Widen Collective Features

Widen Collective

Digital asset management with service beyond compare

4.41/5 (311 reviews)

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Approval Process Control
Approval Workflow
Archiving & Retention
Artwork Management
Asset Categorization
Asset Library
Asset Management
Asset Sharing
Audio File Management
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Automatic Formatting
Brand Guidelines
Brand Management
Brand Overlay
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Calendar Management
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Catalog Creation
Cataloging/Categorization
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Channel Management
Closed Captions
Collaboration Tools
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Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Compliance Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Content Creation
Content Delivery
Content Library
Content Management
Content Publishing Options
Conversion Tracking
Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Connectors
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Migration
Data Modeling
Data Quality Control
Data Recovery
Data Storage Management
Data Synchronization
Data Transformation
Digital Asset Management
Disaster Recovery
Distribution Management
Document Capture
Document Classification
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Document Templates
Documentation Management
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Email Alerts
Engagement Tracking
File Conversion
File Management
File Recovery
File Sharing
File Transfer
Filtering
Forms Management
Fulfillment Distribution
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Gantt/Timeline View
Graphical Workflow Editor
Historical Reporting
Image Editing
Image Library
Indexing
Labeling
Layout & Design
Localization Automation
Master Record Management
Metadata Management
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Mobile App
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Monitoring
Multi-Campaign
Multi-Channel Campaigns
Multi-Channel Distribution
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Channel Marketing
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Multimedia Archiving
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Product Data Management
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Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Updates
Records Management
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Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Retention Management
Role-Based Permissions
Rules-Based Workflow
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Security Auditing
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Social Media Integration
Social Media Management
Social Promotion
Social Sharing
Status Tracking
Storage Management
Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Template Management
Templates
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
Timeline Management
User Management
Version Control
Video Management
Video Streaming
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Reporting
Administrative Reporting
Agile Methodologies
Alerts/Notifications
Analytics/ROI Tracking
Application Management
Approval Process Control
Approval Workflow
Archiving & Retention
Artwork Management
Asset Categorization
Asset Library
Asset Management
Asset Sharing
Audio File Management
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Automatic Formatting
Brand Guidelines
Brand Management
Brand Overlay
Bulk Uploading
Business Process Automation
CMS Integration
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Catalog Creation
Cataloging/Categorization
Categorization/Grouping
Change Management
Channel Management
Closed Captions
Collaboration Tools
Collections Management
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Compliance Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Content Creation
Content Delivery
Content Library
Content Management
Content Publishing Options
Conversion Tracking
Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Connectors
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Migration
Data Modeling
Data Quality Control
Data Recovery
Data Storage Management
Data Synchronization
Data Transformation
Digital Asset Management
Disaster Recovery
Distribution Management
Document Capture
Document Classification
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Document Templates
Documentation Management
Drag & Drop
Email Alerts
Engagement Tracking
File Conversion
File Management
File Recovery
File Sharing
File Transfer
Filtering
Forms Management
Fulfillment Distribution
Full Text Search
Gantt/Timeline View
Graphical Workflow Editor
Historical Reporting
Image Editing
Image Library
Indexing
Labeling
Layout & Design
Localization Automation
Master Record Management
Metadata Management
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Mobile App
Mobile Screen Support
Monitoring
Multi-Campaign
Multi-Channel Campaigns
Multi-Channel Distribution
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multi-Language
Multimedia Archiving
Multimedia Support
Multiple Data Sources
Multiple Format Support
Multiple Output Formats
No-Code
Online Catalog
Optical Character Recognition
Prioritization
Privacy Options
Product Catalog
Product Data Management
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Templates
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Publish Scheduling
Quality Control
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Updates
Records Management
Remote Access/Control
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Retention Management
Role-Based Permissions
Rules-Based Workflow
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Security Auditing
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Social Media Integration
Social Media Management
Social Promotion
Social Sharing
Status Tracking
Storage Management
Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Template Management
Templates
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
Timeline Management
User Management
Version Control
Video Management
Video Streaming
Video Support
Visual Analytics
WYSIWYG Editor
Watermarking
Web Traffic Reporting
Website Analytics
Website Integration
Workflow Configuration
Workflow Management
eCommerce Management
eDiscovery
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@mentions
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Ad hoc Reporting
Administrative Reporting
Agile Methodologies
Alerts/Notifications
Analytics/ROI Tracking
Application Management
Approval Process Control
Approval Workflow
Archiving & Retention
Artwork Management
Asset Categorization
Asset Library
Asset Management
Asset Sharing
Audio File Management
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Automatic Formatting
Brand Guidelines
Brand Management
Brand Overlay
Bulk Uploading
Business Process Automation
CMS Integration
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Catalog Creation
Cataloging/Categorization
Categorization/Grouping
Change Management
Channel Management
Closed Captions
Collaboration Tools
Collections Management
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Compliance Tracking
Configurable Workflow
Content Creation
Content Delivery
Content Library
Content Management
Content Publishing Options
Conversion Tracking
Customizable Branding
Customizable Categories
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Fields
Customizable Forms
Customizable Reports
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Capture and Transfer
Data Connectors
Data Import/Export
Data Mapping
Data Migration
Data Modeling
Data Quality Control
Data Recovery
Data Storage Management
Data Synchronization
Data Transformation
Digital Asset Management
Disaster Recovery
Distribution Management
Document Capture
Document Classification
Document Management
Document Review
Document Storage
Document Templates
Documentation Management
Drag & Drop
Email Alerts
Engagement Tracking
File Conversion
File Management
File Recovery
File Sharing
File Transfer
Filtering
Forms Management
Fulfillment Distribution
Full Text Search
Gantt/Timeline View
Graphical Workflow Editor
Historical Reporting
Image Editing
Image Library
Indexing
Labeling
Layout & Design
Localization Automation
Master Record Management
Metadata Management
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Mobile App
Mobile Screen Support
Monitoring
Multi-Campaign
Multi-Channel Campaigns
Multi-Channel Distribution
Multi-Channel Management
Multi-Channel Marketing
Multi-Language
Multimedia Archiving
Multimedia Support
Multiple Data Sources
Multiple Format Support
Multiple Output Formats
No-Code
Online Catalog
Optical Character Recognition
Prioritization
Privacy Options
Product Catalog
Product Data Management
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Templates
Project Tracking
Project Workflow
Publish Scheduling
Quality Control
Real Time Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Updates
Records Management
Remote Access/Control
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Retention Management
Role-Based Permissions
Rules-Based Workflow
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Security Auditing
Self Service Portal
Single Sign On
Social Media Integration
Social Media Management
Social Promotion
Social Sharing
Status Tracking
Storage Management
Tagging
Task Management
Task Planning
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Template Management
Templates
Text Editing
Third Party Integrations
Timeline Management
User Management
Version Control
Video Management
Video Streaming
Video Support
Visual Analytics
WYSIWYG Editor
Watermarking
Web Traffic Reporting
Website Analytics
Website Integration
Workflow Configuration
Workflow Management
eCommerce Management
eDiscovery
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Widen Collective Feature Reviews

