Given that we are setting up so many journals here we've found that we are now looking for some sort of email reminder system that would allow us to setup some sort of email schedule to remind Editors and Journal Managers of up coming dates of things like production schedule as well as notices of any upcoming meetings.
It would compromise normal repeating notifications (monthly, quarterly, yearly, etc.), as well as being able to send one off notices for like meeting reminders, etc. It would be like a simple calendar with an email reminding system. Where the journal manager or editors could create the notification and include free flowing detail information (note) to be included in the email. I realize there are other utilities out there (Exchange, Outlook, Google, etc) that could do this, but I feel that at least some of this should be tied to the journal.
I see that there is a Task class already defined in the system and that there is a scheduler that runs as well.
So extending this seems to be possible.
Has anyone thought of including something like I've described above or is it already available (and I just don't know about it?)
If not, could we suggest such an enhancement? I think it would benefit those that use the system significantly.
Or if anyone knows of a 3rd party system (preferably that uses PHP) that works well in your situation, I'd like to hear about it.