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

Canto DAM Solution

A smarter way to manage your brand assets

4.51/5 (493 reviews)

Canto DAM Solution overview

What is Canto DAM Solution?

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
Subscription
Free trial
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Markets

United States, Canada, Australia

Supported languages

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

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Jared Phillips

Canto is a great value for the product

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-07-24
Review Source: Capterra

My experience has been a positive one. Implementation was easy and I haven't had the need to contact tech support.

Pros
Favorite features are facial recognition, ability to limit permissions on albums and folders, and assign metadata to batch uploaded photos.

Cons
Their Adobe Connect could be improved upon. The feature is nice, but I still have to download the photo if I want to make it CMYK or edit it.

Response from Canto


Thanks so much for the review, Jared!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Janie Sanchez

Can be a file management blessing, if maintained properly.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-09-17
Review Source: Capterra

Asset management with so many powerful features, they can become a burden: the learning curve is steep, even if you're doing simple tasks with the program.

Pros
Keyword tagging and album features are great and make organization so much more manageable for very large media libraries. The features offered are extensive and very comprehensive. Search filters also help users find specific files faster.

Cons
– The number of features presented all at once can be overwhelming. The home screen displays too much information, icons, and files all at once. – Multiple iterations of a design or photo file get repetitive when scrolling—A feature to identify those very similar files, then group + collapse them together would be an improvement. – Features can be easy to miss/forget with such an extensive system. - Shortcut options aren't available for the most performed actions for individual users (or organizations) - Downloads could be easier, without the extra popup screen—an option for one-click downloads.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Felix Blume

Practical tool but barely innovative.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-09-15
Review Source: Capterra

Canto enables me to grant file access to many of our departments world wide.

Pros
Canto seems to be simple enough for even unexperienced users. It is clearly structured and all functions are easy to spot and use.

Cons
For a software that was recently developed it seems rather simple in style and function: we only received what we specifically asked for and there is nothing wrong with it but a bit of innovation goes a long way. Why not connect it with actual folders on our operating system Microsoft Windows like Dropbox: At some point, we will need to store all files somewhere anyway to upload them to Canto, why not allow a direct uplad from a designated folder windows without having to open the browser? Make that folder accessable via FTP connection, too to have backup access when Canto is down or when there is a browser problem. Image previews and navigating through Canto should easier: navigating through it takes time, sometimes you might select a wrong image due to bad visibility of small thumbnails and even going back one step wastes precious time due to loading time and selecting a new image. I would suggest a slide show feature like the standard picture viewer in Microsoft Windows. Same goes for Video previews. I like working with Canto but it always feels like we are working with a beta version, waiting for the shiny real thing to arrive.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Stay Organized In Style - Great for Multiple Users

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-23
Review Source: Capterra

Overall the experience has been good - customer service is prompt and helpful and they respond quickly to issues. Overall it serve the purpose of organizing, tagging, filtering, searching, downloading and sharing. The feedback has been positive from other users, so long as they can find what they are looking for (and this is due to whomever is in charge, tagging, and doing the organizing). This is not a product that will take care of itself, you need an administrator that is working in the product on a regular basis to make it work.

Pros
We decided to use Canto because of many features including the design, customizability, customer service, large thumbnails, organizational structure, tagging feature, and portal for outside consumers.

Cons
You really need an organized person to keep this DAM working for everyone in your company/business so that the organizational structure makes sense. The less cooks in the kitchen, the better - one person should really spearhead the overall design, tags and org. Overall it works for High-Ed. Must pay attention to the little things (like expiring links to photos or albums) - can get tedious and redundant where you need to fix links if you don't pay attention to these things in the beginning.

Response from Canto


Thank you for sharing your experience with using Canto!

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Erica Pouliot

User Friendly

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-07-23
Review Source: Capterra

This tool alone has helped us eliminate two tools we were using before to manage and distribute content. But Canto adds way more features, the best being the search functionality. Tagging images upon upload and being able to easily search, plus the smart tags is an awesome and super helpful feature.

Pros
This tool is very user friendly! Being able to customize so much, and make it easy for our outside vendors to navigate through the tool and find what they need is great! Anywhere from organizing the digital assets, to creating shareable links, to upload links, to searching on the tool. Awesome tool especially for someone who is in there at least everyday searching and downloading content.

Cons
For the amount of clients/vendors that I have it would be nice to create one upload link they could all upload to, but they wouldn't be able to see each others content, but I could see who it came from based on email/contacts.

Response from Canto


Erica - thanks for the review. I'll take this suggestion to our team!

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Canto DAM Solution features

API

Activity Dashboard (399 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (230 other apps)
Campaign Analysis (320 other apps)
Campaign Management (393 other apps)
Campaign Segmentation (222 other apps)
Content Management (297 other apps)
Customizable Branding (307 other apps)
Customizable Templates (317 other apps)
Data Import/Export (280 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (269 other apps)
Email Marketing Management (216 other apps)
Engagement Analytics (284 other apps)
Monitoring (263 other apps)
Multi-Channel Marketing (257 other apps)
Real Time Analytics (262 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (392 other apps)
Social Media Integration (335 other apps)
Template Management (215 other apps)
Third Party Integration (391 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Videos and tutorials

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.