The StudioNow Platform's greatest strengths include its project management toolset as well as its ability to manage bidding processes for both small-scale and enterprise level scenarios. Regardless of who you are or how you interface with the Platform, you will likely need to know how to capture information in the form of a project.
Entering an Intake Form
To start a new project, open the navigation menu in the upper left corner of your screen. Select "Start a Project" from the options provided.
This will open a blank intake form, which will collect the most basic information needed to begin work on the StudioNow Platform. Please note that example intake form shown here may differ from the form you see. Fields and configurations may change based on your company settings.
The StudioNow Platform does require a few fields (denoted with a red dot ). A project in this early Intake stage is just intended to get things moving. Do not worry, all of this information will be available to edit later.
Every click and keystroke will automatically save your intake form in a draft. When you are ready to move forward click "Submit Intake" at the bottom of the form to create a project page.
Your New Project Page
Congratulations! You have just created a project page on the StudioNow Platform. You and your team now have a space to collaborate and get to work.
The screenshot below shows a project in the Project Planning stage, the stage which immediately follows intake submission. When you first arrive here, your view will be a little more sparse. As users begin to add content it will fill up. What is important to notice is that while content may change this layout is universal for all projects. Your project page will store information about your work and is designed to be easily navigated using the tabs provided (Home, Overview, Assets, Deliverables, Team). You can also perform some project level actions using the Actions menu. These may include requesting bids, adding the project to a production group, or even deleting the project entirely.
The information that was just entered during the intake process can be found in the Overview tab.
You are ready to begin collaborating with your team members. Begin by looping in other users at your company or updating the information stored in the project page. We will cover project management in greater detail in another article.