DesignFiles

Who Uses DesignFiles?

Interior Designers, Decorators and Stagers

What Is DesignFiles?

DesignFiles is an easy-to-use online platform for interior designers just like you. Consider it your very own branded portal to manage projects, source products, create 2D & 3D design boards, communicate with your clients and prepare persuasive presentations.

DesignFiles is truly a one-stop shop to easily service your clients and grow your bottom line. Go from initial consultation to delivery as soon as possible -- and count on responsive support to back you up.

DesignFiles Details

DesignFiles

https://designfiles.co

Founded 2016

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Starting price

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DesignFiles deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Phone Support
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

DesignFiles Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customisable Templates
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Sharing
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Idea Management
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Multiple Projects
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Risk Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Workflow Management

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DesignFiles Reviews for UK Users

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Overall rating

4.6/5

Average score

Ease of Use 4.6
Customer Service 4.9
Features 4.3
Value for Money 4.7

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Michelle M.
Interior Designer
Internet, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/12/2018

"Design Files is my online assistant!"

Comments: The team is amazing! They are constantly striving to be innovative with Design Files and take feedback seriously. There have been so many updates and new features since the initial launch of the site and with every change, the program gets easier to use. It is extremely professional and worth every penny!

Pros: I love Design Files! It is so helpful to have everything that I need to send professional concept packages to my clients. The web clipper makes it easy to grab images, information and pricing for any product online and the editing features allow me to control what I want my clients to see. The new room rendering application is great to show clients what their space will look, with the actual pieces. This is extremely helpful from a visual standpoint and so much easier than photoshop.

Cons: The only con that I have is I would like to be able to create invoices for my clients. Hopefully this is coming soon...

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 15/12/2018
Miranda E.
Designer
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    4 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    4 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/03/2021

"It's such a complete tool, I gradually stopped using any other system."

Comments: Overall, I can say that I am managing about one third more projects than before in the same time. Which is incredible! The longer I use the software, the more I feel I'm getting quicker. I may get to the point where I doubled my productivity!

Pros: What I love the most is the Web Clipper, it makes my life so much easier and I don't have to save and download thousand of pictures in my computer. It allows me to have a full library of products, whether I use them every day or just once, where I can keep all the related notes and pictures as well.
I also really like the fact that while creating a mood board I am also creating a price list, so that I don't have to repeat all the work.

Cons: I am a new user, therefore I may have not discovered some of the features that allow me to customize my templates fully - though, I think there should be a possibility to format the description and notes fields in Quotes/Invoices/POs. Sometimes the text in there is so extensive that I would like to split it into paragraphs, or make some words bold or italics. I have to shorten the text for it not to get overwhelming, having to sacrifice info that may be important.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/03/2021
Makyla L.
Interior Stylist
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
    3 /5
  • Ease of Use
    3 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    4 /5
  • Value for Money
    4 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    6/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/03/2021

"Decent Enough Program"

Comments: I find the program overall, just okay. Great for mood boards, as I have more control over what I can add and how I can display things, but in terms of renders, I find it to be mediocre and may have to eventually switch from DF to something else more substantial.

Pros: I love the questionnaire portion best as its very detailed and clients love it; also that there is the ability to engage with clients directly through the program.

Cons: I really wish the floor plans had the capability of having more detail added; sliding closet doors, built-in closets and cabinetry, etc. Also, exact precise measurements - I don't like that I have to round up or down on measurements, thus making a render not exactly to scale and more of a ball-park.
I also really wish the floor plan product catalogue, flooring options, pain colours, etc. had MANY more options, not just generic - it makes the 3D option essential useless for me to use to show my clients.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 16/03/2021
Katie G.
Owner
Design, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    5 /5
  • Customer Support
    5 /5
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/02/2021

"Changed my business"

Comments: It adds to the professionalism of my business. I am on the same page with my clients as I can add notes or see their comments/approvals. I also love the templates for invoicing, proposals, etc.

Pros: I really like the simplicity of the user interface. It streamlines the design process and adds only features that are useful. I also like the approval process.

Cons: I wish the invoicing software allowed for bank transfer.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 20/02/2021
Casey F.
Owner, Principal Designer
Design, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
    4 /5
  • Ease of Use
    5 /5
  • Features & Functionality
    3 /5
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
    5 /5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/11/2020

"Good for What I need Right Now"

Comments: DesignFiles has saved me so much time in my process. Searching and saving products is so much easier and my clients love the mood boards and the simplicity of approving items. I think there is a lot of opportunity for improvement, but that's exciting. I look forward to growing my business with DesignFiles as it grows. As an added note, before I changed careers to design I was a product manager for online software. If you are ever looking for beta testers with QA experience I would be happy to give feedback :)

Pros: Very easy to use, not overly complex for my needs. My clients like how easy it is to approve and reject products. The web clipper is great and I love how easy it is to go from mood board to quote to invoice etc.

Cons: The lack of customization options. I would love to add notes to a product that are private to me (ie. somewhere I can put the MSRP or MAP, estimated restock or whatever that can be hidden from the client view). I would also love more control over what is visible/hidden to clients (like hide the brand name, but keep the description). I understand this works for e-design where clients would be doing all the purchasing, but is not great when I'm specifying from trade sources (I've had to delete the brand name entirely so that I can keep the description). I would also love to be able to include the shipping costs in the product details so I don't have to keep looking them up when we get to the proposal time. It would also be great to have the ability to customize the templates for things like the design presentation PDF (the products take up so much space on the page!) or the tear sheets (multiple images, description with line breaks) but it works right now and I think this would be the lowest priority to me. For some clients I end up exporting the mood board image only, adding it to a canva file with my nice layout and presenting the products in the quote format. It's a work around but it's still faster than my old way.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/11/2020