Clickshare Subscription Management for Online Publishers and Content Providers

Clickshare provides integrated Subscription Management and Access Control Services for many content server platforms as well as various additional modules and services, including the ones described here.

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  • Newscycle Solutions Website Integration

    This integration allows Newscycle Solutions to use Clickshare to authenticate access to website content like articles.

    This integration can be configured to require registration for specified categories of articles, to require a subscription for specified categories of articles, to meter access to specified categories of articles, or a combination of these approaches. If you choose to meter articles, Clickshare provides a module for basic metered access that also supports A/B testing metered access strategies.

    Clickshare also previously integrated with Saxotech Online's website management system prior to their reorganization into Newscycle Solutions.

    This module requires a service agreement with Newscycle Solutions.

  • Drupal Website Integration

    This module includes setup and licensing of the Clickshare software created to link the Client's registration/authentication service to the content management system for the purpose of providing authentication, subscription management, and data exchange.

  • WordPress Website Integration

    The Clickshare Authentication plugin is used to synchronize a WordPress content server with the Clickshare authentication server. It handles user login and logout, and the protection of subscription-required content. It also supports a metered paywall scheme, as well as IP-based and referrer-based whitelisted access.

    The Clickshare plugin is designed around the idea that "protected" content doesn't mean "invisible" content. Other content management plugins will completely hide all posts that a user does not have access to, to the point that a customer may not even know that they're missing out on half your content. The Clickshare Authentication plugin works differently - headlines for all articles will still be visible, and will show the user either a short summary or the first few lines of the article, with a configurable cut-off point. The rest of the post will be hidden to users without the required subscription - replaced with either a log in link, or a link to Clickshare where they can manage their subscriptions.

    The plugin requires a free additional third party plugin to function: Groups

  • World Now Website Integration

    This module includes setup and licensing of the Clickshare software created to link the Client's registration/authentication service to the content management system for the purpose of providing authentication, subscription management, and data exchange.

  • Apache/IIS/Lotus Integration

    The Clickshare Apache/IIS/Lotus Integration provides software that adds access control to content being served by Apache or IIS web servers. This module is available for situations where the publication manages its own web server to serve content using simple URLs to identify content. One of our other integration modules is more appropriate when using a content management system that includes an API or other provision for third-party authentication and access control.

    The Clickshare Apache/IIS/Lotus Integration provides a web server plug-in that monitors requests and determines what rights are required for each request through pattern-matching. The plug-in configuration defines which URLs require authentication and specific rights, which URLs are exempt from authentication and, if desired, which URLs require specific payment (e.g., to require either a subscription or payment of a per-document fee for access).

  • Custom Content Management Integration

    This module includes setup and licensing of the Clickshare software created to link the Client's registration/authentication service to a custom content delivery server for the purpose of providing authentication, subscription management, and data exchange. The specified set up fee assumes that the Content Management Server is able to redirect browsers to the registration server when authentication is required, and look for and understand our response contained in a redirect back to the Content Management Server. If additional customer information is required on the Content Management Server, we provide an API the Content Management Server can use to request this information. We can use an API provided by the Content Management Server to push this information, but depending on the API details, this may require an additional setup fee.

    This integration can be configured to require registration for specified categories of articles, to require a subscription for specified categories of articles, to meter access to specified categories of articles, or a combination of these approaches. If you choose to meter articles, Clickshare provides a module for basic metered access that also supports A/B testing metered access strategies.

  • Data Joe Integration

    This module includes setup and licensing of the Clickshare software created to link the Client's registration/authentication service to the Data Joe content delivery system for the purpose of providing authentication, subscription management, sales, and data exchange. Data Joe may charge additional fees.

  • Virtual Paper vEdition Integration

    This integration allows Virtual Paper to use Clickshare to authenticate access to a Virtual Paper vEdition.

    When a customer requests a Virtual Paper vEdition and Virtual Paper determines that the customer needs to authenticate, they redirect the customer to Clickshare with information about the requested Virtual Paper vEdition.

    • If the customer is already logged into Clickshare and has an active subscription to the requested Virtual Paper vEdition, Clickshare automatically redirects the customer back to the Virtual Paper vEdition with some information to indicate that the customer is allowed to access the requested Virtual Paper vEdition.
    • If the customer is already logged into Clickshare but does not have an active subscription to the requested Virtual Paper vEdition, Clickshare presents the applicable subscription options to the customer. Once the customer has purchased a subscription that provides access to the requested Virtual Paper vEdition, Clickshare redirects the customer back to the Virtual Paper vEdition with some information to indicate that the customer is allowed to access the requested Virtual Paper vEdition.
    • If the customer is not already logged into Clickshare, Clickshare presents the customer with the login page and the subscription sign up options. Once the customer has logged into an account that has a active subscription to the requested Virtual Paper edition or has created an account and purchased a subscription that provides access to the requested Virtual Paper vEdition, Clickshare redirects the customer back to the Virtual Paper vEdition with some information to indicate that the customer is allowed to access the requested Virtual Paper vEdition.

