Widen Collective Software


 

Widen Collective is a cloud-based brand and digital asset management solution designed for midsize and large businesses. It offers content creation, distribution and analytics within a suite. It also offers document storage using Amazon Web Services.

Widen Collective offers a centralized repository for storing all images and brand logos that can be referred to by users creating branded sales and marketing collateral.

The product also features a portal where users can upload and share brand assets with colleagues based on their departments and roles.

With the help of asset-level analytics, users gain a complete view of the usage of brand assets across the company and are able to measure the performance of their content across their website.

A useful feature of the software is its asset lifecycle management module, which enables administrators to manage asset versions, approval process and document expiry dates.

 

Widen Collective - Asset database
 
  • Widen Collective - Asset database
    Asset database
  • Widen Collective - Asset repository
    Asset repository
  • Widen Collective - Metadata management
    Metadata management
  • Widen Collective - Insights
    Insights
  • Widen Collective - Image resize
    Image resize
  • Widen Collective - Mobile devices
    Mobile devices
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Buddy from The James Irvine Foundation
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Widen Collective is a great tool for managing your digital assets in the cloud

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We are a small, private non-profit organization that uses Widen to store our company and Board-related digital assets. Widen allows us to easily organize, tag, query, upload/download and share these with ease with minimal effort on the administration end. It also provides a scalable and secure cloud-based environment in which to store our assets. We would recommend Widen to other organizations that are looking for a solution to their data asset management storage needs.



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-Secure
-Scalable
-Organization of assets

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-The words on the UI are quite small
-It is unclear on how to install the application on a mobile device

 
 
 
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Madeleine from Brooklyn Public Library
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Great, but a little tricky

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Overall, this is a great tool to share all our many photos and visual assets. It creates a nice visual and the download options are great.

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It's a little hard to navigate and get to the view you want for searching. The team has to be willing to put a lot of time in organizing the initial uploads in order to make it worth it.

Source: Capterra
 

Samantha from Student
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Was able to learn the whole entire program within a few days and could find my way to certain pages.

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Learned taxonomy and metadata and how it all can lead to awesome organization. No matter what you're looking for you can find it quickly.

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The simplisticness about the whole software is amazing. There is so much to use to search for and the metadata and taxonomy parts of it are a useful tool to get work done efficiently and effectively.

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Sometimes if you search something and you have keywords programmed in there already what you want still won't show up and things that don't relate to your keywords come up.

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Andrea from The Rock Agency

December 2016

December 2016

Widen Collective always reliable

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I have been using Widen collective since 2008 and I have always been happy with the software. It's an easy way to send high-resolution photos and videos to our clients and talent.

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It's an easy way to send high-resolution photos and video to our clients.

Cons

It's hard to find the 'order's I have previously done. Sometimes I like to put the orders back in my cart to re-send but I can't seem to find how to do that anymore.

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At this time, I do not have any advice.

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Raquel from The Rock Agency
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

The Rock Agency Review!

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Since implementing the Widen Collective as our Data storage solution, our office's and our business' data transmissions and communications have been infinitely more organized and productive!

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Ease of use.

Source: Capterra
 

Alfonso from The Rock Agency
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Widen Collective Review

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I have been using Widen Collective for three months now. It was easy for me to learn to use given the intuitive nature of the layout. I like the search function a lot. It makes finding relevant media simple even with just a first name. I haven't had a reason to contact customer support yet.

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Easy to use. Intuitive layout. Sorting functions. Search is very useful.

Cons

I haven't encountered anything that has prevented me from doing something I needed to do yet.

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So far, my experience with the software has been positive.

Source: Capterra
 

Brent from Ascedia, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Forward Thinking DAM with Excellent Integrations

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Widen stays ahead of the industry and offers integrations to the DAM offering that add more value by leveraging other systems for more efficiency and cost savings.

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Not the lowest price but worth the investment

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Plan integrations along with an install or upgrade to get the most bang for your buck.

Source: Capterra
 

Lauren from Boston Ballet
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

DAM for Non-profit

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I am new to using this platform. The customer experience has been great, they did a full walk through of the functionality and platforms. It is a bit dense however, and really does require you to use a good few times before you get the hang of it. Currently we are just using the storage and as a place to house our website images. I really like that it makes uploading picture to the website easier, and overwriting newer versions of images is easy. The process to upload an asset takes some time, but it forces you to be through in your tagging.

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Bill from Vanderbilt

November 2016

November 2016

Powerful tool, but sometimes difficult to find materials

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Generally this platform works quite well, except sometimes it can be hard to find the proper version of a file based on the information displayed in the search results.

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Taylor from Deer Valley Resorts

November 2016

November 2016

Widen is DAM Good!

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Widen Collective has solved many problems for our Marketing Department managing two ski resorts. We are able to categorize photos, search photos and create collections of photos - all functions our old DAM system was not able to do. Not to mention, Widen has awesome customer support; they are there for you to answer any and all questions - if they don't know the answer, they sure will find out for you!

Source: Capterra
 

Kelly from Johnsonville Sausage
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Widen - Living up to what we expected!

