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Speed up your workflows

Approve and share assets faster. Keep track of assets and on-going projects with ease.

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Stay organized… and agile

Get assets approved and out to market faster with workflow tools and automations. With Cortex’s cloud-based system, your team can manage projects and quickly review assets from anywhere in the world.

Streamline tasks

  • Keep track of your workflow by recording processes, outcomes, users, and correspondence associated with projects.
  • Get access to tools that let you route assets for review.
  • Let multiple users comment on and approve assets.
  • Alert users when they are assigned tasks related to assets and send automatic email reminders.
  • Automatically assign workflow tasks to assets when they are uploaded into Cortex. For instance, assign a task if a piece of metadata is missing or if the color profile is incorrect.
  • Manually add workflow tasks to assets.
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Simplify assets requests

  • Allow users to request download authorization from the system.
  • Let users request access to restricted assets.
  • Alert selected users immediately when the system receives a request for an asset.
  • Generate monthly reports on requests that include user names, dates of request, assets requested, and declared usage.
  • Let users specify image parameters, such as print size or finish, when requesting a print job.
  • Give users the option to provide separate billing and shipping addresses for requested physical prints.
  • Send requests to multiple users or groups simultaneously for review and approval.
  • Grant exclusive usage with asset check out. Authorized assets can be checked out by users and will no longer be available for download until the usage project has ended.
  • Hold back distribution of an asset until certain conditions are met. For example, you can hold back an asset if it’s missing specific metadata fields, such as title or rights.
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Keep track of assets, metrics, and projects

  • Track and display an asset’s use and download history.
  • Track and display an asset’s revision history.
  • Track whom assets are sent to, when, and why.
  • Record when a digital asset is approved, including the date, time, and who approved the asset.
  • Generate reports for individual assets, including logs for views and downloads, audits of metadata changes, file versioning, and events.
  • Access an extensive suite of reports based on your choice of criteria and export those reports in XML, CSV, and HTML formats.
  • Produce customizable reports based on popular search terms or queries, upload, download, usage, and creator.
  • Create and export personalized dashboards. Display graphical reports, including pie charts and time-based graphs.
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Get centralized version control

  • Maintain all versions of digital assets and track all version history, including the time and date of a version and the user who uploaded it.
  • Revert to and restore previous versions of assets.
  • Compare different versions of an asset side by side.
  • Download previous versions of assets.
  • Detect duplicate versions of assets using checksums or visual recognition tools.
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