Case Studies

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HY Connect Advertising Project Management System (HYConnected)

HY Connect is one of the fastest growing advertising agencies in America, with offices in Chicago, IL and Milwaukee, WI. They work for regional and national brands and execute broadcast TV, radio, and web properties and all type of collateral. They deliver integrated solutions tailored to the communication challenges facing today’s CMO.

Creative Computing worked with HY Connect to create a FileMaker Pro 12 application (HYConnected) to help them manage clients, vendors, contacts, advertising campaigns, projects, team members, documents, files, milestones, notes and a calendar. The system serves approximately 30 users and handles 150 campaigns and 600 projects annually.

Centralizing this information has allowed staff to more easily collaborate and share work across offices located in multiple states as well as minimize duplicate data entry across the teams.

HYConnected is based on ccConnected, which is a great starter file to form the basis of a custom business solution for your own advertising agency. It is not a "product", nor is it a shrink-wrapped, off-the-shelf solution. It is a jump-start solution with the bulk of the hard development work already completed.

It has been built on a framework that can be customized by Creative Computing to meet your specific needs. A customized solution built on this foundation will save you thousands of dollars over starting development from a basic template or from scratch. Features that are unique to your business can be added to the standard system to fit the way you work. Contact us to find out more.

We have worked with some off-the-shelf project management companies to find the right solution for HY and those experiences have been miserable. Our experience with Creative Computing has been nothing but outstanding.

Creative Computing built us a project management system using FileMaker Pro, that we call HYConnected. HYConnected works the way we work instead of the way most off-the-shelf project management systems force you to work they way they work.

As HYConnected is still being piloted, we do not have hard quantifiable results. However, in the short term we have seen a great ability to collaborate and share work across offices located in multiple states as well as minimized duplicity of data entry across the teams.

Our experience with Creative Computing has been nothing but outstanding. We have worked with some off-the-shelf project management companies to find the right solution for HY and those experiences have been miserable. The personal and professional attention that Creative Computing afforded us, made this a painless process.

Are we happy about our experience with Creative Computing? HELL YES!! Would we recommend Creative Computing to others? In a heart beat!! Use Creative Computing and see how easy it is, the experience and results will speak for themselves.

Larry Farkos, VP - Director of Operations at HY Connect
July 18, 2013