Managing your workflow without some form of digital asset management (DAM) is a lot like a library where all the books are scattered on the floor. If you’ve felt this kind of pain in your enterprise, you’re not alone – consider these findings:
* An average of $8,200 per person per year is spent on file management activities which include searching, verification, organization, back-up and security.
* The average creative person looks for a media file 83 times a week and fails to find it 35% of the time.
* Creative professionals spend an average of 1 out of every 10 hours of their time on file management. Searches alone account for a full third of that time! SOURCE: GISTICS, Inc.
Solutions for DAM at VerticalCurve include our own application called SinglePoint Access. If your digital assets including text, graphics, audio, video and presentations are the books on the library floor, SPA neatly organizes them into a single repository where they are catalogued into a powerful database that includes descriptive information about the content of every book in your library. This level of organization gives you incredible tools to easily find the digital media you need no matter format it’s in and to create smaller collections of assets based on your criteria. What’s more, SPA includes a powerful conversion engine that can convert or re-purpose any asset in your library to whatever formats you or the people you work with need. The result? Your digital assets are transformed into a powerful and extensible SinglePoint of Access.
Unlike ordinary and traditional software applications that are licensed and loaded individually on each computer, SinglePoint is provided to our clients as Software-as-a-Service or “SaaS”. The complete application and your digital assets are stored in our secure datacenter – all you need to use SinglePoint is a web browser and an Internet connection. This approach has several benefits including:
No expensive up-front infrastructure costs for systems and software. Your IT department is relieved of the burden of installation, on-going maintenance and support.
Your DAM application can be loaded and deployed in a matter of days or hours.
Users can easily be added as needed.
No long term contracts and you can “try before you fly”
Platform independent – Macs and PCs both welcome
The best way to appreciate the value of a digital asset management application is to try it and you can do that by requesting a demo. In the meantime, you can get more in depth information about DAM, SinglePoint Access and SaaS by exploring our FAQs.