Rights Cloud for OpenText to be showcased at OpenText Enterprise World 2017

The proliferation of digital media content combined with the increasing complexity of tracking digital assets across multiple formats, platforms and geographies create new challenges for advertisers, brand managers and creative teams. How do you protect digital IP, gain visibility on its usage and further monetize its potential.With Rights Cloud by FADEL, OpenText users can access rights and usage informa ...

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AI Image Recognition for OpenText Media Management and Elvis DAM

Google Vision has the potential to change digital asset management (DAM) in new future opening up the path to auto-metadata tagging assets.  In fact, CyanGate has made the Google Vision Adapter for OpenText Media Management (OTMM). CyanGate will debut the Google Vision Adapter for OpenText Media Management within the next few weeks.  Contact Us if you wish to see a demo of the OTMM  and learn how you can le ...

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DAM Foundation And DAM Maturity Model

On January 7, 2017, Mark Davey , former president of the DAM Foundation announced the DAM Foundation is closing down. DAM Foundation is no longer active Posted on January 5, 2017 Thanks to everyone who has participated over the last seven years. Special thanks to the community members who have actively contributed and helped the DAM Foundation and to all that have benefited from the free informat ...

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Take taxonomies to a whole new level with Elvis 5.18

It doesn’t matter if you’re managing hundreds, thousands or millions of assets. Elvis DAM exists to make it simple for users to upload content and quickly find the assets they need from your ever-growing collection. And whether you’re responsible for uploading and categorizing new assets or looking to make the most of all your existing content, you’re in luck. Elvis release 5.18 brings taxonomies to al ...

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Happy Holidays

From our families, we wish Happy Holidays to you and your family!  We look forward to helping you with your digital asset management in 2017. Best wishes, CyanGate ...

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Henry Stewart DAM LA

CyanGate will attend Henry Stewart DAM LA Conference and the OpenText Users Group Meeting at 20th Century Fox in November with our customers and partners.  Please Contact Us to arrange meeting. ...

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How Digital Asset Management, PIM and CMS Work Together For Delta Faucet Company – Henry Stewart DAM Chicago 2016

Join us at the Henry Stewart DAM Chicago Conference, where WoodWing and CyanGate customer's Delta Faucet Company will be presenting their case for integrating DAM, PIM and CMS! Hear from Toni Fritz and Caitlin Smarrelli on how launching the Elvis DAM system and integrating with Jahia CMS and STIBO STEP PIM systems has enabled their marketing and IT teams. By integrating systems, Delta Faucet Comp ...

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WoodWing Xperience 2016

WoodWing will hold its their biennial WoodWing Xperience Conference in Amsterdam on October 11-12th.  The global event attracts publishers, brands and agencies from across the globe. In addition to the two days full of inspirational stories, WoodWing is throwing a exclusive evening on Tuesday for the best in local Dutch culture. Learn more about the agenda, location and how to register for an unforgetta ...

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DAM + PIM + CMS = Integration Drives Efficiency

DAM + PIM + CMS = Integration Drives Efficiency Launching DAM and integrating with CMS and PIM has enabled the Delta Faucet Company marketing and IT teams to utilize assets, increase efficiency and improve response times and metadata accuracy. Learn how Delta Faucet modernized their IT and marketing departments by implementing Elvis DAM and integrating Elvis DAM with STIBO Product Information Ma ...

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S-Drive 1.27 Release

CyanGate is happy to announce its latest release of the S-Drive App version 1.27.  CyanGate continues to expand S-Drive's document management features in version 1.27 and increase Amazon S3's ability to transfer large files (gigabytes and terabytes) faster.  Below are the main features. Advanced Search - Version 1.27 includes a new search tab for users to add into their interface.  Users can sort through ...

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CyanGate New York City Events in May

CyanGate will be in New York City in May attending the Henry Stewart DAM  NYC Conference (May 5- 6) and the OpenText Media Management User Group Meeting at HBO on May 4.  If you are attending the meetings and will like to discuss your digital asset management situation, please contact us below to schedule a consultation. Contact Us   OpenText Media Management User Group Meeting   ...

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S-Drive App Now Offers Versioning Control

CyanGate is happy to announce the latest version of its Saleforce.com App, S-Drive.  In S-Drive version 1.26, CyanGate added document versioning features.  The new document versioning features enable users to upload different versions of files, view the versioning history or the documents, and select and promote different versions.  S-Drive is secure and the best choice for case file management, file di ...

