Release date: June 7, 2022
When working in your media plan, it is useful to see your media budgets and expenses in order to stay on track.
Currently, you can use the cost summary sidebar in the planning module to view the total budget, total cost, and remaining budget of your media plan with a breakdown of your cost by media categories and media.
With this release, the cost summary allows to see a breakdown by other dimensions such as media plans, organizations, etc. and displays budgets when applicable.
Let see how it works...
Cost summary dimensions
You can now select the desired dimension for the breakdown in the cost summary sidebar:
For existing users: The default is Summary by Media category which is the exact structure and behaviour as before.
Note that some dimensions are 2-level, and others are flat 1-level.
For example, the Summary by Media category is 2-level: A hierarchy of media categories and media, while The summary by Media is 1-level: A flat list of media:
This provides flexibility on how you want to see the breakdown depending on your task at hand.
Budgets in the cost summary
You can now see the budgets when selecting a dimension that associated budgets including the media plan, campaign, organization group and organization dimensions.
For example, when you select the Summary by media plan or Summary by organization group, you'll notice that a budget column appears in the breakdown:
Cost summary navigation
The planning cost summary and filters are connected together. This can serve as a powerful way to navigate your media plan to quickly list subsets of media insertions.
For example, if you use the filters to select 2 organizations (#1):
You'll notice that the 2 organizations are selected in the cost summary (#2) and that budgets/total costs from both organizations are used to calculate the remaining budget (#3).
Alternatively, you can use the cost summary to quickly filter a list of media insertions.
That's it ! We hope you'll enjoy the new enhanced planning cost summary.
Give it a try and let us know what you think !
As always, don't hesitate to send us your great feedback or other ideas for new features !
Have a great day,
The MediaPlanHQ team