Congratulations! You've signed up to Stison's Production Manager and now you're ready to start using your system. The following article will assume that you have logged into the module for the first time, and so these are the basic steps you must take before you can start actually using it on a daily basis.
Production Manager is designed to give you immense flexibility to manage the production process of all your titles, using your own internal workflows. As such, there are areas that need to be configured to allow you to use this part of the system.
In order to make the most of this module, you will need to configure your tasks, costs and schedule templates. These can all be set up with names and labels that are customised for your business. Typically, this needs to be done only in the beginning stages of using the system, however you may at some point decide to add new configurations again in the future.
To get the system ready for use, you will need to undertake the following steps, each of which you can find more information on by clicking on the title.
From here, let's assume that you are ready to start adding titles into Book Production. You can add titles via two entry points: either from Title Manager (TM) if the title record exists on your system already, or from Pre Production where your editorial department will be storing information about 'future projects' that have not yet been confirmed for TM.
We will refer to the first entry point as Step 2a: Adding a Title to Your Production Schedule and to the second entry point as Step 2b: Moving a Title from Pre Production to Book Production.
There are other optional additions that can be included: