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Questions To Ask When Considering DAM

25th November 2019

Questions to ask when considering DAM

When it comes to implementing a digital asset management (DAM) system in your business, it’s important to make sure it ticks all of your boxes before settling on a platform. With so many alternatives out there and an almost limitless number of features, you could miss out on the perfect solution if you don’t shop around.

Fortunately, we understand what it takes to transform your business with a DAM platform. Read on for four key questions to ask when you’re considering DAM…

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1. Cloud or on-site?

First things first, you need to decide if you want your DAM system built into your on-site IT platform or if you want an external, cloud-based platform. If you’re a freelancer or do not have a dedicated office space, chances are a cloud-based system is going to work best for you.

That said, if you have a dedicated office space, a cloud-based platform may work better for you still. With an off-site system, you can rest assured that your assets are in safe hands, no matter where in the world you are. Backing your assets up to the cloud also protects them from unavoidable office incidents, such as a fire or flooding that could destroy your IT systems.

2. What key features do you need?

Secondly, your DAM system needs to meet the individual needs of your company in order to get the most out of your platform. So, before you settle on a system, it’s important to decide what key features you need to suit your business.

Whether you’re in need of a system with limitless metadata to organise your files or an unlimited storage for an abundance of digital assets, it’s important to make sure you’re getting the right system for you. Shop around and compare platforms to ensure you can make the most of your DAM.

3. Is the software scalable?

As your business grows and develops, you need your DAM system to be able to do the same. There’s little point investing in a platform that isn’t large enough or doesn’t have enough features to support your business entirely.

Make sure you choose a provider that hosts a scalable DAM programme, that can grow with you. At iBase, we are constantly updating our systems to make sure you can get everything you need out of our DAM platform.

4. Do you need training programmes?

Finally, in order to make the most of your DAM platform, you need to know how to use it. Some DAM providers will simply give you the platform and provide minimal support, whereas a high-quality provider will support you through every step of your DAM, giving constant updates and training on new updates.

At iBase, we provide users with comprehensive training to give you the very best start to your DAM. As our updates are rolled out across the platform, we will give you updated training to make sure you’re always in the best position to utilise everything we have on offer.

If you’re interested in growing your business with DAM, get in touch with our friendly team today to see how we can help you.

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