For all users of a Digital Asset Management solution, the true value of the system is proportional to the richness of the metadata and its underlying structure. Without the proper metadata, a media asset is merely a file. So it is critical that a Digital Asset Management system enable the modeling of metadata to fit business processes and content workflows. Further, to properly define, manage and evolve your metadata, the Digital Asset Management system should provide tools that maximize flexibility and control of metadata configurations.
With the latest release of Artesia DAM 6.8 in December of 2007, metadata configuration has become much simpler with the introduction of an industry unique Flex-based Metadata Configuration Tool. This drag-and-drop tool allows business analysts, rather than database administrators or IT personnel, to model and configure asset metadata. With a graphical interface that allows metadata configuration to be accomplished in minutes not hours, the effort of deploying and maintaining the Digital Asset Management system is greatly reduced. When metadata models have been defined and developed, it is only takes a few simple steps to move that configuration from a staging system to the production Digital Asset Management system.