Pros: -easy to learn and use on a daily basis
-combines modules for tracking objects, loans, donations, and people associated with it all
Cons: -it could allow for some more customization in terms of object types
-better object search options would make this more user-friendly
Overall: 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.
Likelihood to Recommend:Not LikelyExtremely Likely
Pros: One stop shop museum management. Looks good. Training Videos & Customer Support.
Cons: No free field for Object Name. Not suitable for volunteer run organisations.
Overall: 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.
Recommendations to other buyers: Manual is not user friendly - too verbose, more diagrams etc
PastPerfect museum management software
Dec 29, 2015
former board member and museum administravolunteer
Ease of Use
Comments: 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