Rims provides a rich set of functionality which supports the internal operations of a recording label. The core of the product is in managing the catalog and artist information. It also provides an integrated view for marketing activities such as Events management, Publicity management and Retail management. The components are modular so that each can be independent or work in conjunction with the other.
Complete Artist information
Band member details with instruments and profile
Automatic discography generation
Management & Booking agent information
Interaction history maintenance
Catalog Cataloging of all the titles with details such as the instruments played by each artist in a recording of a song included in the album, the personnel associated with an album, various formats of distribution, etc.
Song Rendition Management
Song list with details
Complete list of personnel with their roles
Events Management Arranging the publicity for tours by artists at and around the venues; these tours can be arranged for specific artists, or for groups; these tours can be for individual concerts or for festivals/fairs.
Concert/Tour related promotions
Complete Venue Information
Venue interaction history
Marketing On release of a new album being able to notify all the distributors about the new release through posters, profile and CDs/Cassettes samplers. Maintain data about different advertising agencies/media, size and cost for placing advertisements, placing advertisements in magazines, Newsletters, Websites etc.
Publicity Maintain detail information about the journalists at various publications as well as details of a radio stations to promote titles by keeping track of market, genre and other pertinent information.
Radio Station contacts
Distribution Channel information
Information can be displayed based on a search using any/all the fields.
The advanced search graphical tool provides an extensive search capabilities where complex search can easily be performed.
Extensive pre-packaged reports.
Reports based on industry-standard Crystal Report Writer, only the report file is used in the application.
New reports can easily and independently incorporated into Rims.
Interface to existing e-mail package is available.
The interface package also enables integration with other software packages.
The application is web-enabled so that it is accessible using a web browser.
Web based search allows customers to search through the Catalog and find Tour schedules safely and quickly. This feature can be included in the companies main web site.
Limited information is accessible on PDAs.
Being able to access certain critical information on PDAs is under development.
The product is being developed using Object-Oriented methodology and is based on a client-server architecture, which provides the flexibility for the application to be an intranet or an internet application. The implementation is completely in Java (JDK1.3, RMI, Swing and Type 4 JDBC drivers) which makes the application to be platform independent.
The design is based on three tier architecture, the presentation layer, application layer and the data layer.
The client-server design takes into account for the ability to run the application in an intranet as well as internet environments through firewall, there by allowing secure access.
The application is web-enabled so that it is accessible in an intranet as well as internet environment.
Limited information accessible on PDAs.
Development done in Java using JDK1.3, RMI, Swing and Type 4 JDBC drivers. The inherent characteristics of Java make the application platform independent.
The current version has been tested on Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, Linux, Solaris using Oracle and SQL Server databases.
The application is web enabled. The user interface is implemented using Swing and as such allows for structured presentation as well as dynamic display of data. HTML presentation for some features has been developed and others are also planned.
The current implementation uses Oracle or SQL Server as the back-end database. Future plans include Sybase, PostgreSQL, DB2.