    Clickshare is currently integrated to perform authentication and access control services for Virtual Paper's vEdition product.

    This module requires a service agreement with Virtual Paper.

  • NewspaperDirect eEdition Integration

    This module includes setup and licensing of the Clickshare software created to link the Client's registration/authentication service to the eEdition provider for the purpose of providing authentication, subscription management, and data exchange.

    The eEdition provider may charge additional fees.

  • NXTBook Media eEdition Integration

    This module includes setup and licensing of the Clickshare software created to link the Client's registration/authentication service to the eEdition provider for the purpose of providing authentication, subscription management, and data exchange.

    The eEdition provider may charge additional fees.

  • Olive Software eEdition Integration

    This integration allows Olive Software to use Clickshare to authenticate access to an Olive Software eEdition.

    When a customer requests an Olive Software eEdition and Olive Software determines that the customer needs to authenticate, they redirect the customer to Clickshare with information about the requested Olive Software eEdition.

    • If the customer is already logged into Clickshare and has an active subscription to the requested Olive Software eEdition, Clickshare automatically redirects the customer back to the Olive Software eEdition with some information to indicate that the customer is allowed to access the requested Olive Software eEdition.
    • If the customer is already logged into Clickshare but does not have an active subscription to the requested Olive Software eEdition, Clickshare presents the applicable subscription options to the customer. Once the customer has purchased a subscription that provides access to the requested Olive Software eEdition, Clickshare redirects the customer back to the Olive Software eEdition with some information to indicate that the customer is allowed to access the requested Olive Software eEdition.
    • If the customer is not already logged into Clickshare, Clickshare presents the customer with the login page and the subscription sign up options. Once the customer has logged into an account that has a active subscription to the requested Olive Software edition or has created an account and purchased a subscription that provides access to the requested Olive Software eEdition, Clickshare redirects the customer back to the Olive Software eEdition with some information to indicate that the customer is allowed to access the requested Olive Software eEdition.

    Clickshare is currently integrated to perform authentication and access control services for Olive Software's Olive Dynamic Newsstand (ODN) and ActivePaper Archive (APA) products.

    This module requires a service agreement with Olive Software.

  • Tecnavia Edition Integration

    This integration allows Tecnavia to use Clickshare to authenticate access to a Tecnavia Edition.

    When a customer requests a Tecnavia Edition and Tecnavia determines that the customer needs to authenticate, they redirect the customer to Clickshare with information about the requested Tecnavia Edition.

    • If the customer is already logged into Clickshare and has an active subscription to the requested Tecnavia Edition, Clickshare automatically redirects the customer back to the Tecnavia Edition with some information to indicate that the customer is allowed to access the requested Tecnavia Edition.
    • If the customer is already logged into Clickshare but does not have an active subscription to the requested Tecnavia Edition, Clickshare presents the applicable subscription options to the customer. Once the customer has purchased a subscription that provides access to the requested Tecnavia Edition, Clickshare redirects the customer back to the Tecnavia Edition with some information to indicate that the customer is allowed to access the requested Tecnavia Edition.
    • If the customer is not already logged into Clickshare, Clickshare presents the customer with the login page and the subscription sign up options. Once the customer has logged into an account that has a active subscription to the requested Tecnavia edition or has created an account and purchased a subscription that provides access to the requested Tecnavia Edition, Clickshare redirects the customer back to the Tecnavia Edition with some information to indicate that the customer is allowed to access the requested Tecnavia Edition.

    This module requires a service agreement with Tecnavia.

  • ZMags eEdition Integration

    This module includes setup and licensing of the Clickshare software created to link the Client's registration/authentication service to the eEdition provider for the purpose of providing authentication, subscription management, and data exchange.

    The eEdition provider may charge additional fees.

  • iOS App Integration

    Custom subscription and login pages optimized for iOS mobile devices that your iOS app developer can use for registration, authentication, subscription management, and data exchange purposes.

  • iOS App Integration using Clickshare's External Integration API

    Access to Clickshare's External Integration API to allow your iOS app developer to make real-time server-to-server requests to Clickshare. This allows the app developer to query accounts, perform authentication, add subscriptions, and make other changes to accounts directly using information that they collect from customers.

  • Android App Integration

    Custom subscription and login pages optimized for Android mobile devices that your Android app developer can use for registration, authentication, subscription management, and data exchange purposes.

  • Android App Integration using Clickshare's External Integration API

    Access to Clickshare's External Integration API to allow your Android app developer to make real-time server-to-server requests to Clickshare. This allows the app developer to query accounts, perform authentication, add subscriptions, and make other changes to accounts directly using information that they collect from customers.

