Just as I prepare to make this transition to self-employment my laptop sizzles - joy...
Since I am no longer tied to the old data I've collected over the years.... I'm looking for a number of inexpensive and agile solutions to get back on track.
Many artists use spreadsheets to document their work but I'm a database kind of gal. So in searching for a new solution, I found ArtworkArchive. This is a cloud-based database so you can access your info from any device - which I really like! And - it looks good! The reports it creates are clean and attractive - and very professional looking! The user interface is modern and, partly because it looks so good, I really enjoy working on it.
Over the past umpteen years, I had used WorkingArtist but grew wary of it as the company stopped showing signs of upgrading the software. WorkingArtist was great - it tracked everything quite well - it even assisted in pricing artwork - oh well....
Then I imported my info into GYST - honestly, that was way too cumbersome to work with. They really want to be an all encompassing resource for artists in all aspects of their business - but I spent way too much time lost in all the info and convoluted report-generation.
I looked at a number of other options that could work but when I tried ArtworkArchive I decided the convenience, simplicity and clean, good-looking reports out-weighed the yearly $99 subscription. If you are just starting out, they have a $49/yr version that offers a limited number of pieces and locations you can track.
I recommend you test it out for yourself - you can sign up for free and add (a very limited number of) records so you can see how it works before you buy it.