Centralise your Digital Assets
Digitisation programs have become common practice in many industries, largely for the preservation of collections for both present and future generations.
You may have begun, finished, or are yet to start the digitisation process, but regardless of what stage you are at, the challenge of having your collections stored and made available when required is still present.
The single largest impact that will help your organisation’s creative operations is the provision of a single, centralised digital asset repository.
By implementing a system such as Alfresco, you completely alter the way your team stores, manipulates, searches, retrieves, tracks, secures and shares photos, videos and other files.
Alfresco’s architecture enables you to store and manage all your digital assets in one place, as it can hold any binary content, with automatic metadata extraction. The system architecture has been designed to support massive collections, without affecting performance.
This can be seen as the largest benefit – time saving. The system makes things simpler, like when users need to grab a final edit of an image or when there is a need to check the metadata on a certain photo or video. This now takes a few seconds instead of multiple minutes. And this results in projects moving along and deadlines getting reached rather than missed.
The second win can be seen with Alfresco’s integration abilities. Alfresco adopts open standards which means it has been designed to be highly flexible and integratable, leveraging the power and functionality of other applications, so as not to ‘reinvent the wheel’. In addition to Alfresco’s RESTful API, it supports a number of open standards such as CMIS, WebDAV and the SharePoint protocol to name a few.
And last but not least, along with incredible functionality out of the box, Alfresco also supports you through its flexibility in adapting to your specific needs. As a highly configurable system, much can be personalised, such as metadata standards, views, permissions and reporting. In addition, its use of open standards means lightweight UIs are easily integrated providing an opportunity for tailoring.
By ensuring you centralise your digital assets you are preserving the past and preparing for the inevitable changes of the future.