  • File-Based Circulation Database Integration

    This integration supports granting free or reduced cost access to online content for print delivery subscribers using a periodic (typically nightly) CSV file exchange.

    For this integration, the client automatically or manually generates a CSV file from their circulation system with a fixed set of columns that contains all of the active print subscribers each day and places it on Clickshare's secure FTP (SFTP) server. Clickshare automatically checks for this file at set times. If a new file is found, Clickshare loads the file into its database. During this import process, Clickshare can be configured to update the existing online accounts that are linked to a print delivery subscription and create new online accounts for print delivery subscriptions that are not yet linked to an online account, optionally sending welcome emails to new accounts.

    For example, the import process could do the following:

    • Activate (or reactivate) the circulation-managed Clickshare subscription that provides access to online content for customers who have previously been linked to a print delivery subscription if the print delivery record exists in the import file.
    • Cancel the circulation-managed Clickshare subscription that provides access to online content for customers who have previously been linked to a print delivery subscription if the print delivery record does not exist in the import file.
    • Create Clickshare online accounts with circulation-managed Clickshare subscriptions that provide access to online content for records in the import file that contain email addresses but have not been linked to a Clickshare online account. When these Clickshare accounts are created, Clickshare sends a welcome email to each customer with a unique URL that allows them to set a password on their account that also invites them to interact with the site.

    This module requires a service agreement with a third-party circulation system.

  • DTI / Newscycle File-Based Circulation Database Integration

    This integration supports granting free or reduced cost access to online content for print delivery subscribers using a periodic (typically nightly) CSV file exchange.

    For this integration, the client automatically or manually generates a CSV file from DTI / Newscycle with a fixed set of columns that contains all of the active print subscribers each day and places it on Clickshare's secure FTP (SFTP) server. Clickshare automatically checks for this file at set times. If a new file is found, Clickshare loads the file into its database. During this import process, Clickshare can be configured to update the existing online accounts that are linked to a print delivery subscription and create new online accounts for print delivery subscriptions that are not yet linked to an online account, optionally sending welcome emails to new accounts.

    For example, the import process could do the following:

    • Activate (or reactivate) the circulation-managed Clickshare subscription that provides access to online content for customers who have previously been linked to a print delivery subscription if the print delivery record exists in the import file.
    • Cancel the circulation-managed Clickshare subscription that provides access to online content for customers who have previously been linked to a print delivery subscription if the print delivery record does not exist in the import file.
    • Create Clickshare online accounts with circulation-managed Clickshare subscriptions that provide access to online content for records in the import file that contain email addresses but have not been linked to a Clickshare online account. When these Clickshare accounts are created, Clickshare sends a welcome email to each customer with a unique URL that allows them to set a password on their account that also invites them to interact with the site.

    This module requires a service agreement with DTI / Newscycle.

  • iServices File-Based Circulation Database Integration

    This integration supports granting free or reduced cost access to online content for print delivery subscribers using a periodic (typically nightly) CSV file exchange.

    For this integration, the client automatically or manually generates a CSV file from iServices with a fixed set of columns that contains all of the active print subscribers each day and places it on Clickshare's secure FTP (SFTP) server. Clickshare automatically checks for this file at set times. If a new file is found, Clickshare loads the file into its database. During this import process, Clickshare can be configured to update the existing online accounts that are linked to a print delivery subscription and create new online accounts for print delivery subscriptions that are not yet linked to an online account, optionally sending welcome emails to new accounts.

    For example, the import process could do the following:

    • Activate (or reactivate) the circulation-managed Clickshare subscription that provides access to online content for customers who have previously been linked to a print delivery subscription if the print delivery record exists in the import file.
    • Cancel the circulation-managed Clickshare subscription that provides access to online content for customers who have previously been linked to a print delivery subscription if the print delivery record does not exist in the import file.
    • Create Clickshare online accounts with circulation-managed Clickshare subscriptions that provide access to online content for records in the import file that contain email addresses but have not been linked to a Clickshare online account. When these Clickshare accounts are created, Clickshare sends a welcome email to each customer with a unique URL that allows them to set a password on their account that also invites them to interact with the site.

    This module requires a service agreement with iServices.

  • Newzware File-Based Circulation Database Integration

    This integration supports granting free or reduced cost access to online content for print delivery subscribers using a periodic (typically nightly) CSV file exchange.

    For this integration, the client automatically or manually generates a CSV file from Newzware with a fixed set of columns that contains all of the active print subscribers each day and places it on Clickshare's secure FTP (SFTP) server. Clickshare automatically checks for this file at set times. If a new file is found, Clickshare loads the file into its database. During this import process, Clickshare can be configured to update the existing online accounts that are linked to a print delivery subscription and create new online accounts for print delivery subscriptions that are not yet linked to an online account, optionally sending welcome emails to new accounts.

