The SAXoPlan Module gives users full-featured contact and schedule sharing, assignment tracking, and
resource planning - all from within the SAXoPRESS system. This new module is fully integrated
with all the other modules of SAXoPRESS, allowing users to link stories and photos to
tasks and meetings.
SAXoPLAN is the planning tool, handling all the practical problems within editorial planning and thus optimizes the newsroom resource allocation.
SAXoPLAN being a module in SAXoPRESS, means that article planning, idea presentation, dairy and other essential planning facilities are an integrated and a natural part of SAXoPRESS.
From idea to finished article.
The chief editor thus has the optimum story control tool and can follow stories closely from idea to completed page.
Through the diary you will quickly get an overview of concrete stories, topics, stories of the individual newsroom, tip-offs, events, invitations, etc.
From the overview of possible stories you can assign time and resources directly to stories, and assigned jobs can be placed in publications.
Basically stories are listed without linked elements. When the story is referred to a journalist, he or she can make the article himself/herself, or an article may already be linked. Such a linked article may e.g. come from a Quark page, and then the pre-defined amount of text is to be written (layoutdriven workflow).
The diary is also a control tool for the individual employee, who can write his/hers appointments and jobs into the diary and thus have an overview of the jobs and appointments of the day.
Besides seeing own appointments the user can also see other peoples appointments, or the appointments that the editors are in charge of.
Moreover, the diary also contains a Repeat function for recurrent events (daily/weekly) such as meeting activities.
In the duty plan you will have a quick overview of resources available at a certain point of time. A resource will typically be a journalist, but can also be a room, a photographer, etc.
You can e.g. have a duty plan for one employee in the coming weeks, or a duty plan for the entire newsroom on a certain workday.
Resources can be given different rights through a user profile exactly as in SAXoPRESS. The administration in SAXoPLAN is handled from SAXoAdmin.
Through contact overview you get a total list of public contacts and your own private contacts. The contacts are shown with name, initial, title, email-address, phone number, local number, fax number, street, city and postal number. Furthermore, at the beginning of the list an icon indicates whether the contact is private or public. Naturally, you can search for certain contacts. Last, but not least in SAXoPLAN you have search facilities with full text search on all stories and events.
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||SAXoPRESS ELEMENT EDITING:
Until now the user who had the story open, owned the story. With Single Text elements edit multiple users can work on the same story as long as they confine their activities to different text elements.
E.g. it makes it possible to change in the headline on the Quark page meanwhile another writes the bodytext in SAXoTEXT. Fields edited by another will be indicated with a color code and automatically SAXoTEXT places your cursor in the first accessible text element e.g. in the byline box thus giving access rights for several users a more flexible editing process.
Element Editing allows different users to work on the individual pieces of the same story at the same time.
For example, a copy editor could work on the headline, while the assigning editor continues to
work on the body text.
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