Studiometry
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Studiometry can store information about clients, contacts, projects, to-dos, payments, timers, invoices, reports, employees, and more.

It features networking, multiple employee support (with permissions and hour tracking), simultaneous search of all data, multiple currencies (with automatic exchange-rate updating), multiple contacts per client, project and client statuses and categories, modifiable taxes, and many more features.

Download is a 30-day trial. Pricing is for a single-user pack. Multiple user packs start at $925 for 5 users.
What's New
Version 11.1.2:
  • Can assign employees to clients
  • Can assign roles to employees for each client
  • New projects will automatically inherit assigned employees and roles unless a project template is used that specifies employees and roles
  • New EmployeeClientRole variable for invoice and report templates
  • Can filter the floating running timers window to show only the current employee’s timers
  • New calendar option to display associated item ID before event/to do descriptions
  • Will now show links for associated items in event/to do contextual menus in the calendar
  • Will now take employee timer settings into account when creating new work items manually and the advanced billing setting to use default timers has been enabled
  • Will now immediately refresh To Do names in Stage Required Items when To Dos are edited from the planning section
  • Will now select the current employee when selecting the Timers group and logged in as an employee
  • New Embedded Variable Has Content (Text Area) display option for text areas on invoices
  • Added ItemQuantityExact variable that will show all decimal places for an items quantity
  • Data Management > Clean To Dos will now no longer give an incorrect error when trying to run it on a networked server machine
  • Client’s Projects list will now correctly include sub projects in project total amounts
  • Fixed issue with To Dos within To Do groups not properly sorting by priority or date when a non-english localization is selected
  • Will no longer put a blank space in the Category Notes when editing
  • Starting a new timer will have it immediately appear in the floating running timers window
  • Will now properly sync time data from tasks synced to Studiometry from Reminders app
Version 11.1.2:
  • Can assign employees to clients
  • Can assign roles to employees for each client
  • New projects will automatically inherit assigned employees and roles unless a project template is used that specifies employees and roles
  • New EmployeeClientRole variable for invoice and report templates
  • Can filter the floating running timers window to more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later





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Studiometry User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Mar6473 commented on 12 Apr 2014
I wonder why it hasn't been updated for retina displays. It looks pretty bad.
[Version 11.1.2]


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Mextex commented on 31 Jan 2014
Just installed the Trial version and it look great. Unfortunately it is limited the US, as the currency used is only $. No chance to change it to €. The app I need is already on my mac but I can't use it...so frustrating. Hope the developer will add other currencies soon.....
[Version 11.1]

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Mextex replied on 04 Feb 2014
OK, I was totally wrong. Forget everything I mentioned in my previous comment, except that I really like Studiometry. However, I must have been blind, this app supports multiple currencies of course... I think that at the end of the trial period I am going to buy it. So far I am satisfied...
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volcanic reviewed on 10 Oct 2012
To sum it up, value for money, a solid range of features and sweet options to make those reports and invoices the best damn looking bills anyone will ever see!

Way back in 2006 I chose Studiometry to run the small ad agency I was in charge of. I looked at a few competitors others I knew were using, but the annual running costs were just unjustifiable. The initial outlay for Studiometry is solid value, and the upgrades down the track are super affordable, but having said that if you don't want to upgrade and skip a version, it all works just fine until you do decide to.

We needed a project management and estimate/invoicing solution and I found the trial of Studiometry to be a breeze, and within a short time I had purchased a copy for the staff at the agency. Each version upgrade since then has been a big leap.

6 years later I still highly recommend this software to freelancers and small studios and agencies alike. The customer support is brilliant (I have had some queries answered literally in minutes!) but otherwise the ticketing feedback process is easy to use.

Another thing I love about this is you can also make feature requests and work with the developers in improvements for all users.
[Version 10.0]

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Gabp replied on 24 Oct 2012
I've already bought Studiometry but haven't upgraded yet. I'm currently using the now painfully-unsupported Billings app (it's been useful, but in no way does it offer the features I'm looking for anymore).

Seeing you've been using it for close to 6 years, I was wondering if you ever took the time to look at SaaS solutions like Freshbooks. Do you feel like the network components like approvable estimates and automatic late fees are hindering Studiometry? Have you ever tought about making the switch and, more importantly, if you decided to stay with Studiometry, what made you choose it over others?