    For example, the import process could do the following:

    • Activate (or reactivate) the circulation-managed Clickshare subscription that provides access to online content for customers who have previously been linked to a print delivery subscription if the print delivery record exists in the import file.
    • Cancel the circulation-managed Clickshare subscription that provides access to online content for customers who have previously been linked to a print delivery subscription if the print delivery record does not exist in the import file.
    • Create Clickshare online accounts with circulation-managed Clickshare subscriptions that provide access to online content for records in the import file that contain email addresses but have not been linked to a Clickshare online account. When these Clickshare accounts are created, Clickshare sends a welcome email to each customer with a unique URL that allows them to set a password on their account that also invites them to interact with the site.

    This module requires a service agreement with Newzware.

  • Anzio File-Based Circulation Database Integration

    This integration supports granting free or reduced cost access to online content for print delivery subscribers using a periodic (typically nightly) CSV file exchange.

    For this integration, the client automatically or manually generates a CSV file from Anzio with a fixed set of columns that contains all of the active print subscribers each day and places it on Clickshare's secure FTP (SFTP) server. Clickshare automatically checks for this file at set times. If a new file is found, Clickshare loads the file into its database. During this import process, Clickshare can be configured to update the existing online accounts that are linked to a print delivery subscription and create new online accounts for print delivery subscriptions that are not yet linked to an online account, optionally sending welcome emails to new accounts.

    For example, the import process could do the following:

    • Activate (or reactivate) the circulation-managed Clickshare subscription that provides access to online content for customers who have previously been linked to a print delivery subscription if the print delivery record exists in the import file.
    • Cancel the circulation-managed Clickshare subscription that provides access to online content for customers who have previously been linked to a print delivery subscription if the print delivery record does not exist in the import file.
    • Create Clickshare online accounts with circulation-managed Clickshare subscriptions that provide access to online content for records in the import file that contain email addresses but have not been linked to a Clickshare online account. When these Clickshare accounts are created, Clickshare sends a welcome email to each customer with a unique URL that allows them to set a password on their account that also invites them to interact with the site.

    This module requires a service agreement with Anzio.

  • Vision Data File-Based Circulation Database Integration

    This integration supports granting free or reduced cost access to online content for print delivery subscribers using a periodic (typically nightly) CSV file exchange.

    For this integration, the client automatically or manually generates a CSV file from Anzio with a fixed set of columns that contains all of the active print subscribers each day and places it on Clickshare's secure FTP (SFTP) server. Clickshare automatically checks for this file at set times. If a new file is found, Clickshare loads the file into its database. During this import process, Clickshare can be configured to update the existing online accounts that are linked to a print delivery subscription and create new online accounts for print delivery subscriptions that are not yet linked to an online account, optionally sending welcome emails to new accounts.

    For example, the import process could do the following:

    • Activate (or reactivate) the circulation-managed Clickshare subscription that provides access to online content for customers who have previously been linked to a print delivery subscription if the print delivery record exists in the import file.
    • Cancel the circulation-managed Clickshare subscription that provides access to online content for customers who have previously been linked to a print delivery subscription if the print delivery record does not exist in the import file.
    • Create Clickshare online accounts with circulation-managed Clickshare subscriptions that provide access to online content for records in the import file that contain email addresses but have not been linked to a Clickshare online account. When these Clickshare accounts are created, Clickshare sends a welcome email to each customer with a unique URL that allows them to set a password on their account that also invites them to interact with the site.

    This module requires a service agreement with Anzio.

  • DTI / Newscycle API-Based Circulation Database Integration

    This module supports a full, two-way connection between your Clickshare database and DTI / Newscycle's circulation system, all in real-time.

    Customers can link their online Clickshare account to their print delivery subscription to allow them to access web content for free or reduced cost for as long as their print delivery subscription remains active. Additionally, customers can perform print delivery service operations such as purchasing a new print delivery subscription, entering vacation stops on existing print delivery subscriptions, submitting comments or complaints about their print delivery, and changing their print delivery address.

    When customers update their accounts, purchase subscriptions, or perform other delivery service operations, Clickshare sends the updated account and subscription information to DTI / Newscycle in real-time using direct DTI / Newscycle API calls. Similarly, when customers link their online account to a print subscription or request authentication for content, Clickshare uses direct DTI / Newscycle API calls in real-time to confirm the customer's print delivery status.

    This module requires a service agreement with DTI / Newscycle, and DTI / Newscycle may charge additional fees for access to their API.

  • iServices API-Based Circulation Database Integration

    This module supports a full, two-way connection between your Clickshare database and iServices' circulation system, all in real-time.

    Customers can purchase a new print delivery subscription or link their online Clickshare account to their print delivery subscription to allow them to access web content for free or reduced cost for as long as their print delivery subscription remains active.

