Are you tired of using old desktop solutions like Movie Magic for your production budgeting? Do you feel frustrated and overwhelmed with the daunting task of creating and managing budgets in Excel or traditional budgeting programs that take weeks to learn? Then, it’s time to discover the difference Dramatify Budgeting can make for your next project!
Dramatify has launched its much-awaited innovative and integrated film budgeting solution, designed to save you time, money, frustration, and resources while giving you great control over your budget. It works just as well for drama as budgeting for entertainment, sports, talk-shows, factuals and documentaries, corporate video and branded content.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the key features of Dramatify Budgeting, how it integrates with the rest of Dramatify’s features, and how it blows old desktop solutions like Movie Magic out of the water.
Intuitive and User-Friendly Interface
One key point when designing the new budgeting solution was that it must be user-friendly and accessible across all devices at any time from anywhere – just like the rest of Dramatify. Whether you’re working on a big monitor screen at the office or checking budget details on your mobile during a call, Dramatify Budgeting is designed to make it simple and intuitive.
The top sheet of Dramatify Budgeting’s innovative and integrated film budgeting solution allows you to quickly navigate the budget. Click the arrow to expand the account summary and see the accounts below. Scroll down, expand another account summary, and compare costs in one view. Click the small plus-dot in the margin to add another summary or account. Click the account menu to quickly duplicate, exclude, move or add a sub-total. With this quick navigation, you can begin working on your production budget in seconds.
Templates and Importing
To get you started in record time and not miss any critical budget items, Dramatify offers budget templates from major commissioners, and you can also import your latest Movie Magic budget with your own structure, account plan, and rates. Dramatify Budgeting includes all the classic features of film and production budgeting, such as fringes, variables, charges, and credits – but smarter and faster!
You can share your budgets effortlessly within your team without having to export, print, email, or upload. You can also collaborate effortlessly on the same budget at the same time.
Budgeting – Tags for Transparent Cost Control
Perhaps the greatest innovation in Dramatify Budgeting is what, in effect, creates 3D budgeting: tags. Tags allow you to access cost summaries for budgeted items on different accounts, making it easier to monitor your spending. With automatic listings, you can also ensure that all necessary team and breakdown information is accounted for in your budget.
If you, for example, should budget me, I have a salary, travel costs, accommodation, a car, gas, perhaps an assistant, and an allowance, all on separate account numbers. Tag with my name, and you can see an automatic specification of my cost. If the budget perhaps doesn’t allow for the assistant or the car, exclude them for the time being, and you can see both the new total cost and how much has been excluded. You can do this with any cost item on any account. You can also create your own budget tags. One prime example is to use them for tax rebates. You can even tag items with two or more budget tags, compare which tax rebate is the most beneficial for your production, and display that on the top sheet.
Transparent Cost Control
Users, especially producers and executive producers, said to us that they found it difficult to track the source of budget costs. That’s why you can add notes to accounts and line items and upload and attach any cost specifications to line items. This means you have all budget specifications and notes at your fingertips in seconds!
With multiple currency support, tax rebates, and detailed cost specifications, Dramatify Budgeting is a game-changer for any production looking to save time, money, and resources.