In 2010, and earlier we used to do was issue information sheets for public holidays because of price changes and stops in publications.
It was frustrating work; the sheets had to be written up carefully. It was then sent out to clients. Clients would be ringing up with questions to go over the procedures. After all these tasks are done once a year and who can remember it. So we would need to explain it over again with many of them over the phone. Often, they would have to put it aside until the correct day, sometimes they would lose the information sheets, so they would have to ring us back. Then when they went to run it, they often needed to call us to check on some details. Of course someone would get it wrong, often causing a major disaster. This was not the way computer are supposed to be. They are supposed to make life easier.
This year, we introduced scripting. Just like the automatic updates for the software that everyone loves so much, as it saves so much time now when a newspaper price rise, bumper editions and more these are almost all done automatically! The user needs to do nothing! This is a terrific time saver for our clients.
Once set up, our system automatically sets up the stops and starts for your customers for bumper editions, change paper prices according to the supplier's releases and will also set any papers that will be stopped on public holidays with stop/start dates!
Here is a live example, as you can see the Age cover price will be increase and it will be stopped for Christmas as will the Australian, the Financial review and the Herald-Sun.
To see it in your system, click on the yellow bit on the bottom left marked on your software screen.
This is another great example of how our system helps save our client time and worry!