In previous articles I made the case why handling “client facing” accounting transactions in Studio Manager is a great benefit to the studio and the clients. That said, you still need to produce financial statements and tax returns from your accounting system. So how is this best accomplished?
For many studios, accounting software is their first and only “management system”. Accounting systems are important and no studio should be without one, but they handle one specific area of the business, accounting.
Setting up a new administration system sounds daunting, but it’s not as bad as you think. To start, we work together; I’ve managed this process many times, and have experience with the big conceptual decisions like how much data to migrate and how to integrate with an accounting system.
Murat Aktar discusses the organic creation of studio administrative software company Studium 33 with Mix Magazine.