CirculationPro, the Mac compatible circulation management solution from Baseview, is “lightening up,” company spokesperson Jodee Taylor said.
Baseview’s new CirculationPro Lite is a streamlined version of its big brother, CirculationPro. The former still offers circulation management, distribution and preprint handling tools that help circulation departments with the day-to-day, week-to-week or month-to-month tasks of getting the paper to the readers. But CirculationPro Lite is targeted more to smaller publications.
Just as with CirculationPro, there are three potential parts to CirculationPro Lite: Subscription Lite, Preprint Handler and, soon, Distribution Lite. All three parts can work separately or together. Because smaller publications often have fewer tasks, Baseview has scaled CirculationPro Lite to fit, Taylor said.
“CirculationPro Lite is our newest offering for community publishers who often find that the products on the market today are too complex, too expensive and contain just too much information,” Taylor added.
Subscription Lite, Distribution Lite and Preprint Handler come with a year’s service contract, meaning you’ll automatically get upgrades when the postal service changes something. You also get quarterly C.A.S.S. certification of your database.
Each module of CirculationPro Lite costs under US$1,000. And each is designed for one workstation only. It works on any Mac running OS 7.6.1 or better and which has at least 32MB of RAM. There’s no Mac OS X native version at this time.
As for CirculationPro, the latest version is 2.0, which boasts Web Import, which lets your customers start subscriptions, stop subscriptions, schedule vacations, view account information and make payments via a publication’s Web site. It also has Newspaper In Education (NIE) features, including the ability to schedule schools for days off, the inclusion of NIE donations as part of preauthorized payments and the ability to designate an account, such as a specific classroom, when making a donation, he added.
New single-copy tools in version 2.0, include what Baseview calls “Flash Run.” This means a circulation department now has the ability to have multiple runs and divide distributor draws into separate runs.
Baseview also makes advertising, editorial and production modules for news organizations.