Metro Newspapers adds new publication to SMARTPUBLISHER™ August 7, 2023
Silicon Valley-based METRO PUBLISHING, doing business as Weeklys, is the leading publisher of alternative newsweeklies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Weeklys chose SMARTPUBLISHER™ for its recent acquisition of Bay Area Parent and currently uses SMARTPUBLISHER™ for all 15 of its publications.
“Pre1 has been a great partner for our company,” says Stephen Buel, Weeklys’ Director of Strategic Initiatives. “They are continually working with us to adapt SMARTPUBLISHER™ to accommodate our unique needs.”
For instance, Pre1 integrated DocuSign into its platform to make it easy for Weeklys’ sales reps to email completed sales proposals to their customers for their review and signature. Once such contracts are signed, a copy is automatically saved to the account for permanent storage.
“When I call Pre1 for support, I talk to a live, US-based, technical support person who can answer my question or resolve my issue on the spot,” Buel says. “When I send an email, I get a prompt response. And if I want to explore a substantive change to SMARTPUBLISHER™, I know that we will have a thorough conversation about my idea, to determine what is workable. Of all the newspaper/media software companies I’ve ever worked with, Pre1 is by far the most responsive.”
SmartPublisher and ProofRocket are part of a complete advertising management ecosystem, which includes a CRM, advertising order management system, digital proofing platform, billing system, and online payment portal. “It’s wonderful to see SMARTPUBLISHER™ evolve into a magnificent tool for the publishing industry,” said Russ Martineau, Sales Director for SMARTPUBLISHER™. “The latest SMARTPUBLISHER™ release keeps improving our functionality but more importantly allows our clients to improve operating efficiency.”
SMARTPUBLISHER™ is the premier CRM Invoicing Software Solutions for Newspaper Magazine Media created by Pre1 Software. Pre1 has 20-plus years of experience designing and building software for newspapers, magazines and digital publications media.
SMARTPUBLISHER™, is a cross-platform, cloud/desktop, ad management software, suite that offers CRM, Accounting, Production, Pagination, Online Collection, and extensive reporting. For a quick demo contact Russ Martineau at 971.244.8888 or via email email@example.com. www.pre1.com
SmartPublisher News June 8, 2021
Welcome, New Customers!
Pre1 Software is excited to welcome our newest customers: Hot Springs Village Voice and Aspen Daily News. We’re glad to have you aboard!
Got Report Favorites?
One of SmartPublisher’s report features is a handy one—selecting reports as favorites! Marking a report as a favorite provides a quick and easy way to filter the list of reports by those you use most often.
To choose a report as a favorite, click the star to the right of the report name. Clicking the star column header will constrain the list to only those reports marked as favorites. It’s that easy!
Don’t yet have report favorites in your version of SmartPublisher? Contact us to upgrade to the latest version of SmartPublisher to take advantage of this and many other useful new features.
SmartPublisher News May 11, 2021
Move SmartPublisher to the Cloud!
Tired of the constant chore of server operating system updates and routine maintenance? Have you heard Pre1 Software’s cloud hosting provides access to SmartPublisher from anywhere you have an internet connection—even from a web browser? Our hosting service includes a private, dedicated server, complete setup and configuration, fast, modern hardware, fully-managed SmartPublisher backups and top-notch security. If you’re interested in moving to a hosted solution, ask us for a personalized quote!
Features You Can Use
Send your SmartPublisher tasks to Google Calendar!
The latest release of SmartPublisher lets you link your Google account to instantly push the tasks you create to your Google calendar. Once connected:
– Newly created future SmartPublisher tasks will be added to your primary Google calendar.
– Tasks marked as “Done” will update the Google event when completed in SmartPublisher.
– Deleting a task will also automatically remove the event from your Google Calendar.
For information on this and other great SmartPublisher features, please see our Knowledge Base or call Pre1 Customer Care. Not on the latest version? Contact us to learn more about upgrading!
SmartPublisher Version 7.5 is Here! March 11, 2021
We’re excited to announce the latest release of SmartPublisher, version 7.5! This upgrade contains enhancements to existing features, as well as routine bug fixes and general improvements. A new credit card processing gateway option, Cardknox, will also be available.
For information on SmartPublisher features, please see our Knowledge Base or call Pre1 Customer Care.
SmartPublisher News January 12, 2021
A New Way to Book Web Ads
SmartPublisher has a great new feature: Web Ads as product charges. Rather than scheduling your Display web advertising into your print issues like your other ads, enter them as product charges instead. This new option allows the flexibility in scheduling you’ve come to love about product charges, while retaining ad production qualities—all with a product type of “Web Ad” that makes for easy searching and reports.
For more on this and many other SmartPublisher features, please see our Knowledge Base or call Pre1 Customer Care.