Canto Software

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About Canto

Canto is a digital asset management system that allows users to centralize, organize and share their brand asset library. As a cloud-based solution, Canto caters to businesses of all sizes across industries. Canto allows users to define sharing rules for both internal and external stakeholders to streamline collaboration. The system’s workflow management functionality enables businesses to manage document versions, approvals, comments and notifications. Canto facilitates integration with Adobe, Microsoft, WordPress, Slack, Twitter, Facebook and more. ...

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Canto centralizes all content types, including video, in a simple to use application that can be accessed through web, mobile and external portals.

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Canto User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Showing 1 - 5 of 607 reviews

User Profile

Jared

Fresno Pacific University

Verified reviewer

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

5

Functionality

5

Reviewed March 2021

Great product that is easy to use.

Our representative always responds to us in a timely manner. She is very helpful with any questions or Canto solutions that our university might be interested in.

Pros

I really like how easy it is to upload, organize and tag photos. The facial recognition feature is great when dealing with lots of photos of people, like we do as a university. It is amazingly accurate and will recognize people from photos when they were 20 years younger. It's very easy to search for photos.

Cons

I can't complain. We probably don't take advantage of a lot of features Canto has to offer.

Reasons for switching to Canto

ResourceSpace was an open source platform that served its purpose. It's searching feature was very clunky and it took a lot of time to maintain.

Response from Canto

We appreciate your review, Jared! The facial recognition tool is one of our favorites too!

Replied March 2021

Kayla

Interfor

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Paper & Forest Products

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed May 2021

Easy & Straight Forward to Use - Evaluation of Integration Process Required

The sales process was a pleasure to go through and I would rate Canto number 1 in creating an enjoyable, no pressure experience. We have other vendors that I would be happy to continue my working career never speaking again to due to their practices and lack of overall respect.

Pros

The product itself is straight forward, easy to use and fairly customizable. The tagging system works great, file storage is good (once you identify what you would like), upload links are beneficial and the portals are key for deliverable.

Cons

The configuration of SSO does not allow enough control for the administrators of this tool, it also caused quirks for administrative accounts, where one experience via login vs via SSO was different for the admins; and the system didn't recognize licenses as being used when configured via SSO. Overall, we had to disable it for the time being which is a big loss/hit to our change management process. The Style Guide tool is a great idea, but needs some work and should not be used as a deciding factor in the tool. It needs some more work and analysis on managing font, including details on using logos, etc. to be a proper style guide. It works well for corporate colours, and that's about it. Lastly, the integration process needs some evaluation on the Canto side. It is lengthy, the "integration specialists" cannot answer questions that we can figure out ourselves with ease, and it doesn't seem like there is much support or guidance. In all honesty, we could do it ourselves must faster.

Reasons for choosing Canto

Canto offered a price point that we needed to close the product, with a full service solution. However, Image Relay was an awesome contender.

Reasons for switching to Canto

We needed a centralized system that allows improved access, tracking, tagging, and the ability to more easily upload and download content.

Response from Canto

Thanks for your feedback on the onboarding process, Kayla. We're always working to improve our processes and this information helps us out so much!

Replied May 2021

Felix

HUGO BOSS AG

Verified reviewer

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

3

Customer support

5

Functionality

2

Reviewed September 2017

Practical tool but barely innovative.

Canto enables me to grant file access to many of our departments world wide.

Pros

Canto seems to be simple enough for even unexperienced users. It is clearly structured and all functions are easy to spot and use.

Cons

For a software that was recently developed it seems rather simple in style and function: we only received what we specifically asked for and there is nothing wrong with it but a bit of innovation goes a long way. Why not connect it with actual folders on our operating system Microsoft Windows like Dropbox: At some point, we will need to store all files somewhere anyway to upload them to Canto, why not allow a direct uplad from a designated folder windows without having to open the browser? Make that folder accessable via FTP connection, too to have backup access when Canto is down or when there is a browser problem. Image previews and navigating through Canto should easier: navigating through it takes time, sometimes you might select a wrong image due to bad visibility of small thumbnails and even going back one step wastes precious time due to loading time and selecting a new image. I would suggest a slide show feature like the standard picture viewer in Microsoft Windows. Same goes for Video previews. I like working with Canto but it always feels like we are working with a beta version, waiting for the shiny real thing to arrive.

Francisco

Globalization Partners

Verified reviewer

Company size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

5

Customer support

4

Functionality

4

Reviewed May 2021

One of the best DAM platforms in the market

We are a global company operating in more that 50 countries. All our marketing and contente is centralized and produced in one of our main offices. We needed a tool that could help us organize all our assets, and make them available for all teams within the company in our offices all around the world.

Pros

It is a user friendly tool, with a lot of options for customization. This allowed us to tailor the platform for very specific needs. The automatized features, helped us make a relatively implementation.

Cons

Some additional integrations could be useful, like online design platforms.

Reasons for choosing Canto

We found a good value-for-money option in Canto. It was the platform that best suited our specific needs. The integrations they have were a key element for making the decision. Also, a lot of customization is possible, which helped us tailor our platform to suit the needs of the company.

Response from Canto

Thanks for your review, Francisco! We're working on additional integrations now and appreciate that feedback.

Replied June 2021

Romnee

Rothy's

Verified reviewer

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

Ease-of-use

5

Value for money

4

Customer support

5

Functionality

4

Reviewed March 2021

Canto in a Marketing World

I use Canto every day and I have a good experience with it. Support is great, and I rarely find bugs.

Pros

Canto is just easy to use, it's got a great folder tree. It's easy to share content internally and externally. Easy to setup curated libraries. But what I love most, is they listen to customers and implement features their users want!

Cons

Wish there was a better markup tool, the one that exists is very basic. Wish I could send assets to a FTP server.

Reasons for choosing Canto

Canto did everything we needed. Especially made it easy to share content, browse the folder tree and use metadata.

Reasons for switching to Canto

Dropbox is very basic. Syncing was an issue and finding assets was a headache!

Response from Canto

Thanks for this feedback, Romnee!

Replied March 2021

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