Canto DAM Solution

Canto DAM Solution

A smarter way to manage your brand assets

4.5/5 (310 reviews)

Canto DAM Solution Overview

Canto is a scalable, cost-efficient digital asset management system built for teams. Canto's DAM solution allows businesses to better organize and publish brand assets across multiple platforms. It's a cloud-based SaaS solution and suits multiple industries including government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, telecommunication, transportation and sports.

Canto offers a branded self-service portal that allows users to share digital assets. The portal supports automated search engine optimization functionality to search and find digital assets. Users can also filter search results and access large visual purviews to quickly locate the required asset. The solution further supports metadata technology that allows users to find files easily. Metadata extraction supports all the major metadata standards such as XMP & IPTC and it can also automatically suggest specific metadata like resolution, color mode, image dimensions and so on.

The analysis and reporting feature of Canto's digital asset management system allows businesses to view the details of all the people who have downloaded, printed, edited or emailed any format of all the assets. Users can further use data analytics to make strategic decisions on DAM strategy. Though the products can be accessed from multiple platforms and through various devices, the security is not compromised. Encryption is used for secure logins and user requests are processed through Java web applications. Some key clients include Benefit Cosmetics, American Red Cross, Wells Fargo, Country Music Awards, Bosch Rexroth AG, Best Western Hotels, Deutsche Lufthansa, Honda Motor and the Dallas Cowboys. learn more at https://www.canto.com/digital-asset-management/

Pricing

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Pricing options
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Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle-East and Africa, United States

Supported Languages

Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, German, Japanese, Spanish

Canto DAM Solution Reviews

Overall rating
4.5/5
95% positive reviews
162
Excellent
132
Very good
15
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
Laura K.

Robust features and multiple ways of access

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2016/09/27
Review Source: Capterra

What do you like best?
The flexibility of deployment and implementation was paramount for our organization, as we ended up hosting the solution on premise due to our large file sizes. We love how the metadata is written back to the asset. Additionally, the various ways to access the assets through the web, through apps or through a desktop client made the user adoption go very smoothly.
What do you dislike?
Customizing the software during the installation and implementation phase was more time consuming than we had anticipated and with the new releases of software and portals we have encountered some delays and hiccups (we are working through them). Out of the "box" reporting is significantly lacking compared to the other options, but you can buy a 3rd party addin for that.
What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?
The visibility on where are assets have gone and where they are going is greatly increased, in addition to increasing the visibility of knowing what assets we have while enabling a strong search functionality has decreased duplication of assets and increased productivity and efficiency.

Pros

The flexibility of deployment and implementation was paramount for our organization, as we ended up hosting the solution on premise due to our large file sizes. We love how the metadata is written back to the asset. Additionally, the various ways to access the assets through the web, through apps or through a desktop client made the user adoption go very smoothly.

Cons

Customizing the software during the installation and implementation phase was more time consuming than we had anticipated and with the new releases of software and portals we have encountered some delays and hiccups (we are working through them). Out of the "box" reporting is significantly lacking compared to the other options, but you can buy a 3rd party addin for that.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Laura K.

Robust features and multiple ways of access

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2016/09/27
Review Source: Capterra

What do you like best?
The flexibility of deployment and implementation was paramount for our organization, as we ended up hosting the solution on premise due to our large file sizes. We love how the metadata is written back to the asset. Additionally, the various ways to access the assets through the web, through apps or through a desktop client made the user adoption go very smoothly.
What do you dislike?
Customizing the software during the installation and implementation phase was more time consuming than we had anticipated and with the new releases of software and portals we have encountered some delays and hiccups (we are working through them). Out of the "box" reporting is significantly lacking compared to the other options, but you can buy a 3rd party addin for that.
What business problems are you solving? What benefits have you realized?
The visibility on where are assets have gone and where they are going is greatly increased, in addition to increasing the visibility of knowing what assets we have while enabling a strong search functionality has decreased duplication of assets and increased productivity and efficiency.

Pros

The flexibility of deployment and implementation was paramount for our organization, as we ended up hosting the solution on premise due to our large file sizes. We love how the metadata is written back to the asset. Additionally, the various ways to access the assets through the web, through apps or through a desktop client made the user adoption go very smoothly.

Cons

Customizing the software during the installation and implementation phase was more time consuming than we had anticipated and with the new releases of software and portals we have encountered some delays and hiccups (we are working through them). Out of the "box" reporting is significantly lacking compared to the other options, but you can buy a 3rd party addin for that.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Julie T.

Software that does what it's supposed to … and little else

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/06
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, Canto is simply too cumbersome and glitchy for something that should be as "simple" as storing and quickly accessing photo libraries. I'd recommend more of a rows/columns type of user interface for albums, instead of the left side dropdown menu types of navigation. Compared to Canto, I'd prefer Google Drive or Google Photos for asset management.

Pros

Canto allows our team to store, share, and access digital assets and photography efficiently enough. Ability to create albums, tag photos, large storage capacity – all of these are appreciated and well-received.