    When a customer purchases a print subscription or links their print delivery subscription to an online Clickshare account, Clickshare redirects customers to iServices' customer service module. This redirect includes the information that iServices needs to assist the customer without forcing the customer to enter the same data in both systems. When the customer completes their transaction with iServices, iServices redirects the customer back to Clickshare with the information that Clickshare needs to keep the two databases synced.

    This module requires a service agreement with iServices, and iServices may charge additional fees for access to their API.

  • Newzware API-Based Circulation Database Integration

    This module supports a full, two-way connection between your Clickshare database and Newzware's circulation system, all in real-time.

    Customers can link their online Clickshare account to their print delivery subscription to allow them to access web content for free or reduced cost for as long as their print delivery subscription remains active. Additionally, customers can perform print delivery service operations such as purchasing a new print delivery subscription, entering vacation stops on existing print delivery subscriptions, submitting comments or complaints about their print delivery, and changing their print delivery address.

    When customers update their accounts, purchase subscriptions, or perform other delivery service operations, Clickshare sends the updated account and subscription information to Newzware in real-time using direct Newzware API calls. Similarly, when customers link their online account to a print subscription or request authentication for content, Clickshare uses direct Newzware API calls in real-time to confirm the customer's print delivery status.

    This module requires a service agreement with Newzware, and Newzware may charge additional fees for access to their API.

  • File-Based Print Subscription Capture

    This feature provides a secure web interface customers can use to place new print subscription orders. In a typical installation, the customer first sees a page on which they enter the delivery postal code. Based on this and information you provide, we display a page appropriate to the delivery area. There are typically pages for Home Delivery, US Mail Delivery, and if desired, International Mail Delivery.

    This integration can be configured to capture the customer purchase information so that it can be charged through the circulation system, or it can be configured to charge customers through Clickshare. If it is configured to process charges through Clickshare, you can choose to have charges processed either in real-time or as part of a weekly credit card batch run.

    Each night we generate an encrypted, machine-readable file containing the information collected from all of the new orders placed since the last report that can be imported into any circulation system. We also generate a nightly statistics report customization will be billed at our standard rate. This feature can be used to collect other orders as well.

    This module requires a service agreement with a third-party circulation system.

  • DTI / Newscycle File-Based Print Subscription Capture

    This feature provides a secure web interface customers can use to place new print subscription orders. In a typical installation, the customer first sees a page on which they enter the delivery postal code. Based on this and information you provide, we display a page appropriate to the delivery area. There are typically pages for Home Delivery, US Mail Delivery, and if desired, International Mail Delivery.

    This integration can be configured to capture the customer purchase information so that it can be charged through DTI / Newscycle, or it can be configured to charge customers through Clickshare. If it is configured to process charges through Clickshare, you can choose to have charges processed either in real-time or as part of a weekly credit card batch run.

    Each night we generate an encrypted, machine-readable file containing the information collected from all of the new orders placed since the last report that can be imported into DTI / Newscycle. We also generate a nightly statistics report customization will be billed at our standard rate. This feature can be used to collect other orders as well.

    This module requires a service agreement with DTI / Newscycle.

  • iServices File-Based Print Subscription Capture

    This feature provides a secure web interface customers can use to place new print subscription orders. In a typical installation, the customer first sees a page on which they enter the delivery postal code. Based on this and information you provide, we display a page appropriate to the delivery area. There are typically pages for Home Delivery, US Mail Delivery, and if desired, International Mail Delivery.

    This integration can be configured to capture the customer purchase information so that it can be charged through iServices, or it can be configured to charge customers through Clickshare. If it is configured to process charges through Clickshare, you can choose to have charges processed either in real-time or as part of a weekly credit card batch run.

    Each night we generate an encrypted, machine-readable file containing the information collected from all of the new orders placed since the last report that can be imported into iServices. We also generate a nightly statistics report customization will be billed at our standard rate. This feature can be used to collect other orders as well.

    This module requires a service agreement with iServices.

  • Newzware File-Based Print Subscription Capture

    This feature provides a secure web interface customers can use to place new print subscription orders. In a typical installation, the customer first sees a page on which they enter the delivery postal code. Based on this and information you provide, we display a page appropriate to the delivery area. There are typically pages for Home Delivery, US Mail Delivery, and if desired, International Mail Delivery.

    This integration can be configured to capture the customer purchase information so that it can be charged through Newzware, or it can be configured to charge customers through Clickshare. If it is configured to process charges through Clickshare, you can choose to have charges processed either in real-time or as part of a weekly credit card batch run.

    Each night we generate an encrypted, machine-readable file containing the information collected from all of the new orders placed since the last report that can be imported into Newzware. We also generate a nightly statistics report customization will be billed at our standard rate. This feature can be used to collect other orders as well.

