Theatron & Stage Set Scenery Berlin 20 – 22 June!

13.06.2017

We are participating this year’s Stage Set Scenery event held in Messe Berlin from the 20th until 22nd of June. You are welcome to visit us at our booth Hall 21 / 443 and have a chat with us about production planning and information sharing. We have a German language version of Theatron available during the show which you can try out yourself or let us do a demonstration for you.

Theatron is the leading production planning solution in the Nordics, used by over thirty theatres and now expanding into Germany and other European countries.

Hope to see you in Berlin next week!

 

Samu Bäckman

Managing Director, Mansoft

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ABTT Theatre Show - London 6th & 7th June!

24.05.2017

Come and join us at the ABTT Theatre Show in London on Tuesday the 6th and Wednesday the 7th of June in London / Alexandra Palace.

We have a separate seminar in the Project 33 venue on Tuesday the 6th at 3:30 PM regarding how the leading Nordic production planning software Theatron has helped theatres to streamline their production planning processes. 

Quest speaker - Administrative Manager Jere Pensikkala from Turku City Theatre Finland will give you insights what benefits can be achieved through the usage of Theatron and how you can develop your own production planning processes with the help of Theatron.


Three new theaters sign up for Theatron

12.05.2017



Three new theatres sign up for Theatron
Theatron expands in the Nordics as three new theatres sign up for Theatron; Espoo City Theatre in Finland, Teater Halland in Sweden and Akershus teater in Norway. Espoo City Theatre changes their current production planning solution and Teater Halland and Akershus teater take a fresh start with Theatron.


Theatre events in London and Berlin

We are taking part in two theatre events in June, the ABTT Theatre Show in London on the 6th and 7th of June and Stage Set Scenery in Berlin on the 20th – 22nd of June. If you are visiting either of these events, you are warmly welcomed to visit us and learn more about Theatron and have a discussion with us. Theatron is the leading production planning solution in the Nordics and the solution is now available throughout Europe. 


We have also released a short Theatron film, filmed in the theatre of one of our long-term customers Åbo Svenska Teater in Turku, Finland. Enjoy!



 

Job opportunity - Head of Software Development

10.04.2017

Mansoft is the leading Nordic provider of theatre production planning software and in the forefront of helping theatres to streamline their daily work through software solutions. We have developed a state of the art SaaS -solution called Theatron, and we are expanding our operations and customer base within Europe, Russia and USA. Our office is located in Turku Finland.

As we continue to grow, we are seeking a Head of Software development to lead our four-person software development team. The main focus of the Head of development is to oversee all development output, implement best practises, streamline the development processes and standardize our working methodologies. You will also participate in the software development, so hands on attitude and knowledge of the various tools and solutions that we are currently using is required.

Amongst other responsibilities this will include:
- Raising standards across the development team, with a focus on delivery
- Reviewing our Agile development processes and implementing improvements
- Updating our approach to coding standards and web/application development
- Integrating software development effectively in our overall product lifecycle process
- Leading, coaching and mentoring the development team into a world class operation
- Participating in the software development work

The candidate:
- The ideal candidate will come from a software/web development background, and will have experience of managing a software development team, and delivering complex projects based on Microsoft stack and .NET development technologies.
- A strong understanding of digital product development, general web-based technologies and the ability to deliver against customer requirements will be essential.
- Good oral and written communication skills in Finnish and in English
- Experience in the performing arts industry is an asset as well as language skills in addition to Finnish and English.
- Ability and willingness to travel.

Why Mansoft? The work we do is challenging and meaningful and there is lots of it. We offer you the change to grow with us and build your career and Mansoft to be even more successful. Competitive salary and benefits are included.

Interested? Please apply and send an email with your CV and application, including your desired salary. If you have questions about the job or the company, please contact CEO Samu Bäckman, samu.backman(a)mansoft.fi or +358447700060. Looking forward to receiving your application!

