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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Tracey from Rochester Electronics

August 2017

August 2017

Excellent! The application is SO easy to use :)

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Everything about this product is easy!

We initially chose the software after closely reviewing more than 7 different solutions. Widen accommodates all of our needs where others came up short. Ultimately the deciding point came down to the out-of-the-box video streaming feature, this is what makes Widen different.

The Widen team has the roll-out process down to a science. They worked with us to define a solid taxonomy which paved the way for an easy initial asset upload.

Training and the on-boarding process was seamless. The application is easy to use but, when in doubt, they have a fully loaded training library (Widen University) which has video tutorials and easy to find articles.

We are very pleased with Widen and would definitely choose it again!

Source: Capterra
 

Matt from BFG Marketing, LLC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great Product for keeping our partner assets organized.

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Helps us keep our ad partners organized, as well as keeping all of our creative assets for the clients in one easy to navigate place.

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Easy to use, bot internally and our advertising partners. The training process of users is very fast and simple. The DAM is a great way to keep all of our advertising assets organized by vendor and client.

Source: Capterra
 

Angela from Andis Company
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

I love having all our assets in one place where it's very easy to manage.

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Having this frees up my time to manage more strategic projects.

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I like the visibility of each asset and the editing features that accompany it. The spotlight collections help us to easily showcase our latest product assets.

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I am waiting for the next level user interface where ther's more drag-and-drop features built in...and templates for the homepage.

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Saranya from Torani
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Overall easy to use and upload

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Asset management

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1. Easy to upload
2. Easy to download
3. User friendly
4. Easy to train brokers and vendors
5. DAM good

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There are no cons I have found so far.
But I personally feel some features need update and launching new features will help us a lot

Source: Capterra
 

Gus from Princess Cruises
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

August 2017

August 2017

Widen is fast and efficient. It's responsive with search and downloading assets.

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Speed.
Since the beginning we've upload thousands of images and added hundreds of users across our company and partners. It has not slowed down with all of the added weight and burden. It's still as snappy and responsive searching for assets in the beginning. Narrowing the search results and downloading images is very quick.

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Support.
The support could be better. There has been times, not in a while, when it goes down, just like any cloud service. But it seems the first line of support are the on-site admins. It's a problem when they are not in the office. There's not an easy way to contact support when needed. There should be a chat feature to let them know when we are experiencing outages and get the issues solved.

Source: Capterra
 

Richard from Kimco Realty
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Experience, so far, has been very good. I have an excellent implementation specialist at Widen.

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Ease of use. Integration with Salesforce. Control of assets. Analytics.

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Very fast. Custom searches, collections, and categories. Customization is good. Being able to whittle down what you want to see is easy once you set it up.

Cons

You can't rename assets on upload. You should have a very specific naming convention so you dont' have conflicts. (but conflicts are easy to resolve.)

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Cady from Tim Hortons

August 2017

August 2017

Widen has been very helpful for my company. It allows up to keep all of our assets in one place.

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- Helps to organize our assets
- Easy to use
- Tagging makes it easy to find specific assets
- Great way for multiple stakeholders to access information at once

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It can be a little difficult to ensure the vendors are properly tagging the assets.

Source: Capterra
 

Sean from Classical Conversations
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

June 2017

June 2017

The company was the best and remains the best because they deliver a quality product

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Customer service is personal. People ask and care about your user experience and guide you from start to your entire use of the tool.

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I cannot say anything bad. But what I like least is that collections appear in categories. This only is problematic when batch editing. But it can be filtered.

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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.

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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.

Source: Capterra
 

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.

Pros

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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Customer service support

Cons

Not the lowest price but worth the investment

Advice to Others

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.

Source: Capterra
 

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.

Source: Capterra
 

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.

Cons

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
 
 
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