kumu STUDIO Organize Your Photography Business

Fledgling professional photographers quickly realize that running a successful photography business is about a lot more than just making great pictures. Managing relationships, having a firm grasp of financials, and keeping track of workflow are all equally important. Even seasoned pros can find the current crop of feature-laden studio-management packages are not only pricey and more than they need, but also require a considerable investment of time to learn. In fact, many end up overwhelmed and use nothing at all to stay on top of their businesses. This is far from ideal.

Enter kumu STUDIO, veteran wedding photographer and educator Kevin Kubota's new, easy-to-use, and affordable studio-management software. Designed by a photographer for photographers, kumu STUDIO is based on the workflow solutions and best practices developed and fine-tuned over Kevin's many years running a highly successful photography business. Ideal for studios from one to four people, kumu STUDIO focuses on getting your business organized, managing workflow and relationships, helping you market, generating invoices, and developing a clear understanding of the cost of goods and retail pricing.

In-house development and user-encouraged feedback mean fast-paced updates delivered right to your desktop. Easily generate financial reports, export files to accounting applications, create client lists based on user-defined search criteria for use with email programs and email blast services, and link directly to your Lightroom catalogs via kumu STUDIO. It's time to get down to business. Let kumu STUDIO management software show you the way.

Company: Kubota Image Tools
Price: $199
Web: www.kubotaimagetools.com
Rating: 4
Hot: Simple to use; features you need; 15-day free trial
Not: Not cloud based; no built-in calendar