Expensive Reports

A wide variety of expensive reports on the DAM and EAM market are available. There are lots… and while they would be fantastic for an IT Director, CTO, or Program Manager to use in selecting the Right DAM/EAM For Your Company, they are not geared toward this useful purpose, unless you are particularly clever at getting your CFO to spring for four-figure reports. Here are some examples:

Global Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software Market 2018 Application, Size, Revenue, Types, Trends In Future, Scope To 2025

Global Digital Asset Management (DAM) Market 2017 | Market Status and Outlook (2017-2022)

2018-2025 DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT (DAM) SOFTWARE REPORT ON GLOBAL AND UNITED STATES MARKET, STATUS AND FORECAST, BY PLAYERS, TYPES AND APPLICATIONS

To take just one,

GLOBAL DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE MARKET STUDY REPORT COMPRISES SALES CHANNEL: DIRECT MARKETING, INDIRECT MARKETING PREDICTION 2025 

…from IDA Report, which states in it’s summary:

“The report reflects the strategic opportunities in the Digital Asset Management Software market and plans the features that will be driving the development of the market. Digital Asset Management Software industry report provides a comprehensive analysis of the Digital Asset Management Software market by revenue, by production capacity, by applications, by types, by region, and more.”

and

“Digital Asset Management Software Market Segment by Manufacturers includes: Bynder, Webdam, Adobe, Canto, Widen Collective, IntelligenceBank, Third Light, OpenText, Brandfolder, Oracle DIVAdirector, Asset Bank, FileMaker, Brandworkz, Percolate, Algoba Systems, MomaSoft, Pimcore, SproutLoud, Adgistics, Daminion Software, JGSullivan Interactive, Razuna, Zeticon, Montala, Shutterstock Company, Picturepark, TrustRadius, Strata Company, and many more.”

As is typical for these, they favor the analyst or journalist, not the corporate researcher, and they cost in the range of $3,600 USD.

We have several of these on our “Big 11 Vendors” that we’re going to start with, building a table of criteria.

We picked these (somewhat randomly, we admit, not having read the Expensive Reports,) because we’re familiar with them, they are large, and have good data on their websites… Either we’ve implemented the software in the past, or possibly their marketing departments just do a good job. Currently, they are, in alphabetical order:

APrimo/ADAM
Bynder
Canto
Censhare
Celum
Digital Collections
fotoware
MediaBeacon
OpenText
Picturepark
PixelBoxx

How does one go about choosing which of the 130 or so vendors one is going o take the time to demo? Well, we hope to reduce some of that pain for you, with a table of the basic criteria we assembled in the last post; and then expanding that list as time and feedback from you allow. More soon!

–Alex

Monday Update

I’ve spent the last few weeks doing research on DAM and EAM. I’ve looked into lists of vendors, read white papers, signed up for press releases, read rather a lot.

Some good categories for evaluation of a DAM or EAM system that made my list are:

  • Company Name
  • Financial Health
  • Offering\Platform: Unix, SaS, Win, Open Source, APIs
  • Support Model
  • Implementation Complexity
  • Use complexity: End User, Admin, Asset Ingestion
  • Learning Curve
  • Cost model
  • Licensing controls, Rights Management
  • Scale/target number of users
  • Simplicity of tagging

There are a large number of vendors. CMSWire has a satisfying list of about 130 solutions, on the fine site DAMNews, and a useful Glossary of terms, and there are articles on Wikipedia, and tons of expensive market research. There are systems for video and photograph management for individual users, small and large and massive companies, systems for streaming video on vast scales, systems that companies sell because they developed their own and thought it was pretty neat.

Assembling data on these has been interesting; as an IT Director, I’ve led the evaluation of products, and adoption, implementation, and run of  Canto Cumulus, and MediaBeacon R3volution, and Xinet tools,  at a large pharmaceutical advertising agency.

I will continue to research, and share my observations, encounters, and opinions; may they be of use to you.

–Alex

Welcome to Digital-Asset-Management

Here at Digital-Asset-Management.com. We aim to provide news, commentary, links and information about the Digital Asset Management market: Software for collecting, indexing, finding, and serving large libraries of digital images, to individuals or organizations. We welcome your participation and commentary, and look forward to being informative and useful. If you have a DAM solution you’d like to show, please write! You can reach us at naa@well.com.