PRLog - June 26, 2010 - TORONTO -- Feature-rich inventory software that enables simple and intuitive record-keeping is a must for any visual artist, because it protects the value of their work in inventory and the investment of their patrons. ARt inventory presents unique complexities for record keeping because an artist's inventory of works are frequently stored in multiple locations, loaned to patrons, exhibited in galleries, consigned to exhibitions, gifted, rented, sold and returned. Adding to the complexity for today's working artist are the ability to show and sell art virtually in multiple galleries and create print-on-demand limited editions using Giclee and other electronic print-making methods.
Visual Artist Inventory Business Software-as-a-Service
Until now visual artists around the world have had to maintain records on personal computers, using excel or a customized database application that had the usual PC solution problems - incompatibility with MAC computers (preferred by many artists), costly updates, spotty end-user support and, worst of all, lost data due to failed disk drives.
But that's all changing now. The first full featured web-based inventory software designed to meet the unique requirements of visual artists has just been revealed at http://www.artist-
In addition to sophisticated inventory management processes, the Artist-Patron.com software enables each user to customize the system to meet the needs of each individual artist or art gallery using the service. System-wide defaults tailor the user experience by pre-setting values for Artist, Gallery, Patron, Medium, Support and many more frequently needed pieces of information. This saves time and frustration entering the same information over and over again, leaving more time for what an artist should be doing... making great art.
Customization extends beyond tailoring system defaults. An artist can also tailor the wording and appearance of Certificates of Authenticity which are automatically produced and tracked by the system. Each piece of artwork sold or gifted can be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity uniquely suited to the artist, specifying copyright status, edition numbering, artwork details and even the Patron, Gallery and Master Printer details. This is the first application system for visual artists that provides museum quality documentation automatically as an integral part of artowrk record keeping.
Because of the flexibility of design and the ability of each user to tailor the system to their needs, Fine Art Galleries and Museums can also use the system to manage inventory provenance records easily with the security and accessibility of web-based record-keeping.
Special group pricing is available for Galleries and Art Guilds (including art clubs or schools) where more than one person wishes to use the same secure database (mutli-user scenario.
And the best news of all is the price. For individual artists, the entire system including data storage and all features is being offerred for an introductory price of just $6.97 per month based on a twelve month renewable subscription. For the cost of a magazine subscription, any artist in the world can now have access to world-class artists business inventory management software.
Try the demo yourself today at http://www.artist-
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The Artist Patron Register is the world's first web-based Artist business software that structures and automates art business records, tracking artworks created, consigned or sold individually or in series (e.g. limited editions) by an Artist.