Interior Designers Love DM
Hear what our clients have to say about Design Manager software
"I love Design Manager because I don't have to think about it." - Thom Filicia
That and more from Queer Eye's very own Thom Filicia. He has run a successful design firm using Design Manager software for over 20 years. In this video, he explains the ways Design Manager has helped his business and how it can help other designers' businesses as well.
Robin Baron has no time for mistakes and she needs information at the tip of her fingers and that's why she uses Design Manager to run her design business. Find out how Robin empowers her employees by providing them with software that is accurate and fast.
Design Manager keeps my team organized and running smoothly. It lets us focus on being creative rather than billing and project management.
I have been using Design Manager for years at my design firm, V Starr Interiors, and highly recommend Design Manger to all design firms as it is a very useful tool to keep projects organized, and best of all it is extremely user friendly.
The Design Manager software has been very effective in keeping my office organized. Switching to a software program designed specifically for the design industry has proven to be extremely valuable in managing the details, and therefore, has saved us time and money. I would highly recommend them to any interior design business.
What I love most about Design Manager is…EVERYTHING! Honestly, having the ability to execute and manage a project from specification through procurement and delivery in a streamlined, comprehensive, and professional manner, is an Interior Designers Dream! Design Manager has given me hours of time back into my daily schedule, allowing me to do what I love the most…DESIGN!
Bria tried QuickBooks and it didn't fit her business so that's when she switched to industry-specific software, Design Manager. Learn more about her journey of going from a one person company to a twelve-person company using Design Manager.
"One of the smartest decisions I made for my interior design business was to implement some easy-to-use but innovative software, Design Manager. Design Manager is now allowing us to streamline our processes and shows how great computer programs can aid in efficiency and profitability."
Hear Libby Langdon, one of the design industry's brightest stars, talk about Design Manager's high-quality customer service. She loves the Design Manager Support Team because it saves her staff time and money.
The educational tutorials are so easy to learn from that there is a very minimal learning curve with new team members that join. It allows us to seamlessly see a project from conception through its completion, even with project management and procurement involved.
After more than a decade in this industry, I simply could not run a business without Design Manager. My projects are highly detailed, and Design Manager serves as a database for all the minutiae while providing a straightforward platform for my amazing staff to place and track orders and easy-to-understand invoices for my clients. Beyond that, I’ve been very impressed with the immediacy and efficiency of its technical support. I would recommend Design Manager to any professional working in our field.
It became clear that our business practices were highly inefficient, and that if we were going to grow, and handle other and more complex projects we needed to find a much more efficient way of creating proposals, processing purchase orders, tracking orders, and preparing balance due invoices which Design Manager does seamlessly.
Design Manager is so much more valuable than QuickBooks for interior designers because it's catered to them. With QuickBooks, you have to duct tape things together to get them to work the way you want to.
David Charette knows how to earn a clients' trust and that's by being transparent throughout the design process. Design Manager is the tool that allows him and his team to remain efficient and profitable while providing the right information to his clients at the right times. Hear more about how he uses Design Manager in this short video.
I think Design Manager is the best in its area because it’s so suited for designers. Without the Design Manager software, you cannot run a proper business.
We love Design Manager. The firm that I came from used QuickBooks, but when I started my business I knew that I needed to prepare myself for bigger projects and more complexity. I did not want to wake up one day with massive projects and be totally unprepared, so I got Design Manager early on and learned it myself. It’s a tool that allows us to manage the design process easily.
Quickbooks is a great accounting tool. But [Design Manager is] a tool that was designed for interior designers: for no one else. That’s a big deal. QuickBooks does not do what Design Manager does for our business. It doesn’t have all the nuances that we need. If you’re in a certain business, you should be using project management software that was tailored to your specific business. Why reinvent the wheel?”
We made the decision to switch to Design Manager for two reasons. One was very basic, it was just much easier to be in the cloud. Nothing against QuickBooks, but I hated the online version. Second was my bookkeeper suggested it. My instincts said after 10 years, if my bookkeeper says Design Manager is better, and she works for designers, then I’ll give it a shot. We now use Design Manager and we would never go back. It forced me to break free of some Excel and QuickBooks confines, which feels really great.
Design Manager has entirely shifted the paradigm that I view accounting. Bookkeeping used to be super intimidating and filled with anxiety. Thanks to Design Manager we can do more design, and I can go through my day with less anxiety. How do you place a value on that?
Tear sheets used to take us three days to pull together. With Design Manager, they’re done in 15 minutes. It’s incredible! Design Manager has saved us a tremendous amount of time.
I did my homework and I chose Design Manager. It allows you to do the client side presentations with proposals, but also manage the vendor side with purchase orders all from one program and that's so important.
When you're handling millions of dollars of a client's money, you need to create a lot of trust and confidence, making sure that everything is accurate, accounted for correctly, and delivered in a timely manner. Design Manager helps us maintain that credibility and confidence with our client base.
Design Manager is the gold standard for operating your design business. You can rely on its consistency, support and ease of use every day, year to year. My clients have come to expect the high level of organization that I provide and I credit Design Manager.
After one month of trying to do things in Excel, I knew I needed software that was designed for interior designers. That’s when I found Design Manager. I like it because I can track any changes we make along the way.