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What is Yamdu?

Yamdu is a creative management system for every type of visual production. Our tools help you schedule your project, plan and manage your tasks, share information, communicate, collaborate and create everything you need during every stage of production.

Yamdu reduces redundant work and hereby reduces errors to save you time and money. Spend it on the creative side of your projects, not the administrative overhead.

Who Uses Yamdu?

Producers of all sorts of films, videos, and other media projects.

Yamdu Software - Create and share your Shooting Schedules
Yamdu Software - Create your Breakdowns by tagging your Script
Yamdu Software - Lay out the whole Production Process with the Production Calendar
Yamdu Software - Create Call Sheets almost automatically reusing your Preproduction Data

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Reviews of Yamdu

Average score

Overall
4.8
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.9
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.7

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Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Entertainment, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

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Yamdu - Great for Film Professionals

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: Its been great so far!

Pros:

I love that Yamdu gives you so many options for relevant film production workflow. All of the documents and tasks and breakdowns that go into a production are all in one place.

Cons:

I don't like the home page view, its a little confusing and doesn't link me to where I want to go usually

Bobby
Producer in US
Entertainment, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Yamdu is set in being a leader in project management for film and television!

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Overall I’m very happy with the software. It’s what I’ve been hoping to see someone make since the demise of Production Minds.

Pros:

The feature set you receive even at the lowest tiered plan is impressive! How those features integrate with each other allows the pre production process move much more efficiently than using multiple tools and antiquated methods.

Cons:

I don’t like that you have to have a higher tiered plan in order to retain contacts through multiple projects. So for smaller productions and smaller companies this means you have to re-enter all the crew and cast information with those who regularly work with your production. Would love to see that changed or even pay a small monthly fee to retain that data.

Matija
director in Croatia
Accounting, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Modern production software

4.0 4 years ago

Comments: i implemented Yamdu on severall projects - feature films, documentaries and tv series, as a producer or production manager. i myself am satisfied, but fact is there's still missing pieces that dont allow it to become a standard

Pros:

The sofware is made by and for film professionals so it basically doesn't lack any features anyone might want presently while working on a large scale audiovisual production. all the modules are interconnected and able to aggregate the data in different formats

Cons:

its a bit to modern, making it very unappealing to the old school film crews who see it as a game and not as a tool. the name itself is a good illustration of that problem

Steven
Line Producer / EIC in US
Broadcast Media, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Finally, An Effective Scheduling and Tracking Tool for Producers

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Biggest benefit for me has been in scheduling and call sheets. That alone makes Yamdu worth having. There are sections I did not use, but that I could see would be very useful for departments in larger productions.

Pros:

The integration of information (crew, staff, locations, talent, etc...) with scheduling is incredibly efficient. Making call sheets is incredibly easy as all the information is always available, auto-populates, and can be conveniently formatted. The virtual strip charts are also very easy to use and provide a very fast way to organize shoot days.

Cons:

It was a little hard to figure out the exact workflow at the beginning, but once I understood how the various sections relate it got much easier. The software is very thorough and as every production is a little different, it does require some thinking and planning at the beginning. The staff is very helpful and provides a good orientation that helps a lot. Support is extremely responsive -- there is a comment box that you can activate anytime and drop a note, which makes it easy for users to get help. Very good system. Also does a great job importing scripts.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Entertainment, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Best complete cloud based service available w/superior customer service

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: Outstanding and will be using it for all our productions.

Pros:

- Their customer service is off the chart!!! Incredibly fast response time and always on top of things. - The fact that it is literally a one-stop-shop for ALL aspects of productions is incredible. Having the budget and financing included in addition to cloud-based is why we decided on Yamdu. Literally, the only outside program we use for anything is Final Draft for the script writing.

Cons:

- Script Editing - The only thing that is missing is script editing in within the program but I hear it's coming and am very excited about that. It will make small changes so much easier than doing multiple full script imports. - Mobile App - I also hear that the app is continuing to be improved. I work with many young crew and talent that are pretty much phone only especially when on location so they live on the apps. Having the majority of the same features on the app as on computer will set it above all others.

Seriotec Response

5 years ago

Thank you for your review! You're right, there are lots of enhancements to come in the future.