Point and Click, that’s it. Simplicity with the power to define flat or percentage fringes for union names, overtime, P&W, and rate information for an unlimited number of cities or production modes.
Globals speed up the budgeting process by storing commonly used numbers. Store days worked for crew, amount of feet of film, or many other time saving Globals. As always, Globals will allow you to speed up changes to the budget and allow the fast creation of what-if scenarios.
The Phases feature allows a budget to be split up into distinct segments for “What if” scenarios. You can have Multi-city or Multi-country budget comparisons. You can also have a Budget, Working Budget, and Actual phase at one time on the same budget – you’re in complete control.
Flexible Crew Entry
Showbiz Budgeting can define a crew schedule in days and hours. (For example: two 12-hour days and one 14-hour day.) Overtime can be calculated automatically according to the union assigned for each line.
Each budget contains estimates as well as actuals – making it easy to see your estimated figures right alongside the actuals.
You can enter as many individual cost items on each line as you like. The window can be split to show detail items and the budget simultaneously. Detail can be entered for the estimated side or actual side. Actual details can record whether the charge is a check, credit card, invoice, timecard. or petty cash. Showbiz Budgeting gives you the power to track it all.
Purchase Order System
Keep track of your POs during or after production with the Purchase Order System. As actual cost items are entered, Showbiz Budgeting tallies the charges against each PO. When finishing actualization, you can print out a detailed PO log. You can also print the actual PO directly from Showbiz Budgeting.
Petty Cash System
Showbiz Budgeting can keep you organized during prep, shoot, and wrap. The Petty Cash system helps you keep track of PC envelopes and all PC expenses. You can record cash transfers to and from the bank, or between envelopes. Running subtotals for each line number are always visible; and PC expenses are instantly plugged into the actual itself.
In addition to the printing your Budget Summary, Accounts, and Details, Showbiz Budgeting can print out a plethora of detailed reports including: Cost Reports, Petty Cash Reports & Envelopes, Purchase Order Logs, and new Calendar – Plus! The PDF writer let’s you e-mail reports to anyone in the world!
You can import your Feature Budget from Movie Magic and Cinergy using a Tab delimited format. Also, export to Excel or MediaWin. And finally, import from MediaWin, Media Services Payroll, Powerbid, Pointzero, or Showbiz Commercial Time Cards.