BURBANK, CA — AlterMedia, the developer of Studio Suite (studiosuite.com) studio management software, is showing Studio Suite 12 at this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas. The version is a ground up rebuild, with an entirely new streamlined database structure and a reconceived interface, modeled after Google’s Material Design philosophy.
The core of Studio Suite 12 is a business application that does budgeting, scheduling, project management, job costing, rental workflows, media asset management, CRM, invoicing, reporting, employee management, equipment inventory management, maintenance, and more. The solution is targeted at companies that produce content of any kind.
“By re-building the database and all of the business rules, we’ve removed a ton of legacy code that was weighing down the system, and we’ve dramatically reduced the screen clutter, only showing the user what they need to see, when they need to see it,” says Joel Stoner AlterMedia’s founder. “Both of these combined have made for a significantly faster, lighter, and more intuitive interface that’s been a long time coming. Studio Suite 12 can optionally be hosted on Amazon Web Services, which adds a great new deployment option for those that don’t want to manage a server in-house.”
Other new features include major improvements to the two methods of Web access — WebDirect, and WebGlancer. WebDirect can now function as the primary method of access for power users, and includes the ability to print and email documents from the browser (removing the requirement for FileMaker Pro on the client machine). Studio Suite 12’s WebGlancer now offers lower level staffers the ability to log in via any device (desktop, tablet, mobile), and do what they need to do: log work-time, mark tasks as complete, view calendars, etc, quickly and easily.
The new database structure will allow AlterMedia to develop new features and third party integrations with newer technologies much more quickly than before, so this release will mark a period of rapid growth for the product.
Studio Suite 12 will be available by the end of Q2.