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.
The Appingo system is easy to use and navigate, intuitive, and very organized. As a person who thrives on to-do lists and color-codes her children's toy bins (no, my pantry isn't alphabetized, but I've thought about it!), you can't imagine how thrilled I was to have projects clearly presented, with all the steps of the process mapped out. There's no guessing. Planning my workload is a breeze now.
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.
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.