By and large, knowing of a problem is one step towards solving it and after telling of the problem, the next step would be to tell of the solution most ideal for the same and as such, if you have already come to the realization that Digital Asset Management, otherwise known as DAM, is a need for your organization, the next step that would follow rather naturally would be to know which of the software offerings out there would be most suitable for your needs after knowing the ones that actually are DAM solutions.
In case you are familiar with the steps to the evaluation of a CMS, then the evaluation of a DAM solution wouldn’t be as new to you for they are somehow similar. By and large, for this, you would follow such steps as setting your goals and objectives, identify the crucial features or elements and then select a vendor for the solution you are interested in. Generally, when it comes to the DAM solutions, most of the options if not all that you will come across would offer you a list of comparable features and elements in them and some of these would be such issues as low resolution thumbnails, a visual asset browser and a meta-data/keyword asset search.
This post takes a look at some of the questions you need to ask when choosing one and as such settle for the best one for your needs.
One of the things that you need to be as clear on as you get down to this project is to have well identified what your goals and expectations are in so far as this project is concerned. When it comes to DAM solutions, getting down to the project without a clear definition of your expectations with the project will be setting out for a project that is only but going to end up a failure and this is even sadder looking at the fact that you will hardly notice that you are headed for failure to the point in time that you hit it. If at all you happen not be so sure how to go about the need to identify your goals, you shouldn’t despair as there are firms of experienced personnel who will be of so much assistance when it comes to this need to have these so clearly defined as you move with the project. As a matter of sound advice, consider using one of these firms and avoid the instances of making some false starts when it comes to your Digital Asset Management solutions.
Besides these, it is to be noted as a fact that the best DAM solution is supposed to be the kind that will at the very least meet your basic technological needs.