Trøndelag Teater - Tenth Theatron customer in Norway

07.04.2017



Trøndelag Teater chose Theatron

It was in September 2015 that we first agreed to have a demo of Theatron over Skype with Trøndelag Teater. The first demo was held one week later, but it took year and half until the contract for Theatron was signed. During this time period Trøndelag Teater made a thorough investigation of the available solutions in the market, contacted existing Theatron customers in Norway and visited four theatres in Finland to learn more about the daily usage and benefits of Theatron and experiences working with Mansoft.

“The main reason why we chose Theatron is, that through the presentation of the solution and the experiences of other theaters in the Nordic countries it is our understanding that this is the best solution for Trøndelag Teater”, comments Jon Kristoffer Stokkan, Director at Trøndelag Teater.

“Trøndelag Teater is our tenth Theatron customer in Norway and we are very happy that they chose Theatron after this process. We have theater customers that have said during the first web demonstration that they will take Theatron, and we have theatres that have made a very thorough investigation of the available solutions in the market and signed a contract for Theatron”, comments Samu Bäckman, Managing Director of Mansoft.

Trøndelag Teater was opened in 1937 and the opening performance was Women of Niskavuori. The theatre is running five stages and has approximately 15 new production each year. Trøndelag Teater employs around 120 permanent employees and operates its own costume and props departments.

Read more about Trøndelag Teater.

Read more about Theatron and ask for your own demo.

 

Brageteatret joins Theatron

07.02.2017





We welcome Brageteatret, the ninth theatre in Norway to join Theatron!

The proven efficiency and simplicity made Brageteatret choose Theatron. These decisions are what enables Mansoft to go forward and continue the development of Theatron. As each customer brings new ideas, new needs and new knowledge, we are able to grow together and keep continuing to fulfill our customer’s needs.

About Brageteatret

Brageteatret is a non-profit organization that works in Buskerud County, Norway. As a touring theatre, one of the Brageteatret’s purpose and goal is to contribute to the diversity, skills development and general strengthening of the county's overall artistic and cultural fields, by contributing to the increased and regular offering of performing arts to the entire population in Buskerud. Brageteatret places a particular emphasis on theatre with children and youth and from multicultural perspective.

Read more about Brageteatret.

Norrbottensteatern chose Theatron

04.01.2017



Norrbottensteatern started in 1967 as Sweden's first county theater. Children and young people are priority audience groups, about 30% of the theatres activities are aimed towards these groups. The theatres repertoire is a mix of classics and newly written plays ranging from important and topical subjects to entertaining stories for providing the audience with multidimensional images of people and society.

Norbottensteater has its home venue in Luleå Sweden with three stages, workshops, studios etc and the theatre also tours in Norrbottens county across its 14 municipalities.

“Norrbottensteatern is excited to start working with Theatron, a program which through its ease of use and clarity will make our planning easier. We also believe that sharing information and schedules across our staff will be immensely facilitated by the tools provided by Theatron and the Intranet”, comments Hans Eriksson - Producer from Norrbottensteatern.

Read more about Norrbottensteatern

Read more about Theatron and ask for your own demo

 

The image is from Norrbottensteatern by photographer Anders Alm.

Finland celebrates its 99th Independence Day - Theatron its 11th year

06.12.2016



Theatron was originally developed according to the needs and specifications of Finnish National Opera and Finnish National Theatre 11 years ago and Theatron grew eventually to be the leading production planning solution for theatres in Finland. Today Theatron is used by thirteen professional theatres in Finland for planning their productions and for sharing the schedules for the whole personnel.

The promotion of Theatron for theatres in other Nordic countries started some two years ago and currently Theatron handles the production planning for seven Norwegian, four Swedish, two Icelandic and one Estonian theatres in addition to the ones in Finland. During this time Theatron grew to be the leading production planning in the Nordics and the growth continues.

The next phase of Theatron internationalization started one month ago, and during this phase the goal is to discover how the theatres work in Germany, France, Spain, USA and Russia and if Theatron could also succeed in these markets. At the same time the work continues with the existing countries like England, Scotland and Wales.

