Widen Features List

Widen

Digital asset management (DAM) & content production

4.39/5 (266 reviews)

Widen Feature Summary

  • Project collaboration
  • Video and image management
  • Embed codes and share links
  • Lifecycle and rights management
  • Asset and site-wide insights
  • Print on-demand
  • Creative workflow
  • Brand portals and collections
  • Global content delivery network
  • Site branding
  • Access control
  • Third party integrations
  • Asset archiving
  • Online proofing
  • Work management
  • Streamline deliverables and deadlines with request forms
  • Change or assign work to different team members
  • Annotate on creative work and marketing collateral
  • Document work processes
  • Audit trail of comments and changes
  • Web-to-print template customization
  • Template management in InDesign
  • Font management
  • Live editor
  • Asset selection control
  • Dynamic content
  • Co-branding
  • Branded collateral

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Widen Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Widen's features:

Jake Wilson

API works great

2016-09-29

I've been using the Widen API to connect to the asset management system and pull various amounts of information for displaying in a 3rd party webpage.

Pros

Most of my experience is around using the API interface and it seems to be very good.

Cons

There were some limitations to the 2.0 API that you could not do but that the 1.0 API could do.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jessica Cavalier

Easy to use and convenient!

2012-11-20

Would recommend for any organization that needs image asset management.

Pros

Like the different file types available to send to internal/external clients.

Cons

Wish the interface was a bit faster.

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Source: Capterra
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Buddy Wong

Widen Collective is a great tool for managing your digital assets in the cloud

2016-10-25

We would recommend Widen to other organizations that are looking for a solution to their data asset management storage needs.

Pros

-Secure -Scalable -Organization of assets

Cons

-The words on the UI are quite small -It is unclear on how to install the application on a mobile device

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Bill Blake

A Valuable Tool

2012-11-21

And because it's a self-serve solution for our users (sales, clients, vendor partners, etc.), it's become a time-saving, cost-effective means of ensuring brand consistency across all consumer touch points.

Pros

- time-saving - cost-effective - great customer service - quality reporting

Cons

- interface could be improved for more intuitive ease of use

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Source: Capterra
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Gayane Margaryan

AWF Widen Review

2012-11-20

Definitely recommend for anyone with large media inventory

Pros

Easily searchable; excellent cloud-based system that is accessible from any location; meets needs of sharing in remote office locations

Cons

Not easy to export larger quantities of photos at one time

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Source: Capterra
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Kristie Bluemer-Gearhart

Mcomm Assessment

2010-11-02

Good system for assets assuming metadata is complete and accurate.

Pros

Search-ability feature and linear cataloging available.

Cons

Asset management system only functions as well as the information inputted.

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Source: Capterra
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Mike Giardino

Widen Collective

2011-01-09

Excellent product with good up time. Easy to implement in your organization.

Pros

Using the Widen Collective has allowed us to organize and share our digital media to our ministry partners with ease without the use of FTP sites, constant management of requests and saves time transfering content to multiple partners.

Cons

Would like the user interface to be more dynamic and intuetive.

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Source: Capterra
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Sean Davis

A Valuable Product

2012-11-21

It is the perfect combination of OOTB design and customization opportunity such that any company can implement this product to fit their needs while not feeling overwhelmed.

Pros

The analytics tool is also much improved and now offers greater insight into my users' activity within the system.

Cons

There are certainly a limited number of cons with the system. Perhaps the largest is really rather minor, and that is some of the taxonomy can be confusing. For example, deleting an asset from your cart is actually deleting the asset, not just removing it from the cart. While their taxonomy makes more sense, it conflicts with major sites like amazon.com and therefore offers some confusion.

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Source: Capterra
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Stewart Dick

I don't know how we lived without Widen's DAM solution before!

2017-11-28

By empowering our users to find their own assets it frees up our designer time, for things like DESIGN!

Pros

I LOVE being able to share collections with clients. And I LOVE when someone asks for an asset, I just add them as a user on Widen, and tell them to find it themselves!

Cons

I'm still waiting for drag and drop functionality with Indesign.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jane Leuchter

Excellent Software

2016-10-04

Widen is a really great Digital Asset Management system. Its interface is clean and easy to navigate, it's easy to configure and customize almost anything you want, and their customer support team is absolutely top-notch.

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Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Latrisha Eilers

This program truly has made getting work done easier for all of our users.

2017-11-27

Pros

Additionally, with the Workflow management tool, digital proofing interface and Digital Asset Management library, our users only have to visit one site to enter jobs, proof and collaborate on new content, and access current assets and media.

