Making the move from Excel to efficiency when scheduling and traveling event crew
Challenge: Prior to LASSO, Production Plus used Excel spreadsheets and manual processes for both scheduling and traveling their crew. The entire process was inefficient, demanding, and slow. Valuable time was wasted performing manual tasks. They knew there had to be a better way.
Solution: Production Plus enlisted LASSO to help them centralize their process to manage their labor and allocate their resources efficiently and effectively.
Results: Production Plus implemented LASSO’s Scheduling and Travel management solutions. By doing so they were able to centralize all crew scheduling activities, saving the team time, eliminating crew double booking, and ensuring labor resources are utilized more efficiently. They’ve gained more control over travel costs by integrating their travel processes. And they’ve eliminated unclear or inadequate travel booking and confirmations. Plus their crew is much happier because they provide schedules 6 – 8 weeks ahead of time so they can better manage their personal and professional lives.
“I was reluctant at first because I was dependent on my spreadsheets to track costs, travel, basically to manage my tasks. I wasn’t sure how LASSO would affect my workflow and within a few months, my spreadsheets were a thing of the past.”
“Prior to LASSO, we didn’t have a centralized process to manage our labor and at times, we were duplicating our efforts. Spreadsheets and calendars can only take you so far. We needed a system that would allocate our resources efficiently and effectively.”
“With the addition of LASSO and their Travel module, I have the resources I need to better assist our Project Managers and effectively communicate with our crew. Within one application, I have the ability to confirm crew, manage schedules, book travel, track costs, and send communications.”Tracy Bugal, Project Coordinator
“Our crew jumped on-board and it didn’t take long before they realized LASSO was a beneficial tool for them. They’re able to view schedules, travel and important show details, all without having to dig through emails. Our goal as a management team is to provide notification to our crew 6 – 8 weeks in advance so they’re able to plan accordingly”