We have a new features and new products to announce plus we hope to see you at USITT in St. Louis March 8th.
Theatre Inventory Database –
New Module – Wigs!
The Wigs module allows you to enter descriptive data on your wigs, add up to 6 photos, do searches and reports, check them out to Individuals and Organizations. The Wigs module is an “add-on” to the Theatre Inventory Database and is $75.
Connect Props and Wigs to Ensembles – now you can add props (like weapons or musical instruments) and wigs to an Ensemble record so you can print out the full list of what an actor wears and carries in a production.
Performers Audition Materials – On the Performer’s screen there is a new tab for Audition material. You can link to 3 videos, a PDF and one additional image.
List all Costumes from a Production by Cleaning Codes. After a production is finished you can print a report of all the costume pieces that are assigned to the Ensembles. The records will be grouped by Cleaning Codes. (Thanks to Laurie L. for requesting this.)
Search Ensembles by Date Updated and print a list of all Ensembles with their Costume Pieces listed. (Thanks to Kathryn for this request)
Box Reports have been updated – The Box Reports are designed to go on the outside of a storage box or bin. You can print the report by Storage Location and Box/Bin. There are 5 different style reports to show all the items in the box or a summary. (We now offer the 4″ x 6″ adhesive pockets to hold the box report on the box/bin – see below).
The newest version – 7-2 will be released on March 7th. If you are interested in updating your current installation to this one, please contact me after March 12th (when I get back from USITT). Updates in the first 12 months after purchase are free, after that they are $75.
Equipment Inventory Database
The Equipment Inventory Database contains the Lighting, Sound and Equipment/Tools modules. There aren’t any new features to the modules but they are all contained in a single application. Each module has a price but there are discounts applied to purchasing multiple modules. Look to download it after March 13th.
USITT – St. Louis – March 8-11
We are still busy getting everything ready for USITT. We hope you will be coming to St. Louis next week and will stop by our booth – #327. If you are in the St. Louis area and would like a free pass to the Expo (where all the booths are) click here: https://www.xpressreg.net/register/USIT0316/start.asp?sc=&ex=1 and when prompted enter this code to get the free pass: CIR327 . The Expo dates are Thursday & Friday, March 9th and 10th – 11am – 5:30 pm and Saturday March 11th from 9:30 to 2 pm.
At my booth I will be showing the newest version of the Theatre Inventory Database with the Wigs Module, new reports and other features. I will also be showing the updated Equipment Inventory Database with the Lighting, Sound and Equipment modules. As always I will have lots of brochures and free tape measures for everyone. My booth is behind Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Costume Rental. Look for the Disney booth and keep walking.
On Wednesday I will be giving a presentation is “Theatre Inventory Management – Where Do I Start ? “. I will be showing a 7 step plan that will help you plan and prepare a proposal to get funding for the project. I will also be showing the “Become The Expert” series of free lessons to help you learn about inventory management, some computer basics, taking photos for the inventory project and the essential skills for using the Theatre Inventory Database to its best advantage.
New Product: 4″ x 6″ Adhesive Pockets for Box Reports.
Several customers asked how they can attach the 4″ x 6″ Box Reports to their small and medium sized storage boxes. We found a source for 4″ x 6″ adhesive pockets and now offer them in packages of 15 pockets. See the photo above of the 2 boxes. The smaller box has the 4″ x 6″ pocket. The larger box report is in a a regular sheet protector that is taped on the box. The 4″ x 6″ pockets are made of heavy vinyl and have a good adhesive to make them really stick. Get your boxes organized and labeled so you can tell at a glance what is inside without having to open them.
Ultimate Ditty Bags – Our Ditty Bags are becoming quite popular so we ordered more to be made and they are now in stock ready to be cutomized for you. We are now able to offer discounts for quantities of 10 bags or more. Check out the store to see the latest photos and prices.
Please check our website (www.costumeinventory.com) for any updates as they become available.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the software, tags or other products.
As a quick reminder – while I am at USITT (March 7 – 11) I will not be able to process any orders. I will take care of all of them when I return on Monday, March 13th.