Insights and Reporting

If you don’t know what’s going on in your studio by the numbers, do you really know what’s going on? That’s not to say you can’t have a studio that’s working well without data, but it’s difficult to measure success in objective terms without it. In Creative Force, you have all the important key metrics and KPIs at your fingertips and in real-time.

Common Obstacles

What's the problem (and our solution)?

Complicated reporting
Many teams must manually create their own reports, wait until data transfers are complete before measuring results, or run complicated programs to get the information they need. By doing so, many reports are outdated or no longer relevant. Or worse, it’s too difficult to extract the needed information, and reporting on key metrics is not possible.
Our Solution: Real-time reporting

Because Creative Force is the backbone of your workflow and relies on automation to assist in your production processes, reporting is only a few clicks away and always accurate and up-to-date with the latest data.

Deciphering reports
Trying to understand pages of complicated spreadsheets is a nightmare for even the most analytically-minded. And without understanding, how do you get to the next step of actually implementing changes to improve production?
Our Solution: Clear report overviews
Creative Force connects with your existing tech stack and automatically creates multiple reports (including production, post-production vendor, data, and extension reports) so most of the information you need is immediately at your fingertips. You can also create custom reports to meet your team’s unique requirements.
Measuring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
KPIs are important for measuring success, but if your current system (if there is one at all) doesn’t have reporting that’s easy to view and understand, it’s difficult to measure success and make improvements.
Our Solution: Overall operations performance
Creative Force measures production KPIs, including sample status, asset throughput, rejection rates, product lead time, vendor turnaround times, and more. Get insight into overall operations performance, including team and individual productivity. Identify bottlenecks and opportunities to improve efficiency. If you’re looking for more information on this, check out our Photo Studio KPI Guide.
Unattainable Goals
Most teams are being tasked with creating more content, faster, and at a lower cost, but if you don’t have the insights to identify opportunities to make process improvements that save time and resources, you have to guess what needs to be done. Sometimes this will work, but a lot of the time, you’ll waste valuable time and energy instead of seeing measurable progress.
Our Solution: End-to-end visibility

If you can’t see where you’ve been, you can’t see where you’re going. With Creative Force, you no longer have to wait for someone to deliver reports and insights.

The platform has real-time reporting that offers a complete overview of your entire studio’s inner workings. This means that you can set goals based on up-to-date stats. Your goals will not only be attainable, but clear and scalable.

A closer look

Automation Leads to Quick and Accurate Reports

Creative Force's automation and workflows mean you can get timely and accurate insights into your production with just a few clicks.

Creative Force eliminates the need for handling files or updating statuses. As work progresses, the production status of each task automatically updates. This automation allows you to get real-time reports and insights about almost every part of your production process.


Kanban Views Show Your Studio's Progress

One of the many ways you can get a high-level overview of your production is Kanban views. These views give you a Kanban-style overview (a style allowing team members to see the state of every piece of work at any time) of each step in your production process.

It highlights tasks that might need your attention, like samples that have been checked in but are at a standstill without moving forward in production longer than normal.

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Deep Insights from Post-Production Vendor Reports

In the post-production vendor report, Creative Force can display data from several post-production vendors. This lets you get reports about asset throughput, rejection rates, and turnaround time for each vendor.

These are just some examples of the reports and insights available in Creative Force. It's possible because Creative Force is a complete end-to-end production software that keeps track of all samples and assets in production.

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Simplifying Reports and Insights

Many content studios depend on their team members to share individual updates, or they have to wait for data transfers to finish and create reports in spreadsheets by hand, which can be time-consuming.

This can lead to errors, outdated information, and it can also make the reporting process burdensome and challenging for your creative teams. At Creative Force, we’ve simplified the entire process to help your team get the information they need, exactly when they need it. 

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How does Creative Force work?

To simplify things a bit, Creative Force enables and elevates what we call flow production – a collaborative and continuous way of producing content at scale, where assets are moved individually through the many stages of production, as soon as they're ready.

This is in contrast to traditional batch production, where a single production stage is completed for all assets before they advance to the next step. Flow production eliminates bottlenecks and hold-ups, and Creative Force supercharges that concept with automation, metadata enrichment, integrated review tools, and so much more.

How is Creative Force different?

Let's first differentiate between studio software and studio management software. Creative Force is studio management software that optimizes the processes around specific areas of studio operations, like sample management or post-production management – in some cases by integrating directly with studio software your team uses daily, such as Capture One or Photoshop.

Other studio software solutions do a fine job of solving problems within particular, well-defined areas of operation. But only Creative Force takes a holistic approach to studio operations and provides the tools to effectively increase productivity and visibility across the entire content creation process.

Read more about how Creative Force compares to some alternatives out there

Who can use Creative Force?

Creative Force is built to meet the needs of brands, retailers, and commercial studios engaged in high-volume content creation for eCommerce or editorial projects. If you work professionally with any of the above, chances are you'd see remarkable improvements to your workflows with Creative Force.

Every team from studio intake to styling to capture to post-production and beyond will benefit from the extensive workflow automation, increased production visibility, and many collaboration tools.

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