|Studios and estates
For over 23 years Artsystems has collaborated with art world leaders to create and refine the ultimate tool for managing art businesses. Don't waste time or money trying to reinvent the wheel or or settling for a lesser system that will soon be obsolete. The art industry's best practices are already built into StudioPro and Studio — do things right from day one while configuring our flexible system for your own special needs.
With StudioPro or Studio, virtually every information management task is automated, from making consignment forms, creaing bios, printing labels, and much more — saving 90% of the time that would have been spent without it.
Why do more painters use Artsystems to manage their businesses than any other system? Artsystems has become an art industry standard by virtue of its powerful and comprehensive features, its ease of use, its robust and stable technology, its experienced support team, and its reasonable price. Recommended: StudioPro, Studio, Web Manager.
Artsystems' Editions Module is flexible enough to even manage variable-image-size editions. Add prints all at once, or as they are printed. Track the progress of the edition in its a comprehensive Editions record, making changes to prices and other details en masse or to an individual print. Recommended: StudioPro, Studio, Web Manager.
Artsystems' Editions Module makes managing multiples a breeze. Add many prints at once and manage the progress of the edition's works (including 'suites' and 'portolios') through a comprehensive Editions Record, making changes to prices or other details en masse or to an individual work. Recommended: StudioPro, Studio, Web Manager.
Artsystems' Editions Module makes managing multiples a breeze. Add many prints at once and manage the progress of the edition's works through a comprehensive Editions Record, and make changes to prices or other details en masse or to an individual work. Recommended: StudioPro, Studio, Web Manager.
Artsystems StudioPro and Studio are specifically designed to work for object-making artists working in virtually any media — with user-defined inventory Type, Category, and Material fields as well as dozens of other user-defined fields and unlimited image attachment for flexible record keeping. Recommended: StudioPro, Studio, Web Manager.
Solutions for Artist Studios and Estates
Looking to manage your career more professionally? Need to upgrade your
existing business management system? Read on for some important
points to consider.
what kind of system does an artist studio or estate need?
The most important business tool for an artist studio or estate is a relational-database
information management software system. A quality relational-database
system saves untold amounts of time by recording, automatically
cross-linking, tracking essential information in one easily accessible place, with no need to enter any information more than once. A quality system generates concise and comprehensive reports and is able to easily share information with other applications, a Web site, and, if desired, galleries and customers. With this kind of system, users can
quickly and automatically perform tasks that were once
complicated and time-consuming, including many that before were
not even possible.
WHY A QUALITY SYSTEM?
No matter how you look at it, art businesses run
on huge amounts of detailed and interrelated inventory, contact,
and other business information. How accurately this information
is recorded, clearly it is organized, and efficiently it works together to automate information management tasks is all critical to business success. System
performance is so important to business operations that the system
utilized should be the best available: well proven, comprehensively
supported, and designed specifically for complete art business management.
WHAT does A QUALITY SYSTEM DO?
A good system integrates contacts, inventory, transactions and
accounting. It automates as many information
tasks as possible: recording and tracking works, managing contacts and mailings,
generating labels, lists, and reports, creating transactions and
invoices… pretty much everything imaginable, in the most
efficient manner, and in ways particular to the industry's accepted
best practices. The 'relational' capacity of the database
means that related records (artist-artwork-invoice-buyer) are
only a click away, and any mistakes made in repeated names or
terms only need to be corrected once to update the entire system.
Often-used pre-filtered lists ('available Prints', 'New York Clients') can be saved to a drop-down selection. A quality system also ties
a business together by successfully integrating other mission-critical
software packages such as Acrobat, Word, Outlook — and a Web site.
Does a better system mean a better business?
What business could not be made better by better management? And as few businesses rely more heavily on related information than art businesses, information management is a crucial activity. In considering an information management system, one thing is for sure: the better designed,
more powerful, and more integrated a system, the more successful
an operation can be. As such, it does not seem too much to say that establishing stability, increasing efficiency, and enhancing the power of information are critical factors in the level of success of a new or established art studio or in the management of an artist's estate. In any event, this is definitely not the place to cut
corners or try to 'do it yourself', especially when a robust state-of-the-art integrated system can be implemented so inexpensively.
So what is in a quality system?
- Robust software technology to
make it strong, stable, flexible, and powerful
- Comprehensive features that are
useful and efficient, built by true software developers and refined over many years by the
- Intelligent, elegant, and sophisticated software design to make it intuitive and efficient
- Deep company and staff experience
in gallery management, computers, and software programming
- A large base of successful users
proving the system's quality and ensuring its long-term future
Click on the above links to find out how Artsystems StudioPro and Studio
lead the way in each and every category, and why so many top artist studios and estates, new and established — who use an art business management software system use Artsystems StudioPro or Studio.
For more details on StudioPro, visit the Pro product page. For more details on Studio, visit the Studio product page