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Implementing a Digital Asset Management System by Lisa Edwards, Tilman Schlenker, Jens Jacobsen

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4 Plan what you need

4.1  What is your business objective?

In the last chapter you determined which areas of your production could improve with the introduction of Digital Asset Management. In this chapter, we’ll compile a comprehensive list of all the features you need to make it happen!

The features you truly need depend highly on your business and on the way you work. From a business objective standpoint, there are four basic methods of working with assets:

1 Archiving and retrieval

2 Collaboration

3 Publication

4 E-commerce.

Table 4.1 Basic types of working with assets

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Archiving and retrieval

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