We have used the Appingo project management system since the day we opened our doors. We have found the system to be elegant, comprehensive, and easy to learn and use. The training was superior, and the support has been immediate. Appingo has managed to build a system where service providers, publishers and users can interact efficiently without wasting time. And to make it even better, its scalability and flexibility allows us to change our workflows without losing sight of the work - or the bottom line.
The team at Appingo has embraced the challenge and they have created a physical system that facilitates change, but even more important, this system does not demand change. It allows a company to function in their preferred style. Some publishers still work from paper manuscript while others work entirely with electronic files, but either way, I can still easily communicate, schedule, and keep track of production changes by using the Appingo system.
This is the software I've wanted to bring to publishing for the last 4 years. This is where I saw the biggest return on investment for publishing systems - if only someone would build it! I became very excited when I ran into Appingo and saw the system was so close to what I was looking for - and I was very pleasantly surprised that it was so affordable. It is a no-brainer for the cash strapped publishing industry.
Appingo's Production Management Suite was created because we believe that the process of making books could be better. Until now, technology has only complicated the lives of the people who make books. Beyond Excel spreadsheets and reams of Post-It notes, few tools have been created to make the lives of production people more effective and happier. Appingo changes that.
Appingo was designed to make people happy. It makes Production Managers happy because it eliminates 90% of the administrative stress surrounding the production process. It makes Executives happy because their production teams can handle 2–4 times more projects, and deliver these projects on-time and on-budget. Appingo offers priceless, real-time information.
If you are in the business of making books, we hope you use Appingo. More importantly, we hope it makes you happy.