    This module requires a service agreement with Newzware.

  • Anzio File-Based Print Subscription Capture

    This feature provides a secure web interface customers can use to place new print subscription orders. In a typical installation, the customer first sees a page on which they enter the delivery postal code. Based on this and information you provide, we display a page appropriate to the delivery area. There are typically pages for Home Delivery, US Mail Delivery, and if desired, International Mail Delivery.

    This integration can be configured to capture the customer purchase information so that it can be charged through Anzio, or it can be configured to charge customers through Clickshare. If it is configured to process charges through Clickshare, you can choose to have charges processed either in real-time or as part of a weekly credit card batch run.

    Each night we generate an encrypted, machine-readable file containing the information collected from all of the new orders placed since the last report that can be imported into Anzio. We also generate a nightly statistics report customization will be billed at our standard rate. This feature can be used to collect other orders as well.

    This module requires a service agreement with Anzio.

  • Vision Data File-Based Print Subscription Capture

    This feature provides a secure web interface customers can use to place new print subscription orders. In a typical installation, the customer first sees a page on which they enter the delivery postal code. Based on this and information you provide, we display a page appropriate to the delivery area. There are typically pages for Home Delivery, US Mail Delivery, and if desired, International Mail Delivery.

    This integration can be configured to capture the customer purchase information so that it can be charged through Vision Data, or it can be configured to charge customers through Clickshare. If it is configured to process charges through Clickshare, you can choose to have charges processed either in real-time or as part of a weekly credit card batch run.

    Each night we generate an encrypted, machine-readable file containing the information collected from all of the new orders placed since the last report that can be imported into Vision Data. We also generate a nightly statistics report customization will be billed at our standard rate. This feature can be used to collect other orders as well.

    This module requires a service agreement with Vision Data.

  • File-Based Vendor Portal

    This module, which can be integrated with any third-party circulation system, provides an interface where both Vendor and Publication can track and manage draw, returns, and all payments and credits of print editions.

    Depending on how the Customer's circulation system is configured, Clickshare can also add the ability for Vendors to pay their bills via the interface. This can either be configured for real-time charging or batch processing.

    Clickshare and the circulation system exchange draw, returns, and payment information in nightly CSV files.

    This module requires a service agreement with a third-party circulation system.

  • DTI / Newscycle File-Based Vendor Portal

    This module provides an interface where both Vendor and Publication can track and manage draw, returns, and all payments and credits of print editions.

    Depending on how the Customer's circulation system is configured, Clickshare can also add the ability for Vendors to pay their bills via the interface. This can either be configured for real-time charging or batch processing.

    Clickshare and DTI / Newscycle exchange draw, returns, and payment information in nightly CSV files.

    This module requires a service agreement with DTI / Newscycle.

  • iServices File-Based Vendor Portal

    This module provides an interface where both Vendor and Publication can track and manage draw, returns, and all payments and credits of print editions.

    Depending on how the Customer's circulation system is configured, Clickshare can also add the ability for Vendors to pay their bills via the interface. This can either be configured for real-time charging or batch processing.

    Clickshare and iServices exchange draw, returns, and payment information in nightly CSV files.

  • Newzware File-Based Vendor Portal

    This module provides an interface where both Vendor and Publication can track and manage draw, returns, and all payments and credits of print editions.

    Depending on how the Customer's circulation system is configured, Clickshare can also add the ability for Vendors to pay their bills via the interface. This can either be configured for real-time charging or batch processing.

    Clickshare and Newzware exchange draw, returns, and payment information in nightly CSV files.

    This module requires a service agreement with Newzware.

  • Anzio File-Based Vendor Portal

    This module provides an interface where both Vendor and Publication can track and manage draw, returns, and all payments and credits of print editions.

    Depending on how the Customer's circulation system is configured, Clickshare can also add the ability for Vendors to pay their bills via the interface. This can either be configured for real-time charging or batch processing.

    Clickshare and Anzio exchange draw, returns, and payment information in nightly CSV files.

    This module requires a service agreement with Anzio.

  • Vision Data File-Based Vendor Portal

    This module provides an interface where both Vendor and Publication can track and manage draw, returns, and all payments and credits of print editions.

    Depending on how the Customer's circulation system is configured, Clickshare can also add the ability for Vendors to pay their bills via the interface. This can either be configured for real-time charging or batch processing.

    Clickshare and Vision Data exchange draw, returns, and payment information in nightly CSV files.

    This module requires a service agreement with Vision Data.

  • CheetahMail Email Marketing Solution Integration

    This module allows users' account data and email preferences to be synced with CheetahMail so they can be used in the CheetahMail analytics platform. Clickshare captures customer opt-ins, email address changes as well as other information, and sends the necessary subscribe and unsubscribe events to the processor.

