An idea may come from one of a number of sources: it may be from an internal department of a broadcaster, an external production company or it may even come from a member of the general public. The idea must be structured and submitted to the broadcaster, where it is assessed on its merit.

Once the decision has been taken to commission a programme, an editorial specification must be created, negotiated, and approved before contracts can be finalised and production funding released.

Both of these key processes can generate a large amount of cumbersome paperwork or adhoc emails that can often be lost, misplaced or simply forgotten about. Much of the information contained within the proposal remains unstructured, and if an idea is commissioned, many of the details have to be re-entered into internal systems. The editorial specification process is often driven through un-regulated documents and spreadsheets with no transparency to the content producer.

The ProcessTrack eCommissioning solution covers these key areas and supports continuous and round based commissioning practices. It is a flexible package that can be tailored to suit an organisations specific needs. The following modules are currently available:

  • Proposal Management
  • Editorial Specification
  • Account Management for external production companies and users

Idea Management - A business process solution for the Broadcast Industry

The ProcessTrack eCommissioning solution helps broadcasters to manage the lifecycle of an idea from page to screen: from capturing the key elements of a programme idea in a proposal, through to detailing and approving all aspects of the production in the editorial specification process.

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