Newscycle Solutions Delivers Major Software Releases Across Product Lines in First Half of 2015

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Customer Enhancement Forum and Strategic Partner Programs also launched

"Newscycle constantly addresses the growing and changing needs of our clients and provides the innovative technology necessary to keep pace with industry demands." Peter Ibsen Newscycle’s Vice President of Strategy and Product Management

Closing its second quarter of 2015, Newscycle Solutions announces the successful release of advertising, circulation and editorial software updates for its worldwide customer base. Newscycle also launched a new Customer Enhancement Forum and Strategic Partner Program to help improve ongoing product innovation and software quality.

“Newscycle strives to continually deliver the most dependable, highest quality products to our customers,” said Peter Ibsen, Newscycle’s Vice President of Strategy and Product Management. “To move these product version updates into testing and general release delivery - all in the first half of the year - was an ambitious goal we were able to meet. Newscycle constantly addresses the growing and changing needs of our clients and provides the innovative technology necessary to keep pace with industry demands.”

Ibsen continues, “Newscycle’s Customer Enhancement Forum (CEF) and Strategic Partner Program (SPP) were established to provide our user community with the ability to take an active role in product direction, development and enhancements of current and future software features. These initiatives have a direct impact on the path our roadmap takes for all products.”

The Customer Enhancement Forum is a customer-driven forum focused on prioritizing enhancement requests for upcoming Newscycle software releases. Robert Cochran, Senior Manager/Domestic Publishing Applications at Gannett Company, heads the CEF on the customer side and oversees a Newscycle customer team of product coordinators representing the company’s product pillars. Newscycle customers will soon be able to sign-up for the CEF in Newscycle’s Customer Support Portal.

The Strategic Partner Program focuses on future software features and new product innovations. Newscycle works directly with customers to gain insight on product needs, business impact, functionality and product feasibility. Each SPP has a specific purpose, description and set of goals to define and prioritize feature requests for upcoming product releases. Newscycle invites all customers to participate. All SPPs are listed in Newscycle’s Customer Support Portal.

Current SPP initiatives:

  • Content Creation - Media Pillar
  • CRM for Mobile
  • Digital Technology Advancement
  • Loyalty/Membership
  • Newscycle Advertising - Digital Sales Workflow
  • Newscycle Advertising - Lead Generation
  • Newscycle Advertising Flex Client to HTML5
  • Newscycle Content Reports - Media Pillar
  • Newscycle Internal - Advertising Setups
  • Single Sales - eCommerce Project

During the first half of 2015, Newscycle delivered the following software updates across its product portfolio:

Newscycle Circulation 2014-2
Released. The new version includes:

  • Advanced Premium Day Billing
  • CRM Email
  • Single Sign-On
  • Allocation Adjustments

Saxo Circulation 2014-1
Released. The new version includes:

  • Subscriber Refund/Write-off Program
  • Pitney Bowes Spectrum integration
  • PCI Tokenization
  • Dynamic Export for AAM Paragraph 3
  • Enhanced Integration with Newscycle Audience

Newscycle Circulation InSight 2014-2
Released. The new version includes:

  •     Digital Subscription fields and reports
  •     Demographic statistic reports
  •     Truck Relay information added in draw reporting
  •     High-impact performance improvements

Newscycle Content 2014-2
Released. The new version includes:

  • Common Pages
  • Improved Wire Handling

Newscycle Content 2015-1
In Beta testing, including:

  • One Touch Publishing
  • Quick Tags
  • New Browse and Search Component
  • Password Manager
  • Social Media Integration
  • Improved Integration with Newscycle Advertising

Newscycle Digital 2014-2
In Beta testing, including:

  • Social media account management from the edit interface
  • Craft social media posts while creating content

Newscycle Advertising 2014-2
In Beta testing, including:

  • New CRM Pipeline Dashboard
  • Enhanced Digital inventory Tools
  • OneView Tablet Booking Features
  • New Adobe Photoshop Plug-In

Newscycle Advertising 2015-1
Released soon to our Beta partners. Key features include:

  • Completely redesigned, HTML5 based CRM using the latest UI design standards
  • Improved digital Order entry (currently for Google DFP ad server customers)

AdManagerPro 2015-1
In Beta testing. New features include:

  • Upload content to ProductionManagerPro from AMP
  • Multiple-screens capability for users
  • Improved password security
  • Support for Authorize.net and PayTrace’s Hosted Order Page payment gateway option
  • Multiple SOC audit logging features and access controls

NewsEditPro 2015-1
Nearing code completion. Key features include:

  • Digital First Workflow Feature
  • Enhancements to Grid/Gallery View of Search Results
  • Performance Enhancements of Adobe Plugins
  • Multiple Search Tab Support

WebManagerPro 2015-1
Released to Beta partners in August, including:

  • User activity reports
  • In-context editing

CirculationPro 2014-2
In Beta testing, including:

  • Day of Week Routes
  • Subscriber email engagement
  • Subscriber self-service enhancements
  • Over 60 Reporting Updates
  • Enhanced security for SOC (Security Organization Control) reports and audits

Why Newscycle? This is why.

About Newscycle Solutions
Newscycle Solutions, which was formed by the combination of DTI, SAXOTECH, Atex AdBase and MediaSpan, delivers the most complete range of software solutions for the global news media industry, including news content management, advertising, circulation, audience, and analytics. Newscycle is a trusted technology partner serving more than 750 media companies with 8,000 properties across more than 30 countries on six continents. The company is headquartered in Bloomington, MN and has U.S. offices in Florida, Michigan and Utah; with international offices in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Malaysia, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. For more information, go to: http://www.newscycle.com.

Media Contact:
Lisa Speth
Newscycle Solutions
Marketing Communications Manager
lisa(dot)speth(at)newscycle(dot)com

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