Workamajig, the leading worldwide integrated software for ad agencies and others in the creative and design industries for Mac & PC, held its recent User Group Conference, called Workology 3.0, in the Sonoran Desert at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Chandler, Arizona. The invitation-only conference spanned was only open to current clients and members of the press.
Six Creative Industry experts were on hand to present to the Workamajig clients their advice on how to streamline processes for the creative organization. Much of their advice is already incorporated in The Workamajig Way, which is Workamajig's holistic approach to managing the processes of the creative organization.
The speakers and their expertise included:
David Drucker, Vice President, Manager of Agency Services of Strata Group (StrataG.com), presented information David Drucker, Vice President, Manager of Agency Services of Strata Group (StrataG.com), presented information about the Strata media buying and management software application, its direct connection to Workamajig, and the current status of media.
Shel Perkins, President of Shel Perkins & Associates (ShelPerkins.com), discussed project management issues, and current status of copyright / fair use issues and how the intellectual property laws affect the creative industry today. Much of Shel's common sense advice is included in the Workamajig software.
Blair Enns, from Win Without Pitching (WinWithoutPitching.com), presented his insights on Client Relationship Management and different ways that creative services are being offered. Blair's Win Without Pitching approach has been incorporated into The Workamajig Way.
Tony Mikes, President of Second Wind Ltd (SecondWindOnline.com), educated the Workamajig group on financial management of agencies, showing its history to present day.
Vanessa Edwards, President of Creative Performance (CreativelyPerform.com), was on hand to talk about the importance of mapping people, technology, and workflow.
Connie Burtcheard, from Agency ADvisor (AgencyAdvisor.com), presented information about agency workflow and predictive cost management.
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Ron Ause, Workamajig's director of marketing, quipped "Workology was such a huge success, we're already busy managing applications for the next one!"
Workamajig's software runs on Apple's Safari web browser version 5, available for Mac & PC, as well as Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Workamajig continues to invest, adding new features that work with Apple's latest Mac OS X Leopard Unix-based Operating System and Microsoft Windows.
All updates are deployed using Workamajig's own Auto-Updater, which allows them to deploy updates to all hosted sites, and to clients' servers at any time. As Ause always says,"We can deploy a change to the program in hours - even minutes! Our competitors take months or years to get to their ever-growing list. 'We're Always Listening!'"
Workamajig goes beyond costing to offer full Project Management, CRM, Digital Asset Management, billing and accounting, and Extranet capabilities.
Workamajig (at Workamajig.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.
Workamajig is a full-featured, intuitive system which makes project and ad agency management a breeze. Workamajig 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 Workamajig:
- 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.
- Full-featured CRM (Client Relationship Management)
- Extranet capabilities
- Manage media with an interface with Strata
- Charting of important industry metrics and firm statistics.
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The team members at Workamajig have been leaders in ad agency software and project management software for the creative industry and on the Mac OS for over 27 years. They provide their creative clients with the Workamajig software, which works seamlessly with the Mac OS and Windows.
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