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

Richard S.

Experience, so far, has been very good. I have an excellent implementation specialist at Widen.

2017-08-17

Control of assets. Analytics.

Pros

Custom searches, collections, and categories.

Cons

(but conflicts are easy to resolve.)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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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Stacy R.

Widen helped us to organize the thousands of assets we used to house all over our network folders.

2017-12-04

Company-wide self service, insight analytics, and quicker webpage loads.

Pros

We no longer have the chief marketing officer instant-messaging our team to find awards, accolades, images, and illustrations.

Cons

The Insites analytics are not intuitive to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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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Jennifer R.

Widen Saves Us Hundreds of Hours a Year

2012-11-28

In time-savings alone, Widen has an ROI well above its cost.

Pros

Easy to use Keeps our digitals assets all in one place Manages the brand so people always use the most current assets Saves us hours a week in providing digital assets for other people Has reporting capabilities to see who is using the tool and many other stats

Cons

People uploading images often don't tag them correctly If assets aren't tagged right, it's hard for people to find them

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Sean D.

A Valuable Product

2012-11-21

It is the perfect combination of OOTB design and customization opportunity such that any company can implement this product to fit their needs while not feeling overwhelmed.

Pros

The new UI upgrade also came with a boost in performance that is felt in every step of using this product.

Cons

There are certainly a limited number of cons with the system. Perhaps the largest is really rather minor, and that is some of the taxonomy can be confusing. For example, deleting an asset from your cart is actually deleting the asset, not just removing it from the cart. While their taxonomy makes more sense, it conflicts with major sites like amazon.com and therefore offers some confusion.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Kimberly B.

Widen collective rating

2010-11-02

User friendly interface and responsive customer service.

Pros

Allows marketing to monitor and control the brand.

Cons

It took a bit of time to set-up and create our templates, but once the process was in place it was very easy to add new templates.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Sarah M.

My Review

2010-11-29

I would recommend Widen to another firm looking for an asset management system.

Pros

The widen site allows brands to self-manage their assets quickly and easily.

Cons

I would suggest Widen provide consulting services to help brands efficiently structure their system to avoid our mistakes.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Jake W.

API works great

2016-09-29

I've been using the Widen API to connect to the asset management system and pull various amounts of information for displaying in a 3rd party webpage.

Pros

Most of my experience is around using the API interface and it seems to be very good.

Cons

There were some limitations to the 2.0 API that you could not do but that the 1.0 API could do.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kristie B.

Mcomm Assessment

2010-11-02

Good system for assets assuming metadata is complete and accurate.

Pros

Knowledgeable and timely customer support. Search-ability feature and linear cataloging available.

Cons

Asset management system only functions as well as the information inputted.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Mike G.

Widen Collective

2011-01-09

Excellent product with good up time. Easy to implement in your organization.

Pros

Using the Widen Collective has allowed us to organize and share our digital media to our ministry partners with ease without the use of FTP sites, constant management of requests and saves time transfering content to multiple partners.

