End-to-end production and financial management solutions for TV and Film

We enable our clients to dedicate more time to making brilliant, award-winning content

We improve business performance by providing companies with total financial visibility and control over their operations

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KAI Consulting

KAI Consulting are specialists in TV and Film Production Management. Passionate about the creative industry, we’re a leading global provider of financial management solutions for some of the world’s largest and most dynamic production companies. We offer invaluable solutions and advice to businesses that want to maintain a competitive edge in an ever-expanding and fast-changing landscape.

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Since 1999

Specialists in TV and Film Production Management for nearly two decades.

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OctopusPMI

Over 50% of the turnover of UK Indie productions is managed using our solution.

Our Goals

  • Deliver the industry standard production management solution globally
  • Ensure our clients remain competitive on the international stage
  • Constantly innovate and evolve our products to best serve our clients
  • Provide exceptional service

“The advantage of OctopusPMI is that there’ll never be a formatting error that could cost thousands.”

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Helena Tait – Chief Operating Officer

“…if you are a growing TV production company then it is worth the investment as there are many tangible and intangible benefits.”

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Kirsten Hemingway – Management Accountant

“I cannot imagine there being a more superior product on the market.”

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Jim Boyers – Production Executive

“We have everything in one place, with a system that delivers exactly what we need. We wouldn’t want to be without it!”

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Tracy Pérez Abreu – Finance Director

OctopusPMI

With help from our clients, we developed OctopusPMI, the most advanced production management tool, specifically for production companies.

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Total Visibility

Get accurate real-time costs to compare against your original and forecast budgets, and have total financial visibility over your operations, whether that’s one company or multiple divisions.

Next Level Efficiency

Take the pressure out of the paper chase with our seamless purchase-to-pay solutions. Our integrated approach to production and finance eliminates duplication of effort.

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Cutting Edge Technology

View production costs via the mobile app anytime, anywhere. POs, expenses and authorisation with just a few taps. Capture expenses and scan documents.

Streamlined Implementation

Our dedicated project managers ensure fast, professional and pain-free implementation with minimal impact on the operation of your business.

Hands-on Training

We offer customised training from industry experts, and ongoing support to optimise our production management solutions for your company.

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We discovered a gap in the production industry space: no nonsense, easy-to-use production accounting software and a crucial bridge between production and finance. OctopusPMI delivers accurate, real-time and integrated financial information.

PMI stands for Production Management Integration.

Octopus, because our far-reaching solution connects and streamlines so many key operational processes.

“KAI builds relationships with their clients and keeps developing their product based on feedback and the needs of the TV production sector.”

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Kirsten Hemingway – Management Accountant

“Savings on production and accountancy staff, and security that the figures are correct. I would recommend OctopusPMI for an independent company like ours.”

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Helena Tait – Chief Operating Officer

“Universal but controllable access to cost managers. Cost managers are therefore live, up to date, and do not need reconciling to accounting ledgers.”

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Angus Nisbet – Finance Director

“It saves so much time and is more accurate. Great for corporate and production reporting. No way we could go back to relying on spreadsheets.”

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Tracy Pérez Abreu – Finance Director

Featured Solutions

Unique Central Management

Get a complete picture of production costs.

Production Budgeting and Planning

Be more efficient with the budgeting and planning tools that integrate seamlessly with your finance system.

Centralised Management Reporting

HMRC VAT Returns, profit and loss and balance sheets at the click of a button.

No Duplication

Eliminate duplication. With OctopusPMI, finance and production are looking at the same data.

Purchase Orders and Invoices

Save time and paper with digital authorisation.

Multi-Company

Manage your divisions as a group, or as individual production companies. And manage your companies by department.

Cost Manager

Control and track tolling forecasts on a production-by-production basis.

Expenses and Advances

Digitally manage cash transactions quickly and easily.

Document Management

Scan invoices, attach files and receipts in office or on-the-go with the mobile app. Everything is stored securely within OctopusPMI.

Multi-Currency / Multi-Lingual

Work with multiple currencies and in multiple languages within any production.

Payment Runs

Consolidate supplier payments across all productions, digitally authorise and integrate with online banking.

Be Audit Ready

Full audit control and archive within OctopusPMI, with digital documentation accepted by HMRC directly from OctopusPMI.

Data Exporting

Export data and reports quickly and easily to Excel if you need to.

Integration

Fully integrated with the Sage Line 500/1000 ERP systems, we are also position ready to integrate with Oracle© and SAP©

Outstanding Support

Our KAI Consultants have outstanding knowledge of the industry, service response time, and a second-to-none technical support team.

Resource Management Module

Allocate resources efficiently and easily log time against productions, including holiday and sick days.

Meaningful Analytics

Turn insights into action with relevant analysis of your business performance.

On-Premise or Cloud Based

OctopusPMI is flexible and can be hosted on-premise or in the cloud.

Unique Central Management

Get a complete picture of production costs.

