ArtBase

Database Management Software Solutions for Art Businesses

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ArtBase Overview

What is ArtBase?

Easy. Powerful. Proven. ArtBase provides software database solutions to thousands of the world's top art galleries and collections. On OR off the cloud. Our inventory and contact management product does more, is easier to use and comes with more services and support than any other solution on the market. Ask galleries all over the world who they prefer and they'll say ArtBase! Inventory, Contacts, Invoicing, Consigning, Offers, 3 mobile app options for your iPad/iPhone, & More!

ArtBase Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$75,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

ArtBase 11 LE: $210/month with a $1500 entry fee for cloud-based, and $210/month with a $3500 entry fee for on-premise.

ArtBase 11 Unlimited: $235/month with a $4500 entry fee for cloud-based, and $210/month with a $6500 entry fee for on-premise.

AB Collector: $170/month with a $1500 entry fee for cloud-based, and $150/month with a $2000 entry fee for on-premise.

AB Artist: $95/month with a $800 entry fee for cloud-based, and $75/month with a $900 entry fee for on-premise.

Extra users can be added for an additional cost. Contact ArtBase for more information on pricing.


ArtBase Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

ArtBase image gallery
ArtBase inventory management
ArtBase artist database
ArtBase inventory profiles
ArtBase video ArtBase screenshot: ArtBase image gallery ArtBase screenshot: ArtBase inventory management ArtBase screenshot: ArtBase artist database ArtBase screenshot: ArtBase inventory profiles

ArtBase Reviews

ArtBase Reviews

Overall rating
4,9
/
5
Excellent
24

Very good
4

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,8
Features
4,7
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,9
100% recommended this app
Inés P.

I am 100% satisfied


Carmen S.

Best software for dealers

They transfered all of my data over from an old system in about a day. They made the transition so easy. And the training was so great. They even have training videos which I go back and review all the time.

These guys are really "on it" with new technology and features, and they have made some kind of update every year since I bought the system in 2015.

You can use it on or offline. I started out offline but switched to the cloud about a year ago when we started to travel more - and we are loving it.

I would recommend it to anyone who has a gallery or a dealership.


Geanna B.

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Tyler R.

Great for monitoring data

I have used several ArtBase competitors, and by FAR ArtBase has the best reporting. It's an easy to use solution that could be used by museums, galleries, collectors -- and, most importantly to me, for appraisers. It collects and stores information in a way that is easy to digest, and that's really rare and difficult to find in the fine-art-database world. I think their customer support team is great, too, which helps when you're working through potentially frustrating issues. Cheers!


Janelle W.

ArtBase for Collection Management!

I've been using ArtBase for my private clients for 10 years now; but, I first used ArtBase at my first gallery job in 1996! I've seen ArtBase grow and adapt their program through the years by embracing new technology and all the best art management techniques from top NYC galleries! The staff & support team are super friendly. I highly recommend ArtBase!


Inés P.
Industry: Telecommunications

I am 100% satisfied

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/04/01
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I am 100% satisfied with the services I have obtained from Artbase since the quality of them has been the one I expected, I do not have any complaints about their service, I recommend it widely as one of the best in their field. request their services.

Cons

I have no complaints about the site, everything has seemed excellent to me so far, I will continue to use the service for a long time.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Carmen S.
Industry: Arts & Crafts
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Best software for dealers

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/05
Review Source: Capterra

They transfered all of my data over from an old system in about a day. They made the transition so easy. And the training was so great. They even have training videos which I go back and review all the time.

These guys are really "on it" with new technology and features, and they have made some kind of update every year since I bought the system in 2015.

You can use it on or offline. I started out offline but switched to the cloud about a year ago when we started to travel more - and we are loving it.

I would recommend it to anyone who has a gallery or a dealership.

Pros

Artbase makes my life easier! I think I'd have to hire another person if we didn't have it.

I can make and send invoices so easily.

I can send offer emails with images attached.

I do all my consignments and exhibition lists in it. Wall labels.

I even link with my website.

I really like how it shows all the information on Inventory and Contacts. So if you are looking at a person you can see everthing they ever bought, were consigned or were offered. Or on an inventory piece, you can see every little detail and bit of history right there. No hunting around for information. And every time I make a document, it gets recorded in there automatically. I don't have to remember to track things - it just knows!

Cons

It's more expensive than some, but from what I've heard from colleagues who have gotten burned by other systems, you get what you pay for. With the money I'm saving on staff time, it's worth it.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Geanna B.
Industry: Fine Art
Company size: 11-50 Employees

ArtBase Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/16
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The system is very helpful in tracking and organizing inventory and contacts.

Cons

It is very difficult to use for staff members travelling or using the system remotely. Customization is also very expensive.

