Melbourne software development company Picnic Software, part of STW, has launched a new platform for client-facing industries, allowing the majority of print, broadcast and digital files to be uploaded, and comments and mark-up provided in a central, secure location.
Developed specifically to reduce ‘email overload’ and multiple feedback mechanisms, the PIC-ME software allows clients and other stakeholders to provide comments and mark-up directly onto the work, all stored online in a password protected environment.
It currently supports most video, image, word documents and web site pages, with plans underway to extend the software to many other file formats.
Picnic Software’s Sales & Marketing Director Gavin Watson said PIC-ME had been developed specifically for people working in industries such as real estate, signwriting, building, landscaping, architecture and other client-facing sectors. He said it could also be applied to those working in creative and digital environments, such as producers, architects, graphic designers, and website developers.
He said it had been developed after seeing there was high demand for a product that cut down on “multiple emails providing feedback and changes, which can often reduce the turnaround time to finished product”.
“Using email as a mechanism to collate feedback can often be a clunky, cumbersome experience that also runs the risk of not including all changes,” he said. “By uploading a file to PIC-ME, team members, clients or other stakeholders can provide comments, ask questions, add tasks and recommend changes all directly onto the work in the same online, secure environment. PIC-ME provides the ability to do all of this from any active internet connection via a browser, no matter what the device. This reduces the time frame from development to finished, approved product, and results in a much faster and more efficient approval process,” he said.
Watson said the program also ensured changes were made to the exact point requiring adjustment. “People working in client-facing industries would prefer to focus on developing the highest quality work, not combing through reams of separate messages and edits. This program allows people to see all comments in the one central place ensuring everyone’s point of view is taken into account, and administrative time is significantly reduced.”