Poco 5.1 is a FileMaker Pro database that organizes all of the information about your cast, crew, vendors, flights, hotels and car rentals. It also helps you publish all of the documents you issue - crew lists, cast lists, vendor lists, travel itineraries, hotel room lists, daily status reports, SAG-AFTRA contracts, DGA contracts, standard crew deal memos... even birthday lists. Poco is the first choice for Production Coordinators working in television, commercial, music video and film production.
Coordinators have relied on a number of disparate tools in the past -- usually relying heavily on word processors and spreadsheets. Poco allows you to enter your data once and publish it in a variety of ways. Just think how much wasted effort has gone into typing a crew list and then retyping much of that same information into a distribution list, deal memo, credit list and mailing labels.
But wait, there's more --
What else can Poco do for you? Poco organizes all of your travel related information -- flights, hotels and car rentals. It can publish and email travel itineraries to your crew and then print a travel authorization form for accounting based on the same information. You can instantly see who's got a rental car and how long they've had it. Need to publish a hotel room list? Poco does that too.
And there's even more. Poco tracks your daily film usage and runs estimates on your final film totals. It also publishes your daily status report and emails it to only the people you specify.
Poco can publish over 100 documents. But what if you need to make changes to one of them or create one of your own? Poco's printable layouts are open -- you may make any changes you like to any of the printable layouts, duplicate them or create entirely new ones. If you know how to use FileMaker Pro, you can create anything you can imagine.
You can also use Poco across a network with more than one person entering information at the same time. It's like magic!
And it's simple to use, too!
You don't need to have any special knowledge of FileMaker Pro or databases to use Poco. The software is designed to be very easy to understand and comfortable to use. Everything just makes sense in Poco. All of the information about people on your show is editable in one place. Same with your vendors and flight information. Check out the screen shots at the left to see how crisp and friendly the data entry screens are.
And Poco comes with a illustrated manual that covers literally every field in the file.
But what if I don't have a copy of FileMaker Pro?
Poco 5.1 Solo is a standalone database application that gives you the power of the original Poco 5.1, without having to purchase a copy of FileMaker Pro. Like Poco, it organizes all of the information about your cast, crew, vendors, flights, hotels and car rentals. It also helps you publish all of the documents you issue - crew lists, cast lists, vendor lists, travel itineraries, hotel room lists, daily status reports, SAG-AFTRA contracts, DGA contracts, standard crew deal memos... even birthday lists. Poco is the first choice for Production Coordinators working in television, commercial, music video and film production.
Poco Minimum System Requirements
Poco 5.1 has the following minimum system requirements:
- FileMaker Pro 12 or later
- An Apple Mac or Windows PC capable of running FileMaker Pro 12 or later
Give it a try today! We promise that you will love it!
The following tutorials are available for Poco 5.1 -
- What's New in 5.1
- Settings Area
- People: Name / Contact
- People: Subtabs
- People: Distribution
- Vendors: Name / Contact
- Vendors: Subtabs
- Flights: Name / Contact
- Flights: Subtabs
- Flights: Hotels / Cars / Notes
- Hotels: Name / Contact
- Hotels: Subtabs
- Cars: Name / Contact
- Cars: Subtabs
- Shoot Day: Day/Report/Notes
- Shoot Day: Film Use/Call Sheet/Production Report