You might have heard of digital asset management (DAM) software. But what about enterprise DAM? It's usually the best solution for growing businesses that need more advanced features, like flexible metadata schema, advanced field search and payment provider integration. Keep reading as we explain what enterprise DAM is before revealing some pros and cons.

What’s the difference between DAM and enterprise DAM?

The main difference between DAM and enterprise DAM is scope – the former is usually best for small businesses, while the latter boasts more complex features for large multinational organisations.

Another discrepancy is price. As you'd expect, enterprise DAM tends to be more expensive because it deals with extensive content libraries.

Why are enterprise DAM systems useful?

1. Collaboration is easier than ever

Enterprise DAM makes collaboration with colleagues, clients, suppliers and social media networks easier than ever. You can send single assets or collections to external users via secure encoded links without requiring them to log in. Plus, you can restrict access to documents while they're being worked on to avoid confusion.

When you switch to enterprise DAM, you'll benefit from soaring productivity. It allows teams to share, edit and revise content in real-time – not to mention post directly to popular social platforms such as Google+, Twitter and Facebook.

2. Advanced search functions

Larger companies with hundreds – perhaps thousands – of images, videos and blogs need advanced search functions. Enterprise DAM often includes more specific tools like fuzzy searching, advanced field search and hierarchical keyword search.

This goes hand in hand with detailed metadata fields. You have the option to categorise content with text, numbers, multi-value picklists, dates, times, currency and more. You’ll never lose assets again!

3. Better e-commerce options

Some DAM software doesn't include e-commerce options, but enterprise DAM anticipates a growing business's future requirements. The payment integration lets you monetise assets straightaway and works with countless providers, including PayPal, WorldPay and SagePay.

Best of all, you have complete control over pricing models, from fixed prices to usage-based licenses.

Are there any drawbacks?

If you think enterprise DAM sounds too good to be true, there are some drawbacks – the most notable being cost and length of set-up. Smaller businesses usually end up paying for features they simply don't use or need. Then, it often takes longer to onboard content.

However, we believe that all businesses – big and small – deserve the same level of care without hidden costs and conditions. That's why we offer a flexible pricing model for our enterprise DAM system, meaning you only pay for what you use.

Enjoy enterprise DAM with our flexible pricing models

At iBase, our clever DAM software is comprehensive enough to double as enterprise DAM, minus the extortionate price tag. You'll receive bundles of innovative features that increase productivity, organisation and security. Above all else, you'll only pay for what you use – what more could you want?

Get in touch with our expert team today to arrange a one-to-one demo. We'll explain which system is best for your needs and why.

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