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Solution sur site et dans le cloud pour musées qui intègre des outils conçus pour rationaliser et gérer des expositions, des catalogues, des listes, etc.

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Avantages :

Easy to use and train others on. I've used a variety of museum software but this was the best.

Inconvénients :

It is far from intuitive and takes quite some time to get familiar with. It is also difficult to set up lists and their online presence costs extra and does not interface well with Wordpress.

PastPerfect - Notes

Note moyenne

Facilité d'utilisation
3,8
Service client
4,5
Fonctionnalités
3,9
Rapport qualité-prix
4,3

Probabilité de recommander le produit

6,9/10

PastPerfect a reçu une note globale de 4,2 étoiles sur 5 d'après 17 avis d'utilisateurs publiés sur Capterra.

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Allayna
Allayna
Administrative Assistant (É.-U.)
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Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

I have enjoyed using PastPerfect in several museum settings

5,0 il y a 6 ans

Commentaires : Ease of use!

Avantages :

I like the ease of use, it's very self-explanatory, that you can use accession cards alongside the software that way you can have a physical as well as digital copy, and that every pieces location can be tracked using the software.

Inconvénients :

It is not as modern and streamlined as other programs, but even in saying that it's such a simple software that I feel like a more modern version might be harder to use.

Erin
Curator of Collections & Archives (É.-U.)
Musées et institutions, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Alternatives envisagées précédemment :

Good value software for museum collections management

4,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : PastPerfect allows us to keep record of all the artifacts in our collections as well as have a searchable database for assisting researchers locate items they might need. We are able to keep track of exhibition histories. PastPerfect has allowed us to maintain better intellectual control per industry standards.

Avantages :

PastPerfect is very cost effective. There are different sections to keep track of Archives, Library, Collections, and Library materials. You can also use it to track donors and capital campaigns.

Inconvénients :

It is far from intuitive and takes quite some time to get familiar with. It is also difficult to set up lists and their online presence costs extra and does not interface well with Wordpress.

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Musées et institutions, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 6 à 12 mois
Source de l'avis

PastPerfect outdated

3,0 il y a 4 ans

Commentaires : I am learning. I feel that the system is outdated, but as the only one needing to register objects, I am creating a system for myself. Needing to block out whole days to register objects takes away from my job, but I am getting more efficient. I think they are behind in user-friendliness, but once you have done all of the steps, you can feel good that it won't go anywhere and will be easy to update with more info as needed.

Avantages :

Let me begin by saying that PastPerfect is a perfectly functioning system. It works and does exactly what it says it will. And, they have provided periodic updates. For museums, the object-logging and item databases are fine.

Inconvénients :

While the system works, if your are a museum required to log all of your exhibitions with the software, it is incredibly time-consuming to add artists, dates, information (on several pages for each item) and then to have to independently create an exhibit or event, and then separately log the loan, all before having to go back and add images and make all of these separate sources link. And if you have multiple registrars, having them all do the exact same thing is difficult. And it also makes it much more difficult to search items later on.

Amanda
Archivist/Librarian (É.-U.)
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

For the cost, this is a robust program that can let you do a lot.

4,0 il y a 7 ans

Avantages :

It's relatively intuitive to use, and training materials are free available online. The program has plenty of flexibility for small- to medium-size organizations with a wide variety of collections. There are features that allow you to make your collections accessible online. If you have problems, the customer service is outstanding.

Inconvénients :

Because the program was originally developed by a museum curator, the library and archives modules are lacking, but have greatly improved with each version. If you don't thoroughly clean up your existing data before importing it, or develop a comprehensive plan for entering data anew to ensure consistency, you will end up with a lot of records that look sloppy and unprofessional, and there are few functions for making mass changes. PLAN and think through all scenarios before you process. When operating this program on a network, be sure to have enough space and speed on your network to handle the program, otherwise the program will run so slow to render it practically useless, or at least *significantly* lower your productivity. This will impact your real cost of implementing and maintaining this program. As far as cost, also keep in mind that every additional module which allows you to publish to the web and improve your workflow will cost extra money, so be sure to know your current and future needs in advance.

