Developed purely in house, Paddock is our take on a project management service for the multi-discipline creative agency. As the volume and requirements of our clients and projects grew, we increasingly needed a tool that could assign supplied print quotes to job IDs, standardise the organisation of assets on a centralised file server and track a project from initial proposal and agreed costs, through to completion and invoice.
By building the user authentication and centralised file store around Google’s GSuite and Team Drive infrastructure, Paddock could facilitate effective remote working and shared assets across the studio.
Whilst Paddock was underpinned by a tried and tested Client – Project – Task layer structure, the interface itself has focused on a sense of progression and depth of information reflected in the page hierarchy.
Since its inception, Paddock has grown to include task/status management, project management and invoicing triggers, timeslips and client time/work reports, deadlines and milestones, as well as third party integrations including notifying users via Slack, creating invoicing contacts in Xero and automatically setting up a standardised Google Team Drive folder structure for each new project.