All Advertising Order entry and invoicing software for print, digital and insert distribution
- Display Advertising and Accounts Receivable
- Customer Management for sales professionals
- Classified Advertising
- Advertiser self-service portal
Display Advertising and Accounts Receivable
This enterprise advertising management system has evolved into a rare combination of power, simplicity, cost-effectiveness and speed. Newzware offers an integrated platform for Display Ad, Classified Ad, Ad Layout and Billing, with a user friendly interface, built on years of feedback. Sales Reps can produce insertion orders or Quotes, Management can selectively approve them and sales efforts instantly become Orders; all with data accountability within the Newzware database.
- Supports scale for large metro and local newspaper, on-line content and magazine chains; Multiple companies, publications, products and formats (print, digital, etc.)
- Supports any number of inserts per product and synched with Newzware Circulation market zones
- A comprehensive contracts module handles space, frequency and dollar value contracts
- Quotes and Spec Ads are entered and dispatched as formatted email right from Newzware Customer Management
- Supports cross product media packages
Customer Management for Sales Professionals (SFA)
Newzware Sales Force Automation provides remote access to all available customer information within Newzware regarding sales activity, contract status, payment history and ad schedules… subject to security settings within Newzware.
Have valuable information in front of your customer and enhance your opportunities. Plan campaigns and provide cost information remotely with your customer on site.
- Extends the range of your Advertising Database
- Creates efficiencies with your Advertising staff
- Single ad entry reduces errors
- Closed loop quote and order entry approval process
- Simplifies and standardizes ad insertion efforts
- Provides timely responses to your customers
- Synchronizes customer information across all products through Newzware – Circulation, Advertising, Financial and third party tools like Microsoft Outlook, Office, etc.
- Customer activity monitoring
- Fully synchronized with Newzware Ad Tracking and Accounts Receivable modules
- Quicker order fulfillment and payment
- Does not require a Newzware application license
- All reports such as commission and sales goals can be run and delivered remotely
From the outset, the Pongrass Classified system was designed for simplicity and speed. And with the introduction of our browser based version, users can now add low cost of deployment to the long list of features. Ad takers can assist advertisers, create attractive liners and Classified Display advertising plus manage customer accounts, either in office or working remotely.
On-line information and up-to-the-minute reports are available by revenue, lineage, product, category … a complete range of reporting criteria.
Newzware Class Ad booking software shares the text engine with the Pongrass Classified Pagination program for unprecedented data integration.
- Full featured browser client platform
- On-Screen Preview
- Easy make-up of text and semi-display ads.
- Supports color ads and graphics
- Integration with Newzware Display & A/R
- Complex Rating Support
- Up sell features
- Drag and Drop logos and graphics
- User Customized Screens
- Integrated with Newzware Circulation for cross product customer service management
Clean, secure, database centric publishing content creation and distribution
- Remote News Desk
- InDesign Plug in layout and production
- Management Console for on-line collaboration
- Story Archiving
Remote News Editor - Thin Client
News Editor uses a standard web browser with no local program required. News Editor is fully featured and enables the same program to be used in the newsroom or remotely from any location with Internet access. User preferences are stored on the server, allowing journalists to use any available terminal. Remote users with available Internet connection have the same feature-set as the newsroom.
Version 6 uses advanced AJAX technologies to reduce communication overheads across the network. Typical broadband users will notice no difference between remote and newsroom response times.
A tree view displaying all newsroom desks across the enterprise is supported. User desktop settings can be extremely customized for maximum productivity, and these settings are held in the user’s login preference. News Editor styles integrate with Pongrass InDesign Plug-ins.
Pictures can be attached to the article, along with captions and notes with the click of a button. Uploads take place in the background, useful when available Internet connections are slow.
Management Console for On-line Collaboration
The introduction of the latest version of the Newspaper Database has allowed Newzware & Pongrass to integrate every aspect of pre-press production into one coherent database. Now with the latest release of Management Console, the entire pre-press operation, from advertising sales to page production can be monitored in real time.
Management Console is viewed from any standard web browser, which makes it easy to deploy over your existing corporate secure Internet connection. Password controls ensure sensitive reports are only available to authorized users.
A Host of Information
Need to know the value of confirmed bookings for next week’s Saturday morning edition? Want to drill down to an individual ad? Who sold it? Has the copy arrived yet? Check production for tomorrow’s edition? Check how many stories are sub edited for publication this week? Where are the news holes? It’s all there, and more, with a suite of management reports covering sales, production and employee statistics. A clear window into your total publishing operation is now available.
A key addition to the Pongrass Version 6 Editorial System is our fully integrated archiving and retrieval system. It shares the same browser based interface as News Editor with the same zero installation design.
Software application hosting and development services
- Software as a Service
- System Integration to third party industry applications
- Report structure development
- Newzware Application Support & Maintenance
Leverage Your Precious Capital With Our Newzware Hosted Services
The Newzware Suite of Products can be deployed as an ICANON Hosted Software Application, saving you a large capital investment and IT management headaches. The Newzware suite of products can be a shared resource with a private, secured database. There is no server side hardware to purchase or licensing fees to pay, so there is no upfront capital investment when implementing a new system or making a significant upgrade.
Client software can be applied to your workstations operating with an Internet connection to our servers and your data. Couple this economical service with our Newzware Web Self Service modules for both Circulation and Advertising and your operation will perform seamlessly with your customers while leveraging your investment in network connectivity and Internet speed. Leased licensing and support are all part of this cost-effective approach to business software deployment. Now, regardless of distribution frequency and circulation size, there is little excuse for not having the robust publishing business software tools you need.
ICANON also provides for-fee Managed Services to eliminate those daily chores such as billing, mail labels, bundle tops, pagination, draw reports, renewals, distributor payments and much more.
- Reduced and Budgeted Operational costs
- Full Features of Traditional Installation
- Reduced IT requirements
- No Hardware Management
- No OS Management
- No Legacy Software Concerns
- Annual Contract with Multi-Year Discounts
System Integration to Third Party Industry Applications
ICANON Associates was formed as a Systems Integration firm along with professional software development talent. We still continue that formula while supporting the publishing software vertical, Newzware.
Industry environment and technology advances will continue to offer opportunity with new ideas and methods. ICANON believes that it is critical that we leverage your investment in Newzware with our business and publishing software as a core element to exploring innovation. To that end, we offer free Newzware license upgrades to our customers and provide a Client Portal for monitoring this innovation process.
Report Structure Development
It’s your data. You need to extract, modify and repurpose data for information purposes.
Newzware applications offer a legacy of proven industry reports collaborated with customers over 30 years. All report efforts keep an eye on productivity and multi-tasked staff which is why we take advantage of industry productivity tools for output and distribution of information. The unique Newzware File Queue for disseminating reports and archiving critical document is a critical component of the Newzware Core.
Newzware Application Support and Maintenance
ICANON believes that we produce good software at a better price point sufficient to win your business. However, unless we offer the best customer support experience, the formula for success is suspect. Our reputation is earned with every support call or email.
Contact ICANON for reference information.