Gillian
É.-U.
Musées et institutions, 51–200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

useful and user-friendly product

5,0 il y a 8 ans

Commentaires : This database is great for small to medium sized museums. It's fairly easy to get the basics down if you're just starting out (i.e. volunteers and interns), and if you have some experience working in museum databases and want to become more organized, especially with collections management and everything related including loans and donations. It's convenient to have all the modules in one program. It seems to be geared mainly toward historical collections-- choosing an object type can be difficult when you aren't allowed to create your own, so art and archaeology, etc. objects can be a bit tricky to input. You may have to be creative with some categorizations. Overall, phone support is great and the training manual is helpful for reference. I haven't had any huge issues with the product and would recommend it, as it's a well-known software and an affordable option for many small organizations.

Avantages :

-easy to learn and use on a daily basis -combines modules for tracking objects, loans, donations, and people associated with it all

Inconvénients :

-it could allow for some more customization in terms of object types -better object search options would make this more user-friendly

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Gestion d'organisme à but non lucratif, 1 001–5 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Better than some other systems

4,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : Past perfect was purchased to replace a more basic system running ms access as a a database management system. It is a vast improvement upon that. Past Perfect also cost considerably less than other options our smaller museum was considering at the time.

Avantages :

The ability to craft specific searches within the database. The ability to partition multiple collections from one another in a single system. Folders of objects can mimic the old physicality of the actual files.

Inconvénients :

convoluted style of conducting searches that would be considered non-standard. for instance if you want to search by location within a certain collection their isn't an intuitive way to do that on the setup we are using. this may be possible but it ended up being simpler to sort the fields a particular way and doing a step by step search

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, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Excellent name recognition, and comprehensive curation resources.

5,0 il y a 6 ans

Avantages :

Extensive and robust, as well as well-trusted and well-known, museum software that, once learned, provides excellent transferable skills to other institutions and museum software platforms -- PastPerfect is a name most museum folks recognize, for good reason.

Inconvénients :

Such a strong and comprehensive platform for museums, especially for curation departments -- while also marketed as of use to libraries and archives, those tools and resources (while present) are much less extensive. It can also be a challenge to integrate PastPerfect-generated artifact/collection-donor reports and acknowledgements to a museum's main CRM platform used by the resource development team for fund-based donor reports and acknowledgements.

Hope
Hope
Curator of Education (É.-U.)
Utilisateur LinkedIn vérifié
Musées et institutions, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 6 à 12 mois
Source de l'avis

PastPerfect Review

4,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : We use this for our collections and for our membership. It is a good program to use for collections because once you learn it you will know it. It allows you to put in keywords, it backs up well, and you can put things online through it. For membership, it is a good system, but it can be frustrating when printing; sometimes things shift without you doing anything and sometimes when printing addresses, it excludes the zipcode. All in all, I do like the software.

Avantages :

The things I like most about this are: - has different features - customer service is actually very helpful -easy to use once you have learned it

Inconvénients :

The things I like the least are: - you have to flip back and forth so much when dealing with membership - addresses don't always print correctly

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Musées et institutions, 51–200 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 1 à 5 mois
Source de l'avis

Intuitive and Easy to Use

4,0 il y a 5 ans

Commentaires : Very good, it was a great introduction to the museum collection world and has been one of the best softwares I've used in the many years since.

Avantages :

I really enjoyed how quickly I was able to pick up on this software. This was my first time working with a museum's collection and I had little instruction on what to do, but the layout and functions of this software was so intuitive.

Inconvénients :

It was sometimes a little difficult to navigate all the different options if we wanted to see everything associated with an asset.

