We've all faced it; bookings that happen during the night. You want to communicate these bookings in a way that it's clear for everyone when this booking actually takes place. Take a booking for Saturday 2am. Is this booking taking place on Saturday, or on Sunday?
In Stagent we use the effective booking date, so if the event takes place on Saturday, and the artist has been booked for 2am, the effective booking date is Sunday 2am. As of today, we've added logic to Stagent that automatically shows 'In the night' bookings on the day before. This means the booking in the example above will be displayed as a booking on Saturday. We automatically apply this new logic to all bookings that happen between 00:00am and 08:00am.
Here's a side by side comparison where Yesterdayland was before, and Tomorrowland is current. See how we've moved the booking from Sunday to Saturday?
We've made changes throughout the whole platform. Bookings now clearly show on what day artists have to perform, and we even added a nifty little indicator.
But we didn't stop there. Stagent also offers a calendar integration to sync bookings to your favorite calendar app. As we didn't want to change the actual booking date (as this would be false information), we've added a new full day event the day before the 'In the night' booking. Multiple 'In the night' bookings will change the label of the full day event. Pretty neat, right?
It's worth mentioning that we do not change any dates, we only change the day (Monday, etc), grouping and sorting order. Dates on invoices and contracts remain untouched.