Thirteen Scenarios to Determine the Right DAM Vendor

  • 18-Sep-2018

Scenario analysis is the most efficient approach to understanding your needs and determining the right vendor shortlist. In the newly release and revamped Digital Asset Management (DAM) research, we settled on 13 common scenarios (including some new ones) to evaluate ~30 DAM vendors.

While not always by vendor design, DAM products will fit better — or worse — for different use cases. No single product will fit every scenario; in fact, most tools excel at only one or two primary use cases. So RSG's thirteen common DAM scenarios should be the primary discriminator to help you identify which products could be a good fit for you.

These scenarios are abstractions and of course will overlap a bit. In practice, your own digital asset management effort will most likely comprise a combination of scenarios and that's why picking the best DAM plaform often entails making some key trade-offs.

We break them down into five broad categories:

Brand Management:

  • Basic Brand Management
  • Multilingual Brand Management

Marketing Asset Management:

  • Advertising & Marketing Asset Management
  • Product Asset Management
  • Integrated Marketing Content Hub

Enterprise Asset Management:

  • Work-in-Progress Creative Management
  • Photo / Asset Library
  • Media-based Knowledge Management
  • Highly-regulated Environment

Publishing:

  • Digital+Print Publishing
  • Periodical & Catalog Production

Video & Audio Management:

  • Media Library Review & Approval
  • Media Editing & Assembly

DAM Scenarios

Next Steps

Over the next few weeks, we'll be publishing a breakdown of each of the thirteen scenarios.

In the meantime, you can build your own custom shortlist based on the scenarios that are most important to you by using the RealQuadrant Shortlist Generator as part of your DAM research subscription.

 

Our customers say...

"I was thrilled at the level of detail and the depth of honesty in The Digital Asset Management Research. Other research tends to want to rate a company for gold stars or magic numbers, but glosses over the real workings and customer experiences of the given vendor. This research is more valuable, and certainly more tangible than what other analysts have put forth."

Faith Robinson, Content Strategist & Industry Thought Leader

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