Details jobs booked into the system and requiring production automatically populate the studio module. Thus ensuring accurate and timely information for studio management and staff. This information includes deadlines, URNs, sizes in mm’s etc. A search showing outstanding jobs automatically orders them by deadline date and time, the most urgent being first in the list.
A link to the Adfast press ads fulfilment service are embedded in the system, enabling the despatch of adverts to over 1,800 newspapers in the UK, without leaving the site. Adfast tracking numbers are automatically returned from Adfast as is the date and time the artwork is downloaded by the publication. The number of Adfast uploads is recorded for billing purposes. As an alternative to Adfast, despatch via FTP and email are also facilitated. A thumbnail of the finished production is kept with every job. This links to a jpeg and a pdf in respect of artwork, or an mpeg for a TV or radio ads.
Job bags enable the studio to keep all their files and digital assets securely online, so that if a particular designer is not available anyone else in the studio can still access files required urgently.