farmerswife

RATING:

4.44

(18)

What is 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 ...

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How much doesfarmerswife Cost?

This vendor has not provided pricing information.

What Features doesfarmerswife offer?

Top farmerswife features and user ratings for each are:

Calendar Management

4.0

(8)

Project Planning/Scheduling

4.2

(5)

Task Management

4.2

(6)

Resource Management

4.6

(9)

Reporting/Project Tracking

4.1

(7)

Budget Management

4.6

(7)

Time & Expense Tracking

4.0

(9)

Project Management

3.8

(6)

Gantt/Timeline View

4.1

(7)

Cost-to-Completion Tracking

4.8

(5)

Vacation/Leave Tracking

5.0

(4)

Contact Database

4.3

(3)

Billing & Invoicing

4.1

(7)

Access Controls/Permissions

3.4

(7)

What Deployment Options doesfarmerswife offer?

farmerswife offers the following deployment options:

Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based
Windows (Desktop)
iPhone (Mobile)
Mac (Desktop)
Linux (Desktop)
iPad (Mobile)

farmerswife does not offer:

Chromebook (Desktop)
Android (Mobile)
Windows (On-Premise)
Linux (On-Premise)

farmerswife Reviews

Overall Rating

4.44

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

3.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for farmerswife

1 - 5 of 18 Reviews

Dean

2-10 employees

Broadcast Media

More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Reviewed August 2021

From a Technical Perspective

OVERALL RATING

5.0

EASE OF USE

5.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

4.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5.0

FUNCTIONALITY

5.0

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.

Vendor Response

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

sherri

1 employee

Outsourcing/Offshoring

More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Reviewed August 2021

I love this software

OVERALL RATING

5.0

EASE OF USE

4.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

5.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5.0

FUNCTIONALITY

5.0

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

Vendor Response

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

Mikael

2-10 employees

Computer Games

More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Reviewed August 2021

Mixed emotions

OVERALL RATING

3.0

EASE OF USE

1.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

2.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5.0

FUNCTIONALITY

4.0

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.

Reason 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.

Vendor Response

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

Neal

1,001-5,000 employees

Broadcast Media

More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Reviewed October 2021

A game changer for post production

OVERALL RATING

5.0

EASE OF USE

3.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

5.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5.0

FUNCTIONALITY

4.0

Brilliant. Once I learnt the ropes, I wouldn’t look back.

PROS

Farmers wife has changed our way of working. As our facility grew, so did our way of booking jobs and resources. From a white board and physical tracking and ticking off, to a multicoloured booking system, it changed the game. The methods of summarising just how much work a project as taken, with all the little bits that usually go unnoticed, are unreal. Finally I can recharge productions a realistic fee and properly manage my team to be as efficient as possible.

CONS

The interface on farmers is its biggest Achilles heel. The interface is clunky and hard to get your head around. I would argue this software has a very steep learning curve. But once you ‘get it’ you’re golden.

Reason for choosing farmerswife

Farmers wife was a better product and had better support packages.

Vendor Response

Hello Neal! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoy using farmerswife and are having a great experience!

Replied October 2021

Anna

2-10 employees

Media Production

More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Reviewed August 2021

Farmers Wife for Freelancer Management

OVERALL RATING

4.0

EASE OF USE

3.0

VALUE FOR MONEY

4.0

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5.0

FUNCTIONALITY

4.0

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.

Vendor Response

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