The production office has the technology to be truly remote. Plan ahead to take your production office remote and manage your workflows, approvals, and reporting digitally. Learn how with this guide.
As productions return to work, they are faced with the realities of what it will take to create the safest possible work environments.
While some locations have specific restrictions, including quarantine requirements (get the latest updates state by state in our “Reopening for Production in the COVID-19 Era” blog), there are some universal precautions that will apply to any production no matter where you shoot - such as limiting contact, increasing off-set work, and implementing staggered work shifts, the zone system, and/or small working groups.
The Safe Way Forward, a joint report from the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE and Teamsters’ Committees on COVID-19 safety guidelines, recommends that the accounting department should now be paperless - “start work paperwork, contracts, timecards, invoices, etc. should all become digital.”
This guide will help you to plan ahead to take your production office remote and manage your workflows, approvals, and reporting with GreenSlate and other technologies. Not only will you help keep your team safe, but you will also keep your employee data secure and save money through greater efficiencies in your processes. Remote digital solutions eliminate travel, office space, supplies, rentals, and storing boxes of files; it adds up.
From prep to post, go contact-free and paperless. Here’s how.
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Think about what you do on set and share your process with our Digital Success team.
We will make sure you have the flexibility you need and everything is configured to work the way you work.
Start with our default approval flows and customize from there!
The GreenSlate training module makes online training quick and convenient.
Schedule webinars and set up required trainings for your production.
Our Support team works as an extension of your crew. We can customize GreenSlate platform webinars for crew, department heads, approvers and/or accountants, and can set up any required trainings. Provide us with your COVID-19 specific protocols in video, slide, or document format, and we will set up a required course in our training module for employees to complete as part of their onboarding.
Managing your required trainings
Start work paper goes away and onboarding is completely digital.
We can set up forms to be prefilled and approved as one packet, and if you have additional forms employees need to submit, other than the I-9, W-4, and start form, such as deal memos, we can set up custom forms to capture all the information you need.
Quickly get answers to any questions with direct access to our Support team over live chat, phone, or email. Software support is available 24/7.
Timecards can be entered any time, from anywhere.
Get started quickly with multiple budget import options.
Seamlessly import Excel, Movie Magic, or Showbiz budgeting files.
Set up your expense management tools.
Access all transaction documents and email PDF’s of PO’s with associated backup directly from the app.
Manage your production accounting records.
You can check account balances for all projects with one click and monitor the Chart of Accounts and General Ledger in real time on your computer or mobile device without having to run reports.
Robust tools accessible directly in the accounting General Ledger allow you to work quickly.
Filters - Easily locate information
with granular filter options.
Attachments - Easily locate transactions that are missing backup.
Cloud storage - Easily upload backup, such as invoices, receipts, W-9s, etc. to all accounting transactions.
Implement end to end digital tools to simplify your post accounting and incentives process.
You can speed up your incentives application and audit, and ultimately the time it takes to get your funds. GreenSlate provides in-house post accounting, for a one stop shop for all your post production payroll, accounting, and tax credit needs. Save money by eliminating the need for paper, bankers boxes, shipping, and storage costs.
Easily generate the information you need with GreenSlate state tax incentive filing exports.
Automatically generate the documents you need for some of the most complicated state forms, such as the New York State Budget Cost Qualifier.