Theatron will never be ready, as it is continuously developed in cooperation with the theatres based on the feedback and demands received from existing and new customers. We are thrilled and anxious to see what the next 11 years brings along!

Happy Independence Day for all our Finnish theatre customers!



The picture is from Finnish National Theatre in Helsinki





Reykjavik City Theatre & Theatron

27.09.2016



Reykjavik City Theatre ranks among Iceland’s oldest and most prestigious cultural institutions. The theatre’s history reaches back across a century and more to when the playhouse was forged in 1897. It is now, alongside the National Theatre of Iceland, one of the two eminent dramatic stages in the nation. Reykjavik City Theatre, as the name suggests, is the municipal theatre of Iceland’s capital city.

The Reykjavik City Theatre employs up to 200 people at any given time. All elements of production take place within the theatre itself, which has its own lighting, sound and multimedia departments, set and props workshops, costume and make-up departments as well as an experienced technical stage crew.

Theatron has grown into the leading production planning solution in the Nordics within the last two years, currently serving some thirty theatres in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Estonia. Theatron can be translated into any language and it is used with any standard browser so the implementation of Theatron is fast and easy.

The image is from Reykjavik City Theatres show The Blue Planet

Read more about Reykjavik City Theatre

 

Nordland Teater chose Theatron

29.08.2016



Nordland Teater is our seventh Norwegian theatre customer - making Norway our second largest market after Finland. Like most Norwegian theatre customers, Nordland Teater wanted to have most of the available options into their Theatron and Intranet environments and automate the daily scheduling and planning tasks as much as possible. Most of these lately developed features are made based on our other Norwegian theatre customer’s requirements.

In addition to these "off the shelf" features Nordland Teater wished to have a feature tailored, which enables them to add various files under venues. This feature has now been developed and is soon available for other Theatron customers also. One of the reasons for our success in Norway has been the ability to develop new features fast and cost effectively, even though the feature would only serve one or two theatre customers.

Nordland Teater is a touring theatre serving 44 municipalities in Norway. The theatre is established in 1979 and has its home venue in Mo I Rana Norway.

Read more about Nordland Teater

 

Teater Manu is the sixth Norwegian Theatron customer within one year!

23.05.2016



Teater Manu in Oslo Norway, is Mansoft’s sixth Norwegian theatre customer and the first sign language theatre implementing Theatron. Teater Manu started in 1999 and has rapidly developed into a recognized and awarded theatre, offering performances in sign language. Performances are also accessible for hearing audience through voice-actors. Teater Manu is a touring theatre, both national and international and this year the theatre is touring in Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Finland and USA.

The theatre is also doing co-productions with various theatres. Teater Manu is the creator of the sign language theatre network AZUR, which is a collaboration of sign language theatres in Europe. The goal is to expand the sign language theatres and exchange knowledge and artists.

In terms of production planning and the use of Theatron and the intranet, the use is of course no different. Theatron will be a valuable tool for Teater Manu, not just for planning, but also storing and sharing information about the productions and plans.


Read more about Teater Manu




The National Theatre of Iceland chose Theatron

13.05.2016



We are happy to announce that the National Theatre of Iceland has made a contract for Theatron and the integrated Intranet. Through this contract both Theatron and the Intranet will be translated into Icelandic.

It has been around ten months since we introduced Theatron to the National Theatre of Iceland for the first time and it has been positive discussions ever since which now end up in a signed contract.

"The National Theatre of Iceland has been searching for some time for a suitable software for planning of the theater‘s productions, all events and work times. With Theatron specially developed for theatres we are confident that this is the tool we have been looking for. Additionally the intranet will make it easier to communicate all important information to all our staff in a way we are sure will be a great change and will in a way bring people closer together, as if we were all working in the same room", comments Tinna Lind Gunnarsdóttir from National Theatre of Iceland.

Since its opening in 1950 the National Theatre of Iceland has been the leading institution of the Icelandic theatre scene. The theatre operates five stages producing around thirty productions each year. The National Theatre of Iceland belongs to the Icelandic nation and is funded by the Icelandic Government's Ministry of Education, Science and Culture. The theatre employs about 80 permanent staff but also some 130 temporary personnel throughout the year.


