Are you still using excel spreadsheets and manual processes to crew your events? If so, you must be getting really tired of the lack of collaboration, lack of real-time visibility into project statuses and costs, the corrupt files, and the time wasted. If you’re getting frustrated with your current crew scheduling and management processes, you are not alone. Crewing with excel is like cutting a 20lb holiday Turkey with a plastic knife. Sure, you can get the job done, but the manual effort it takes to do so wastes an incredible amount of time and leaves everyone hungry and impatiently waiting for more.
Did you know that 64% of event companies are still calling, texting, emailing, and using excel spreadsheets when determining the availability of their talent? Moreover, 63% of event companies can’t see their true labor costs prior to an event (let alone travel cost implications), and in many cases this causes them to go over budget without even knowing it. Are you wasting valuable time and money in your workflows? Are you missing out on opportunities to scale your business faster due to workflow inefficiencies?
Excel files used as a basis for crewing decisions have significant consequences for your team, and your crew.
- Manual data entry is prone to human error as well as compliance issues and a lack of workflow automation leads to unnecessary effort required from both your team and crew
- The lack of business continuity brings increased risk associated with technology malfunctions, misplacement, and employee turnover
- Not being able to easily access relevant crew qualifications, certifications, ratings, etc. results in missed opportunities for you and your crew
The consequences are just too high to continue using excel. Let’s save all the “cherry picking” for that holiday pie and implement new workflows that keep both your crew and business happy. How? Consider replacing excel spreadsheets with crew scheduling software.
Be sure to request a demo to learn how LASSO’s end-to-end workforce management platform can help you have your turkey and eat it too.