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The All-New Programa is Live

All-new features and significant speed improvements.
Programa
Updated: 01 May 2024

Our new release puts the Pro, in Programa.

Today, we’ve taken our next big step towards providing interior designers, architects and brands with the tools they need to be more efficient, and more profitable. For too long the A&D industry has been held back by a spreadsheet-based workflow and we’re excited to unveil our new platform.

One of the first things you’ll notice about the new Programa is the speed. Every aspect of the platform is significantly faster, with Schedules now almost instantaneous. Our technology team has rebuilt the core elements of the platform using cutting-edge technology and this allows users to enjoy a significantly better experience, and the Programa team to make changes and improvements much faster.

For Designers

Our 2.0 Release is our most significant update since we launched Programa in July last year. Almost the entire platform has been rebuilt, and existing will notice a completely new user experience.

All-new Schedules.

Schedules has been completely rebuilt from the ground up and is much, much faster, more flexible, and more powerful. Users can easily toggle between default, financial, and detailed views within their Schedules. Financial view also includes product markups that instantly calculate your percentages and profit.

Product Library

Gone are the days of saving hundreds of images to your Dropbox, with Product Library designers can easily create a library of their products used in Schedules, making it simple to find products from previous schedules and add them to a new Schedules. The first version of Product Library allows you to save attachments, contact details, notes and create custom detail fields, as well as request quotes and samples with just a few clicks.

Address Book

Our new Address Book allows you to easily manage your contacts, and will soon connect these directly to projects and products – syncing up your entire workflow. Also, we’ll make all brand contacts from the Trade Portal available to search, directly from your Address Book.

The all-new Schedules

For Brands

Our 2.0 Release brings products directly into designer’s workflow and lets them find and specify products without leaving their dashboard. It’s as easy as search, click, add to Schedule. In addition to significant speed and performance improvements, we’ve completely rebuilt the product database and brands can now list their products as options and variations. This seemingly small change has platform-wide impacts and makes it much faster to upload products, and enables specific pricing, images, names and details for each variation of your product.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be rolling-out even more changes to the brand portal, and soon, brands will be able to seamlessly promote their products, manage their quotes, orders and clients, and accept payments.

The all-new Schedules

What’s Next?

Now that our new platform is live, we’ll be releasing new features regularly, and updates and fixes almost daily. Programa 2.0 is built on an entirely new technology stack meaning new features can be built faster, and released sooner. Our engineering team works in rolling two-week sprints which means that in two week’s time, Programa will be even better than it is today. If you’ve got a new feature idea, an improvement, or found a bug, simply open live chat and let us know.

Table of contents
  1. 11 April 2024
    1. Highlight
    2. Other fixes
    3. Technical updates
    4. Seamless Integration with Product Library
    5. Tailored PDF Exports
    6. Intuitive Schedule Navigation
    7. Interior Design Software For Professional Interior Designers
    8. Challenges Faced by Designers in Procurement
    9. How designers can use Procurement Hub
    10. Built by and for designers
    11. Setting Clear Expectations and Boundaries
    12. Professionalism in Operations and Contracts
    13. Managing Finances and Discounting
    14. Handling Product Purchasing and Trade Pricing
    15. Protecting Relationships
    16. Keep it Professional
    17. Design Fees & Discounting
    18. Product Purchasing & Trade Pricing
    19. 1. Schedules
    20. 2. Project Management
    21. 3. Client Dashboard
    22. 4. Pinboards
    23. 5. Financials View
    24. The Importance of Project Management in Interior Design
    25. Tips for Becoming a Better Interior Designer
    26. Real-World Examples of Successful Project Management in Interior Design
    27. 27 May 2024
    28. 24 May 2024
    29. 23 May 2024
    30. 16 May 2024
    31. The Issue
    32. The Result
    33. The Solution
    34. Latest Updates
    35. 2022
    36. 2023
    37. Purchase Orders
    38. Client Dashboard
    39. What’s next?
  2. Programa Invoices
    1. Streamlining Complexities and Enhancing Collaboration
    2. Managing Multiple Projects with Conflicting Deadlines and Resourcing Needs
    3. Communicating with Clients, Contractors, and Suppliers
    4. Sourcing Materials and Products
    5. Resolving Conflicts and Addressing Challenges
    6. Streamlining Project Management with Programa’s Studio WIP: A Cross-Project Management Solution
    7. Enhancing Communication and Collaboration with Programa’s Client Dashboard
    8. Leveraging Programa’s Cloud-Based Specifications for Efficient Material and Product Sourcing
    9. Take Control of Your Studio Today
    10. What is FF&E in Interior Design?
    11. Why is FF&E Management Crucial?
    12. How Programa is Changing the FF&E Interior Design Software Game
    13. Why Programa Stands Out from Other FF&E Interior Design Software
    14. The Future of Interior Design with Programa
    15. Our new release puts the Pro, in Programa.
    16. For Designers
    17. For Brands
    18. What’s Next?
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Welcome to the future of interior design workflow with the all-new Programa 2.0. We've redefined efficiency and profitability for designers, architects, and brands with our latest release, putting the 'Pro' in Programa.

Revolutionizing Speed and Performance Speed is at the forefront of our new platform, with every aspect significantly faster than before. Say goodbye to waiting times—Schedules now load almost instantaneously, thanks to our rebuilt core elements using cutting-edge technology. Enjoy a smoother, more efficient experience, empowering you to make changes and improvements faster than ever before.

For Designers Our 2.0 Release marks a monumental update, with almost the entire platform rebuilt to offer a completely new user experience.

All-New Schedules: Rebuilt from the ground up, Schedules are now faster, more flexible, and more powerful. Easily toggle between default, financial, and detailed views, including product markups for instant profit calculations.

Product Library: Simplify your workflow with Product Library, where designers can create a library of products used in Schedules. Save attachments, contact details, notes, and create custom detail fields—all while requesting quotes and samples with just a few clicks.

Address Book: Manage contacts effortlessly with our new Address Book, soon to be synced directly to projects and products. Access brand contacts from the Trade Portal directly within your Address Book.

For Brands Our 2.0 Release brings products directly into designers' workflows, enabling seamless specification without leaving the dashboard. Enjoy significant speed and performance improvements, along with a completely rebuilt product database. Brands can now list products as options and variations, making it faster to upload products and customize details for each variation.

What's Next? With our new platform live, expect regular feature releases and daily updates and fixes. Built on an entirely new technology stack, Programa 2.0 allows for faster feature development and quicker releases. Our engineering team works in rolling two-week sprints, ensuring continuous improvement. Have a feature idea, improvement, or bug to report? Simply open live chat and let us know.

Join us on the journey to a more efficient and profitable design workflow with Programa 2.0. Experience the difference today!