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 rules and permissions to metadata and users should be clear and easy to apply.
- Highly Flexible – A DAM solution should be able to change according to the business’ needs: workflows, platforms, metadata standards, storage requirements, etc.
- High Performance – Modern DAMs should generate previews and searches quickly. Solr and elasticsearch are the new standard.
- Scalable Architecture – A modern DAM must be scalable to meet the growing amount of data, users, partners, distribution channels and versions. Managing growth should be easy. The modern standard is server clustering to provide both scalability and flexibility.
- Seamless Integrations – A modern DAM must have open architecture, REST and SOAP APIs, HTML5 and native integrations with Adobe CS, CC and later releases. The modern DAM will need to address the growing need for integrations with Marketing Resource Management (MRM), Content Management Systems (CMS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), etc.
A full list of the requirements for a modern DAM can be found in the white paper “5 IT Aspects to Consider When Selecting a DAM System” by WoodWing, the makers of Elvis DAM.