Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

VMMa Establishes Streamlined Resource Planning And Cost Tracking With ScheduALL

ScheduALL has announced that Vlaamse Media Maatschapplj (VMMa), a leading Belgian television broadcaster focused on providing services to the Flanders region, has implemented ScheduALL's Enterprise Resource Management (ERM) software to streamline its news and production processes, track and control costs, and manage resources most effectively.
At any point in the production timeline, ScheduALL provides a consolidated, real-time picture of cost data, in turn highlighting productivity and profitability across specific VMMa projects and operations.
Gerrit Libbrecht, Project Manger at VMMa, said: "ScheduALL was the only cost-effective off-the-shelf resource management system that offered an intelligent cost-tracking model that we could integrate into our operations with only a small amount of adaptation.
"Now used across the bulk of our operations, the software enables informed scheduling of resources and more efficient collaboration in completing projects. ScheduALL's open database gives our project managers the ability to track multiple projects and, at any time, access actual costs for each project and quote. This real-time tracking of timelines and resources allows us to enhance overall productivity while maintaining tight control over our costs."
Prior to its deployment of ScheduALL, VMMa relied on a series of discrete applications to manage processes such as shift planning and resource allocation. Because these solutions were built on closed databases, VMMa was unable to get a unified and complete view of available resources without extracting and compiling data from different programs.
The broadcasters turned to ScheduALL to achieve greater end-to-end visibility and control over its resources, and the company now uses ScheduALL to manage critical processes throughout its news and production workflows.
The software supports studio and shift planning, holiday planning, external cost processing, completion and reconciliation of jobs, and internal billing.
Within the production realm, ScheduALL interoperates with an external quote creation system, importing technical details needed to build work orders and schedule staff (internal and external) and facilities over the length of the project. While the job is under way, ScheduALL allows VMMa to compare actual costs to those estimated at the start of the project, providing essential ROI data immediately. Because costs are broken down into categories, the broadcaster can easily identify areas in which planning and resource utilisation can be improved - enabling better business decisions and creating more accurate project budgets going forward.
VMMa's news department also relies on ScheduALL for studio and shift planning to maximise organisational efficiency.
Within a newly remodeled news desk and studio area, a large LCD monitor displays ScheduALL data, providing a comprehensive view of who is doing what and where.
At a glance, any member of the team can easily see the status of a work order, when a reporting team is expected to return, and which edit room they will use to finish the news package.
Changes to the schedule are updated in real time on the LCD monitor, and are simultaneously delivered to staff via email and /or calendar synchronisation. The automation of this process has decreased redundant data entry, minimised costly scheduling conflicts and increased productivity.
Staff can also access the ScheduALL system remotely to find out how their time and projects have been planned, ensuring they are always up to date.
Over the coming year, VMMa will fully integrate planning for its radio and on-air promo departments into ScheduALL. With all of these resources managed through a central application, the broadcaster gains more precise cost control and more consistent reporting data.
Consolidation of scheduling also has simplified the translation of shift planning data into accounting and payroll, with information automatically routed into these systems.
Accurate reporting of staff scheduling gives VMMa the insight required to leverage its existing staff more effectively and, in turn, complete more work more profitably.
More information is available at:

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Italy's Mediaset Standardises On ScheduALL
ScheduALL has announced that leading Italian media group Mediaset S.p.A is using the ScheduALL broadcast and operations management software system as
Virgin Media TV Gets ScheduALL Resource Management
ScheduALL has announced that Virgin Media Television, a provider of innovative programming and cutting-edge broadband content, has been upgraded to Sc
ScheduALL 4.46 adds features, improved integration and .NET functions
ScheduALL has announced the release version 4.46 of its scheduling and resource management software suite -- including ScheduALL, ScheduLINK and NewsP
ScheduaLL and Avid integrate
ScheduALL, the industry's standard for resource management, have announced the integration with Avid Unity MediaNet, the shared media network from Avi
ENVY Post Standardises With ScheduALL
A leading UK post-production facility, ENVY Post, has standardised its project booking and resource allocation processes on the enterprise resource ma
Al Jazeera English Streamlines Worldwide Newsgathering Operations With ScheduALL
ScheduALL, a leading provider of enterprise resource management (ERM) software for the broadcast and media industry, has announced that Al Jazeera Eng
ScheduALL Unleash Smart Technology At 2013 NAB Show
ScheduALL just got a whole lot smarter! The provider of the industry’s leading ERM (Enterprise Resource Management) software will unleash its next gen
MWareTV To Showcase How Simple And Cost-Effective Its Service Can Be
MwareTV is using its presence at Mobile World Congress Africa 2023 (Kigali Convention Centre, 17 – 19 October, stand E57) to showcase how simple, fast
FOR-A To Highlight Cost-Effective Automation Package
FOR-A Corporation has announced its participation at this year's Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB) show, August 3-4 at the JW Marriott Downtown
Caton Technology To Display Cost-Effective Solutions At IBC 2023
Caton Technology is to showcase its highly reliable, extremely cost-effective solutions for global IP connectivity at IBC2023 (15 – 18 September, RAI
Jefferson Pilot Sports selects ScheduALL mobile production and operations management solution
Jefferson Pilot Sports has selected ScheduALL to supply an integrated software solution to manage its mobile sports production resources and broadcast
ScheduALL Reports 30 Per Cent Revenue Growth For 2008
ScheduALL, a leading provider of enterprise resource management (ERM) software for the broadcast and media industry, has announced significant growth
The Farm Group Marks Successful Decade Of Business Operations Based On ScheduALL
ScheduALL has announced that The Farm Group, one of London's leading independent film and television post-production houses, has reached a key milesto
ScheduALL Enterprise Series System At BBC World Service
ScheduALL has supplied and implemented with BBC World Service a ScheduALL Enterprise Series system designed specifically for the complex needs of stud
SES Implements New Resource Management Platform
SES has implemented a new resource management platform using Xytech solutions. The new platform consolidates two systems previously used by SES into a