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Posted on10 May 2017 2:35 PM GMT

Drewry Transforms Global Subscription Sales Business with Affino

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Drewry Transforms Global Subscription Sales Business with Affino

When we first met, Drewry had already produced a highly intricate brief - covering hundreds of points of detailed systems requirements for an end-to-end enterprise grade subscription sales and management platform. At the heart was the requirement to allow Drewry to sell its high end and high value products in a very specific manner around the globe, both online and directly.

 

The major challenge being that Drewry sells over fifty complex subscription services, with core periodicals but

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Posted on08 May 2017 12:48 PM GMT

How Affino is quite a different kind of proposition to WordPress and CMS solutions in general

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How Affino is quite a different kind of proposition to WordPress and CMS solutions in general

While Affino often gets compared to, and mentioned in the same context as CMS solutions, it is in fact a relatively new approach, and as different as Office was when it was first introduced by Microsoft as an integrated suite to replace Word Perfect and Lotus 1-2-3.

 

Even though it is not easy to compare Affino directly to WordPress, here are some of the key discussion points that arise:

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Posted on05 May 2017 11:36 AM GMT

Affino 8 Coming July 2017

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Affino 8 Coming July 2017

Affino 8 is nearly here. We’re now able to pull together all the ideas we’ve had for launching Affino 8, so it is an exciting moment for us to have it so close.

 

We’re currently working through the final sprints towards having Affino 8 feature complete. We will be launching one final Affino 7.5 release which is the third of the major events releases, which will be with you soon. The one after that will be Affino 8.

 

We’re down to just five major elements

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Posted on03 May 2017 9:56 AM GMT

10 Key Reasons Why you should be considering the Affino Unified Media Business Platform

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10 Key Reasons Why you should be considering the Affino Unified Media Business Platform

From the earliest days, Affino has always been developed with a view to providing a fully rounded solution - giving businesses the full set of tools and utilities they need to translate their processes and workflows to an automated digital business. Affino has long combined CMS with Community and Social Tools, alongside Ecommerce, Campaigns, Messaging and seamless integration and automation between elements. Everything in Affino is driven through and controlled by a core central Social CRM

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Posted on01 May 2017 7:31 PM GMT

Wired for Business Success

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Wired for Business Success

The above schematic is a loose 2-dimensional interpretation of much of Affino’s customer-facing functionality with a few of the underlying processes. Its purpose is in part to illustrate just how much power is contained within a single Affino deployment, but also to demonstrate how many of your own business’s activities can be handled by the Affino platform. Note that various admin processes - including Affino’s ingenious DIY Design Centre interface have been purposely omitted

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Posted on26 April 2017 11:42 AM GMT

Engineering Better Businesses

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Engineering Better Businesses

We are in the business of building businesses - digitized / digital businesses per se, but not necessarily in the way that you might perceive, and certainly not as a fully stand-alone and independent activity. We construct business vehicles and vessels - which still need to be properly manned and skippered. Constructing the system is only the starting point, it needs to be correctly deployed for success. Just as you can buy the most technically proficient vessel to race in the America’s

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Posted on06 April 2017 2:48 PM GMT

Affino 7.5.15 Release - Community, Awards and Product Search

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Affino 7.5.15 Release - Community, Awards and Product Search

There are over two hundred updates and enhancements to Affino in this release, there are though six which stand out above the others in their significance: Forums, Collaboration, Awards, Product Search, Product Drill-down and the Smart Channel Listing.


The new Forums and Collaboration app is the single biggest update we’ve made on the community side of Affino in years. This is a completely new take on forums, bringing them right up-to-date in an engaging, mobile optimised manner with

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Posted on28 March 2017 10:22 AM GMT

Prepaid Development vs Custom Projects vs Agile Sprints

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Prepaid Development vs Custom Projects vs Agile Sprints

At Affino we work to a number of parallel schedules - these cover Affino Core Development, Projects, Custom Functionality, Bug Fixes and Incidentals as the key ones. The working day is mostly divided into 3, with the first third typically dedicated to solving customer support issues and bugs, while the latter part of the day allows the developers to focus wholly on their more complex tasks - without distractions. Of course the algorithm is slightly more complex than this as each developer has

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Posted on05 February 2017 1:33 AM GMT

Affino 7.5.14 Release - Events Evolution

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Affino 7.5.14 Release - Events Evolution

This release could also be called the ‘I love it when a plan comes together’ release. It’s the first of three significant event related releases coming out over the coming months, and although there are some great individual improvements around events, directories, CRM, account management and ecommerce, the big wins are all around the greatly improved event workflows and automation that is now possible.

 

Core to the event improvements are the new Advanced Events (the

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Posted on29 January 2017 11:59 PM GMT

Ramp up your Innovation in 2017 with The Affino Unified Digital Business Platform

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Ramp up your Innovation in 2017 with The Affino Unified Digital Business Platform

Uncertain times lie ahead as the whole global marketplace enters into a period of significant change. We have no way of knowing what will happen longer term, but in the short run - supply prices will rise and inflation will creep up - as is already happening. The £ exchange rate is still down significantly, and we’ve seen several of our supply bills increase - like the Amazon hosting, as many of these technical services and components are priced and traded in dollars. We’ve so

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