This isn't a review as much as a question, but most invoicing apps reviews are outdated and I'd be curious to have a recent point of view.

Thanks for sharing your toughts!
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volcanic replied on 28 Oct 2012
Hey Gabp, look I only know Studiometry, and prior to that we did a heck of a lots of manual stuff (invoicing from excel says it all!).

Certainly for the price point I don't believe it can be beat, it has a lot of features I don't even use yet, but the core stuff I need is searchable data across the client base.

It's pretty much like this for me
1. Create Client
2. Create Project attached to Client
3. Then just go from there for example
3a. Time your work on said project
3b. Enter manual costs and project info
3c. Create Estimate (Quote) to sent to Client
4. Invoice client
5. Track overdue invoices
6. Enter payments (can be done as whole invoice payment or you can manually eneter partial payments and allocate them to an invoice)
7. Once job invoice is paid close it off.

Hope that helps
cheers
volcanic
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twigfig reviewed on 09 Oct 2012
We've been using Studiometry for a solid year now; just updated to v10.

We have a small graphic design studio in which 3 of us need to communicate clearly with one another at every stage of the way, both financially, in job tracking/status and with updates/details of the job.

When searching for a project management software I was overwhelmed by the choice out there. Most were either crazy costly and required we purchase an ongoing online webservice (with ongoing monthly fees), or they were intended for huge software production companies with all sorts of features that did not apply to us. (Not that you couldn't use Studiometry for such complex teams.)

Setting up our business in Studiometry, like any in-depth application, took a little while to get used to. But we weren't looking for a dumbed down solution aimed at the LCD (lowest common denominator) user, we wanted something that would grow with our learning curve, being as complex as we needed it to be. That Studiometry delivered on.

Setting up the project management was a bit tricky for us. But in our case, there was a factor that must be considered in our learning curve (and anyone's assessment). We, as a team, weren't versed in working with a project management software. If we had come to the program with the foundation of flow charts, gantt world and such we would have sailed through our initial setup pains. But this was our own lacking, not Studiometry.

Basically, we depend 100% on running our business through Studiometry now. It runs excellent reports--so much so that we can extract and review exactly the info that we wish to extract. We can check our profitability, our current job statuses, how much we've earned, how much is owed to us, etc, etc.

We've become a smarter business because of Studiometry and I would recommend it in a heartbeat. Any lackings that we've found have only been within ourselves, not the program! It's overflowing with as many features as you'd ever need. Just take the time to learn the basics, both of the program and your own skills as a business person.

The price is easily a fraction of what the ongoing web based PM run and if you set it up with a server you can get the same anywhere-anytime accessibility. The phone/itouch app is great, too.

As a graphic designer I'd like to see a sexier interface, but it's not atrocious by any means. And I'll take substance over flash any day.
[Version 10.0]


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Next Wave reviewed on 18 Sep 2012
With every new version- Studiometry keeps getting more useful. We've seen requests for changes integrated into the program- and finally- quickbooks integration.
We've recently been growing and have had to train new employees how to use it- and have been surprised at how quickly they picked it up. The program has also become super stable- and even synching issues seem to be a thing of the past.
If it wasn't for Studiometry- we'd never have been able to grow and manage as many projects as we have in house now.
[Version 10.0]


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Tony2u reviewed on 02 Feb 2012
Studiometry is feature rich but customer support was minus zero. I was ready to plop $4,000 for the server edition. But when we had major issues with it we got a response ten days later. I am running a business. I cannot wait that long for support. I would rather pay 10-20k to have a web based CRM solution written for my company.
[Version 9.0.4]

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ylluminate replied on 05 Sep 2012
That's really good to know. I was about to recommend it to some customers of ours that wanted to move away from QuickBooks/Intuit, but this is a showstopper for them with their experience levels.
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Oranged Software (developer) replied on 15 Sep 2012
First off, I'd like to say sorry to Tony for the delay with their support inquiries during their trial. We did have a delay one of the times responding to Tony's company as we were very backed up at that time with many inquiries, and we're a smaller company so we respond much quicker via email and support tickets as opposed to over the phone.

