MerlinOne Features

MerlinOne

Digital asset management for any size enterprise

4.44/5 (34 reviews)

MerlinOne Feature Summary

  • Asset sharing
  • Watermarking
  • Search within document
  • Bulk uploading
  • Mobile screen support
  • Supports tablet screen
  • Inside the video search
  • Rapid creation
  • Brand management
  • Keyword search
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Version control
  • Activity dashboard
  • Tagging
  • Filtered search
  • Asset management
  • User defined permissions
  • Analytics
  • Social network sharing
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Usage tracking
  • Full text search
  • Multimedia support
  • Collaborative review
  • Distribution management
  • Data import/export
  • Adobe integration
  • Speech-to-text search
  • Automatic notifications
  • Multiple document formats
  • Video management
  • Newsletter management
  • Assignment management
  • Activity management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Rights management
  • History tracking
  • Project workflow
  • Metadata management
  • File management
  • Approval process control
  • Cataloging / categorization
  • Image editing
  • Tags & keywords

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MerlinOne Feature Reviews

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

Lauren Reed

An excellent resource for archiving, displaying, & sharing our photos!

2016-04-27

PROS: - Collections, which enable us to curate content for our users, ultimately expediting their searches; - Customer Service -- extremely fast and helpful; - Search options -- enables you to focus your search, and produces results quickly, especially if the images are well captioned or tagged; - Linked Objects -- enables us to package content together; - Simple, attractive display with customizable user views - Customizable user groups, enabling one to limit various users' capabilities

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Melissa Novak

Useful catalog tool

2018-02-12

The ability to make captions

Pros

The ability to add specific captions - it helps when we need to tag individuals that require a media release.

Cons

It takes me a long time to label batch photos that need different captions and then organize them into collections.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Roy Booker

MerlinOne provides great access and excellent customer support

2015-11-19

Our staff can access data on their laptops, tablets and other mobile devices.

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

Great and trouble-free archiving system

2018-01-12

MerlinOne is our archive of published stories, and photographs as well as PDFs of our pages - which are fully searchable.

Pros

Simple setup for files and metadata, and our librarian can dump content to Merlin in a single system.

Cons

I can't think of a better asset management system and would urge anyone considering purchasing one to absolutely give MerlineOne a try.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Pascal Laporte

MerlinOne is a great product that simplify search and finding things

2018-02-06

Pros

Support is super awesome and help at each time.

Cons

The user interface could be more explicit on some of the actions.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Cindy Allegretto

We have been MerlinOne customers since 1996

2015-04-14

We can easily access years worth of content with simple queries; export, download and email photos, pdfs and text; import photos and share content with other properties in our group.

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Source: Capterra
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Tom MOULE

We use Merlin to manage our large photo gallery for our organization.

2018-02-06

Ability to tag photos.

Pros

Most liked: 1) Ability to meet our needs for managing our photos in an efficient manner 2) Ability to search for relevant content 3) Support we received from vendor

Cons

Least liked: 1) Could have had more training and refresher training for our staff. Initial training was good but we needed more examples of how to use in our environment 3)

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Melissa Smith

Great communication and service from Merlin staff.

2018-02-06

Able to customize metadata fields, including their values and the way the field functions.

Pros

I like that a lot of the features and tools are customizable, and can be enabled or disabled granularly based on user or user group.

Cons

It takes a long time to download videos from the software.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mitch Laing

Our key users have mostly departed so we don't have extensive advanced use these days

2018-02-12

Pros

Has a great backlog of data and photos as it is an archive

Cons

Need OS update big time but dollars are short unable to move all this to a different system typing more

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Denise Jones

Perfect for nonprofit that shares, tracks, and stores hundreds of thousands of photos, videos, etc.

2018-02-12

We were one of the first nonprofits that MerlinOne took on, allowing us to get a huge amount of digital content off our file server and into a robust DAMS system that could help us track and share assets across three continents.

Pros

If you can do a Google search, you can search Merlin with little additional training. The interface is very user-friendly, and we have trained multiple staffers with varying levels of computer skills.