Production Budgeting and Planning

Be more efficient with the budgeting and planning tools that integrate seamlessly with your finance system.

Centralised Management Reporting

HMRC VAT Returns, profit and loss and balance sheets at the click of a button.

No Duplication

Eliminate duplication. With OctopusPMI, finance and production are looking at the same data.

Purchase Orders and Invoices

Save time and paper with digital authorisation.

Multi-Company

Manage your divisions as a group, or as individual production companies. And manage your companies by department.

Cost Manager

Control and track tolling forecasts on a production-by-production basis.

Expenses and Advances

Digitally manage cash transactions quickly and easily.

Document Management

Scan invoices, attach files and receipts in office or on-the-go with the mobile app. Everything is stored securely within OctopusPMI.

Multi-Currency / Multi-Lingual

Work with multiple currencies and in multiple languages within any production.

Payment Runs

Consolidate supplier payments across all productions, digitally authorise and integrate with online banking.

Be Audit Ready

Full audit control and archive within OctopusPMI, with digital documentation accepted by HMRC directly from OctopusPMI.

Data Exporting

Export data and reports quickly and easily to Excel if you need to.

Integration

Fully integrated with the Sage Line 500/1000 ERP systems, we are also position ready to integrate with Oracle© and SAP©

Outstanding Support

Our KAI Consultants have outstanding knowledge of the industry, service response time, and a second-to-none technical support team.

Resource Management Module

Allocate resources efficiently and easily log time against productions, including holiday and sick days.

Meaningful Analytics

Turn insights into action with relevant analysis of your business performance.

On-Premise or Cloud Based

OctopusPMI is flexible and can be hosted on-premise or in the cloud.

Unique Central Management

Get a complete picture of production costs.

Production Budgeting and Planning

Be more efficient with the budgeting and planning tools that integrate seamlessly with your finance system.

Centralised Management Reporting

HMRC VAT Returns, profit and loss and balance sheets at the click of a button.

No Duplication

Eliminate duplication. With OctopusPMI, finance and production are looking at the same data.

Purchase Orders and Invoices

Save time and paper with digital authorisation.

Multi-Company

Manage your divisions as a group, or as individual production companies. And manage your companies by department.

Cost Manager

Control and track tolling forecasts on a production-by-production basis.

Expenses and Advances

Digitally manage cash transactions quickly and easily.

Document Management

Scan invoices, attach files and receipts in office or on-the-go with the mobile app. Everything is stored securely within OctopusPMI.

Multi-Currency / Multi-Lingual

Work with multiple currencies and in multiple languages within any production.

Payment Runs

Consolidate supplier payments across all productions, digitally authorise and integrate with online banking.

Be Audit Ready

Full audit control and archive within OctopusPMI, with digital documentation accepted by HMRC directly from OctopusPMI.

Data Exporting

Export data and reports quickly and easily to Excel if you need to.

Integration

Fully integrated with the Sage Line 500/1000 ERP systems, we are also position ready to integrate with Oracle© and SAP©

Outstanding Support

Our KAI Consultants have outstanding knowledge of the industry, service response time, and a second-to-none technical support team.

Resource Management Module

Allocate resources efficiently and easily log time against productions, including holiday and sick days.

Meaningful Analytics

Turn insights into action with relevant analysis of your business performance.

On-Premise or Cloud Based

OctopusPMI is flexible and can be hosted on-premise or in the cloud.

Who is it for?

OctopusPMI drives efficiency and best practice in your production workflows and improves business performance at every level.

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Directors

Comprehensive management reporting gives you total control and full visibility over your operations: the complete picture. Get a birds-eye view or drill down to the finest level of detail.

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Teams

Our seamless purchase to pay solution with electronic authorisation ensures payments are made on time with no duplication of data entry. Built on top of a well-known ERP system, our easy to use accounts package is tailor-made to suit the industry.

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Production Executives

Experience next level solutions for comprehensive budgeting and planning. Get a company-wide view of production status and profitability.

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Managers

Say goodbye to excel formula errors and crashes. Our real-time cost-manager is fully live, and allows you to take snapshots at any point for easy cost-reporting against original and forecast budgets.

Built for efficiency, our work-flow offers email authorisation of purchase orders and invoices.

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Accountants

OctopusPMI saves you time and takes the pressure out of production accounting. Production and finance are looking at the same data in our fully integrated solution which means there’s no duplication of effort, and you can say goodbye to laborious cost-report reconciliation meetings.

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Co-ordinators

Save time with easy purchase order and expense entry.

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Our Clients

These are just some of the clients with whom we’re proud to work.

Groups

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BBC Studios
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BBC Studios
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Independents

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True North Productions Logo
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Rondo Logo
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Contact Us

Customer Support Contact

support@kaiuk.co.uk

phone+44 (0)20 8959 9091

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General Enquiries:

KAI Consulting
Octagon House, The Ridgeway,
Mill Hill, London NW7 1RL

Tel: +44 (0)20 8906 6960