Cons

The Canto interface seems a bit clunky and glitchy much of the time. The left sidebar to navigate through albums isn't very intuitive or responsive. Often, when clicking on an album name to open its drop-down menu, there will be no response. So the use has to continue clicking and clicking on it. Scrolling down through each album's photos, the loading of preview images usually lags. And the longer you scroll through the pics, the more it lags. To bypass this, often you need to refresh your browser … which takes you all the way back to the top of the album … and you have to begin scrooooollling dooown through all the photos again. (I've tested several browsers – same issue with each one)

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

7.0/10
Sandra K.

Perfect digital asset management software for our company with many divisions and different needs

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/12/09
Review Source: Capterra

We´ve been using Canto from canto since ... 4 years in our company. The time before the organization of our marketing material was not ideal. It was a problem to exchange data from division to division (national and international) - we used memory sticks or hard disks. For me, as a windows user, it was impossible to exchange data with a mac user - because we did not use the same network. Data was outworn and there was no version control or right system. Since we use Canto this belongs to the past! The software is extremely customizable and canto reacts very fast and professional to our needs. We`ve created wonderful processes - for example between Canto and jira (a bug- und issue-tracking-system from other software) - for example between our online marketing and graphic design divisions for the creation of web pages or newsletter. I can count a lot of examples :) !!!
We use Canto in processes with external partners like design agency, freelancer, and photographers. They use the improved web client. Since we use Canto we have access to data from everywhere - this is a great advantage. We love the search function based on keywords (in any language).
Canto will be permanently enhanced - the version 9.1 has a great adobe integration. A lot of people in my company use the batch processing function. Also, the comment function is a great advantage.

We daily use it and we love it. It has improved our work!

Pros

- endless possibilities
- answers for every case of use

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Justin S.

System management and support services

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2016/09/27
Review Source: Capterra

The system is not "heavy" on the infrastructure -it works how you would hope asset management would work. On a few occasions, we have needed to reach out to support for help and they were everything you could hope for. In one instance, my client was not sure if they still had a support contract, but they also had an issue causing some business impact. Due to some turnover and changing of rolls, my client could not find the correct ownership information either.

Canto support helped get my client their historical invoices, get them back on a support contract, and help solve the problem. It's important to note: support helped me solve the problem, before my client paid the invoice on the contract. I really thought that was impressive, that Canto recognized the severity of the situation, and was willing to help, when they were perfectly within the right to not help.

Pros

After getting the old system upgraded, my client was able to offload some of the work the creative team previously did, to an account services team. That team was able to fulfill client requests for images without getting the creative group involved. It helped speed the responses to clients and vendors as well as balance the workload.

Cons

So far we have not had any internal issues or complaints!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Canto DAM Solution Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Canto DAM Solution Features

  • API

  • A/B Testing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Network Marketing
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Canto DAM Solution

Key features of Canto DAM Solution

  • Active directory
  • Advanced & group permissions
  • Analysis and reporting
  • Approval workflow
  • Cloud file storage
  • Define roles and permissions
  • Digital rights management
  • Document and photo storage
  • Encryption for logins
  • Manage version histories
  • Metadata management
  • Multiple deployment methods
  • Portal for collaboration
  • RESTful API
  • Search via keywords
  • Secure file transfer
  • Set triggers that respond to events
  • Video editing & management

Benefits

● Canto runs right out of the box with no IT support necessary

● The product offers a social DAM feature where users can collaborate and add annotations through a commenting toolbar as well as subscribe to important assets.

● Access to various asset files and content can be controlled by defining permission & roles and integration with active directory ensures consistency.

● Canto helps in automation of manual workflows by streamlining asset handling, content creation and setting up steps for various processes.

● The product has version control functionality that allows users to manage version histories and track changes via a compare feature.

Canto DAM Solution FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Canto DAM Solution.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Canto DAM Solution offer?

Canto DAM Solution offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Q. What are the main features of Canto DAM Solution?

Canto DAM Solution offers the following features:

  • Active directory
  • Advanced & group permissions
  • Analysis and reporting
  • Approval workflow
  • Cloud file storage
  • Define roles and permissions
  • Digital rights management
  • Document and photo storage
  • Encryption for logins
  • Manage version histories
  • Metadata management
  • Multiple deployment methods
  • Portal for collaboration
  • RESTful API
  • Search via keywords
  • Secure file transfer
  • Set triggers that respond to events
  • Video editing & management

Q. Who are the typical users of Canto DAM Solution?

Canto DAM Solution has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does Canto DAM Solution support?

Canto DAM Solution supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, German, Japanese, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Canto DAM Solution offer?

Canto DAM Solution has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Canto DAM Solution support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Canto DAM Solution supports

Q. What other apps does Canto DAM Solution integrate with?

Canto DAM Solution integrates with the following applications:

Box, Dropbox, Facebook, Google Drive, Mailchimp, Noosh, Slack, Twitter, Wordpress

Q. What level of support does Canto DAM Solution offer?

Canto DAM Solution offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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