Cons

Metadata fields are very structured and somewhat limiting. Would like to tailor them more to our needs without incurring back-end programming expenses.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Michelle Tran

Great database to store a large quantity of assets, but often run into slowness & technical glitches

2018-02-15

Store large quantity of assets and categorize accordingly

Pros

We are able to store a large quantity of photos in the database and quickly search for assets.

Cons

The overall management system is not intuitive to use.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Christy

Hassle-free content management

2018-02-06

Pros

The searchability functions allow me to easily call up assets based a variety of variables.

Cons

The interface is a bit clunky.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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NICOLE HUGHES

Take quite a bit of training to get comfortable. Missing some key functionality.

2018-02-12

Pros

Once you figure it out, the system is very easy to use and retrieve content. Search features are great.

Cons

Does not generate permalinks to content/collections; they expire after 24 hours and thus cannot embed content collections on website.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Landon Olson

Solid feature list, great support and reasonable pricing

2018-08-22

MerlinOne has been great to work with. They've had exceptional support, regularly following up to see if we have any questions and addressing any issues we had. They been responsive to problems and have even provided on-site support in helping get us setup.

Pros

Fairly customizable for both administrators and the users.

Cons

It's not without some quirks and bugs. We've experience some issues loading files into the system, and have gotten bugs when trying to manage keywords. Nothing that breaks the system, but does give users some annoyance.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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James White

Powerful DAM solution

2016-12-06

MerlinOne has provided us with a powerful, easy to use digital asset management system in a hosted solution.

Pros

Excellent technical support. Very responsive to customer needs with development. Hosted solution allows us to focus our resources elsewhere.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jaclyn Vogt

Excellent Digital Photo Management, Outstanding Customer Support

2015-02-20

The web interface can be used for internal workflow as well as handle photo requests from our external customers.

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Source: Capterra
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Brian Gatt

We have used MerlinOne's esheets software for many years, and it provides all we need.

2018-02-06

A simple way for customers to look at and review their tearsheets.

Pros

This is a very easy system to use.

Cons

Primarily how the calendar is displayed as Monday through Sunday, which takes some time getting used to.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Edward Pikulski

Excellent product, great support

2015-04-29

A daily newspaper is only as good as its ability to maintain accurate and accessible data. We rely heavily on MerlinOne to help us accomplish our goals, and would recommend them to anyone looking to take their asset management to a new level.

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Source: Capterra
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Katie Gill

MerlinOne has allowed us to get a handle on our photo library and video assets

2018-02-06

Pros

The software makes it so easy to go in and search for the assets we're looking for.

Cons

We often have big sets of content to load in batches.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Nonprofit Organization Management company, 501-1000 employees)

Great product. Great service.

2018-09-26

Pros

That’s a huge time saver for our team.

Cons

The more I learn about Merlin, the less I see that I would consider a negative.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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David Guzman

The digital asset management system is one of the best for storing and organizing photos and pdfs.

2018-02-09

Having our archive in one central place easy for the entire newsroom to access.

Pros

I love the ease of use and the ability to change image metadata on the fly. The ability to search wire and staff images in one place is also an added bonus.

Cons

There are times when downloads take an incredible amount of time to download.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Game-changing DAM solution.

2018-01-20

Centralize all digital assets help increase both efficiency and effectiveness.

Pros

We got MerlinONE up and running in a matter of days.

Cons

One very minor thing I would love to see would be more printer template options for printing archived articles.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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David Sanders

very reliable and customer care is excellent

2018-02-06

Pros

The video voice is improving and does a really decent job.

Cons

There are really no cons, other than the software can be too complex sometimes, but overally, its fairly easy.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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nicolle osborn

It's always very efficient and easy to use

2018-02-12

Pros

I like how easy it is to navigate and it makes finding what I need a lot easier than how we had the process previously.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Megan Laurent

so far so good.

2018-02-12

Pros

easy to search for photos as long as keywords were inserted properly.

Cons

a couple of glitches with being able to download lots of photos at once, customer service was quick to respond though

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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