacts and Leads
- Create Project Schedules, Calendars and Manage Tasks
- Take your contacts and calendar on the road with iCal, AddressBook & Outlook
- Approve Timesheets, Purchasing, Billing and Budgets
- Review and Approve Artwork Online
- Store and Manage Digital Assets
- Manage and Balance the Books
- Free client and vendor access to streamline workflow.
- Quick startup/import from Clients & Profits, Adman and other systems
- Full-featured CRM (Client Relationship Management)
- Extranet capabilities
- Manage media with an interface with Strata
- Charting of important industry metrics and firm statistics
Take a test drive at http://www.Creative-Manager.com.
The team members at Creative Manager, Inc. have been leaders in ad agency software and project management software for the creative industry and on the Mac OS for over 26 years. They provide their creative clients with two major offerings: Creative Project Manager and Creative Manager Pro. Both programs work seamlessly with the Mac OS and Windows.
Creative Manager Pro is a registered mark of Creative Manager, Inc.
Creative Manager, Inc.