Brian
Preparator (É.-U.)
Musées et institutions, 1 001–5 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Valuable for inputting multiple metadata fields

4,0 il y a 6 ans

Avantages :

interface is pretty straight forward. you can add extensions to hold/store/incorporate different media. these are all upgrades. so in one sense it is a buffet of choices and you only pay for what you need for your storage/documentation. s

Inconvénients :

difficult to use across o.s. platforms at our company. specifically for our version to run on an apple o.s. system you would have to have a dual boot computer running a windows o.s. not a big deal for some, but our IT does not like having dual boot systems.

Susan
Archivist (Nouvelle-Zélande)
Musées et institutions, 2–10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

I have been working with PP software for more than 12 years and I am always learning something new

5,0 il y a 6 ans

Commentaires : Great one stop shop for our collection management needs. In the past we had so many different spreadsheet lists for indexes. Now we are able to have everything in one place to look. Because of the variety of people who have catalogued in the past (with a variety of inconsistencies) the advanced search options really helps narrow down search criteria.

Avantages :

Affordable. The advanced searching and ability to create a variety of reports to suit needs. Also option of online presence.

Inconvénients :

We have a high turn of office administrator staff and they have always found it difficult to learn how to use the membership contacts lists. Probably because they don't use the software very often (1-2 times a years) that they would spend a lot of time trying to work out what to do. In the end they have elected to just use a spreadsheet to track member info.

Nancy
Assistant to the Director (É.-U.)
Musées et institutions, 2–10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Easy to Use for Membership Management

5,0 il y a 5 ans

Avantages :

This software makes it easy for our museum to track membership donations and pledges, add new contacts to our database, and track the events that visitors attend at our museum. I found the software easy to use because it is rather intuitive and a user can manage it without much training. I like that there is a place for notes so we can make remarks on individuals for future reference.

Inconvénients :

Adding form letters for various membership contacts to the software was a bit difficult as the formatting was often a bit off when the letter was copied from another source. However, while bothersome, this issue was easily corrected.

Fiona
Consultant (Nouvelle-Zélande)
Gestion d'organisme à but non lucratif, 2–10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus d'un an
Source de l'avis

Thesaurus Database

3,0 il y a 8 ans

Commentaires : Whilst it is a sophisticated all in one museum management software it is more suitable for medium to large size museums with paid staff. This software is vulnerable to a lack of successional training & knowledge of database management software. The main bugbear we find with the program is that it doesn't come with a free field for 'object name' just a thesaurus for the type of object which is very odd.

Avantages :

One stop shop museum management. Looks good. Training Videos & Customer Support.

Inconvénients :

No free field for Object Name. Not suitable for volunteer run organisations.

Rachel
Collections Manager and Registrar (É.-U.)
Musées et institutions, 2–10 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

PastPerfect review

1,0 il y a 4 ans

Commentaires : We have left PastPerfect in the dust. A poorly designed product on an unsupported format. Instead of creating new products they have continued to band-aid over the issues.

Avantages :

Complete cataloging fields, built-in nomenclature

Inconvénients :

Clunky, on an out-dated platform. I can seldom find what I am looking for and it takes a ton of time to train new users. Most of my volunteers refuse to use it.

Sarah
Executive Director (É.-U.)
Musées et institutions, 11–50 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : plus de deux ans
Source de l'avis

Second to none

5,0 il y a 4 ans

Commentaires : This is great. Even if you need a bit of help to get started it's very intuitive and easy to teach new team members.

Avantages :

Easy to use and train others on. I've used a variety of museum software but this was the best. Hands down.

Inconvénients :

Sometimes you have to look around a bit to find what you are looking for.

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Musées et institutions, 501–1 000 employés
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : 6 à 12 mois
Source de l'avis

Easy to Use

5,0 il y a 6 ans

Avantages :

Super easy to use and there are helpful tutorials!

Inconvénients :

I don't have anything bad to say about it.

Ron
former board member and museum administravolunteer (É.-U.)
Temps d'utilisation du logiciel : Non fourni
Source de l'avis

PastPerfect museum management software

5,0 il y a 9 ans

Commentaires : A great product for managing all museum membership and other contacts plus management of artifacts and collections.
Easy to learn and use and I understand that they are making lots of improvements to an already great program
Great support service