RunMags Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives


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4.0/5 (6 reviews)

RunMags overview

RunMags is a comprehensive software solution that provides the right tools to each employee, from sales to production and finance. The uniform user interface makes it easy to learn and expand user access over time.


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United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

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RunMags reviews

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Janice McHugh

My team has had a very positive experience working with the runmags team.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-10-06
Review Source: Capterra

The comprehensive functionality potential and ability to interface with relevant apps. The software offers several features to not only to publish a magazine but to also run your business-just as the name indicates! The CRM allows each member of your team to automate their tasks and then collaborate with each other to increase efficiencies. The system sets and monitors goals and targets and provides status reports with automatic updates. One great feature is the billing and fulfillment. This feature is fully customizable and offers automatic workflow, so once you set it up, your work is essentially done with invoicing. Overall, this is a great software tool to help run a successful magazine business.

Not all of the potential features are fully functional at this point, and when there is an issue, reaching tech support can be delayed, which creates downtime and frustration for users. Also getting some of the features fully functional has taken more time than expected. However, overall we have been very satisfied with the program.

Response from RunMags

Thanks for the feedback Janice!

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Christian Schubert

For us it is one of the best "CRM" software for publishing but it´s much more than this.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-12-20
Review Source: Capterra

We really like the automatic process from creating an proposal till sending reminders for missing ads. This helps us to optimize the whole sales and production process.

Mobile usage is not really good. The Flatplan could be more flexible and the look & feel could be a bit more modern.

Response from RunMags

Thanks for your feedback Chris. We¿ll touch base on your thoughts on mobile. Have been thinking about making a simplified mobile responsive interface in 2018.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Adrian Broadbent

Very compelling proposition

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-09
Review Source: Capterra

Some great features such as flat planning which means the WHOLE team has a real-time view and the ability to send contracts out from the system is very streamlined.

It can take a while to pull detailed filtered reports

Response from RunMags

Thanks for the feedback Adrian!

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Cara Wietstock

customer service excellence

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-09-29
Review Source: Capterra

I love how easily I can visualize my magazine before production using RunMags software.

They continue to help it work for us and it does help streamline our otherwise rudimentary editorial system. The program really does create ease in production mode, and in the case of strange errors with the software, the team is fast to help.

There are some little flaws, but the team always addresses them directly. There have also been some updates so I'm finding the page to look a bit different when I log on.

Response from RunMags

Thank you for your feedback Cara! Yeah, we're developing RunMags with such speed that we've been struggling to keep up some of the little flaws you mention. We're seeing the light in the end of the tunnel :-)

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Katrina Ball

Runmags is a great solution for CRM needs.

Reviewed 2015-11-24
Review Source: Capterra

As a small magazine company, Runmags has taken me from pen and paper and Excel spreadsheets to a more automated system. Allowing me to quickly see where I am within all areas of my business. Within a few months I have been able to scale up by offering more publications. I love that I am able to create flat plans for layouts, which makes production faster. I can automatically create and email contracts and invoices, send out reminders for artwork. I can also see who my sales reps will be meeting and when as well as the outcomes and they no longer need to ask me about contracts, invoices or if an ad is in as they can find out for themselves within Runmags. Runmags has been a game changer for my business. There is a slight learning curve as with everything, but I was given a complete walk through. If there are any hiccups the team is on it right away as if they are part of my team. Thanks Runmags

Response from RunMags

Thanks Katrina! We're looking forward to seeing you grow your business!

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RunMags pricing

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Unlimited # of users.
$1,000 onboarding fee. No termination fee.
Additional modules available and separately priced.

RunMags features

Accounting Integration
Activity Dashboard
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Reporting & Statistics

Activity Tracking (87 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (105 other apps)
Client Portal (73 other apps)
Customer Database (76 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (95 other apps)
Data Import/Export (88 other apps)
Document Management (73 other apps)
Electronic Payments (89 other apps)
Inventory Management (111 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (83 other apps)
Invoice Management (115 other apps)
Search Functionality (84 other apps)
Third Party Integration (98 other apps)

Security and privacy


Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for RunMags

Key features of RunMags

  • Contract management
  • Fulfillment management
  • Email marketing
  • Billing
  • Xero and Quickbooks
  • Circulation management
  • Application integration
  • Reminders
  • Tied to accounts
  • Campaign management
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Distribution management
  • G Suite + SMTP
  • Multi-Company
  • Updated daily
  • Print and online
  • Advertisement planning
  • Production planning
  • Customer records management
  • Sales reporting
  • Sales tracking
  • Secure data storage
  • Sign in with Google
  • Subscriptin services
  • Sales Dashboard
  • Advertising management
  • Adverting and subscriptions
  • Sell subscriptions and events
  • White labeled
  • Subscriber segmentation
  • Reporting & statisitcs
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Advertising sales - CRM and contract management for advertising sales. Great-looking proposals, delivered by email with eSign booking confirmation.

Copy collection - Automated email reminders to those responsible to furnish artwork. Self-service upload and assignment of copy to bookings.

Order fulfillment - Drag-and-drop planning of advertising for all channels. Flatplan for print and digital, swimlane calendar for websites and issues for newsletters.

Subscription sales - Subscriber focused management of subscriptions in print, digital, web, social and email. Secure and mobile friendly self-service portals.

Circulation management - Issue and time-based batching of active subscribers. Excel and API interface for interaction with printer and distribution services.

Email excellence - Domain white listing with superior deliverability of marketing and transactional email. Integrated email design tools, GDPR friendly opt-out, and statistics.

Invoicing/billing - Effortless billing of advertisers and subscribers. Automated advertising billing queue with printed or emailed invoices.

Payments - PCI and SCA compliant payment processing via credit card, ACH and SEPA. Secure account portals where advertisers view and pay invoices.

Accounting integrations - Seamless syncronization of customers, invoices and payments to Xero, QuickBooks and Fortnox.