Solutions Showcase: Better, Faster Magazine Production
Product: Workgroups 2007
Features: Workflow, scheduling, production specification, digital asset management, and ad-approval management. A process automation and management solution comprised of four modules that include JDF-compliant project and workflow management that offers customizable electronic job tickets, job trafficking and scheduling, document file management, process automations and event notifications. Also offers approval management with a dashboard work list, proof trafficking and scheduling, workflow management, automated e-mail notification and a branded Web site. The company is slated to release Workgroups 2008 soon.
Publishers who have used the solution: Canon Communications, Reed Business, McMurry and Publication Services of America
Pricing: Starts at $3,999.
Contact: 800-771-6382, www.Meta-Comm.com
Publishing Software Co.
Products: Advertising Manager (Adman)
Features: Automated and templated acknowledgement and confirmations system is designed to help users keep control of clients and copy. An integrated system allows users to enter sales orders, confirm the booking, and e-mail or fax confirmations instantly. The accounts team can issue invoices and statements by e-mail or fax at the push of a button. Other features include: management reports, links to most recognized accounts software and ability for credit control department to send personalized and templated debtor-chasing letters. Integrates with other PSC tools such as Contact Manager and Subscriptions Manager.
Publishers who have used the solution: Ink, Crossborder, Plenham
Pricing: Not provided; dependant on the program and the number of users.
Contact: +44 844 543 0583, www.p-s-c.co.uk
QuadSystems, a division of Quad Graphics
Product: Publisher's Studio
Features: Connects departments with real-time advertising information. The program is designed to enable users to manage ad information, positioning instructions, material tracking, issue mapping, graphics, as well as manufacturing, print order and postal information.
Publishers who have used the solution: Rodale, McGraw-Hill, Condé Nast, Hearst, Mansueto Ventures, Meredith, Newsweek and National Geographic.
Pricing: Not provided. Two pricing structures - installed or a Web-based hosted subscription; both are based on the number of users.
Contact: Sales@quadsystems.com or 866-246-7693, www.Quadsystems.com