6  The System Components

Introduction

A digital asset management system uses a suite of applications linked together to provide a seamless experience to the user. It is not just a piece of shrink-wrap software that can be used straight out of the box. Rather it is a collection of many components that have been carefully selected to meet the needs and budgets of the enterprise. The system should also have links to existing software applications: accounts, customer records, and planning systems. To maximize the operational benefits, it is advantageous for these applications to exchange data with the digital asset management. Like any enterprise-wide deployment of software, much of the installation costs will be for the professional services. These ...

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