farmerswife Software

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About farmerswife

farmerswife is a cloud-based and onsite scheduling, management and collaboration software for media businesses. The highly specialized media industry toolbox supports clients in equipment rental, production, post-production, broadcasting, agencies, and education. Specially designed for media professionals, farmerswife helps users to organize and track project resources, plan and control project lifecycles and manage team tasks. Optional add-ons are available, tailored to meet specific needs. Examples include: • Budgeting • Equipment management, tracking and checkout • Physical media management • Advanced personnel management • Cross-enterprise invoicing and management Connect to anything - farmerswife can run both Windows, Mac, Windows or Linux, and is...
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farmerswife User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

4

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 15 reviews

Matthieu

PMT

Verified reviewer

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Media Production

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Ease-of-use

3

Customer support

4

Functionality

5

Reviewed August 2021

Un logiciel au service de la postproduction

Farmerswife permet de gagner en efficacité et productivité. La possibilité de générer des rapports est vraiment un atout majeur.

Pros

Nous utilisons ce logiciel dans la gestion quotidienne de notre compagnie de postproduction audiovisuelle. C'est notre outils principal de travail. Il nous permet de réserver et organiser nos ressources, de reporter le travail de travail de nos employés, de produire les factures pour les clients. L'implantation a pris plusieurs mois, le temps que tous les employés soient à l'aise avec le logiciel au jour le jour. Mais l'équipe de Farmerswife a été présente pour nous aider.

Cons

L'interface graphique pourrait être améliorée. Le logiciel est en partie traduit en langue française, mais la traduction pourrait être améliorée. Tous les développements demandés à Farmerswife coûte relativement cher.

Reasons for choosing farmerswife

C'était tout simplement le meilleur logiciel disponible.

Response from farmerswife

Hi Matthieu, thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us, we really appreciate all your feedback! We always try to be flexible for clients and custom dev on cost. We are working on our brand new www.cirkus.com platform which is developed both as a standalone product + a bolt on to farmerswife server. This will grow to provide a fresher interface to our our database. About the French translations, we are gaining more French clients recently and do appreciate that we need to refresh and improve this. It would be great if you could contact us regarding this topic!

Replied September 2021

Dean

MOI Content

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Broadcast Media

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

4

Customer support

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed August 2021

From a Technical Perspective

I have been an IT Engineer for our company for 5 years now. They have been using Farmers for many years prior to me joining. I was initially afraid to do anything on the server for fear that it would stop working! But, fear not! It has regular backups, both full and partial which is great for us technical guys. Just such a peasure to now know how it asll works, and to not have to worry about losing anything if it ever does crash out.

Pros

Farmers is just a dream from an IT perspective! From installing the Server, getting everything up and running to even doing simple Server upgrade or reinstalls. It takes minutes to do. Getting the users up and running is aven easier. Simple to maintain. Easy to administer. Just keeps running day by day! We also get a lot of power cuts this side of the world. Server crashes out, databases get corrupted... Copy 2 files and you back up and running! No need to sit for day trying to recompile databases! Fast and easy to get going with Farmers. The Farmers support team! BEST ever! Email re Please note that I only administer the server and software. I am not a daily user, so cannot comment on the internal workings. But hope this can help other IT guys and girls out there that are thinking about moving over.

Cons

The databases can tend to get very big which does starty to slow things down. But with regular maintence and archiving, things get back up to speed again.

Response from farmerswife

Hello Dean, thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We're extremely happy to hear that you enjoy using farmerswife and are having a great experience with our support team.

Replied August 2021

Mikael

Rebound Sound

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Games

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Ease-of-use

1

Value for money

2

Customer support

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed August 2021

Mixed emotions

Pros

It includes everything and is very potent.

Cons

I have to be honest and say that this program is not user friendly at all. Even our tech designer who is used to a technical language totally freaks out over the UX. I dont think I'm gonna get him back to use it. It looks and feels like a programmer constructed it for another programmer and it still looks and feels like it was made in the 90s. Going from invoice creator to a PDF. Not logical... It's super competent but not intuitive. Is this something that will be addressed in the near future? Everything from moving to adding to editing to change stuff later down the line in projects makes you go back from the beginning and redo. It's eating hours to be in this system.

Reasons for choosing farmerswife

I have used it in my business for over 10 years and we couldn't find a better solution on the market.

Response from farmerswife

Hello Mikael, thank you so much for taking the time to sharing your honest thoughts with us, we really appreciate it. Yes, it is true that the product is high in features after 22 years of dev but a little dated in some UI areas. We are working on our brand new www.cirkus.com platform which is developed both as a standalone product + a bolt on to farmerswife server. This will grow to provide a fresher interface to our our database. Contact us for more information!

Replied September 2021

sherri

sendme tasks

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1 employee

Industry: Outsourcing/Offshoring

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed August 2021

I love this software

They have had great customer service overall and are very quick to implement any updates that users suggest (which is excellent!). I have enjoyed partnering with this company.

Pros

For us, it gave us everything that we needed to keep track of our clients projects. The small stuff doesn't fall through the cracks!

Cons

It can be tricky to navigate the reoccurring tasks. We found triggers also didn't trigger completed tasks... so that would be a nice future integration!

Reasons for switching to farmerswife

Not enough options

Response from farmerswife

Hello Sherri! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! As for your comment about triggers we hear you and understand where you're coming from. We're always working to improve and really appreciate your all your feedback.

Replied August 2021

Anna

Soho Editor Ltd

Verified reviewer

Company size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Media Production

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Ease-of-use

3

Value for money

4

Customer support

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed August 2021

Farmers Wife for Freelancer Management

Pros

The different functions of Farmers Wife make it a very valuable software to manage our big freelance pool, countless contacts and the company's own little team. Easy to see-through, adjustable and optimizable, with color-coding that helps quickly wrap your head around schedules.

Cons

There's way too many unnecessary options we never actually use, so needs a lot of clicks to create simple task / project. Also, alphabetic loading in timeline view would be a huge help, and there were quite a few ideas we asked the FW team to realize within the software that never got done. Would be also good to have an "undo" function.

Response from farmerswife

Hi Anna, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We really appreciate all your feedback. It would be great if you could contact our support team support@farmerswife.com to arrange a session to talk through some of the ways of streamlining your day to day use. Thanks again!

Replied September 2021

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