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Johnsonville Sausage recently launched the DAM out to our first core group of users. With the rebranding of our products and our new ad campaign, it couldn't have come at a better time. The response from the users had been nothing but positive. "Great, Easy and Wonderful" are a few of the things I have been hearing. Thanks Widen for making my job easier!

Pros

Collective Media has a variety of ways to share images out, depending on the audience. This allows for getting the right images in the right format into the right hands as quickly as possible.

Cons

Haven't found one yet!

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No regrets here! Spent a lot of time researching other software and Widen has lived up to everything they promised.

Source: Capterra
 

Brent from Ascedia, Inc.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

World Class DAM - Real People & Support

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A highly functional DAM that leverages the Sitecore investment through their connector to sync approved DAM images with the Sitecore media library.

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A highly functional DAM that leverages the Sitecore investment through their connector to sync approved DAM images with the Sitecore media library.

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Nothing major at this time. A UI update might make things even better.

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Source: Capterra
 

Rachael from Peerless-AV

October 2016

October 2016

Widen is our DAM hero!

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Digital asset management is made easy with Widen. Their staff is there to help us every step of the way and the overall functionality of our site is top notch because of it. My team is able to quickly find marketing materials with just a few clicks, saving us time and money.

Source: Capterra
 

Carrie from Quantum Group

October 2016

October 2016

Nothing but Great!

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I have worked with Widen for a little over a Year. This was the first Summit that I attended. It was so informational. I learned a lot about how others use the product and how I could be utilizing it in ways my company had not thought of.

All of the Widen employees were supper helpful and full of information.

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Timothy from CNH Industrial Parts & Service

October 2016

October 2016

Solid platform, great business resource, exceptional service

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Widen has been a great tool for our business. The sharing, tracking, and organization of assets has greatly streamlined our asset management, given us visibility to the usage, allowed us to rights manage assets and overall become a tool that will only increase its tie to other areas of our business in the future.

Source: Capterra
 

Tressa from University of San Francisco

October 2016

October 2016

Wonderful product!

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Widen has easily allowed us to transition our digital library into something we can easily share with everyone on campus - it has been one of the best investments our division has made.

Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from Clear Channel Outdoor

October 2016

October 2016

Director of Marketing Operations - oversee marketing automation systems

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We've used three different DAM vendors over 10 years and Widen has proven to be an incomparable partner for us, helping to make sense of data chaos. I'd say that Widen exceeds any expectations in their customer service--they're very responsive and routinely follow up on requests. They have an impressive cadence in system updates, and take customer feedback as the impetus for many of their system changes.

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Michaela from Boston Ballet
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Helping us push forward as the dance company of the future

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Prior to implementing the Widen DAM my colleagues and I lacked a truly organized storage system to access to our digital assets. As digital formats and social media continue to grow and become a real focus of our marketing efforts, not having a centralized, searchable system with metadata and versioning was becoming a real problem. As part of a larger institutional initiative the ballet reviewed several DAM solutions. In the end Widen was the best solution for us, because it provided the basic features we needed in the everyday, with a road-map of exciting updates and enhancements coming at a pace we can keep up with. The Widen DAM touches all aspects of our organization and will continue to grow with us. It is already helping us work in a more streamlined manner and more efficiently. In the long run it will help preserve the legacy of the ballet.

Pros

Intuitive, strong on basics, interesting road map for upcoming releases.

Cons

It would be nice for non-users to be able to approve digital assets for use when they are sent a collection. However, the road map for Widen Workflow shows promise as a solution for this.

Source: Capterra
 

Jane from Institute for Functional Medicine

October 2016

October 2016

Excellent Software

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Widen is a really great Digital Asset Management system. Its interface is clean and easy to navigate, it's easy to configure and customize almost anything you want, and their customer support team is absolutely top-notch.

Source: Capterra
 

Alexis from New Era Cap

October 2016

October 2016

Widen is an asset

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We use widen daily. Widen offers good customer support. We are able to work hand in hand with them in order to obtain exactly what we need.

Source: Capterra
 

Hannah from CENTRIA
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2016

October 2016

Widen is an advanced, user friendly media asset

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What I like best about Widen is that it is multifunctional. Not only is it a secure way to archive images, documents and videos, but it also allows you to share these files amoungst coworkers and clients with ease. Multiple people can be uploading, sharing and viewing files with no problem. It takes the weight off of one person having to manage the content and allows anyone to distribute items without a hassle.

Pros

The biggest business problem that it has solved for my company is it allows multiple people to do what once was a one person task. It saves time when being able to have multiple people have access to the same files and being able to send, upload and manage it all. Being able to easily send outside organizations images and documents has saved us so much time and has left very little room for error when sending. With Widen's recent website advancement's, it's given me an opportunity to create a creative brief for projects I'm working on. All within 1 website. It's great.

Cons

This doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes I will be uploading files and Widen will time out or freeze during my upload and I'll have to start the process all over. This could be a problem with my internet connection as well.

Advice to Others

It takes a little getting used to the Widen, but once you become familiar and you experienced all that Widen has to offer, it's worth the time and effort put in to it.

Source: Capterra
 
 
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