S4M shows completely revised production planning system at IBC

S4Production with totally new „look and feel“

Cologne, (PresseBox) - During IBC 2007 S4M – Solutions for Media GmbH presents the production planning system „S4Production“ for the first time with the latest completely revised components. S4Production is a modular built software system that supports production processes from planning over production accompanying functions including progress monitoring to entry of actuals and accounting. S4Production ensures a complete overview at any stage of the production cycle with detailed transparency at any level; thus effective cost and schedule control.

Special emphasis will be put on the new S4Production scheduling module. Being a central tool of everybody who is involved in the scheduling process, it is one of the system’s core elements that arranges for an efficient and transparent management of resources.

The module‘s target is to provide different utilities like templates and functions that enable schedulers to work easily and in a well arranged environment. At the same time the most different working methods of varying scheduling divisions need to be covered by the system.

Hence S4Production represents a multitude of diverse scheduling methods. For example it is possible to schedule concrete as well as abstract resources, a production can be divided into different status (like driving time, build-up, broadcast…); fixed teams, freelancers or external companies can be scheduled as well as “absence from work” or “attendance”. Additionally S4Production supports the creation of series’ of appointments, automatic updates of the displayed data or automatic trans-sectional communication of changes - to mention just a few features.

And all of this is possible via drag & drop. For users this means most easy and intuitive handling of the whole system.

During IBC 2007 from September 07 to 11 S4M’s S4Production can be experienced live on stand 3.328!

S4M - Solutions for Media GmbH

S4M – Solutions for Media GmbH
The Cologne based company S4M – Solutions for Media, a subsidiary of arvato Systems and RTL Television, develops and distributes software solutions specialized on the broadcast- and newmedia industry. Today, S4M systems are used in 30 countries around the world. Whether commercial air time sales or video content management; whether program planning, rights licensing, ratings evaluation or production planning: S4M has got the solution. Furthermore, the S4M portfolio includes professional consulting services to pass along combined knowledge of media and IT to customers.

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