Widen Collective Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Widen Collective

Digital asset management with service beyond compare

4.41/5 (308 reviews)

Widen Collective overview

What is Widen Collective?

Widen Collective is a cloud-based digital asset management solution that allows users to find, share, upload, download and analyze visual content anywhere, on any device. The product is suitable for marketers, creative teams, IT managers and software architects of mid-to-large enterprises. It is designed to cater to the needs of various industries that include apparel, consumer goods, retail, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, medical devices, hospitality, travel, and higher education.

The product has a wide feature set that helps in the creation of branded portals, asset tracking & archiving, workflow integrations, rights management, reporting & analytics and so on. It uses Amazon Web Services to ensure on-demand scalability and network access at a high speed for locations across the globe. Widen Collective has the capability to automatically crop & resize the photos of assets and publish them on the web. Users can further get the insights about the usage of the asset at different locations via geolocation map views.

Dashboard and reporting tools of Widen Collective allow users to export data and track asset usage by following the site with Google analytics. Users can compare the asset performance across various portals through dashboards that are pre-loaded with “must-track” assets and user activities. All the data such as user information, metadata, asset search result and upload history can be exported to Excel where users can drill down to analyze site activities.

Widen uses agile product development methodology in which ongoing features are released on a monthly basis and customer feedback drives the roadmap for Widen Collective. It offers integrations with a large number of marketing and creative applications that help in the easy syncing of brand assets across multiple channels. Some of the key clients of Widen Collective are New Balance, Energizer, Progressive, Zeiss, La-Z-Boy, Steelcase, Electrolux, Brooks Running and LG.

Pricing

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia

Supported languages

English
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Widen Collective reviews

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Alain Dupuis

A great asset manager for a large corporation

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-14
Review Source: Capterra

We use Widen as a digital asset manager that houses our corporate photography, videos, branding materials, and other documentation. Everyone in the company can log in through Single Sign-On and begin using the tool to find and access the content they need to get their jobs done quickly and independently.

Pros
The search functionality is powerful. Metadata parameters are as broad or as narrow as I'd like them to be when I'm uploading my content, but I know that I'll always be able to track things down with the search bar. I love that, as an administrator, I can assign different "roles" or "groups" to both users and assets to ensure that the right content can be found by the right people, and restrictions or limitations can be put in place when required. The front page is pretty customizable, though that part isn't as intuitive as it could be. (A free-form HTML editor option would be nice, for the geeks among us who want to really extract the full potential of a customized front page). Fully integrated Single Sign-On makes it easy for anyone in the organization to log in and get going with virtually no effort on my part as an administrator. The analytics reports let me know how much use we're getting out of the tool, what people are searching for, and creates opportunities for optimization. It also gives us a clear indication of what type of content require to get their jobs done, so we can better cater to their needs.

Cons
Again, the lack of a truly free-form HTML editor option for the homepage layout is a bit limiting - We've managed to find clever ways around that to ensure people can still easily navigate around and find what they need, but the ability to customize that homepage would be great. It would be nice as an administrator to be able to quickly and easily change my view mode to be able to see what content is available for different role types. Currently, I find myself having to log into a number of dummy accounts with different access levels to verify what content is/isn't displayed, which can interrupt my workflow.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Levi Dawson

Widen Media Collective (DAM) Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Its searchable content. As long as metadata is used, searching for assets is relatively easy.

Cons
Upload process. The Drag/Drop feature was nice! Now I'm forced to go through a wizard. Too time consuming for my liking.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Kala Hoeschele

Widen Collective

Reviewed 2010-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

The Digital Asset System was put in place to provide easy access to assets owned by Trek Bicycle Corporation for those internally and externally. These assets can be ordered and downloaded at any time of day or night. It's an invaluable tool for our dealers, distributors, and international offices. ' The Media Template is an online ad, and media builder. It allows Trek to control brand consistency, while it allows our users to build media in minutes using pre-approved images and text without the need of expensive software programs. We use this portion of the site to provide promotional items and in store signage to our large dealer base. Overall, I think the Widen collective is a great product and I really enjoy working with Widen.

Pros
Good customer support Robust reporting features Assets can be downloaded in a variety of file formats Various types of file formats are supported Permissions can be setup to protect assets Users can access the site through a standard web browser Media can be built in minutes without needing expensive software programs Assets/media can be ordered and downloaded at any time of day or night Software updates made throughout the year

Cons
Pages can be slow to load at times Reporting tools can be confusing Custom enhancements to the site can be expensive Some education is needed for new users of the site The site is not setup for printing on demand Home page can be confusing if your site includes the DAM and the media builder

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Jennifer Deauville

Amazing product and customer service

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-05-07
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of use is a big factor for us and being able to modify the DAM as needed makes it a program we can use and adapt to the different business units at NVIDIA. The customer service with Widen is a big help whenever I have questions or issues.

Pros
The product is easy to use and modify as needed. There are always new updates to the features which makes it even easier to use for my users.

Cons
The AEM Integration does not work as it should. This was a big sell for us since our website is hosted by AEM and now we can't integrate the two without AEM working properly with Widen.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Tanesha Watts

Great hub for storing and sharing content

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2019-09-27
Review Source: Capterra

We are using it as a one stop shop for our field team to have access to training, resources, selling collateral, company news and other helpful things. We also love that we can quickly update the versions when needed. The team has been less frustrated now that they have 1 place to go.

Pros
I love that I can easily store all of my content in the system, then make a website like portal to share and organize my content in a neat way.

Cons
I wish there was a way to add hyperlinks to Asset Collections so that I can link out to other internal websites within my company or to an eCourse within Workday.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Widen Collective pricing

Pricing options
Subscription
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Widen Collective pricing is based on a one-time implementation plus an annual subscription (€EUR and £GBP options available).

Widen Collective features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Management
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Third Party Integration

A/B Testing (208 other apps)
Campaign Analysis (306 other apps)
Campaign Segmentation (208 other apps)
Email Marketing Management (206 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 Widen Collective

Key features of Widen Collective

  • Access Controls
  • Activity Auditing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Asset versioning
  • Auto Tagging
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Brand Portals
  • CMS, CRM, Marketing Integrations
  • Collective Management
  • Content Lifecycle Management
  • Creative Workflow
  • Data Imports/Exports
  • Drag & Drop Upload
  • Email Alerts
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Faceted Searching
  • History Tracking
  • Metadata Management
  • Online Annotations
  • REST API
  • Review and Approval
  • Rights Management
  • Roles & Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Single Sign On
  • Version Control
  • Video Management
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Benefits

● Control what users see and do in your digital asset management system with permission-based user roles and groups.

● Manager version control, expire assets, attach documents and review and approve throughout the entire content lifecycle.

● Duplicate filenames that trigger conflicts can be added as versions.

● Widen Collective has configurable email alerts or notifications that help in tracking the assets against which any major actions are taken by the users.

● Track individual assets and collections for page views, embed views and downloads.

● The solution allows users to create a custom login page to enhance user experience with their brand’s color scheme and logo.