September 29, 1998 -- Grand Marais, MN -- Sapphire Systems announced today
the release of version 2.6 of InHouse Subscription Manager(tm), the
solution for periodical, magazine and software publishers who want to
handle circulation and subscription activity in-house on a Macintosh(tm).
This update includes several new features and enhancements as requested by
our publishing clients such as new printing & exporting capabilities. This
includes label and form output by issues left, renewal/invoice effort,
geographic group (U.S., Canada or foreign), as well as by user-defined
Sapphire Systems is also pleased to announce an immediate $500 reduction in
price on the basic version of the program.
InHouse Subscription Manager is designed to handle all the subscription,
fulfillment and circulation management requirements of magazine, newsletter
and software publishers.
InHouse records all basic subscriber information and supports U.S.,
Canadian, & foreign mailing addresses. It maintains a complete history of
all subscription activity including source, mailing key, price, premium,
term and more. It includes many intelligent data entry aids for ease of use
and duplication checking to insure data integrity. As you would expect from
a native Macintosh application, InHouse is fully Y2K compliant.
InHouse includes flexible label printing (including 4-up Cheshire), U.S.
and Canadian postal presorting to take advantage of postal discounts,
renewal and invoice printing, and a comprehensive set of management
reports. Labels, renewals, and invoices may be printed to high-quality
laser printers or high-speed impact printers. All output is exportable for
publishers using an outside service bureau for their printing and mailing
InHouse Subscription Manager is sold with an unconditional 90-day
money-back guarantee. It's pricing now begins at $1995.00 and varies with
circulation level. InHouse is available in single and multiuser versions. A
free literature package, reference list and program demo is available on
About Sapphire Systems
Sapphire Systems has been delivering sophisticated database solutions for
the Macintosh since 1985. We specialize in serving the publishing industry
and currently market "InHouse Subscription Manager(tm)", a circulation
management system for periodical publishers. We are known for our quality
software products, unequaled customer service and excellent technical
support and support over 100 clients in the U.S. and Canada.
Our Customers Speak
"We've been using InHouse for years. Today, we handle multiple publications
including MacTech and NetProfessional magazines. InHouse takes the hassle
out of the massive tracking, accounting, and other issues related to
magazine publishing. And, the reports can tell you more about your
publication than you ever knew. A definite 'thumbs up' for InHouse." -Neil
Ticktin, CEO of Xplain Corporation, Publisher of MacTech Magazine,
Publisher of NetProfessional Magazine.
"InHouse has been our entire circulation department from day one. We have
been very satisfied not only with InHouse but also with the technical
support we have received from Sapphire Systems right along. On many
occasions InHouse designer Daryl Popkes has worked long hours with us,
resolving various problems imposed upon us by changes in postal sorting
standards, equipment breakdowns, etc., and one way or another, for six
years now, we have always managed to get the paper out on time." -Merritt
Clifton, Editor, ANIMAL PEOPLE
"We've been using Sapphire System's InHouse subscription management
software for over 3 years, supporting over 50,000 active subscribers. The
only problems we've ever experienced were self-inflicted and Sapphire
Systems has been there to bail us out. They have great patience and the
ability to communicate with the computer illiterate in our organization. I
would highly recommend InHouse subscription management software for its
reliability, flexibility and ease of use." -George Cratcha, Circulation
Manager, FUNNY TIMES
"While the Bulletin has been using InHouse successfully since 1996, I've
only recently taken over as Circulation Manager. As you might expect, I had
a lot to learn about InHouse in a very short time. Sapphire Systems'
technical support has been excellent in helping me understand the system
and has always been there for me when needed." -Elizabeth Burns,
Circulation Manager, THE BULLETIN OF THE ATOMIS SCIENTISTS
"InHouse was the smartest investment we made when starting our publication.
I knew very little about circulation management, but the program taught me.
Finding InHouse was like having our own subscription department. It gave me
an education as well as providing what we needed." -Britt Leach, Co-editor
and Publisher, COUNTRY CONNECTIONS
"The InHouse fulfillment program manages our subscription records with
speed and accuracy. It was easy to learn and converting our records from
our old program was accomplished with ease." -Maryellen Oswald, Circulation
Manager, WIDESCREEN REVIEW MAGAZINE
"InHouse is one of the most efficient and powerful programs we have ever
purchased and utilized. We have used it for 8 years and have often
congratulated ourselves for making the decision to go with InHouse.
Sapphire Systems gives us outstanding customer support, updates, and
instructions. We have used it for 6 publications without a flaw or hitch
anywhere, and it allows us to conduct all related operations smoothly."
-Allison Burgess, Editor & Publisher, MEDICAL VIDEO PRODUCTIONS
"We are the Cook County News-Herald, a 5,000 circulation weekly newspaper
in rural Minnesota. We've used InHouse software to manage our subscriber
lists for more than three years. The product has worked flawlessly for us
and the service by InHouse staff is complete. With recent updates making
InHouse even more valuable to us and our subscribers, we highly recommend
InHouse to our peers in the newspaper business." -Steve & Becky Fernlund,
Publishers, COOK COUNTY NEWS-HERALD Serving Minnesota's most beautiful
county for more than 106 years
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Grand Marais, MN 55604