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Leading Media Companies Adopt NetApp StorageGRID Webscale

CyanGate is happy to announce NetApp's StorageGRID Webscale that now expands cloud storage options for OpenText users. The article below was first posted on Yahoo! Finance on March 17, 2016.   SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 17, 2016) - "StorageGRID Webscale is allowing us to offer more advanced cloud storage functionality at a lower cost than our competitors," says Andrew Sjoquist ...

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Integrating CMS with DAM

"Let’s face it: Digital is not a sector or another buzzword anymore. It is the economy," Elie Auvray, CEO and co-founder of Jahia Solutions Group In Dom Nicastro's article, "Jahia CEO: Digital Isn't a Buzz Word #DXS15," Jahia CEO, Elie Auvray, explains the importance of solid integrations between different marketing tools from a customer and employee perspectives.  When the different tools are not inte ...

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DAM As the Innovation Hub

"DAM is an integral part of digital experience, enabling rich experiences for better engagement and better productivity with collaboration, automation and insights from analytics. Businesses are using rich media in creative and engaging ways to drive unique experiences and interactions with brands and products. Talking with companies about how it’s done uncovers that it is not so much about DAM, but the re ...

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FADEL Asset Rights Clearance Integration with OpenText Media Management

Intellectual property management is a key facet for digital asset management.  Today, managing access rights for assets became easier for OpenText Media Management (OTMM) users.   FADEL and CyanGate are happy to announce the integration between FADEL Asset Rights Clearance (ARC) program and OpenText Media Management.  The integration streamlines the approval and production cycles by enabling OTMM users ...

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Elvis DAM Content Cloud

WoodWing announced on September 16, 2015 the deployment of its digital asset manage­ment solution Elvis DAM for WoodWing Content Cloud as part of the WoodWing Content Cloud. The Cloud-based version follows the core values of Elvis DAM, including ease of use, performance, scalability and expandability via APIs. The fully multitenant SaaS application is available in two editions, for content managers and cont ...

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Marketing’s Need For Digital Asset Management

With one third of marketing assets going unused or underutilized, marketing firms are seeking a better way to use their assets. The solution is digital asset management (DAM). Digital Asset Management has proven its value in increasing companies’ profits by reducing cost and increasing revenues by enabling users to leverage and repurpose their assets. Most companies today are planning to upgrade or buy a DA ...

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Data Centers Impact on DAM and MAM SaaS Solutions

The data center is the back bone of SaaS and cloud solutions.  The shift from on-premise to cloud solutions will eventually have a great impact on data centers.  If you have a digital asset management (DAM) or a Media Asset Management (MAM) solution in the cloud or are considering placing a solution in the cloud, it is important to understand how changes in data centers' structure will effect you DAM or MAM ...

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Leveraging Instagram Through Salesforce

Mobile marketing has become more important than it ever was. Marketers try to reach their audience through multiple channels especially social media. Salesforce is now offering marketers a new channel by integrating Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Instagram. Marketers can now manage Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn on a single advertising platform. With Social Studio, they can analyze conversat ...

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Henry Stewart DAM Chicago Discount

Planning to attend Henry Stewart DAM Chicago?  CyanGate's partner, WoodWing, is offering a discount off registration.  Use promocode Woodwing100 to save $100 off registration. Remember to visit the WoodWing booth to try out Elvis DAM for yourself and to learn about what Elvis DAM can do for your organization. Take home valuable insights and practical guidance that will improve your organization's dig ...

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Henry Stewart DAM Chicago 2015

The DAM community will meet in Chicago, and is available to all professionals in many settings who work with digital asset management (DAM) every day. The audience is drawn from a rich collection of activities - including: manufacturing, distribution services, film, broadcast, media and finance, business to business and business to consumer, commercial and not-for-profit and some of the best known br ...

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Upcoming Cincinnati DAM MeetUp

The next meeting of the Cincinnati Digital Asset Management (DAM) Meetup is set. Thursday, October 15, 2015 6:00 PM The Pub - Rookwood Rookwood Commons 2629 Edmondson Rd. Cincinnati, OH Meet The Group Register ...

