ABOUT CREWNET

Event collaboration at its best!

Calming the Chaos

Historically the management of Live Event crewing such as for Company Staff, Freelancers, Local Crew and transport logistics has been a daily challenging process of emails, phone calls and text messaging to simply check the availability of freelancers and internal staff. Let’s not forget about important file sharing and daily itineraries.

Now for the first time ever, all your Live Event information can be found in one ‘all access’ portal.

Crewnet is proud to be the first and only platform to solve this information fragmentation headache within the live events industry.

By using a simple multi-tiered account type architecture which allows project managers to create crew calendar events, automatically check the availability of all your favourite freelancers, internal company staff and local crew (coming soon), all through centralised calendar sharing, instant messaging, file and information sharing, time keeping, purchase order management and the list goes on…

Managing information and crew simply wouldn’t be enough without dedicated per-event chat feeds and private in-app messaging, and none of this would be effective without Freelancers, Project Managers and Staff Members having access to our comprehensive Web Application, as well as our IOS and Android apps that create a live eco system of sharing data and communications while on the move.

As a company project manager you have instant access to a Freelancers experience profile, CV, PLI information, Rigging and Height Access Certificates and Driver's Licenses just to start with.

When required you also have the ability to search for new freelancers, or new full time staff, by technical expertise and location by utilising our free easy to use job board.

As a Freelancer you now have a new work calendar on steroids! Trawling through your emails or text messages simply to generate an invoice is now a thing of the past.

You now have all your event information in one multi access portal...and yes, that can be with all of your suppliers.

The information at hand could include your personal PO numbers, flight and hotel information, any other personal files shared directly with you and who you might be working with. Don’t worry, nothing is shared between companies or your work colleagues as information privacy and security is our highest priority.

Managing and chasing invoices is a freelancer’s biggest bug bear, so we are currently working hard to integrate a full cloud based accounting system to make invoicing a fully automated process.

Our current offering is just the start. Moving forward we are currently investing more resources into forming relationships with Public Liability Insurance companies, opening up our online store, and, while listening to everyone of you to deliver round the clock software updates.

Crewnet Beat is free for everyone while we move through our Beta stage. Our doors are always open for change requests and ideas.

 

Our Story

1. PROBLEM

How is it that within our extremely fast paced thriving industry, where we are all constantly on the go there isn’t a single solution for effective event communications, centralised crew and freelancer availability checking and easy event data collaboration between freelancers, local crew, company PM’s and their staff. A centralised system that truly brings the industry much closer together.

We have all personally experienced, on both sides of the fence the same crew often getting double booked for different events within the same company, or freelancers and project managers not remembering if they were even requested or confirmed for up and coming events.

For PM’s and crew booking staff this often included the logistical difficulty of balancing the workload of company full time technicians and project managers. Then when it is quiet freelancers would send in their available dates to every contact in their arsenal only for these emails to be forgotten about or only re-requested when times got busy. That cyclical yoyo of feast or famine.
Why are crew logistics staff still unable to effectively find available crew without jumping through hoops? Why can this not be done with a click of mouse?

Like all busy freelancers, many are frustrated in having to trawl through hundreds of emails to simply generate one invoice, find hotel and flight information, what crew were they working with? What was my event role? Who is the reporting project manager? Check call times, dress code, ensuring their event is written into their diary...and the list goes on.

There had to be a better way.....

2. REALISATION

Maybe glued together versions of the Google calendar, Excel spreadsheets, Drop Box, Whatsapp, Google Docs or a generic freelancer job site is simply not going to cut it anymore. As an industry we really now need to bring all these parts together.

To also not only have the ability to quickly search for new full time staff or freelancers with a click of a mouse, but to also effectively have a much better way of time managing what highly skilled crew you already have. The system needed to automatically check the availability of project managers, company staff, local crew AND freelancers.

In order for an eventing platform to be successful it needed to become a Swiss army knife of eventing tools, one that makes pulling together all types of crew and event data a breeze. One that offers a complete all round solution to an industry we all love, work and play in.

A few of us sat down and took every minute of our individual 25 years experience and began designing the very first events crewing logistics solution that actually effectively works for both companies, freelancers and local crew.

3. LAUNCH

Years of very long exhaustive hours, technical challenges, courage and industry knowhow we finally created an industry collaboration tool that does exactly what it says on the tin. Of course, a community and collaboration requires all of you too. This is our livelihood and we genuinely believe Crewnet Beat has the ability to open up every connecting door of opportunity between all aspects of our industry.

During our Beta stage, Crewnet Beat will remain free for everyone to try out. We welcome any input, so please get involved and send us your feedback, feature requests or bug findings.

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