Artlogic

Artlogic

Online art database & inventory system for galleries

4.9/5 (36 reviews)

Artlogic Overview

Artlogic is an online database solution for art galleries, private collectors, and artists which enables users to manage their inventory, contacts, sales, websites, accounting, invoicing, marketing, and more. A native app for iOS allows users to present and share artworks with their colleagues and clients.

Artlogic’s inventory system enables the storage and management of unlimited information and images for each piece of artwork, including its provenance, location, condition, editions, literature, ownership history, shipping, and more. Accounting can be carried out in multiple currencies, and a range of branded reports and documents can be generated. Unlimited information can also be stored on artists, suppliers, and clients, such as conversations, purchases, offers, consignments, and more.

Artlogic provides a native iOS app for creating tailored artwork presentations to share with collectors outside of the gallery. The system can also be integrated with websites to showcase inventory online. Marketing tools allow users to create and send personalized emails to clients and collectors, and schedule marketing events, track attendance, and record event histories.

Pricing

Starting from
US$35,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Australia, Canada, India, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Artlogic Reviews

Overall rating
4.9/5
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Barry E.

A few easy fixes would make this a much easier program to navigate

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/04/21
Review Source: Capterra

Once set up on Artlogic, you will have a comprehensive, elegant and well integrated database and website. The learning curve is steep and considerable time invested in data entry, staff training and familiarization should be anticipated. Several seemingly simple fixes could significantly flatten the learning curve, but Artlogic has indicated that they do not see these as priorities.

Pros

A powerful inventory, client contact and art inventory database, with an elegant interface. The website integration is excellent, and it’s very easy to share artworks in the database to your Artlogic hosted website. This has saved us a lot of time in double entering and updating discreet inventory systems and our website. The Artlogic tech support team is friendly, informative and responsive, although the time difference with England can sometimes result in a lag.

Cons

Given the sophistication of this system, several easily remedied cons are perplexing. Artlogic has taken the approach of creating a plethora of data entry fields - literally hundreds - in the contacts and artworks entry panes. Navigation is not always intuitive, and the learning curve with this program is steep. The simple ability for clients to create user defined fields, or at a minimum, hide fields not relevant to a gallery’s business model, would save hours of tabbing, scrolling, hunting and pecking. Especially vexing is the process for entering dates - it is not possible to enter a date with keystrokes (ie. “02/05/1936”) - one must click though a drop down calendar, and for dates that are decades in the past this is a carpal tunnel hazard requiring scores of clicks to enter a single date. Artlogic has been approached about this, but does not see the need for offering these features common in much less pricey databases. The other perplexing con is the absence of an online manual, FAQ, or user discussion group. There are a few videos, but given the complexity of the program, easily searchable instructional databases could save significant staff and training time, both for Artlogic’s clients and for their technical support team.

Response from Artlogic

Dear Barry,

Thank you for submitting your thoughtful review. We are always happy to hear that the database and website integration is helping to save valuable time!

You make a number of other very interesting points all of which are valid. In particular as we have begun offering Artlogic to a broader audience and wider variety of fine art businesses we have heard increasingly that clients would like to be able to simply the system based on their needs. Originally our goal was to build as many great features as possible but now we have reached a point where all those feature can become overwhelming. We are planning on some changes soon to begin allowing clients to hide certain tabs in artworks and contacts. We are also working on dramatically improving our help resources. I'll get someone from our support team to email you about the dates fields as there is something that might help you.

We will keep you posted on further developments.

Kind regards,
Joe

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
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Likelihood to recommend

5.0/10
John a M.

A complete art gallery database

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/11/12
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with ArtLogic was hugely positive.

The ability to do everything from start to finish without using 3rd party software was incredible.
Their Private Views system looks amazingly when showing to a client.
It's a very impressive way to start a sale process.

And it's super user-friendly.
This is an important factor for staff.

The start-to-finish recording of an artwork sale process is key.
And it's done all in real time over the internet!

ArtLogic imported data, set up the website, handled the training and updates .
They also gave consistently high support when needed.

From a database consultant perspective it was a pleasure to work with the ArtLogic suite.

Pros

First, I am an independent database consultant.