    This module requires an additional service agreement with the vendor.

  • MailChimp Email Marketing Integration

    This module allows user' email preferences to be sent to MailChimp to consolidate email campaign lists. Clickshare captures customer opt-ins, email address changes as well as other information, and sends the necessary subscribe and unsubscribe events to the processor. Clickshare has implemented version 1.3 and version 2.0 of the MailChimp API

    This module requires an additional service agreement with the vendor.

  • My Emma Email Marketing Integration

    This module allows users' account data and email preferences to be synced with My Emma. All email list management is done through Clickshare, and Clickshare sends the necessary subscribe and unsubscribe events to the processor.

    This module requires an additional service agreement with the vendor.

  • External Integration API (extAPI)

    This module includes setup and licensing of Clickshare software to allow the Client's or other third-party systems to integrate with Clickshare using Clickshare's server-to-server integration API. The API includes interfaces to query accounts, perform authentication, add subscriptions, and make other changes to accounts.

  • Cengage SSO

    Cengage Login allows Cengage customers to use their login credentials to log into Clickshare.

    This module requires an additional service agreement with the vendor.

  • Facebook Login

    Facebook Login allows users to log into their Clickshare account using their Facebook credentials. Accounts are linked using the email address in Facebook as their Clickshare user name.

    This module requires an additional service agreement with the vendor.

  • Gigya Social Media Authentication Integration

    This integration allows customers to authenticate using their social media accounts and to create accounts within Clickshare. These accounts will be pre-populated with information from the social media accounts. Once the account is created, users will be able to log in via their social media accounts.

    This module requires an additional service agreement with the vendor.

  • Pluck Reader Commenting System Integration

    If your website is using Pluck for reader comments, this module allows users login in for comments via their Clickshare account. Additionally, this module also includes collecting a display name (with checks against a blacklist of undesirable names) as well as collecting privacy-protection preferences from customers as part of the registration process and reporting authentication statistics. The system can be configured to request this information at the outset, or only when handling a commenting system authentication request.

    This module requires an additional service agreement with the vendor.

  • Disqus Reader Commenting System Integration

    If your website is using Disqus for reader comments, this module allows users login in for comments via their Clickshare account. Additionally, this module also includes collecting a display name (with checks against a blacklist of undesirable names) as well as collecting privacy-protection preferences from customers as part of the registration process and reporting authentication statistics. The system can be configured to request this information at the outset, or only when handling a commenting system authentication request.

    This module requires an additional service agreement with the vendor.

  • Events Ticket Module

    The Event Ticket Module allows the sale of tickets to physical or web-based events. Tickets can be sold as single tickets, group sales (e.g., table for 10) and multi-ticket plans (e.g., buy one and get one at half-price). Each type of ticket support both discount codes and automatic discounts for subscribers. Each event can be customized with unique text and images on the purchase pages, capacity limits and the collection of customized data for the buyer and (in situations where the customer is purchasing more than one ticket) each attendee.

    This module provides the customer-facing pages and an administrative interface that allows clients to create new events and ticket types, monitor sales and open or close sales as needed. The administrative pages also provide a feature to generate reports that can be used to create attendee lists in advance of the event.

  • Shopping Cart

    This module provides pages that permit customers to purchase either physical or digital goods using a "shopping cart" model. This module provides the customer-facing pages and an administrative interface that allows clients to add new items for sale, update descriptions of items currently on sale, review orders and manage tasks such as printing packing slips and shipping items.

  • Library Module

    Clickshare-enabled websites can easily provide bulk access to their content to patrons at libraries, university students, customers at coffee shops or employees of companies. Collectively, these methods are known as the Library module.

    These methods can be used to grant access to all of your content to all customers who are associated with each institution or it can be used to grant access only to certain types of content to customers associated with each institution. This allows you to choose to only grant free access to specific categories of articles to customers accessing from each institution.

    Each institution can be configured separately to either grant access to all of your content to customers who are associated with the institution or it can be used to grant access only to certain types of content to customers associated with the institution. For example, choosing to grant access only to certain types of content allows you to do things like grant access to only archived website articles but not breaking news articles or your eEdition.

    There are several different ways to grant this access:

    • - This type of institution-level access skips authentication completely for customers accessing content from within the IP range or ranges associated with a particular institution. This method is included in Clickshare Core.
    • - For this type of institution-level access, each institution is assigned a unique URL. This unique URL can be configured to expire at a certain time or it can be configured to work indefinitely. This method is an available add-on.
    • - This type of institution-level access does not require customers to access from a specific IP range. Instead, the institution gets a customized URL for registration that requires the customer's email address to match one or more specified domains. This method is an available add-on.
    • - This type of institution presents a special login page to customers accessing from a given IP or from within an IP range. Customers who register or log in through this page will have a special, free subscription added to their account that only provides access when they are accessing the site from that institution's IP or IP range. This method is an available add-on.
    • - This type of institution is configured with a "master account" in Clickshare with a specialized subscription. This master subscription can only be added by Customer Service Representatives through Clickshare's administrative interface, and can be configured on a subscription-by-subscription basis to have any number of additional, linked "sub accounts" by Customer Service Representatives. This method is available as an add-on.

