Synergist Production System (SPS)
automates the entire production project process
saving time in initial logistical planning, decreasing
the location shoot set-up time, and providing needed
visibility into production status. The dynamic schedule
facilitates what-if scenarios to evaluate the impact
of changes, and will streamline the reallocation of
resources and activities.
Problem: Production projects are managed chaos.
The complexities of scheduling people, activities, equipment,
travel, transportation, lodging, facilities and services
is even more challenging across a diverse geography
with payroll complexities presented by unions and guilds.
Variables necessitate schedule changes whose impact
cannot be evaluated due to the excessive manual effort
needed to realign all subsequent activities and logistics.
The most efficient reallocation of resources is dependent
on human judgment. Resource leveling tools have limited
capabilities. Good project management is dependent on
a few experienced individuals which limits the ability
for businesses to grow.
SPS provides dynamic scheduling capabilities that will automatically trigger future dependent activities, adjusting the schedule and milestone timetable. SPS provides earlier visibility to schedule changes and their impact allowing for more proactive corrective action. Producers and directors can review what-if scenarios to evaluate the impact of schedule changes to choose the most effective reallocation option for resources and equipment. Resource leveling functionality will optimize staff and equipment usage, managing union and labor costs most effectively.
When the schedule is changed, automated e-mails and
alerts can streamline the realignment of activities.
Anticipating the change moves the focus away from reacting
to logistic realignment and toward creative productivity,
resulting in higher quality film footage shot with less
continuing time constraints, with the appropriate people
and props in place. As more profitable reallocation
decisions are made, pre-emptive planning becomes the
standard, increasing the opportunity for time savings.
Management can now be shared across a broader group
of qualified employees due to the streamlining that