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Client Planning Tools Update

Planning Tools Update 

We have reformatted the Client Planning Tools, to make printed copies of documents we use on the night easier to read in low lighting conditions.

This action has resulted in the renaming of database fields, thus some information has been lost.

We ask our future clients to check and update their Client Planning Tools.

The Issue

Our current Planning Tools Provider is Intelligence Inc.

Client Planning Tools Update

The main issue we have with Intelligence Inc are their heafty annual fees, which double if we want our Planning Tools to be responsive and mobile friendly.


According to Google 72% of internet users access the web with a mobile phone or tablet. We think Intelligence Inc’s pricing policy is unfair. Tjis is because almost every website is designed to be mobile friendly. With tools such as CMS and Bootstrap behind the scenes, making design adjustments quick.

Currently Intelligence Inc’s formatting of pages is non-existent. There isn’t even the option to enlarge text on the printed DJ reports we use while DJing. This makes general reading difficult in low lighting conditions.

Exciting Plans

Currently, we are writing our own Client Planning System. It is slow going, and will take many months. Written in HTML, PHP, JS, CSS, and JSON.

Work has started with the music database, and music request system. We have bought a framework called DataTables, and began coding on top. However, we are finding DaraTables has its limitations.

We are hoping to have something up and running by December 2019. With emphesis on well designed reports, mobile friendliness, and easy of use.

This is the music Database so far. Editing controls are next.