Digital products and services for the entertainment industry, from Sargent-Disc and its partners, designed to increase efficiency whilst reducing costs and the carbon footprint on production.
Sargent-Disc’s approach to more sustainable production involves replacing printed purchase orders and start forms with low-energy, paperless, and mobile-friendly processes, such as Digital Purchase Order and CrewStartTM; removing the need for multiple emails and manual circulation of hard copies
Our clients can further reduce their use of paper on production with software like SD Online Payroll, which provides their employees with online payslips. The Production Card also enables cashless payments, ensuring the efficient, electronic delivery of funds
In order to simplify the production workflow, products such as Digital Purchase Order and CrewStartTM allow for easy approvals on the go. Movie Magic Scheduling To Go and SD Online Payroll for iPhone, Android and iPad enable access 24/7 from anywhere in the world
With the need for more eco-friendly processes becoming more evident, Sargent-Disc looked into the current sustainability initiatives found within the industry, including the Digital Production Office®
Having used DPO twice now, I would definitely not go back to using paper POs. The fact that it is digital means that each department and the accounts team do not have to wait for purchase orders to be sent to set for approval and then returned – they can be authorised by the UPM remotely and instantly by computer or mobile phone with a simple click of a button.
Maxine Stanley, Production Accountant, Swallows and Amazons
DPO is a game changer for me. To be able to approve on the go and not come back to the office to a 2 foot pile of POs is wonderful and also gives me a very simple way to instantly monitor spend by department, wherever I am. I would not want to go back to paper POs.
Duncan Muggoch, Line Producer: Spain, Game of Thrones
The Sargent-Disc Production Card, in association with Barclaycard, is one product in the package of Accounting and Payroll services Sargent-Disc offers. We look at the story behind its creation and how it was used on the production of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.