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

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5 Find the right solution

5.1  Types of DAM solutions

In this chapter, we will take a look at the DAM systems on the market. It should give you an overview that will enable you to narrow down the vast number of different programs to a few that fit your needs. You can evaluate these as a next step to get a good basis for your final decision.

Many vendors claim that their software offers Digital Asset Management, but what each vendor defines as DAM varies widely. As a comparison, a simple text-editing program such as Notepad or Wordpad might be considered a word processing application, although it is nowhere close in functionality to applications such as Microsoft Word. With Digital Asset Management this is a bit different, and almost opposite—Windows ...

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