Overcoming complexity in broadcast media planning

Recent challenges have put broadcast production planning beyond the scope of traditional planning techniques and applications. Those challenges include tighter production budgets due to content diversification, industry consolidation and integration, an increasingly specialized workforce of employees and freelancers, and the use of state-of-the-art equipment. Under pressure to do more with less, broadcast media companies are investing in Quintiq advanced planning & scheduling software to overcome the complexity of planning and optimizing the utilization of their resources.

Quintiq's planning & optimization software provides the solution to the complex broadcast-media planning puzzle. It's configured to respect all of your organization's unique constraints, such as contract-specific requirements, labor regulations, and resource availability and capabilities. You're empowered to create fully-practicable long- and short-term plans that respect your key performance indicators even in the most complex of broadcast media organizations. You define your efficiency, productivity and profitability targets; Quintiq gives you the tools and the feedback you need to plan according to those targets.

    Read on to explore the benefits of Quintiq software for broadcast media companies in the areas of outside broadcast production, studio production and post production.

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    Outside Broadcast Production

    Outside broadcast production

    Quintiq's broadcast production planning software offers multi-resource planning and scheduling capabilities in a single integrated system. It provides the most cost-effective and productive match between operational requirements and available resources.
    • Assess the potential profitability of every business decision to be sure you're making the best decision for the future of your organization
    • Explore what-if scenarios and simulate the impact of future events on demand and capacity.
    • Assign employees and freelancers according to rates and required skills Collaborate in real-time with other departments and locations, customers, and freelancers to bid for and allocate resources
    • Create plans that incorporate multiple individual and collective working agreements, working regulations and norms, contract hours and labor laws, in order to maximize staff productivity
    • Calculate travelling time and distances, optimize routes, and determine the optimal mix of vehicles and drivers for your fleet to reduce logistics costs
    • Simulate the demand created by one-off events to anticipate requirements
    • Assess your ability to deliver on time and in budget to clients
    Find out how Quintiq software is used to optimize studio production studio productionand post production post production.
    Studio Production

    Studio production

    Quintiq's multi-resource planning software supports broadcast media companies with the complex task of planning and scheduling all aspects of studio production, from major purchasing decisions to the allocation of production personnel and equipment.
    • Scenario planning
      Assess the potential profitability of organizational changes, such as consolidating teams and investing in new equipment, in order to make the best decision for the future of your business
    • Centralized planning
      Optimize the utilization of studios and equipment through whole-network collaboration
    • Real-time planning
      Adjust production schedules in real-time to accommodate for disruptions
    • 100%-fit plans
      Create plans which reflect all personnel, equipment and licensing constraints
    • Forecasting
      Align capacity with predicted market trends
    Find out how Quintiq software is used to optimize outside broadcast production outside broadcast productionand post production post production.
    Post Production

    Post production

    Quintiq's multi-resource planning software supports post-production companies with the complex task of planning and scheduling all aspects of post production, from handling last-minute projects and project over-runs to the investment in and allocation of personnel and equipment.
    • Provide customers with reliable delivery dates based on actual capacity
    • Explore the impact of accepting long-term contracts and determine budget, requirements and ability to deliver on time
    • Optimize the utilization of suites and equipment with plans that take into account all constraints
    • Ensure that your planning makes the most of the diverse and unique skills of your workforce
    • Adjust schedules in real-time to accommodate for disruptions
    Find out how Quintiq software is used to optimize outside broadcast production outside broadcast productionand studio production studio production.
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