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Contentverse

With Contentverse document management, you're never from from everything you need. Offering cloud and on-prem deployment options and customizable user configurations, Contentverse can work for the unique demands of your department...Read more

4.11 (19 reviews)

15 recommendations

Canto

FrontRunners 2022

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...Read more

4.53 (645 reviews)

5 recommendations

Greenbox

Greenbox is a web-based document management solution (DMS), which helps businesses of all sizes store, manage, track and update documents. Features include recurring reminders, watermarking, commenting, role-based permissions, aud...Read more

4.67 (9 reviews)

3 recommendations

Bynder

Bynder offers a selection of branding, marketing and digital asset management (DAM) tools for businesses of all sizes. Bynder’s DAM is designed to help companies manage, maintain and distribute public and private digital assets, i...Read more

4.44 (158 reviews)

1 recommendations

eMAM

eMAM is a comprehensive media solution for workflows of all sizes. This media asset management platform provides users an intuitive web interface to collaboratively produce, share, and deliver video and other media. Artists and de...Read more

4.50 (4 reviews)

1 recommendations

Jira

Jira Software is a business process management tool used by agile teams to plan, track and release software. Jira Software supports Scrum, Kanban, a hybrid model or another unique workflow. Jira enables users to create projec...Read more

OneDrive

OneDrive is a cloud-based content management solution that provides organizations with a platform to collaborate, share and store documents. This system enables cross-platform synchronization and prevents data loss. OneDrive allo...Read more

Canva

FrontRunners 2022

Canva is a cloud-based graphic design tool used to create on-brand marketing content, sales presentations, training videos and more by companies of all sizes. This solution includes features such as drag-and-drop design and photo ...Read more

Box

FrontRunners 2022

Clinical research data, loan applications, blueprints, and videos: It’s all content. And it’s your organization’s most valuable asset, no matter your industry. Box gives you a a single, secure platform for managing the entire cont...Read more

monday.com

monday.com, an award-winning collaboration and project management platform, helps teams plan together efficiently and execute complex projects to deliver results on time. monday.com team management and task management tool allows ...Read more

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Subscription models

  • Per employee/per month: This model allows you to pay a monthly fee for each of your employees.
  • Per user/per month: Users pay a monthly fee for users—normally administrative users—rather than all employees.

Perpetual license

  • This involves paying an upfront sum for the license to own the software and use it indefinitely.
  • This is the more traditional model and is most common with on-premise applications and with larger businesses.

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Wrike

Wrike is a cloud-based project management platform for teams of 20+ that is suitable for both large enterprises and SMBs. It supports remote work for various teams. This solution comes with Gantt charts, calendars, workload view f...Read more

Airtable

Airtable is a cloud-based project management solution targeting small to midsize businesses as well as departments within larger companies. This system focuses primarily on data organization and collaboration. The system uses...Read more

Miro

Miro is a cloud-based collaboration tool for small to midsize businesses. The solution features a digital whiteboard that can be used for research, ideation, building customer journeys and user story maps, wireframing and a range ...Read more

Joomla

Joomla is an open-source software design to help corporate businesses, government institutions and nonprofit organizations manage and publish website content. Supervisors can edit content using WYSIWYG editor, add/upload images, p...Read more

Brandfolder

FrontRunners 2022

Brandfolder is a cloud-based asset management solution that provides various processes to organize, store and retrieve media assets and manage digital rights and permissions. The solution can be customized for businesses in indust...Read more

Widen Collective

Widen, an Acquia Company, and maker of award-winning content management platform, the Widen Collective® is a cloud-based digital asset management solution designed to support the content lifecycle from creation to distribution. ...Read more

Lucidpress

Lucidpress is a cloud-based web-to-print solution that helps small to large enterprises improve sales processes via brochure printing, digital asset management and more. It enables users to design marketing materials using customi...Read more

PhotoShelter for Brands

PhotoShelter for Brands is a cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) system for organizations that require storage, management, and distribution solutions for image and video libraries of all sizes. PhotoShelter for Brands empo...Read more

monday marketer

monday.com, an award-winning collaboration and project management platform, helps teams plan together efficiently and execute complex projects to deliver results on time. monday.com team management and task management tool allows ...Read more

Bloomfire

Bloomfire is a cloud-based collaboration platform that aims to help enterprise employees search for information to do their jobs by connecting people with information and knowledge. Bloomfire delivers content management and social...Read more

Buyers Guide

Last Updated: July 05, 2022

As the old saying goes, “Online, content is king.” Content is the driving force behind much of online traffic and companies are increasingly managing their content like the strategic and valuable asset that it is.

