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Digital asset management is the practice of organizing and tagging photos, videos, documents, and other digital media, as well as controlling who can access those assets. For more, please visit our article on “What is DAM?”.
The best DAM platform is the one that addresses all of your team’s needs. In order to pick the best DAM solution, you first need to understand your organization’s requirements. Here’s a quick list of things to take into account:
Once you have a better understanding of your DAM needs, it will become easier to find which vendors are better suited to help you. If a lot of the vendors have similar approaches to how they would handle your workflows, ask about onboarding and how they would help you configure your DAM and get your team trained.
There are two primary models in the market - On-Premise and SaaS. For on-premise solutions, the customer is responsible for all hardware and the costs associated with maintaining the solution. Typically on-premise solutions will have a one-time fee of $10,000 on up to $500,000+, with an additional 20% to 30% of the license for annual support and maintenance. Some vendors offer a subscription-based on-premise solution. For SaaS solutions, hardware and maintenance are included and can range anywhere from $3,000 to $100,000+ annually. SaaS pricing is typically priced based on some formula of users and storage. All vendors price their solutions differently, but most should be willing to give you an estimate before jumping on a call to find out if their solution is in your ballpark. For a free quote from NetX, head over to our pricing page.
This is different for every organization and largely depends on your team’s availability. An onboarding process should be flexible and designed around your team’s objectives. For some DAM-savvy organizations, onboarding can be quick. But for others new to DAM, or with complex workflows and requirements, onboarding can take several months. For a better understanding of what your team should be thinking about before onboarding, head over to our onboarding page and download a free onboarding guide.
Yes, yes we are! Our Customer Success Team members have an average of more than 15 years of experience in DAM. This allows us to provide you with industry knowledge you'll need to make informed decisions about what will work for your organization! For more help, schedule a call with one of our DAM experts.