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

111 Reviews of The Magazine Manager

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.54 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(69)

69

4 stars

(34)

34

3 stars

(7)

7

2 stars

(1)

1

1 stars

(0)

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January 2019

Yvonne M from NewULife Somaderm HGH

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Publishing

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

January 2019

Love Magazine Manager

It has helped me continue to stay organized and have immediate access to all my accounts and their names, addresses, emails, phone numbers etc at my finger tips whether at the office or traveling on the road and accessing MM via my mobile phone.

Pros

I have been using MM for almost 3 years now and could not function without all the special features that help me stay organized with over 1200 personal clients.

Cons

Sometimes I am challenged with making changes and refreshing the pages.

Response from Mirabel Technologies

Replied September 2020

Thanks for the fantastic review, Yvonne! We appreciate you. Please let your software consultant know if they can help with making changes on The Magazine Manager.

October 2020

Lisa from State Bar of Arizona

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Legal Services

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

October 2020

This software changed our lives at work!

Pros

Magazine Manager is specifically designed for those of us in the print and digital publishing industry and it is crucial to our sales success. It is extremely easy to learn and apply immediately. With this software, we are able to quickly and easily pull targeted email lists to generate sales, electronically invoice clients in literally minutes, take payments, and with a click of a button know what our clients' ad schedules are, what they have paid and what they owe. It is totally transparent - the reporting for a sales manager - and accounting - is outstanding. I receive as often as I wish emails listing calls by rep, meetings, sales booked, and more. The digital tearsheets are invaluable. Client portals allow customers to upload their own ads and pay electronically any time. It is so easy to create new reports. As a past Salesforce user, this is SO much easier to use and because it is made for ad sales, the company deeply understands the details of exactly what we need from this software. The support team and trainers are outstanding. There is abundant free training with your subscription and online videos available any time. And it is surprisingly affordable! Magazine Manager is a vital tool to managing our operation and achieving our advertising sales success. We switched two years ago. Many times a day, every day, as we work in the software to serve our clients and achieve our goals, we marvel at how easy it is to do what we need and how much we love this software.

Cons

There is coordination with accounting required to set this up, but the accounting team also loves the software. It is important to visualize your publishing organization and the hierarchy of products and business units in order to structure the software best for you, but once you determine that, it is easy to set it up the way you need.

Reasons for Choosing The Magazine Manager

The competitor did not seem as sophisticated and robust as Magazine Manager. The competitor did not seem to have the stability and history of working in the publishing industry with hundreds of publishers - we wanted the benefit of that depth and breadth of experience that Magazine Manager brought to the table.

Response from Mirabel Technologies

Replied October 2020

Thank you for the incredible review, Lisa! We greatly appreciate you.

August 2020

Linda from Orange Coast magazine

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Publishing

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

August 2020

The Good, Bad & the Ugly

I find it much more difficult that my previous database to work with when it comes to cancelling converted proposals.

Pros

The positive using this software is it is easy to see Accounts payable send invoices if needed.

Cons

It is not user friendly. I find this software very difficult and cumbersome to manipulate.

Response from Mirabel Technologies

Replied September 2020

Thanks for your review, Linda. We appreciate your feedback about the user experience on our software. We will forward your comments to our development team to better The Magazine Manager.

October 2020

Dean from WoodwardBizMedia

Company Size: 201-500 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

October 2020

Magazine Manager is a must!

During the pandemic, Magazine Manager offered six months at no charge to kick the tires on some of the new updates and modules. The tech staff are awesome to work with and have been a huge help to get the most from the Magazine Manager software. I wish this would become permanent part of the money service.

Pros

The Magazine Manager is tailored to our industry and they are always looking for ways to get more from the data so I can make informed decisions on the progress of our publications. With the CRM, billing, and production modules everyone uses the same software making it much easier for everyone to do their job.

Cons

With any software updates, the changes sometimes get confusing, and takes time to change the way you do things. Since they love making their products more valuable, the updates sometimes can be overwhelming at first.

Reasons for Choosing The Magazine Manager

The software applies to our industry. They know our business.

Response from Mirabel Technologies

Replied October 2020

Thanks for the incredible review, Dean! We appreciate you. Please let your software consultant know if we can provide more assistance with our updates. We're always happy to help!

September 2020

Jane from Inside Publications

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Publishing

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

September 2020

Magazine Manager makes my life easier

Magazine Manager has made my life so much easier for A/R.

Pros

The integration with Quickbooks. I handle all of the Invoicing and A/R. I love that invoices are created from Contracts. I used to have to enter every invoice in Quickbooks for our customers. I also love how it keeps all of the client information in one place. We used to use Excel spreadsheets that were constantly being updated and printed to many pages for review. It was not accurate.

Cons

The subscriptions. We just had someone enter three subscriptions through our website linked to Magazine Manager and I couldn't delete the two duplicates. It's also a little time consuming to have to void an invoice and change the contract for any pricing. I do understand the logic because it's a layering system.

Reasons for Choosing The Magazine Manager

Pricing and contract terms. Better sales support.

Response from Mirabel Technologies

Replied October 2020

Thanks for the nice review, Jane! We'll send your feedback to our development team.