Response from ArtBase

Dear Geanna, Thanks for your review! You mention that you are having difficulty using the system while traveling, but I see that you aren't using our Cloud version. ArtBase Cloud is much easier for people to use in multiple locations or while traveling. Be sure reach out to us if you would like more information. Thanks! ~ArtBase

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Tyler R.
Industry: Fine Art
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great for monitoring data

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/18
Review Source: Capterra

I have used several ArtBase competitors, and by FAR ArtBase has the best reporting. It's an easy to use solution that could be used by museums, galleries, collectors -- and, most importantly to me, for appraisers. It collects and stores information in a way that is easy to digest, and that's really rare and difficult to find in the fine-art-database world. I think their customer support team is great, too, which helps when you're working through potentially frustrating issues. Cheers!

Pros

I like the import/export features; they're extremely intuitive and save a lot of time. I have a love/hate relationship with the auto-save feature, but I think the reporting that the program generates is a great double-check on importing records. ArtBase is super easy to modify and customize, too, so it blends well with existing excel reporting.

Cons

Sometimes when you're inputting record information there is a lag time switching between records. I also wish high-res TIFF images could be imported as opposed to only JPEG files. I like metadata :) (little database joke there).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Janelle W.
Industry: Fine Art
Company size: 2-10 Employees

ArtBase for Collection Management!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/16
Review Source: Capterra

I've been using ArtBase for my private clients for 10 years now; but, I first used ArtBase at my first gallery job in 1996! I've seen ArtBase grow and adapt their program through the years by embracing new technology and all the best art management techniques from top NYC galleries! The staff & support team are super friendly. I highly recommend ArtBase!

Pros

I use ArtBase to manage and track the collections of my clients who are Private Collectors. ArtBase allows me to produce beautiful and flexible reports, lists and documentation for my clients and customize each document to my specific client's preferences. I track locations, appraisal values, insurance, condition, conservation, expenses and all correspondence pertaining to each artwork. This allows me to provide my clients with up to the minute reporting with just a few clicks of my mouse.

Cons

There is not much I don't like about this software. It is much more user friendly than the other options out there.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,4/10
Based on 28 user ratings
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ArtBase Pricing

ArtBase Pricing

Starting from
US$75,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

ArtBase 11 LE: $210/month with a $1500 entry fee for cloud-based, and $210/month with a $3500 entry fee for on-premise.

ArtBase 11 Unlimited: $235/month with a $4500 entry fee for cloud-based, and $210/month with a $6500 entry fee for on-premise.

AB Collector: $170/month with a $1500 entry fee for cloud-based, and $150/month with a $2000 entry fee for on-premise.

AB Artist: $95/month with a $800 entry fee for cloud-based, and $75/month with a $900 entry fee for on-premise.

Extra users can be added for an additional cost. Contact ArtBase for more information on pricing.

ArtBase 11 LE: $210/month with a $1500 entry fee for cloud-based, and $210/month with a $3500 entry fee for on-premise.

ArtBase 11 Unlimited: $235/month with a $4500 entry fee for cloud-based, and $210/month with a $6500 entry fee for on-premise.

AB Collector: $170/month with a $1500 entry fee for cloud-based, and $150/month with a $2000 entry fee for on-premise.

AB Artist: $95/month with a $800 entry fee for cloud-based, and $75/month with a $900 entry fee for on-premise.

Extra users can be added for an additional cost. Contact ArtBase for more information on pricing.

Value for Money
4,8/5
Based on 28 user ratings
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ArtBase Features

ArtBase Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
4,7/5
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Additional information for ArtBase

Additional information for ArtBase

Key features of ArtBase

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

Benefits

• Track art inventory and contacts and cross reference
• Does everything you need to run your gallery or studio
• ArtBase is flexible and customizable
• Our customer support and training are unsurpassed
• On OR off the cloud

ArtBase FAQs

ArtBase FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for ArtBase.

Q. What type of pricing plans does ArtBase offer?

ArtBase offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$75,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

ArtBase 11 LE: $210/month with a $1500 entry fee for cloud-based, and $210/month with a $3500 entry fee for on-premise. ArtBase 11 Unlimited: $235/month with a $4500 entry fee for cloud-based, and $210/month with a $6500 entry fee for on-premise. AB Collector: $170/month with a $1500 entry fee for cloud-based, and $150/month with a $2000 entry fee for on-premise. AB Artist: $95/month with a $800 entry fee for cloud-based, and $75/month with a $900 entry fee for on-premise. Extra users can be added for an additional cost. Contact ArtBase for more information on pricing.

Q. What are the main features of ArtBase?

ArtBase offers the following features:

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

Q. Who are the typical users of ArtBase?

ArtBase has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does ArtBase support?

ArtBase supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does ArtBase offer?

ArtBase has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does ArtBase support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices ArtBase supports

Q. What other apps does ArtBase integrate with?

ArtBase integrates with the following applications:

Constant Contact, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Wordpress

Q. What level of support does ArtBase offer?

ArtBase offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Video Tutorials