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Cincinnati Digital Asset Management (DAM) MeetUp

Founded in 2015, Cincinnati Digital Asset Management (DAM) MeetUp started serves a forum and networking community for those involved in digital asset management in the Greater Cincinnati Area.  Membership is open to all interested learning more about digital asset management (DAM).  Topics include: Digital Management Digital Media Taxonomy Content Strategy Content Management Metadata Data Mi ...

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DAM Reduces Cost of Managing Stock Images

A digital asset management system enabling direct access to the archives of a stock image / stock photography companies can save $32,760 per year.   For example, Elvis DAM has an integration with iStockphoto that helps users track copyrights, purchases and prevents duplicate purchases. We have a white paper that will help learn how a DAM will be a return on investment for your company as well as maki ...

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Content Eureka! Webinar Series Recordings

For those who missed the Content Eureka! webinars, WoodWing posted their website for on demand viewing. View the Webinars   About Content Eureka! The marketing process has become chaotic - unplanned, ad hoc requests, multiple channels, multiple formats, non-linear systems and campaigns, etc.  Marketing departments are under increased pressure to get the correct content out to their ta ...

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Elvis DAM Webinar Series

WoodWing will present three Elvis DAM webinars on efficient creation and distribution of digital content.  The webinar series focuses on how to leverage current existing systems (WCM, CRM and PIM) with a digital asset management system (DAM). Elvis DAM is excellent to manage marketing content, workflows and archiving assets.  However, other existing systems contains valuable information that is not s ...

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Digital Marketing Conference West

DIGIMARCON West 2015 May 27 - 28, 2015 Join CyanGate's partner, WoodWing, at the DIGIMARCON WEST 2015 Conference in Santa Monica, California where you'll experience thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. You'll hear from experts on emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, best practices, and insights from successful digital marketing campaigns. Other topic ...

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Impresa Finds Elvis DAM Essential for Organizing Photography

Impresa, Portugal's largest multi-media group, traded in their legacy publishing system for a more cost-effective and efficient solution. They implemented WoodWing Enterprise for multi-channel publishing, and WoodWing Elvis DAM.  Elvis DAM is Impresa's digital asset management solution for photography workflow and asset archiving. With 2 newspapers, over 12 magazines, and 7 television channels, every ...

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CyanGate Will Be At Henry Stewart DAM

The Henry Stewart Digital Asset Management New York Conference is the annual meeting of the digital asset management community in New York City from May 7 to May 8.  The event is open to all professionals who work with digital assets everyday and across different industries.  The event is an excellent opportunity to learn about DAM best practices, case studies and trends from the panelists and experts a ...

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Elvis DAM Makes Digital Production Easy

Aste Helsinki Oy is a Finnish agency.  They have a staff of 70 and manage 200 brands.  Ebbu Holmberg explains how Aste leverages Elvis DAM as Aste's digital asset management (DAM) system to make their digital and print production workflows efficient. ...

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MAM vs. DAM – When To Use One Over the Other

The debate on selecting a digital asset management (DAM) or a media asset management (MAM) solution can be easily resolved.  The keys to resolving the debate are (1) understanding how DAM and MAM function and (2) knowing what assets primarily need a DAM or MAM. Media asset management systems (MAM) predate digital asset management systems (DAM).  Media asset management systems were developed to manage the ...

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Web 3.0 and DAM

http://youtu.be/QQVnTagnfvk Mark Davey, President of the DAM Foundation, will discuss the future of DAM and how the future of  digital asset management relate to Web 3.0 at the Henry Stewart Digital Asset Management Conferences in New York City and London.  The DAM of the future should match Nicholas Negroponte's theory of the semantic agent / semantic search experience discussed in Nicholas's book, Bein ...

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How Digital Asset Management Will Improve Your Customers’ Experience

Digital media is in each stage of the customer buying cycle from awareness, evaluation, purchasing, use and brand loyalty.  In each stage, digital assets are used differently in marketing materials and messaging.  The assets must be created, re-purposed, sorted, stored, approved, distributed and archived.  Collaboration and access to the assets takes place at each stage and must be regulated.  Once appr ...

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Are Customers Satisfied With Their DAM?

In 2014, The Real Story Group conducted a survey on users' perspective on general digital asset management (DAM) and Media Asset Management (MAM) functions - implementation, use cases , etc.  Real Story Group will discuss their findings on Thursday, April 2, 2015 between 12:00  to 12:30 PM EDT. The topics to be covered are: Are users satisfied with the technology? Who is now leading the DAM pro ...

