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In the digital asset management (DAM) space, we recently encounteredCMS Watch, which publishes comparative product reports in this field. The information online promoting the sales of its report –The Digital & Media Asset Management Report– includes a list of 18 DAM solutions. The list is helpful in providing a DAM marketplace snapshot along a spectrum from “enterprise” class solutions to “lightweight” options. The list carries the CMS caveat that “these are not the ‘best’ DAM tools, simply — in our judgment — the most significant today.”
The offerings are divided by scale of the solution. The link from the vendor name takes you to the corporate website. Once there, use the solution/product name in the search bar to explore more specific information:
Open Text– Artesia
EMC– Documentum Digital Asset Manager 6.1
ClearStory Systems– ActiveMedia 7.4
North Plains– TeleScope 8.3
IBM– FileNet P8 4.0.1 / Ancept Media Server 3.8
Microsoft– Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Oracle– Universal Content Management 10gR3
Day Software– Communiqué DAM
Niche Solutions Xinet – WebNative Suite
Chuckwalla– Chuckwalla 5.8
NStein– Digital Asset Manager
Apple– Final Cut Server