Widen Media Collective – Web based DAM software designed for creative and marketing workflows without dedicated internal IT resources.
Web based DAM software is the new standard for organizations on a tight budget needing to increase marketing efficiency and effectiveness. Hard drives, network folders and internally developed solutions are not an option for companies that must maximize existing resources, increase productivity and be more agile when executing projects directly affecting top-line sales growth.
100% web based DAM software, the Widen Collective, can be up and running for your team inside 30 days – setup, launch and training – and will scale to meet future expansion. You get automatic software upgrades every season (4 times per year) without unnecessary downtime. (All universal upgrades are free but Widen also releases new innovations for optional purchase.) There’s no expensive hardware or software to buy and no effort is required from your IT department to install and maintain. Widen web based DAM software is flexibly priced on a monthly subscription based on what you need.
Search and Order
Widen web based DAM software is designed for the average knowledge worker to approach the application with a 10-minute instruction or 2-minute training video. Users have multiple search options – a “google-fied” quick search or smart folder category tree – to find exactly the assets that match the search criteria. Users instantly download the file needed in the format requested or add assets to an “Amazon-like” cart with a checkout wizard to order assets to whomever needs them in the formats desired.
Collaboration and Workflow
Upload and review notifications, workflow rules and approval queues are designed with standard administrative permissions. Multiple bolt-on options are available for collaborating on projects before they become assets in the DAM app for general use.Backdrop is an extremely configurable app designed specifically for photography collaboration workflows.
Distribution and Publishing
Assets are converted on-demand and emails containing secure links to download the files in useable formats are part of the standard web based DAM software checkout process. Image and video embed links allow assets to be published to an unlimited number of online channels while controlling the master asset in one location.Dynamic Media Building is a bolt-on application that allows users to customize market-ready collateral for their market segments or selling opportunity.
Administration and Reporting
Assets belong to asset groups and users belong to roles. The level of access that users have in interacting with different assets and system features is controlled via permissions. Administrators typically have full permissions to upload assets, assign metadata and fully manage the organization of the site, but the permission set is granular, yet simple enough to use that there can be an infinite combination of user access levels. Administrators have the ability to run reports on user activity and asset usage.