Canto DAM Solution Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Canto DAM Solution

A smarter way to manage your brand assets

4.46/5 (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/
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Pricing

Pricing options
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Devices

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Markets

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

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, German, Japanese, Spanish
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Canto DAM Solution reviews

Value for money
Features
Ease of use
Customer support
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Laura Knight

Robust features and multiple ways of access

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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.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.

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Laura Knight

Robust features and multiple ways of access

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 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.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.

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Julie Turner

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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.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.

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Sandra Klusmann

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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!- endless possibilities - answers for every case of use

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Justin Silles

System management and support services

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 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. 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.

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Canto DAM Solution features

API

A/B Testing (152 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (228 other apps)
Campaign Analysis (199 other apps)
Campaign Management (187 other apps)
Content Management (189 other apps)
Customizable Branding (191 other apps)
Customizable Templates (205 other apps)
Data Import/Export (155 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (214 other apps)
Engagement Analytics (179 other apps)
Monitoring (190 other apps)
Multi-Channel Marketing (159 other apps)
Real Time Analytics (156 other apps)
Real Time Data (147 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (213 other apps)
Social Media Integration (233 other apps)
Social Network Marketing (143 other apps)
Tagging (145 other apps)
Third Party Integration (228 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Additional information for Canto DAM Solution

Key features of Canto DAM Solution

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