Argus Features List


Collections management for museums & galleries

5.0/5 (3 reviews)

Argus Feature Summary

  • Collections management
  • Client portal
  • Self service portal
  • Search functionality
  • Online catalog
  • Product data management
  • Photo albums
  • Workflow management
  • Synchronous editing
  • Data synchronization
  • Remote access
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory tracking
  • Mobile integration
  • Custom fields
  • Application integration
  • Document management
  • Real time updates
  • Social media integration
  • Data storage management
  • Document storage
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Customizable reporting
  • Reporting & statistics
  • Ad hoc reporting
  • Data import/export
  • Scheduled reporting
  • Controlled vocabulary
  • Visitor portal
  • Museum management

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Argus Feature Reviews

3 reviewers had the following to say about Argus's features:

Shannon Parker

A long conversion process but the resulting Collection Management System was worth it.


The CMS accessible to all Gallery staff, which means there is a great deal of time saved by Registration staff from pulling and compiling different information for other staff members - they're now able to do this themselves. Additionally, with an OPAC system, the general public is able to access the full Gallery collection online and do preliminary research before contacting staff for additional information.


Batch updating and basic data entry are made simple, and most sections are intuitive to use.


New reports can't be pre-tested in Report Writer for layout functionality and spacing.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

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Britt Scholnick

CU Art Museum is able to do more than every before!


We especially love the ability to customize the public portal for our front-end users.

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Isabel Tovar a great resource for a large, highly active museum collection


Our museum converted from Open Edition to at the end of 2013. Lucidea has been a responsive resource throughout the experience. For our use, we have been able to take advantage of the backend customization of the program. We have created new templates and adjusted existing ones to better suit the needs of a large institution with an active collection and exhibition plan. For more complex needs, we are able to contract with their R&D team to develop new functionality as well. Overall this is a powerful tool we use daily for managing a large collection.


Flexibility, complexity. The ability to handle many different scenarios and types of collections. The customer support is really solid as well.


The support team is easy to communicate with.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

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Recommendations to others considering Argus

We are self hosted and it is important for us to have local knowledge of the system. For example I am the database admin and I work with our local IT team to manage the servers, etc. We have budgeted for me to receive training in kmBuilder, ViewsDesigner, and Crystal Reports so that I am able to work deeper in the system. For those who do not have this ability, Lucidea would provide this support, but it is important to know the needs and budget of your institution to determine what the best setup would be.

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Response from Lucidea

Thank you for your review, Isabel!
-Lucidea Marketing Team

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