Widen Collective Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Widen Collective Reviews

Widen Collective

Power the content that builds your brand

4.3/5 (211 reviews)
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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 SMBs and enterprises. It is designed to cater to the needs of various industries that include apparel, construction, consumer goods, hospitality, healthcare, engineering, medical devices, travel and retail.

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 that 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 Brocade, La-Z-Boy, Allsteel, Electrolux, Brooks Running and LG.
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Widen Collective Reviews (211)

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 Widen Collective always reliable

I have been using Widen collective since 2008 and I have always been happy with the software. It's an easy way to send high-resolution photos and videos to our clients and talent.

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Reviewed 13th of December, 2016 by Andrea Dunham

 

 The Rock Agency Review!

Since implementing the Widen Collective as our Data storage solution, our office's and our business' data transmissions and communications have been infinitely more organized and productive!

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Reviewed 8th of December, 2016 by Raquel Repka

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Widen Collective Pricing

Starting from: $20000.00/year

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Widen Collective starts at $20k per year.

This includes costs for implementation and an ongoing subscription.

For more details contact Widen.

Key Features of Widen Collective

  • Metadata management
  • Asset versioning
  • Lifecycle and rights management
  • Creative workflow integrations
  • Email notifications for workflow events
  • Web CMS integrations
  • Brand portals and collections
  • Review and approval
  • Search for assets
  • Dashboard
  • Automate tagging
  • Granular roles and permissions
  • Digital assets management
  • Drag & drop upload
  • Data exports
  • Data encrypted at rest
  • Activity auditing
  • Asset change history
  • REST API
  • Single sign-on

Widen Collective Screenshots (7)

Widen Collective screenshot: Widen -  Search, share, build, collaborate and track assets from your Dashboard.Widen Collective screenshot: Widen - Refine your search results with filtersWiden Collective screenshot: Widen - View file metadataWiden Collective screenshot: Widen - Inform future content creation, promotion, and distribution with Quick InsightsWiden Collective screenshot: Widen - Share a branded collection of assets with anyoneWiden Collective screenshot: Widen - Configure dynamic embed codes and share links to use on websiteWiden Collective screenshot: Widen - Login page that can be customized to fit users brand

Specifications

Intended Users
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Small Business
Devices Supported
iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Web-based, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

Alternatives to Widen Collective

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.

Videos

Security and privacy

Encryption

Yes
Encryption of sensitive data at rest
Yes
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

No
Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Yes
Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Andrea Dunham

Widen Collective always reliable

13/12/2016

I have been using Widen collective since 2008 and I have always been happy with the software. It's an easy way to send high-resolution photos and videos to our clients and talent.

Pros

It's an easy way to send high-resolution photos and video to our clients.

Cons

It's hard to find the 'order's I have previously done. Sometimes I like to put the orders back in my cart to re-send but I can't seem to find how to do that anymore.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Widen Collective

At this time, I do not have any advice.

Source: Capterra
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Raquel Repka

The Rock Agency Review!

08/12/2016

Since implementing the Widen Collective as our Data storage solution, our office's and our business' data transmissions and communications have been infinitely more organized and productive!

Pros

Ease of use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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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Alfonso Doucette

Widen Collective Review

06/12/2016

I have been using Widen Collective for three months now. It was easy for me to learn to use given the intuitive nature of the layout. I like the search function a lot. It makes finding relevant media simple even with just a first name. I haven't had a reason to contact customer support yet.

Pros

Easy to use. Intuitive layout. Sorting functions. Search is very useful.

Cons

I haven't encountered anything that has prevented me from doing something I needed to do yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Widen Collective

So far, my experience with the software has been positive.

Source: Capterra
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Brent Kaufman

Forward Thinking DAM with Excellent Integrations

05/12/2016

Widen stays ahead of the industry and offers integrations to the DAM offering that add more value by leveraging other systems for more efficiency and cost savings.

Pros

Customer service support

Cons

Not the lowest price but worth the investment

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Widen Collective

Plan integrations along with an install or upgrade to get the most bang for your buck.

Source: Capterra
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Lauren Pajer

DAM for Non-profit

21/11/2016

I am new to using this platform. The customer experience has been great, they did a full walk through of the functionality and platforms. It is a bit dense however, and really does require you to use a good few times before you get the hang of it. Currently we are just using the storage and as a place to house our website images. I really like that it makes uploading picture to the website easier, and overwriting newer versions of images is easy. The process to upload an asset takes some time, but it forces you to be through in your tagging.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Bill Shears

Powerful tool, but sometimes difficult to find materials

21/11/2016

Generally this platform works quite well, except sometimes it can be hard to find the proper version of a file based on the information displayed in the search results.

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Source: Capterra
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Taylor Seay

Widen is DAM Good!

01/11/2016

Widen Collective has solved many problems for our Marketing Department managing two ski resorts. We are able to categorize photos, search photos and create collections of photos - all functions our old DAM system was not able to do. Not to mention, Widen has awesome customer support; they are there for you to answer any and all questions - if they don't know the answer, they sure will find out for you!

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Kelly  Owens

Widen - Living up to what we expected!

01/11/2016

Johnsonville Sausage recently launched the DAM out to our first core group of users. With the rebranding of our products and our new ad campaign, it couldn't have come at a better time. The response from the users had been nothing but positive. "Great, Easy and Wonderful" are a few of the things I have been hearing. Thanks Widen for making my job easier!

Pros

Collective Media has a variety of ways to share images out, depending on the audience. This allows for getting the right images in the right format into the right hands as quickly as possible.

Cons

Haven't found one yet!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Widen Collective

No regrets here! Spent a lot of time researching other software and Widen has lived up to everything they promised.

Source: Capterra
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Brent Kaufman

World Class DAM - Real People & Support

31/10/2016

A highly functional DAM that leverages the Sitecore investment through their connector to sync approved DAM images with the Sitecore media library.

Pros

A highly functional DAM that leverages the Sitecore investment through their connector to sync approved DAM images with the Sitecore media library.

Cons

Nothing major at this time. A UI update might make things even better.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Widen Collective

N/A

Source: Capterra
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Rachael Hinds

Widen is our DAM hero!

31/10/2016

Digital asset management is made easy with Widen. Their staff is there to help us every step of the way and the overall functionality of our site is top notch because of it. My team is able to quickly find marketing materials with just a few clicks, saving us time and money.

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