Steve Harris

Steve Harris

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Manage Projects From Your Smartphone With JobSuite!

Posted by Steve Harris on Aug 25, 2016 6:00:00 AM

 

JobSuite Is Now Available As A Mobile App!

Truly take JobSuite anywhere now, with our new mobile app! 

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Topics: System Updates

How to Boost Productivity in Your Creative Team

Posted by Steve Harris on Aug 4, 2016 6:00:00 AM

 

Boost Productivity in Your Creative Team


Creative agencies are unique in that they handle large volumes of projects, clients, and tasks on a daily basis. This type of environment easily overwhelms employees and makes it difficult to stay focused, as they are constantly jumping around from project to project. Not to mention, stress is one of the biggest contributors to decreased productivity. If your employees are stressed and overwhelmed, you will find it very difficult to get things done.

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Topics: Creative Director

The Secret to Hitting Deadlines

Posted by Steve Harris on Jul 6, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Monitor Workloads for your Creative Team

What is the secret behind hitting your deadlines? Monitoring workloads for your creative team. It’s critical to identify the metrics important to understanding and measuring your workloads. Once you identify these metrics, you can find tools, such as project management software, to help you track, measure, and analyze these metrics. Through this analyzation you can better plan, prepare, and produce quality work on schedule.

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Topics: In-House Creative

How To Make The Most of Your Software Demo or Trial

Posted by Steve Harris on Jun 10, 2016 2:39:55 PM

How to Make the Most of Your Software Demo or Trial 

It is critical to do your research when it comes to selecting project management software, but once you've found a few applications that you like, it's even more important to test them out!

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Topics: Creative Directors

8 Metrics You Should Be Measuring

Posted by Steve Harris on Jun 2, 2016 7:30:00 AM

8 Metrics Every Creative Team Should Monitor

Creative teams are busy busy busy.  Most in-house creative teams have hundreds of jobs moving through the department each month.  Well managed teams use metrics to monitor production and provide management with insight.  Do you ever notice that the vibe on your team is off?  Is the team feeling slammed?  Are you about to enter a busy period?  Do you need to bring in a few temps?  Metrics provide you with data to analyze and plan ahead.  

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Topics: Creative Directors

The Value of Tracking Time

Posted by Steve Harris on May 5, 2016 9:13:56 AM

Why Every Team Should Be Tracking Time

Hire a consulting firm to come in and evaluate the workflow in your in-house department and the first thing they will ask is if you are keeping track of time. Without timesheets how can you analyze productivity? The challenge here is that no one wants to enter timesheets. Entering time is an extra task for teams that are already overworked. But that’s

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Topics: Creative Directors

Top Tips For Successful Project Managers

Posted by Steve Harris on Apr 28, 2016 6:00:00 AM

 

Project management is a difficult job that requires you to be able to juggle a lot of moving parts and people. Project managers need to understand the nuances of the project, lead the team, and be the client-facing communicator acting as a bridge between production and delivery to the client.

Project managers are always looking for ways to improve the process. There are always ways to

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Topics: Creative Directors

Feature Comparison of Cloud-Based PaaS Versus In-House Servers

Posted by Steve Harris on Apr 26, 2016 6:00:00 AM

 

The new platform as a service model (PaaS) is the next big change in the world of business applications. In the old days (like 2 years ago), businesses would have to hire an IT guy, buy a server, install software, support the server and the software, manage backups, manage crashes, install updates, and more. Not to mention, there a lots of costs associated with all of this hardware and support.  

Businesses needed a better way to store their data. so along came a new service called PaaS. The idea is that a big tech company like

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Topics: In-House Creative

Can You Benefit From Social Media in The Creative Department?

Posted by Steve Harris on Apr 21, 2016 6:00:00 AM

 

Applications like Facebook have changed the way we stay in touch with friends and family. Many of us log into Facebook on a daily basis. I use Facebook to keep in touch with family, which is spread throughout the country. I log in a few times a day, scan my feed, and can see

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Topics: In-House Creative

Our Top 5 Required Software Features for Creative Teams

Posted by Steve Harris on Apr 14, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Every creative team has different workflow. Differences in workflow mean you have specific needs, which require specific features in a project management application. Many project management software applications try to dazzle you with a long list of features.

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Topics: In-House Creative