Your Stison system has the Cover Checklist, a report that can be created as your organisation begins to populate items within Book Production - Production Roles. It is designed to replicate the paper versions that publishers used to use.
In order to add a title to this checklist, which must be done manually, you need to access the item through Book Production - Production Deadlines, as shown below. In this example, we have ticked the item called 'Check List'.
There is also an option to add a title from Pre Production, referred to in some publisher systems as Editorial, to the Cover Checklist within the separate tab for Production Deadlines. You can see what we mean in the following screenshot.
To access and manipulate titles once they are within this report, navigate to Production - Cover Checklist. You will see a separate report that acts as a sort of checklist, putting all tasks associated with the production of a title into a format where you can add dates when items are completed. By adding the information here, you are also simultaneously updating other areas within the modules.
Here is a screenshot of how the Cover Checklist can appear on your screen:
You have the option to add tasks from your production schedules as tick boxes or as dates. The default is to have them set as tick boxes. You can configure the system to reflect dates by navigating to: Production Admin - Tasks/Costs. Click into the relevant task and ensure that 'date in checklist' is ticked. The relevant item is circled in red in the screenshot below.
Deadlines and completed ticks will automatically be updated here when they are updated within a title's production data in other parts of the system. You can also add information direct through the Cover Checklist, ticking completed items and adding dates of completion.
Once you have input the final completed date for the last task of a schedule, you will receive the following message:
You may not want to delete the item from the checklist now. If this is the case, click on Cancel. When you are ready to remove it at a later date, you can do so by clicking on the red cross above each title name, as shown below:
Please also note that by clicking onto the title's name at the top of the screen, you will be taken back into the title's record within Title Manager. If you click on the speedo icon (just after the title), you will be taken into production - if a production record exists for the title (in other words, if it is not a Pre Production title).