The Magazine Manager

Magazine management solution for digital & print publishers

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The Magazine Manager Overview

What is The Magazine Manager?

The Magazine Manager is a web-based CRM solution designed to help digital and print publishers manage sales, production, and marketing in a centralized platform. Key features include email marketing integrations (MailChimp, Campaigner), customer database management, invoice processing, notifications, and custom proposals and statements.

The application comes with a CRM module, allowing marketers to maintain contact details, synchronize events and calendars, and generate customizable proposals. The Magazine Manager helps publishers streamline the entire print advertising lifecycle through the creation of ad orders or rate cards and ad inventory management. Team members receive live production updates of ad units, submit real-time feedback, and track time estimates of ongoing projects. The digital software also enables publishing professionals to paginate publications and editions, conduct flat planning, and determine article and advertisement layouts.

The Magazine Manager by Mirabel Technologies integrates with QuickBooks accounting, giving publishing businesses the power to perform transactions, collect payments, store invoices, and prepare custom reports based on aging A/R summaries, sales agent performance, and conversion rate analysis.

The Magazine Manager Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$75,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

$75 per month, per user license. Discount offered based on user volume. One month free trial available.


The Magazine Manager Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Germany
Supported Languages
English, Spanish

Media

The Magazine Manager ad order entry
The Magazine Manager CRM
The Magazine Manager pagination
The Magazine Manager video The Magazine Manager screenshot: The Magazine Manager ad order entry The Magazine Manager screenshot: The Magazine Manager CRM The Magazine Manager screenshot: The Magazine Manager pagination

The Magazine Manager Reviews

The Magazine Manager Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
107

Very good
38

Average
8

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,5
94% recommended this app
Margi C.

Magman

We have had a great experience with The Magazine Manager..and its always improving and offering us newer and better options to conduct our business.


Gretchen W.

Perfect for a small newspaper preparing to expand

We are picking up a paper whose subscription rate had fallen, but has the potential to increase both locally and, with current media projects, nationally. So we wanted to be ready when this occurred. The training and problem solving with [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and others was great. If [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] needed an expert, she immediately sent a message to that person and they were able to jump into our training or fix any oddities.
Our advertising customers seem to be responding to our news system fairly well. We currently use another program to publish our interactive paper, but the idea of having the ability to create a similar product and have automatic tear sheets is encouraging as we expand. Right now the paper is run by two owners, so having this software will really help us keep workflow controlled. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], our customer service advisor and trainer was beyond awesome. She was patient, familiar with the product, knew when to call in the experts for each section and made all the difference in affirming our decision to choose Newspaper Manager


Linda G.

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.


Lisa B.

This software changed our lives at work!


Dean M.

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.


Margi C.
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Magman

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/11/05
Review Source: Capterra

We have had a great experience with The Magazine Manager..and its always improving and offering us newer and better options to conduct our business.

Pros

Wonderful system that seamlessly pulls all aspects of a growing business in one complete package. From sales to creative to customer to billing-this system is pulls it all together. I especially appreciate the emphasis on inter-department communications options. I am amazed the ease of adding new product lines to the system. The phone app has been wonderful for the account reps as well.

Cons

I believe the integration of this system was fairly smooth. There was a bit of a learning curve on both sides but the exceptional customer service portion of Magman is second to none.

Response from Mirabel Technologies

Thank you for the great review, Margi! We appreciate you.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Gretchen W.
Industry: Newspapers
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Perfect for a small newspaper preparing to expand

Used Weekly for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/12/11
Review Source: Capterra

We are picking up a paper whose subscription rate had fallen, but has the potential to increase both locally and, with current media projects, nationally. So we wanted to be ready when this occurred. The training and problem solving with [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and others was great. If [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] needed an expert, she immediately sent a message to that person and they were able to jump into our training or fix any oddities.
Our advertising customers seem to be responding to our news system fairly well. We currently use another program to publish our interactive paper, but the idea of having the ability to create a similar product and have automatic tear sheets is encouraging as we expand. Right now the paper is run by two owners, so having this software will really help us keep workflow controlled. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], our customer service advisor and trainer was beyond awesome. She was patient, familiar with the product, knew when to call in the experts for each section and made all the difference in affirming our decision to choose Newspaper Manager

Pros

We needed software that could track and invoice advertising in two different publications, yet with the same contact list. Once the agents helped us set up our letters and rate cards, it was great. When we became new owners, there were no contracts being used. Now we can create a proposal and with a touch of a button, it can become a contract and then an invoice when it is time to bill. The portal for paying with credit cards is great. It also helps us keep track of agency billing, legal ads, and the dreaded classified ad. We like that it sends transactions to Quickbooks when we are ready in order to help us keep everything moving smoothly.

Cons

We are also using the circulation feature. It is currently being upgraded. I hope the future upgrade allows us to automatically send renewal notices via email with a portal for customers to pay, however, with accurate emails, we can send a csv file of the subscription notices to Mail Chimp. We set up the Newspaper Manager software using Authorize.net, but when were setting up the circulation manager, it was discovered that Authorize.net doesn't work with adding a source code to our website for online subscriptions. That was frustrating as it took about six weeks to get Authorize.net on board. I hope that is fixed and incorporated.

Response from Mirabel Technologies

Thanks for the nice review, Gretchen!

In regards to the circulation feature, we confirmed with our developers that the new subscription module will be able to accept payments from all of our gateways. We're planning to beta test this feature next year.

You can also reach out to your software consultant for more information. They'll be happy to help!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Linda G.
Industry: Publishing
Company size: 11-50 Employees

The Good, Bad & the Ugly

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/08/09
Review Source: Capterra

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

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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Lisa B.
Industry: Legal Services
Company size: 51-200 Employees

This software changed our lives at work!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/01
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Mirabel Technologies

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

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Dean M.
Industry: Media Production
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Magazine Manager is a must!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/01
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Response from Mirabel Technologies

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!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,1/10
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The Magazine Manager Pricing

The Magazine Manager Pricing

Starting from
US$75,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

$75 per month, per user license. Discount offered based on user volume. One month free trial available.

$75 per month, per user license. Discount offered based on user volume. One month free trial available.

Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 154 user ratings
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The Magazine Manager Features

The Magazine Manager Features

API
Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Customer Database
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Electronic Payments
Inventory Management
Inventory Tracking
Invoice Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for The Magazine Manager

Additional information for The Magazine Manager

Key features of The Magazine Manager

  • Accounting Integration
  • Advertising Management
  • CRM Integration
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Commission Management
  • Contract Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Workflow Management

The Magazine Manager FAQs

The Magazine Manager FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for The Magazine Manager.

Q. What type of pricing plans does The Magazine Manager offer?

The Magazine Manager offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$75,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

$75 per month, per user license. Discount offered based on user volume. One month free trial available.

Q. What are the main features of The Magazine Manager?

The Magazine Manager offers the following features:

  • Accounting Integration
  • Advertising Management
  • CRM Integration
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Commission Management
  • Contract Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Prospecting Tools
  • Workflow Management

Q. Who are the typical users of The Magazine Manager?

The Magazine Manager has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does The Magazine Manager support?

The Magazine Manager supports the following languages:

English, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does The Magazine Manager offer?

The Magazine Manager has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does The Magazine Manager support mobile devices?

The Magazine Manager supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does The Magazine Manager integrate with?

The Magazine Manager integrates with the following applications:

Campaigner, Mailchimp, QuickBooks Online Advanced

Q. What level of support does The Magazine Manager offer?

The Magazine Manager offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials