tools help with planning, plus handling the unexpected
lets you know instantly where your gear is, when it's due back,
where it's been and where it's going. Create pack lists
based on "what-if" scenarios, and then fine-tune them
as circumstances dictate. A wide array of sorting and
query options let you see at a glance how best to respond to changing
conditions such as weather delays, client requests, or missing
money by reducing expenses
sub-rentals can be avoided as PackMan helps pinpoint the availability
of gear you already own. Last-minute adjustments to
cargo manifests give you the flexibility to efficiently determine
the quickest and cheapest way to ship gear to and from events.
track of equipment and peopleassigned to scheduled events
provides a comprehensive overview of every event on your schedule. Crew,
gear, and trucking are managed from one integrated environment,
and every function is tightly bound to a perpetual calendar.
event management functionality
client, venue, and contact information is readily available for
each event. Events can involve activities in multiple
rooms at the same location. Separate dates are maintained
for load-in, strike, ship out, ship return, as well as each individual
all inventory, from cables to consoles
features a complete inventory system that works at 2 levels:
pieces of gear are cataloged by manufacturer, price, serial
number, country of origin, and other conventional means.
tracks gear at the shipping case level. It knows
what gear is stored in which case, as well as case weight and
dimensions for shipping purposes.
list of staff and independent contractors
distinguishes between staff members and independent contractors
to facilitate compliance with IRS regulations. Crew
members can be categorized and ranked by job type or home base.
PackMan includes a unique counter that measures the number
of work days and travel days accrued by individuals over a given
period of time.
can work anywhere in the world, connected or disconnected
Road warriors are not second-class citizens with PackMan.
Whether using a notebook computer on the road, or connected
to the LAN in the home office, every user can access the data
they need. Built-in replication software allows full synchronization
across the Internet. PackMan supports many users across
multiple offices, and each office holds a full set of data for
flagged, with tools to resolve
someone using PackMan on a network tries to assign gear or crew
to an event that conflicts with another event, they are notified
of the conflict and given the option to cancel or allow the assignment.
Conflicts are clearly marked, and it's easy to make the
necessary adjustments when a final decision has been reached on
how they should be resolved. If a worker in the field creates
a conflict while disconnected from the network, it is flagged
the moment they re-connect and replicate their data.
costs associated with events
PackMan contains an extensive purchase order facility which allows
tracking of costs for crew, repairs, rentals, materials, shipping,
and all other
expenses. Several purchase order formats are provided,
each tailored to a specific purpose. Crew members receive
hotel and travel info on their purchase orders. Equipment
rentals are treated differently from purchases. PackMan
can be integrated with third-party accounting packages to share
purchase order and vendor information.
in need of repair can be flagged and easily attended to
requiring service can be flagged without necessarily being removed
from circulation. PackMan provides ample room for notes
describing the nature and severity of the problem.
history of pack lists and crew sheets
provides a complete history of the resources assigned to each
event. It's easy to "clone" the pack list
from an event in the past and use it as the jumping-off point
for a new event.
for crew, insurance, accounting, customs
provides a variety of printed reports including pack lists, purchase
orders, and inventory listings. Easily create manifests
which itemize manufacturer and country of origin for gear that
travels across international borders.
is easy to learn, easy to use, and lightning fast! You
decide how you want your resources to be categorized, ranked,
and color-coded, and you can change your mind whenever you like. Configuration
changes are propagated to all users during
with 6+ years in operation
has been in continuous use for more than 6 years serving the most
demanding needs within the entertainment services industry. It's
reliable, easy to maintain, and built to support any number of
users working anywhere in the world.