We are usually very fast at responding to support questions (almost always same-day), so if anyone has a question or needs any help with our software, please feel free to contact us at support.oranged.net and see our support response time.
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kpublik replied on 12 Oct 2012
It's interesting, or perhaps telling, that it took Oranged over 7 months to reply to Tony2u's comment. Maybe they were prompted by ylluminate's comment, but even so, it was 10 days after that.

I would like to hear more from people about their experience with support from Oranged Software. It doesn't look great so far.
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Oranged Software (developer) replied on 14 Oct 2012
@kpublik We don't always monitor the review sites for support inquiries. If you need anything or have any questions please feel free to contact us at support.oranged.net
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kpublik replied on 15 Oct 2012
@Oranged. Thanks for the note, though it seems that it would be slightly disingenuous to say that you have to monitor this particular site. I'm pretty sure you receive e-mail notifications about comments made here.

Regardless, I hope that if I invest in your product, your main support channel delivers reasonable replies to queries and requests for assistance.
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St. Clair Software replied on 18 Jul 2013
@kpublik I'm a developer and have had the same problems that Oranged has had with these reviews. Developers don't get any sort of notification when someone posts something here, so it won't be seen until we happen to read through the reviews. It's very frustrating for those of us that really try to provide good support - if you (or anyone else) has issues with someone's software, please contact the developer through their support channel(s), not here.
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Lostboss replied on 15 Sep 2013
Ant time I have had an issue with Studiometry I have lodged a support ticket and received an answer within 24 hours, often sooner.
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Next Wave reviewed on 21 Sep 2011
We've been users since version 1 or 2 (it's been a long time).
Since version 8 shipped, we've had almost zero problems- plus, it keeps getting better. The latest upgrade really starts to make this software invaluable- the ability to integrate with Apple Mail has us moving away from Thunderbird- and makes Studiometry into a CRM system.
Yes, the price has gone up over the years- but, I can say that if it weren't for Studiometry, we'd probably not be in business still- it's an invaluable tool for any business that works on a project basis and has to manage many clients all at once. We're still learning the feature set in 9.0.1, but it's a really great revision. The only reason I don't rate it a 5.0 is that the interface is getting pretty busy- with all the features added, some things aren't as intuitive as they could be.
[Version 9.0.1]


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ratz2 reviewed on 16 Sep 2011
Awesome application!

If you are running a Graphic Design Studio, Photography, Web Design Studio, Freelancer or really most any business this software is Awesome for project/client tracking and planning! Also for invoicing and keeping track of everything including files.
[Version 9.0]


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C42D reviewed on 14 Sep 2011
This program pays for itself if you run a real business. I have multiple employees and we work both in the office and at home sometimes. The ability to track hours any time, any place is crucial to running a profitable design studio. Its so easy to keep track of open jobs and expanses with this program. I really only use it for time tracking because I use quickbooks for invoicing, but I am sure it is solid in that respect too. Unlike some other reviews I am not crazy about their tech support. I have had several tickets go unanswered, and I was shocked to see how outdated the manual was when I bought version 8 (the manual was referring to version 5 in some spots). I did, however get answers in the forums and a few tickets I opened did get replies.

Overall the minor issues I had with support do not outweigh the incredible value of this. If you're complaining about the cost then you are not making enough money and you should reconsider your business plan. Suggesting base camp or any other free solution is a replacement is laughable. It costs money for a reason, it works.

Do yourself a favor and get this program, you won't regret it.
[Version 9.0]


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counterform reviewed on 09 Sep 2011
I own a small design firm and have been using Studiometry since version 4. It has been a solid program for us with a variety of features unmatched by any competitor that we've come across. Additionally, the Studiometry sales team has been accommodating and helpful as we have had questions and support issues.

I have recommended Studiometry to other colleagues and will continue to in the future.
[Version 9.0]


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Philtobias rated on 28 Feb 2014

[Version 11.1.1]



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twigfig rated on 09 Oct 2012

[Version 10.0]



slpr rated on 29 Mar 2012

[Version 9.1]


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Studiometry can store information about clients, contacts, projects, to-dos, payments, timers, invoices, reports, employees, and more.

It features networking, multiple employee support (with permissions and hour tracking), simultaneous search of all data, multiple currencies (with automatic exchange-rate updating), multiple contacts per client, project and client statuses and categories, modifiable taxes, and many more features.

Download is a 30-day trial. Pricing is for a single-user pack. Multiple user packs start at $925 for 5 users.


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