Cons

Sometimes we experience "glitches" or "bugs" within the software after a major update is rolled out, but that's to be expected and they are always quick to respond when this happens.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jennifer Randle

Widen Saves Us Hundreds of Hours a Year

2012-11-28

I highly recommend Widen DAM for digital asset management. In time-savings alone, Widen has an ROI well above its cost.

Pros

Easy to use Keeps our digitals assets all in one place Manages the brand so people always use the most current assets Saves us hours a week in providing digital assets for other people Has reporting capabilities to see who is using the tool and many other stats

Cons

People uploading images often don't tag them correctly If assets aren't tagged right, it's hard for people to find them

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Source: Capterra
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Saranya Attili

Overall easy to use and upload

2017-08-18

Asset management

Pros

1. Easy to upload 2.

Cons

There are no cons I have found so far. But I personally feel some features need update and launching new features will help us a lot

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Angela Kennow

I love having all our assets in one place where it's very easy to manage.

2017-08-18

Having this frees up my time to manage more strategic projects.

Pros

I like the visibility of each asset and the editing features that accompany it. The spotlight collections help us to easily showcase our latest product assets.

Cons

I am waiting for the next level user interface where ther's more drag-and-drop features built in...and templates for the homepage.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeremy Tepe

very pleased

2012-11-27

would recommend!

Pros

works well for digital asset management

Cons

not all my customers use it

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Source: Capterra
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Sarah Michals

My Review

2010-11-29

I would recommend Widen to another firm looking for an asset management system.

Pros

The system is faily easy to learn.

Cons

Our implementation was not structured properly from the start, so we have many challenges with the search feature. I would suggest Widen provide consulting services to help brands efficiently structure their system to avoid our mistakes.

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Source: Capterra
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Cassie Stempel

Widen Collective

2012-11-20

Widen is very helpful.

Pros

Widen Digital Asset Management is great to use.

Cons

I wish there was a quicker way to rename Conflicted Uploaded Talent.

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Source: Capterra
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Corey Chimko

Widen sits at the pinnacle of the DAM world

2016-10-03

I have been a constant user of the Widen Media Collective for almost 5 years and have no problem saying that it is the best digital asset management system that I have used in almost 20 years of DAM experience.

Pros

Very user-friendly UI, free functionality upgrades, wider range of customizability than other DAM systems.

Cons

Minor cosmetic issues.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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David Brun

Great customer service, early communication around big and small changes, the best DAM tool we use!

2017-11-28

Reliability of asset storage, access anywhere, share multiple assets in many different outputs with ease.

Pros

Support for project management (through Workflow) and creative implementation (through Adobe CC Connector) enhances our productivity and helps us get our jobs done faster.

Cons

The software seems sluggish and lags when you want it to go fast. File processing and scrolling through assets is where I've noticed this the most. The uploading process also needs to be cleaned up and more inviting to users.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Krista Wolfe

Widen Data Asset Management - A great tool

2011-12-02

We started working with Widen through a sister company of ours and Widen has been very accomodating and has helped a ton to get our interface to where we need it.

Pros

Easy to use Saves TONS of time Adaptable to your needs Great support

Cons

Initial asset load takes a lot of time (I don't know that there's any way to avoid that though)

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Source: Capterra
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Scott Leitermann

Great DAM solution with plenty of features

2016-09-29

Widen offers flexible integration which easily allows our applications and websites to pull media from the Widen DAM so all our companies digital media needs can come from a single repository which makes maintaining data an easy process.

Pros

I like the ability and flexibility Widen offers to integrate the digital media content with our applications and websites.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Debbie Pavletich

Briggs

2010-11-29

Better integration or application for mobile devices.

Pros

Easy to implement. Easy to use for administrators and users.

Cons

Costs when you want to customize.

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Source: Capterra
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Carolyn Richardson

Highly positive experience, with ease of use and great customer service!

2017-11-27

We learned more about DAM management and learned to love it!

Pros

It's so easy and intuitive to use.

Cons

I don't like how the collections can't be edited between users. We have had to figure out a workaround to be able to share and edit the same collections.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jennifer Simpson

Pros and overall review from InSinkErator

2012-11-20

The Digital Asset Management System is an extremely useful way to keep all of our assets (images, spec sheets, packaging, etc) in one central location for easy access for our company and all of our customers and vendors to retrieve files.

Pros

1) Ease of use when searching for specific file types. 2) Star feature, to put most used assets at the beginning of your search. 3) Faster load time.

Cons

We deal with various languages and have to determine words that make it easy for all countries to search.

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Source: Capterra
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Jason Barinaga

Excellent Product. Extremely Satisfied. Highly Recommended.

2010-12-02

Highly Recommended!

Pros

Widen's solution provided the three components we wanted in a digital asset management systemscalability, flexibility and user-friendliness.

Cons

I don't think there are any negatives with the collective solution.

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Source: Capterra
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