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bryson jones
Why should we buy Asset Managment software?
on Nov 13, 2012 at 9:01:12 pm

May offend some, but this is a real-world case where no one knew what asset was approved and which one was "not to be used!"



http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/denver-station-airs-fake-dirty-cov...

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Pat Horridge
Re: Why should we buy Asset Managment software?
on Nov 29, 2012 at 4:53:01 pm

Sadly even with A MAM in place that sort of error could still happen.
Only if all content is managed via the MAM and somebody is responsible for the accuracy of the metadata would that sort of error be prevented.

It makes more sense to have a policy that ensures all content acquired from outside the facility is checked and doubled checked for clearance and usage.

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bryson jones
Re: Why should we buy Asset Managment software?
on Dec 3, 2012 at 4:27:43 pm

Yessir... And of course that was a joke.

But don't you find that the purchase or installation of a DAM often starts a process that could (and should) have begun years before, of defining those steps?

To those of you out there evaluating software, look at your processes before you choose software. Although, that said, the consulting and time budgets often are driven by a software purchase instead of the other way around.

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Pat Horridge
Re: Why should we buy Asset Managment software?
on Dec 3, 2012 at 4:39:46 pm

The other danger of being to organised before implementing (or looking at a DAM) is that you can end up being inflexible and trying to bend the solution to fit your current needs.
Whilst most products can eb adapted and adjusted to suit those needs it's very easy to try and make a new DAM replicate an older system and needs and lose some of those advantages.

The time spent looking at what you currently do and the systems and data you have in place already and how they relate to what a new solution offers is time well spent.

Being open to the new oppertunities in the new system but not diverted (too much) by cool or interesting features is key.

Then test with a small sample and experiment before you committ to a full conversion.

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