Cons

Would like the user interface to be more dynamic and intuetive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Scott L.

Great DAM solution with plenty of features

2016-09-29

Widen offers flexible integration which easily allows our applications and websites to pull media from the Widen DAM so all our companies digital media needs can come from a single repository which makes maintaining data an easy process.

Pros

I like the ability and flexibility Widen offers to integrate the digital media content with our applications and websites.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Corey C.

Widen sits at the pinnacle of the DAM world

2016-10-03

I have been a constant user of the Widen Media Collective for almost 5 years and have no problem saying that it is the best digital asset management system that I have used in almost 20 years of DAM experience.

Pros

Very user-friendly UI, free functionality upgrades, wider range of customizability than other DAM systems.

Cons

Minor cosmetic issues.

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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Latrisha E.

This program truly has made getting work done easier for all of our users.

2017-11-27

Pros

Additionally, with the Workflow management tool, digital proofing interface and Digital Asset Management library, our users only have to visit one site to enter jobs, proof and collaborate on new content, and access current assets and media.

Cons

Sometimes we experience "glitches" or "bugs" within the software after a major update is rolled out, but that's to be expected and they are always quick to respond when this happens.

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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Thomas R.

Off-The-Shelf DAM

2019-08-10

User management was simple, searching worked well, native features met our clients' needs.

Pros

Widen Collective was easy to implement in a short period of time.

Cons

Long term cost is likely higher than a custom-built DAM for clients not needing all of the features offered by Widen Collective. The API, while decent, could use some additional features to make it easier to move data in and out without user interaction.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Bill B.

A Valuable Tool

2012-11-21

.), it's become a time-saving, cost-effective means of ensuring brand consistency across all consumer touch points.

Pros

- time-saving - cost-effective - great customer service - quality reporting

Cons

- interface could be improved for more intuitive ease of use

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Carolyn R.

Highly positive experience, with ease of use and great customer service!

2017-11-27

We learned more about DAM management and learned to love it!

Pros

The metadata search boxes on the side help narrow and refine the search.

Cons

I don't like how the collections can't be edited between users. We have had to figure out a workaround to be able to share and edit the same collections.

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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Jessica C.

Easy to use and convenient!

2012-11-20

Would recommend for any organization that needs image asset management.

Pros

Like the different file types available to send to internal/external clients.

Cons

Wish the interface was a bit faster.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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William F.

PIMCO 11-20-12

2012-11-20

Keep developing the analytics features.

Pros

Love the new analytics features.

Cons

Wish result image thumbnails were a little larger, or would scale with screen resizing.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Saranya A.

Overall easy to use and upload

2017-08-18

Asset management

Pros

1. Easy to upload 2.

Cons

There are no cons I have found so far. But I personally feel some features need update and launching new features will help us a lot

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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Matthew S.

Great Support!

2012-11-20

Overall, Widen DAM is a great tool that will help any company get more organized and productive.

Pros

Great people to help whenever I've had questions. They are prompt and extremely knowledgeable.

Cons

Could use a bit more robust analytics.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Health, Wellness and Fitness company, 201-500 employees)

Very good implementation process and easily customizable platform

2019-08-07

Pros

Widen has been a great partner to work with on our new Digital Asset Management. The implementation process is very smooth and straightforwards.

Cons

There are restrictions on how much we can customize the dashboard.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Museums and Institutions company, 51-200 employees)

Easy to Use

2019-09-24

Overall, I've found Widen to be easy to use and a good option for asset management.

Pros

Widen was already easy to use, but their improved upload feature has made updating asset metadata much more efficient.

Cons

Sometimes when updating individual metadata can be finnicky or time consuming

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Gayane M.

AWF Widen Review

2012-11-20

Definitely recommend for anyone with large media inventory

Pros

Easily searchable; excellent cloud-based system that is accessible from any location; meets needs of sharing in remote office locations

Cons

Not easy to export larger quantities of photos at one time

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Jennifer S.

Pros and overall review from InSinkErator

2012-11-20

The Digital Asset Management System is an extremely useful way to keep all of our assets (images, spec sheets, packaging, etc) in one central location for easy access for our company and all of our customers and vendors to retrieve files.

Pros

1) Ease of use when searching for specific file types. 2) Star feature, to put most used assets at the beginning of your search. 3) Faster load time.

Cons

The only con I can think of at this time is on our company side, in how we assign keywords that allow all our customers search. We deal with various languages and have to determine words that make it easy for all countries to search.

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Will J.

Widen DAM Review

2012-11-21

As they incorporate more media builder options and provide the opportunity to manage more filetypes, my opinion of the system will only become more positive.

Pros

Widen's DAM has helped us improve in the following areas: Superior Organization; Improved Search Functionality; Universal Access; Reporting Capabilities; Security

Cons

I'd like to see the DAM have a more robust Media Builder.

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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Justin M.

Excellent Customer Service

2014-08-13

Fantastic websites and content management, great color correction services, and great customer service!

Rating breakdown

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Source: Capterra
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