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Welcome New Client: Keesing Media Group 

by Cindy Twiss

We are extremely pleased to welcome Keesing Media Group as an Advantage client. Keesing is the largest publisher of puzzle magazines in Europe, with an annual print run of 96 million magazines. Based in Amsterdam, Keesing offers a wide range of puzzle magazines in many languages and countries including the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Hungary and the United Kingdom.

Founded in 1911 by the Amsterdam-based journalist IsaƤc Keesing, it remained a family-owned business until 2006, when it was purchased by TMG (Telegraaf Media Groep), a large Dutch media group. In 2017, Keesing was acquired by Ergon Capital Partners III, although TMG retains a 30% stake in the new partnership.

Keesing's 761 titles include crossword, arroword, cryptics, sudoku, logic puzzles, dot-to-dot, and coloring books for both children and adults.

Welcome, Keesing, to the Advantage family!

R & D Review

by Dan Heffernan

R & D activity in 2018 has been lively, to say the least. Here is an update.

Integration with Salesforce and Dynamics:
We recently tightened the integration between Advantage and these applications. Many of our prospects and clients use one of these CRM applications to manage sales leads and want a seamless integration between said package and Advantage.

For example, a user in Salesforce or Dynamics might want to enter a quote and have that result in a quote in Advantage. At the same time, they may wish to view information in Salesforce or Dynamics about orders taken or payments made in Advantage. They may also wish to view information managed in Advantage which is not in the CRM application, such as information about an existing subscription agreement.

Current technology allows a user in one application to see information in another without really knowing (or caring) where the information is stored. This is exactly the kind of integration we've built with Salesforce and Dynamics.

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Welcome New Employee: Joshua Pendleton

by Cindy Twiss
We a re pleased to welcome  Joshua Pendleton  the newest member of  the Product Development group led by Toby Hartman . Josh is not exactly a newcomer to AdvantageCS, however, as he was a summer intern in 2016 on the team led by  John Moore .
Josh recently graduated from the University of Michigan  where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science (with a minor in physics) from the school of engineering. Josh followed a family tradition, as both his parents attended the U of M. Younger brother Luke is currently a junior there, studying--guess what?--computer science and was also an intern at AdvantageCS this past summer.

Welcome New Employee: Curt Silverthorn 

by Cindy Twiss

We are pleased to welcome  Curt Silverthorn, the newest member of the Product Development group led by  Paul Sauter .
A recent graduate of the University of Michigan, Curt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the school of engineering. Curt intended to major in mechanical engineering, but when he took his first computer programming class, he was hooked. One aspect of programming he enjoys is putting together small pieces into a larger whole.

Hope to see you at one of these shows!


STM Frankfurt, October 9, 2018, Frankfurt

Frankfurt Book Fair, October 10-14, 2018 Frankfurt

Digital Content Expo, October 9-11, 2018, Berlin

Creating Custom Report Output---the Easy Way

by Paul DesRosiers

With the 2018.7 release of Advantage comes an improved way to create custom report output, based on your select criteria.  This functionality 
is available at the browser. 

One of the best features of the browser-based approach is the ability to see real-time results. You can both see the results and export them to a CSV or PDF file.  In addition, you can run this from within Advantage, incorporating the report into a jobstream or scheduling it to run on a regular basis.


Summer Fun at Hudson Mills Metropark

by Vinal Burbeck

Earlier this month, we held our annual summer gathering. These events, which vary from year to year, provide an opportunity for AdvantageCS employees and their families to enjoy each other's company, good food, and warm weather (provided the Michigan weather complies).
This year's event, a summer picnic, was held at Hudson Mills Metropark in the neighboring town of Dexter, Michigan (a 30-minute drive from AdvantageCS headquarters). Nearly 100 attendees of all ages partook of a catered lunch under the hot August sun. Many played lawn games like cornhole, volleyball, and the lesser-known spikeball. While the skies seemed threatening at times, the rain held off and all had a wonderful time. Take a look at some of the photos.
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AdvantageCS Supports the Community With Fundraiser for Hope Clinic

by Vinal Burbeck

L ast month, we held our 8th annual fundraiser for
Hope Clinic , a local organization dedicated to providing compassionate and practical help to those in need. With multiple AdvantageCS employees being regular contributors and volunteers, we have a deep relationship with the organization. But it goes beyond that: Hope Clinic was founded by our Vice President & Chief Product Manager, Dan Heffernan's, father back in 1982. 

Thirty-six years later, Hope Clinic is much more than a walk-in medical clinic; they also operate a dental clinic and run food programs, among other health & social services, to thousands of people across southeastern Michigan. All services are completely free.

Editor: Cindy Mikol Twiss

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