ArtLogic is first of all designed superbly.
It looks amazing, it's something the user is happy to use.
Working in an art gallery, this is very helpful as we want things to look good.
And the artworks looks super in this database.
Staff are happy to use a database that looks good and easy to use.
It's comfortable and sleek unlike a lot of databases.
Navigation is very easy, everything is clear.
Clarity is everything!

Artlogic can also design your website, and link it to the DB.

I can email a client directly from the database, attach artwork images in various sizes and make an offer all in one go.

They have an accounting database which also works with the main database.
Everything is linked.

I can see what artworks a client was offered, bought, received, the amount paid, where it was shipped to, who shipped it, when they received it, the dimensions of the crate....

I can see the purchase order, shipping docket, the original offer, the tracking of the shipment....

I can send out event invitations, register attendees at an event in real time, tag all attendees automatically.

This is all recorded in one database.

The searching mechanism is one super useful feature.
I used this extensively and found that it was very applicable when looking for the right clients for a particular event.

Really, I could go on.
I found their support service to be better than any other database I've worked through.

Cons

I didn't encounter any negative aspects to using the ArtLogic suite.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Emily L.

A truly dedicated team - Artlogic has transformed the way we work

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/09/21
Review Source: Capterra

I moved the gallery over from a competitor's off-the-shelf database in July 2017. The gallery had been with the previous database provider for as long as they've had a database. The two platforms and the teams that manage them are poles apart. It was easy to see why Artlogic are ahead of the game.

Pros

The first thing I noticed when dealing with them is how knowledgeable and hard working the team there are. Nothing is too much of an effort and there is a huge level of support - all requests are dealt with very promptly. Having used several databases I can say without a doubt Artlogic is the most user-friendly out there, Training our thirty-strong team how to use the software only took a couple of days. It has been intuitively designed which makes it very straightforward system to use.

The amount of time it saves the various departments also has to be noted. The accounts features, raising invoices, updating multiple records and fields at once, creating lists of works for sales offers, creating artwork lists for fairs and exhibitions and setting deadlines and reminders for loans and consignments are just some of he features which have made drastic improvements to how the teams manage the workflow.
Previously we used an external sales platform which we needed another subscription for but with the PrivateViews app it eradicated the need for that. It also saves huge amounts of time as artworks details no longer need to be entered on to more than one platform.

Artlogic are also now our website provider and so the database and website are linked. The usability of the website CMS and the database are very similar and we can now manage the website content ourselves. All our mail-outs are now generated from the database and the analytical tools are extremely useful.

Cons

I would say it is slightly more expensive than some competitors although the features justify that as the database is being developed and improved all the time. The only 'cons' I have are certain areas of the database that could be developed further.

It would be really useful to develop the PrivateViews app in order to update status and availability of works in real-time ad it be reflected in the database, as well as the other way around.

It would be great if it could be developed to connect to external software. Our Archive department use an external asset management system which slows things down as images have to be uploaded in several places. Hopefully this is something that will happen in the not too distant future.

Response from Artlogic

Huge thanks again Emily.

Joe

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Isaac J.

Isaac Julien on ArtLogic

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/09/13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I have been using ArtLogic as part of the daily running of my studio for many years now, I believe I was one of the first artists (rather than a gallery) to use the software! The knowledge of the art world and market that has influenced the design and fuctionality of ArtLogic easily allows my studio to keep track of my work and indeed my own personal collection. For artists such as myself, working with photography and moving image which involve editionality and production processes, it is especially vital to have an advanced database and system for organising and viewing work in an effortless way and without Art Logic it would be extremely difficult to keep track of the movements of my works. The range of purpose has integrated the way my studio works; being able to see, for example, production statuses, consignments and locations at a glance, has allowed us to have a broad and complete overview that simply was not possible in the past. The sleek design and up-to-date technology has streamlined the administration and management of production and works and the sharing of this information with my galleries, allowing me to focus on the most important aspect of my practice; making my work.

Cons

ArtLogic is a wonderful software clearly developed for art galleries and on occasion, the functions aren't completely tailored to an artist's studio - however as ArtLogic is evolving, I see the software being attuned towards artists and increasingly taking on the concerns of making art in the 21st Century.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Ciaran D.