Read more about National Theatre of Iceland

Read more about Theatron

The picture is from The National Theatre of Iceland's show Eyvind of the Mountains by Jóhann Sigurjónsson. Photo: Eddi.


 

Hålogaland Teater chose Theatron

04.03.2016

 

Hålogaland Teater in Tromso Norway chose Theatron after thoroughly testing both Theatron and Intranet before the decision.

“Hålogaland Teater has been looking for a suitable tool to plan the theaters’ productions for quite a while. We are in need of a system that is intuitive and easy to use. After having tested the system, we have found that Theatron fulfils our needs. It provides us with the necessary tools for planning, as well as an intranet for communicating all relevant information. We look forward to adopting Theatron and present it to our staff and guests”, comments Birgitte Warvik Rørtveit, Head of planning at the Hålogaland Teater.

Like most of Mansoft’s latest Theatron customers, Hålogaland Teaters Theatron will be integrated into the theatres payroll system for complete automation from planning to checking, calculating and transferring of the work hour information between the systems. Integration into Hålogaland’s HR-system will ensure that personnel info in Theatron is always up to date.



About Hålogaland Teater

Hålogaland Teater is the regional theatre in Norway for Troms and Finnmark and it was founded in 1971. The theatre has three stages and a separate rehearsal scene, technical and administrative staff and actors.

Read more about Hålogaland Teater



About Mansoft & Theatron

Mansoft is the provider of the theatre production planning solution – Theatron. Theatron has its roots in production planning software developed for Finnish National Opera and Finnish National Theatre 10 years ago. Theatron has grown into a complete solution for all sized theatres, being currently the leading solutions for theatres in the Nordic countries. There are currently 24 theatres using Theatron and the number is increasing. Theatron is available for all theatres throughout Europe.

Read more about Theatron

Haugesund Teater plans with Theatron

29.09.2015



Haugesund Teater produces its own performances in cooperation with artists, producers and institutions at local, regional, national and international level. The theatre has its facilities in Haugesund Norway, but employees are working from various cities across Norway on a project basis. This creates a challenge for the coordination of people, facilities and time plus sharing this information across the whole organisation - says Artistic and General Manager Erik Schøyen from Haugesund Teater.

We chose Theatron because we trust that Theatron & Intranet will answer our needs to tackle this challenge. To have one place with always up-to-date information accessible from anywhere with your mobile phone is important for us. With few employees and a lot of productions we trust that Theatron will make this planning and coordination work easier for us – Erik continues.

Haugesund teater consulted Teatret Vårt and Oslo Nye Teater before their decision about Theatron. Haugesund teater also required a new feature called “Scene practises” – which enables you to divide a rehearsal into multiple scenes. Now the feature is under development, among many other new features, and it will be available during autumn. The flexibility in developing and installing customer specific new features “on the go” is one of our competitive advantages –says Samu Bäckman from Mansoft.

Read more about Haugesund Teater.


The picture is from Verdas mest forelska par wrote by Rune Belsvik

Oslo Nye Teater chose Theatron & Intranet

11.09.2015



Oslo Nye Teater is Mansoft’s third Norwegian theatre customer after the Theatron promotion in Norway started some half a year ago. We at Mansoft hope and trust that this will be a long relationship.

There is a clear need for a solution like Theatron & Intranet - combining a state of the art production planning system and mobility together.

Oslo Nye Teater is one of Norway's leading theatres with an average of 140 000 annual visitors. The theatre employs approximately 90 permanent employees and operates four scenes. Oslo Nye Teater is owned by the City of Oslo.

Oslo Nye Teater will implement both Theatron and Intranet and they will be integrated into theatres existing payroll and human recourse systems, forming a comprehensive solution for production planning and information sharing.

Read more about Oslo Nye Teater.


Photo is from Oslo Nye Teaters Suffløren