About The Magazine Manager

The Magazine Manager is a suite of sales, production, marketing and billing applications that helps businesses manage proposals, advertising, pagination and more. It allows users to review and share proofs and exchange feedback on a centralized platform.

The Magazine Manager's customer relationship management module enables businesses to build, categorize and search customer database based on names, phone numbers, emails, companies and addresses, among other categories. The ad order entry functionality allows businesses to create contracts, insertion orders and invoice templates for print, digital and display advertisements. Additionally, it comes with an invoicing tool, which lets users filter invoices based on statuses such as open, closed, past due date an...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

74 Reviews of The Magazine Manager

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.41 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(39)

39

4 stars

(29)

29

3 stars

(6)

6

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

(0)

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Showing 1 - 5 of 74 results

November 2018

Kristen from TheHomeMag Southwest Florida

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2018

Magazine Manager for Print Advertising

The benefits of Magazine Manager within the print advertising company such as our is it that it provides unlimited information about past, present and future clients with the click of a button. We use the customer and issue to issue information daily. The notes, meetings, tasks section is highly beneficial to our sales team and management.

Pros

Easy to flow through each screen and drop down, holds a lot of information and a one stop shop for advertising needs and sales team. Specific reporting features are very useful in my industry.

Cons

There is nothing I don't like about this software so far

June 2019

Felicia from Bliss Network

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Media Production

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2019

Being a Small Business Owner Using The Magazine Manager

Overall, I've found the support team at The Magazine Manager to be helpful. I think the search functions within the program are easy to use. And the variety of tasks The Magazine Manager can be helpful with have been proven to be beneficial as a small business owner to running our publication business.

Pros

One of the things that is helpful about The Magazine Manager is the comprehensive ability to keep customer and client records and to invoice people directly through the program. On a daily basis, I utilize the search functions and functionality. Through Magazine Manager, I find it helpful to use functions such as sales reports, the A/R Aging Summary, and other features. I also find it helpful to be able to have multiple members of our team adding information to client records and to keep up to date with communicating with our clients through the database.

Cons

It took me some time to get up to speed with how to use the various functions and to become more familiar with the program. So I was definitely on the learning curve. The more I've used the software, the more comfortable I've become. On another note, if we have staff changeovers, the only time we can take someone off the program is before or on the first of the month. The per user fee is not prorated if someone leaves the team mid-month.

May 2019

Sunny from Mountain Media Inc

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Newspapers

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2019

Very good product

I can set my own sales goals based on previous year's figures. I can compare issue-to-issue sales for any product we sell to determine who's missing and who to contact. It's super easy to total any run of product and easy to use Mirabel reports to help generate and check commission reports. Notes and call reminders for all accounts allow me to be more diligent with my customers. We've been on this product since 2014 and I'd never go back to our former method.

Pros

Ease of scheduling - I can schedule an account by the week or for a whole year at once; variety of reports that track and compare sales revenue, issue-to-issue sales. I use the export feature to show an account exactly what/when their ran ads, and what their yearly expenditure is. It's easy to check yourself and easy to fix mistakes. Less things drop through the cracks.

Cons

There's no way to select multiple orders to reschedule them in one action. Once an order has run it cannot be deleted or moved. Only some of the form fields in various parts of the software are intuitive and self-completing - scrolling slows me down! With multiple users at our location, it's easy to create duplicate accounts that are hard to delete or merge to existing accounts.

November 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2019

The Magazine Manager: Making a Master of Management

The Magazine Manager is great for dealing with clients and overseeing production. Overall, I'm happy to recommend it.

Pros

The Magazine Manager is a highly-customizable program that allows you to keep track of clients, create proposals and contracts, and oversee production of your publication. It comes with plenty of default operations and devices to help the publishing process, but Mirabel Technologies, the parent company, is happy to create other functions for your benefit. The design is sleek and simple, as long as you keep track of which functions don't get used and remove them as needed. Many aspects can be edited on your end through HTML, making quick fixes easy.

Cons

Technically it's still in beta, and the updates are a bit slow, but the customer support is fantastic, and any problems we've had have been resolved very quickly.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

April 2018

A solid product that can do it all, if you can figure out how to use it.

Pros

We were managing our printed magazine with a series of spreadsheets on Google until we jumped to Magazine Manager. Now our team has real-time access to billing, contracts, pagination and flatplanning. It hasn't been easy and continues to present difficulties, but overall I'd say using Magazine Manager has been a benefit for our company.

Cons

Though they've tried facelift after facelift, I feel that the product is just so complex and has so much "technical debt" at this point in time that it needs a complete rewrite from the ground up in order to feel like a modern product. It is complex software designed to manage complex businesses, but it just doesn't meet the user interface and usability we're accustomed to in 2018.