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Is Your DAM Ready for the Cloud?

The deployment of a digital asset management is an important factor in any DAM project. On-premise, cloud or hybrid deployments have benefits and drawbacks. For example, the cloud deployment can benefit a company by reducing IT cost in terms of labor and hardware maintenance.  However, a drawback may exist.  In some circumstances, a DAM's performance may be reduced in the cloud - especially when working ...

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How To Select a Digital Asset Management System

  Selecting a new digital asset management system can be a headache especially for those unfamiliar with the field or not up-to-date with the latest technology.  The temptation is to go by online rating, price, an impressive canned demo or word-of-mouth.  However, these methods misses several factors - what DAM / MAM works best with my business processes, what is the desired result of my DAM pro ...

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10 Characteristics of a DAM

Digital Asset Management systems are a combination of procedures, people working within the system, the life cycle of a digital asset, hardware and software. In "What is a DAM? The 10 Characteristics of a Digital Asset Management System" Elizabeth Keathley of The DAM Foundation lists the following: Unique ID codes Workflow capability Version control The ability to create metadata fields/categories ...

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Amazon S3 Plugin For OTMM Now Available

CyanGate announces new updates for its OpenText Amazon S3 Plugin.  The Amazon S3 Plugin is now compatible with OTMM 7.3.1 and OTMM 10.5.  Other features include: *   Uses Amazon SDK. *   Upload of files that are bigger than 5GB. *   Faster multi-part uploads. *   Faster multi-part downloads. *   Local caching for recently downloaded files. *   Schedule cleaner service that takes care of maintenance ...

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Five Technical Aspects To Look For In a Modern DAM

Technology is growing at a rapid pace, and the Digital Asset Management industry is trying to keep up.  To determine if a DAM is a legacy system or a modern DAM, look for these five key aspects of a modern DAM: Ease of Use - A modern DAM solution should be easy for an end user to navigate and require less training to ensure a high user acceptance.  Ease of use applies to DAM administrators.  Setting rul ...

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Oldcastle® Masonry & Hardscapes Selects Elvis DAM

Oldcastle® Masonry & Hardscapes, a division of Oldcastle® Architectural, a leading supplier of innovative and sustainable masonry and hardscape products for  North America’s building and landscaping markets, selected WoodWing´s digital asset management system Elvis DAM. Oldcastle Architectural is the innovator behind many of the building industries’ well-known brands and is a subsidiary of Oldcastle® ...

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How To Test a DAM During a Free Trial

After you sign up for a digital asset management system free trial a  you may wonder, "What is the best way to leverage your free trial?"  The simple answer is to test your current workflows and daily tasks to see how DAM will benefit you and your department or company.  Below is a simple check list of functions and tasks to check during an individual free trial: Uploading assets Searching for assets ...

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Ringier Axel Springer Media AG Selects Elvis DAM

As a pilot for its entire group, Ringier Axel Springer Media AG implemented Elvis DAM at its site in Serbia.  The company wanted an easier way to manage its growing total of 8 million assets for its 550 journalists.  The company required a DAM to do the following: decrease the amount of time archiving, searching, and managing images up to 50% serve central depository for all photos automate the hand ...

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The Differences Between File Sharing Software and DAM

File sharing software like Dropbox and digital asset management (DAM) system may appear as an apples-to-apples comparison to someone not unfamiliar with DAM.  Both systems are used to help individuals share large files without stressing the email server.  However, the comparison between file sharing systems and DAMs is an apples-to-oranges comparison.  Here are the key differences: Brand Management - DA ...

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Enterprise Marcom and DAM

Most of the questions we get from Enterprise Marketing Communication departments is around how to use a Digital Asset Management system to serve their internal customers. There are several stakeholders here that needs to benefit from a DAM system and all need to somehow work with the same assets. These stakeholders include: Creative Marketing Staff Members: Need to work with work-in-progress files an ...

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Spring clean your files with added Bulk Import features

By dayve-talbot, WoodWing Software | November 23, 2016 Imagine the scenario: you’ve just completed a lengthy DAM vendor selection process, bought the software (let’s say you made the wise choice of Elvis) and had it installed. It’s an exciting day, but there’s still one step to go. You need to get your assets online to start putting these exciting new features to use. And if you bought Elvis in th ...

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