The absolute best Art CMS on the marketplace. Amazing support, easy to use, near-perfect!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/05/11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

First of all has to be the people behind it. Every experience with them from the initial set up to every dumb support question we asked was met with enthusiasm. They're friendly, honest, and aren't trying to screw you around like some of the other big systems.

Second is the ease of use. Teaching our staff how to use the software was a breeze, and even the
technologically impaired could figure out it's intuitive design. It's a clean and straightforward system that just makes sense.

Third has to be the scope. Compare it against any other CMS software and you will find it can do everything they can and more. Not only that but they are adding new features at a rate much faster than their competitors, setting them years ahead of everyone else.

Finally I would have to say the time saving. Linking the database to our website, automating our invoicing, creating custom sales offers, drafting newsletters in seconds. The amount of time Artlogic has saved our team is astounding, and it only gets better the more you use it.

Cons

I have to nitpick to find cons. The price is expensive compared to some options, but it's
extremely competitive and even cheaper than the other systems at it's level.

It is an "off-the-shelf" system, so there are some trade offs you will have to make. It won't be exactly like your existing system, but it's extremely well built, so chances are if you concede on some points your own database will be better organized in the long run. The plus side of this, they're always open to feedback, and happy to add new features as long as you're willing to wait for them (or pay pretty reasonable fees to rush them)

They're only recently (2017-2018) gaining a foothold in North America, so it's a bit Euro-centric still. But with new offices in NYC, and picking up some of the biggest galleries here as clients, they are already well on their way to adapting a more globalized mindset. They're still growing, so it's a great time to get on board with them.

Response from Artlogic

Hi Ciarán,

HUGE thanks for your incredibly thorough, thoughtful and kind review. Honestly, I can't tell you how much it brightens up the whole teams day when someone writes something like this about the services we provide. It's always quite a journey to get to the point of having successfully transferred a clients database and website but it's hugely rewarding at the finish line. The new site looks tremendous by the way ¿

Best,
Joe

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Artlogic Pricing

Starting from
US$35,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Artlogic Pro for Galleries & Collectors: £180/month.
Artlogic Pro for Artists: £120/month.
Artlogic One for Galleries: £90/month.
Artlogic One for Artists: £35/month for 500 artworks, £60/month for 1500 artworks.
Artlogic One for Collectors: £60/month.

Artlogic Features

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Calendar Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Inventory Management
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Invoice Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search Functionality

  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Client Portal
  • Customer Database
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Electronic Payments
  • Quote Management
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Artlogic

Key features of Artlogic

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Commission Management
  • Contact Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Marketing Management
  • eCommerce

Benefits

• Artlogic’s inventory system allows users to store and manage unlimited information and images for each artwork, including provenance, editions, literature, location, ownership history, shipping, condition, and more.

• Artworks can be featured on users’ websites through a checkbox system within the inventory, and privately-curated webpages can be created for individual collectors.

• Tailored artwork presentations can be created and shared with collectors through the native iOS app, allowing users to display artworks even when offline at art fairs or appointments.

• Artlogic can store an unlimited number of artists, suppliers, clients, and other contacts, with details including conversations, offers, purchases, invoices, consignments, relevant documents, and more.

• Multiple artworks can be added to a single invoice, with different discounts for each item, and users can generate reports and export data relating to artworks which have been bought, sold, and consigned.

Artlogic FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Artlogic.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Artlogic offer?

Artlogic offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$35,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Artlogic Pro for Galleries & Collectors: £180/month.
Artlogic Pro for Artists: £120/month.
Artlogic One for Galleries: £90/month.
Artlogic One for Artists: £35/month for 500 artworks, £60/month for 1500 artworks.
Artlogic One for Collectors: £60/month.

Q. What are the main features of Artlogic?

Artlogic offers the following features:

  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Commission Management
  • Contact Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Marketing Management
  • eCommerce

Q. Who are the typical users of Artlogic?

Artlogic has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Artlogic support?

Artlogic supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Artlogic offer?

Artlogic has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Artlogic support mobile devices?

Artlogic supports the following devices:

iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Artlogic integrate with?

Artlogic integrates with the following applications:

ACCOUNTS, Microsoft Excel

Q. What level of support does Artlogic offer?

Artlogic offers the following support options:

Online Support, Phone Support

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