    The differences between these types are explained in more depth here.

  • Awards/Nominations Module

    This add-on provides a customizable interface to allow customers to enter nominations for awards programs. This module provides the customer-facing pages and an administrative interface that allows Customer Services Representatives to create new contests, view existing entries and generate reports from the entries.

    Clickshare Add-on
  • File Open Document Rights Management

    This module includes all of the software needed to encrypt documents and provide access to customers who have purchased or are otherwise eligible for access. Our integration uses software from File Open and includes the software and licenses from File Open required to encrypt and decrypt documents. There are no per-document or per-access fees except for our normal transaction fees.

    This module requires an additional service agreement with the vendor.

  • Real-Time Payment Service

    With our Real-Time Payment Service, the system performs the credit card purchase authorization as soon as the customer requests a purchase. This feature guarantees that the purchase is approved before the purchase is recorded (subscription renewals, of course, are not guaranteed). Features such as pay-per-view document purchase and classified purchases can benefit from Real-Time Payment, since the purchase is completed before the system delivers the document or the service is rendered.

    Also with this service, each time a customer enters a credit card we issue a $1 authentication-only transaction to verify the validity of the credit card number. This allows us to immediately reject information for unusable accounts. Although this does not guarantee that the ultimate authorization for a purchase will be approved, it detects account numbers that are syntactically correct, but do not represent active accounts.

    Both Real-Time Services route authorizations through the financial network via secure TCP/IP using your merchant bank account. The system performs settlement of all charge authorizations nightly, reducing the time before the funds appear in your bank account. The Account Manager also interfaces with the Real-Time Payment service allowing your finance department to initiate immediate credits, rather than posting credits to be processed during the next batch. This is included in Clickshare Core.

    Clickshare Core
  • Email-A-Colleague

    This feature allows a customer with access to protected content to create a URL that can be sent to a colleague so the colleague can access that content without registering, without allowing access to other content. This feature can also be used to allow bloggers and others to reference articles that will not require registration. We record and report various statistics relating to number of links created by each customer, number of uses and to what content these links are made.

    Clickshare Add-on
  • Monthly CD-ROM containing registration information

    Clickshare can provide a CD-ROM containing the registration information for all of the Client's registered users. For monthly service, each CD-ROM costs $35, including shipping. Single requests cost $45. CD-ROMs are shipped by Express Carriers (2nd day service).

    Clickshare Add-on
  • Back Issue Request Module

    This feature allows customers to request back issues of the print newspaper. It allows customers to specify the publication, date and quantity desired. The module can limit requests to issues going back to a fixed date, or a period such as the last 4 weeks. New orders can be exported to the publication for fulfillment and charging, or Clickshare can handle charges when orders are confirmed. Since these orders involve the purchasing of physical goods, we can only charge the customer's credit card when the order is available for shipping. If real-time charging is enabled, the module can perform a real-time check to make sure that the customer's credit card is valid.

  • Reprint Permission

    This feature allows customers to request the right to reprint articles from your publications. The form is highly customizable and allows customers to indicate the reprint volume they are requesting and the media to be used for reprinting. These values can be factored into the pricing schedule. If real-time charging is enabled, we can process the charge for these requests at the time of the request, or upon approval by the publication. Reporting includes monthly summaries and daily export of new orders.

  • Scheduled Emails

    Clickshare can periodically send automated emails to a group of registered customers. Clients often use this service to send a daily morning notification to customers informing them that the electronic edition is available. These emails can be sent as text or text plus HTML and can be customized for each registrant (e.g., to include their name and account number). Often the email references an image on your server with current front page. Clickshare does not provide statistics on number of emails delivered, open, clicked through, etc. However, we do allow customers to easily opt-out of the emails. This service is charged as a monthly fee per distinct email group. Sending one email to regular customers and another email to NIE accounts would be charged as two emails.

  • Renewal Emails

    Clickshare can send emails to customers whose subscriptions are about to expire and/or have expired reminding them to renew. The typical set-up includes one email a few weeks before expiration, one at the time of expiration, and one after the expiration has passed. These emails can be sent as text or text plus HTML, and can be customized for each registrant (e.g., to include their name and account number). Clickshare does not provide statistics on number of emails delivered, open, clicked through, etc. However, we do allow customers to easily opt-out of the emails. This service has no additional charge.

  • One-time Email

    Clickshare can send a one-time email to a group of registered customers. The email can be customized as described above. This is charged per mailing.