Postcard from EMUG 2016

We asked about 150 of our customers– the 2016 Editorial Manager User Group– to help us locate the “treasure” in Editorial Manager. If this sounds familiar, it’s because we tasked our 2016 European Editorial Manager User group meeting attendees with something similar.

Each year at both US and UK user group meetings, the Feature Workshop session empowers users to share their workflow wishes with Aries staff. Returning attendees often arrive prepared with lists of features and extended functionality that they’ve been dreaming about. They discuss among peer groups, with an Aries group leader, who then, in the Feature Presentations session, presents the top ‘wish list’ items identified by the group. This means that all attendees contribute feedback toward future releases.

In January, our UK user community voted on which of the 2015 US group’s wish list items they would most like to see developed and included in a future release. They did this via a fun, interactive treasure map poster. This is what we mean by “Help us locate the treasure!” in Editorial Manager.

In Boston a couple of weeks ago at our US user group meeting, we shared the results of the UK group’s January feature workshop, and asked them to ‘locate the treasure.’ Here are the results:Doctored_Map

Enhanced reminders and alerts – 20

Attachments on batch emails – 15

Copy functionality for letters – 14

Global find and replace for edit letters – 14

Allow reject without assigning an editor – 10

Bulk people data – 9

Improved master configuration for cross-journal admin – 9

Simplify editor main menu – 3

Production task deep link for editors – 3

Multiple classification lists for different purposes – 3

Carry review data beyond a single transfer – 3

Enhanced editor form questionnaire functionality – 2

European date formatting – 0

Sincere thanks to all who attended and made this year’s meeting the biggest and best US Editorial Manager User Group Meeting yet!