The Ten Essential Features of Digital Asset Management
Finding the best digital asset management software for your business can be a daunting task. To help, we’ve built a comprehensive checklist (based on the Ten Essential Features of a DAM*) for you to use while you search for the solution that's right for you. Download our Comprehensive DAM Checklist to see how your current DAM needs rank against the solution you have today.
Ingest assets into the DAM individually or in bulk and append/manipulate metadata on individual assets in mass actions.
Control access to the DAM, assets, rights, and more with custom settings. The DAM can authenticate through SSO, Active Directory, and LDAP.
Manage storage costs, and metadata on images, videos, graphics, audio files, documents / printed content, HD files / Project files, and other file formats (.zip) in a single solution.
4. RENDER / TRANSFORM
Upon ingest assets are converted into new forms such as thumbnails or proxy files. Assets can also be transformed and downloaded in different formats.
There is no limit on the use of custom fields for extended metadata and keywords. Users can create custom reports based on any custom field, tag, or metadata.
Track the relationships between and among assets with filters and lightboxes. Auto relate assets based on metadata or keywords and even search for similar assets based on color, mood, etc.
Use the DAM to regulate a structured process in the management, creation, and review of assets with workflow tools. Use programmed workflows for decentralized teams to collaborate in one system.
Use advanced search features and autocomplete searches to facilitate the discovery of assets that may have been easily overlooked before ingest.
Reduce the time users spend in search by previewing assets before downloading or opening them on their own device.
10. PRODUCE / PUBLISH
Share assets or collections of assets with users outside the DAM via embed, email, etc.F Control the sharing of assets with custom links that auto expire.
*This list was originally published by DAM Foundation (now published on dammaturitymodel (dot) org