If online content is king, then digital assets can probably be crowned king of kings. Digital assets refer to non-text-based content, such as images, videos, diagrams, audio recordings, and graphs.

Internet users have strong preference for clear and concise content that’s easy to digest. Combined with the wisdom of another old saying—the one about pictures being worth a thousand words—and it’s easy to understand why digital assets are so valuable. They’re very effective at clearly, concisely presenting information in a form that’s quick and easy to digest. Consumers and customers love digital assets and many companies are using them effectively in their sales, marketing and customer service strategies.

This, of course, requires that the companies manage them effectively. Managing images, video, audio, and other types of media is different than managing other kinds of files and content. Companies that deal with media files need a way to manage them so that they're organized, secure, easy to retrieve, and centrally available to anyone in the organization.

Digital asset management (DAM) software stores and organizes media files and protects brand assets. It also let users collaborate and distribute files both internally and with people outside the organization. DAM software can provide very advanced functionality, letting companies schedule their asset distribution and manage all stages of a digital asset's lifecycle.

This buyers guide explains the functionality of DAM software, as well as discuss the benefits and pricing information for this type of software.

Here's what we'll cover:

What is digital asset management software?

Digital asset management (DAM) software is a software solution that helps businesses manage their content assets such as brand logos, product logos, product images, and media files. The software enables businesses to manage the development, organization, and distribution of the content assets used for creating brand pages, product websites, sales and marketing collaterals, and advertisements.

Since digital content is a subset of all content, it logically follows that DAM software is a subset of content management software. And, it is. In fact, many content management systems have applications designed to handle digital assets. The difference is that DAM software is specifically designed and purpose-built to manage digital assets and media files.

Additionally, DAM software stores and organizes files for retrieval through search functions, and allows users to download digital assets in various file formats.

Users can create and manage asset profiles, which can include descriptions, metadata, keywords associated with the file, rights and permissions and information on the creator. Many systems also provide file conversion functionality to download media in the appropriate format.

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Typically, a DAM system can integrate with other applications, such as a content management system, project management software, enterprise asset management software, and tools for media manipulation, such as Photoshop.

Common DAM functionality

The four essential functions of a DAM are to:

  • Upload digital assets, sometimes called “ingesting”
  • Edit or manipulate assets
  • Define assets to increase searchability
  • Distribute and repurpose assets

The common capabilities of these systems facilitate those four key actions. These applications, modules, and features include, but are not limited to:

Asset uploading This function allows users to upload single files, or up to thousands of files in batches. Most systems will also extract metadata during this process, supporting EXIF, XMP, and IPTC standards.
Asset management Asset management functionality in a DAM system is comprised of several tools for manipulating digital assets: file conversion, metadata editing, version management and digital rights management. These tools help make assets more secure as well as easier to find and collaborate on.
Dashboards A dashboard view can display various information about digital assets: number of assets, views, uploads or downloads and other user activity. Many dashboards also offer notifications and thumbnails of recently added assets.
Search Search features help users find content through keywords, file types, upload dates, metadata, or by using checkboxes to filter assets.
Asset sharing A DAM can facilitate asset sharing in multiple ways: by email, embed codes, through social media channels, direct download links, a download pickup page with preview thumbnails, and more.

Benefits of digital asset management systems

Whether you manage digital assets as a photographer, with a public relations agency, in information technology or in some other function, a DAM system offers compelling benefits for efficiency and accuracy.

Increases organization and speed: Since digital assets can be uploaded and tagged with keywords and metadata, and filters can be used for searches, assets are found and distributed more quickly.

Simplifies collaboration and version control: Assets are all stored in the same central location and can be manipulated by multiple people. Users can review, approve or leave comments on assets, and version control keeps everyone working on the most up-to-date instance of an asset.

Protects your brand image: A DAM helps organizations protect assets with watermarking and copyright embedding. It also allows users to create press kits and digital images with embargo dates.

How is this software priced?

DAM software has pricing models that are comparable to other types of content management software. Generally speaking, it can be purchased either through a subscription plan or with a perpetual license fee.

Subscription-based A monthly or annual fee is charged to use the system, typically based on the number of users who need access. Maintenance and updates are typically included; support and training may be an additional fee.
Perpetual license fee A one-time fee, either for a single user or a single computer installation. Other add-ons, such as updates, training or support, often come at a separate cost.

Additionally, DAM software is sold in two deployment options, including as an on-premise installation or as a cloud-deployed service. Both options have advantages and disadvantages; buyers are encouraged to carefully examine all options before making a decision.