Widen Collective Pricing Plan & Cost Guide

Widen Collective

Digital asset management with service beyond compare

4.41/5 (311 reviews)

Widen Collective Pricing

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

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Widen Collective Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • It's works great, the API documentation is good and Widen has given excellent support on it.Jake W.Read the full review
  • I like that Widen is an easy way to find assets. It is helpful for a large company--because everyone knows where to find the assets that they need.Jenna J.Read the full review
  • Widen is a terrific tool for our global team. We are able to have 24/7 access to all our assets no matter where we are in the world.Kristin G.Read the full review
Cons
  • Sometimes it gives corrupted error. I wished it could have given the corrupt error while I am uploading files.Ninel Z.Read the full review
  • My biggest complaint is with my own team because I keep having to reset people's passwords for the site because they forget them.Tyler M.Read the full review
  • I think the one thing that I struggle with was the update on how to upload images.Kelly H.Read the full review
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25 reviewers had the following to say about Widen Collective's pricing:

Brent K.

Forward Thinking DAM with Excellent Integrations

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2016-12-05
Review Source: Capterra

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

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Anonymous

Widen is very easy yo use

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-08
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Wise have a good user interface and is very simple to use. Easy to manage all the assets and configure it.

Cons
Don't have much to complain it but the price could be a little lower. Some integrations could be integrated in the base price.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Sabrina N.

Widen tool is a valuable resource

Reviewed 2010-11-29
Review Source: Capterra

This is a great tool to allow your users the flexibility to create customized pieces but still maintain some amount of control regarding the overall creative look and feel.

Pros
- Great team to work with - Competitive pricing to other similar tools - Easy access to a variety of usability reports

Cons
Will not be compatible with IE6.

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Jim W.

Life Fitness Media Assets Collective

Reviewed 2010-11-29
Review Source: Capterra

I highly recommend Widen as a source for data/asset storage for any company. The combination of ease-of-use, customer support and reasonable cost has made our choice in Widen a smart and effective.

Pros
Implementation of the site was simple. Cost was very affordable. Space used/space left is noted on the monthly statement giving me a nice tool to manage the number of assets we have on the collective. Communication about maintenance issues and update is outstanding. Feedback from new users has been that the sight is easy to navigate and download.

Cons
Perhaps the only blip that we have had from Widen is in the image retouching that they have provided us has not met our standards. However, with that said, they have made every effort to rectify the image outlining and it looks like we will be satisfied with the final outcome.

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Chrystal M.

Easy to use, puts all our assets at our fingertips.

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-01-17
Review Source: Capterra

Lots of time saved. Ease of access to our creative assets and digital libraries, giving a visual catalog of content to review.

Pros
Easy to access assets and distribute them to teams, or have employees grab their own assets to save our Creative department valuable time. They're constantly improving their features and adding new ones, and are responsive to user feedback.

Cons
Integration with marketing automation costs extra. It'd like to see more of that supported in the future, and included in the base price.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Lee S.

Solid

Reviewed 2011-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

For the solution they offer, Widen is an even competitor on price and features. Even better is that they don't sit around waiting for the next new thing to happen. They make it happen.

Pros
A solid solution for the University's asset needs made by a team of industry experts.

Cons
None to speak.

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Ellen M.

I highly recommend them. Widen DAM is very easy to implement and customer support is superb.

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2017-11-27
Review Source: Capterra

We finally have a companywide DAM that has functionality we need to effectively and efficiently manage our marketing and creative digital assets.

Pros
The Widen DAM software is Intuitive, powerful, and extremely flexible. The implementation process was easy and Widen's support throughout the process made it painless. Overall a great value.

Cons
Since it's SaaS, you have to wait for feature and function upgrades and roll outs. Still a great value.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Bill B.

A Valuable Tool

Reviewed 2012-11-21
Review Source: Capterra

Since its inception, our Widen DAM has evolved from a simple repository for photos to a more complex system that quickly and easily supports multiple channels in our organization. And because it's a self-serve solution for our users (sales, clients, vendor partners, etc.), 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

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Phil B.

Widen Collective Success

Reviewed 2010-12-17
Review Source: Capterra

The Widen collective system probably saves me 800-1000 hours a year. That allows me to focus more on creative work, planning for new photography. For the most part the system is easy enough to use for the end user with a fairly low level of computer literacy. Every time the cost for the system comes up we simply create a graph showing the number of users, the number of assets downloaded, and then explain what the time savings is for our department. Once it becomes clear how much work is done, and done easier as a result of the ease our clients have in getting proper images the worth is absolutely clear.

Pros
Ease of use, cost effective, time saver, web-based for portability.

Cons
Would like more custom options available in the user interface. Would like to have an iphone ap designed specifically for managing users, and metadata on the collective.

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Diane W.

Customizable Software

Reviewed 2010-11-29
Review Source: Capterra

Would have no problem in recommending. Great customer support.

Pros
I like the fact that the software continues to be customizable and is frequently updated to accommodate advanced technologies.

Cons
Sometimes, the cost, has prohibited purchase of a program.

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Matthew L.

Graphcom Review

Reviewed 2010-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

Certainly the most robust, cost-effective solution that we've found. We're pleased thus far.

Pros
Great features, no question

Cons
None immediately come to mind.

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Jack B.

InSinkErator Image Library

Reviewed 2010-12-06
Review Source: Capterra

Remain committed and continue to push the tool with all users and staff

Pros
Spending less time helping customers search digtal assest; Widen helpful with all questions; Created for us a list of search terms; Good value

Cons
All of our users do not use English as primary language; Some of our search terms are less than ideal; not top of mind for the users; It's taken time to get full company buyin

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Kerry H.

Exceptional Customer Service. Constantly updating and innovating.

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-09-29
Review Source: Capterra

This was our first experience with a digital asset management platform. The expertise of the Widen team was invaluable throughout the entire process. Their support and professionalism continues today (some 1+ years later). The system offers a great user experience which ensures adoption of the system throughout our organization. It has changed the way we manage our digital assets - for the better.

Pros
Superior product, ongoing road map for enhancements and platform improvements, cost-effective, great training and customer support

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Hunter C.

Digital Asset Management

Reviewed 2012-11-21
Review Source: Capterra

If an organization has a need to store large amounts of digital assets and must share those assets across multiple departments, utilizing a DAM could bring tremendous value. While training and quality assurance are necessary to effectively implement a digital asset management system, the time and energy saved by storing assets in a comprehensive way in a central location can provide value to an organization.

Pros
The DAM is an excellent way to consolidate our digital assets into one place. It allows our employees to share data across multiple departments while eliminating uncertainty in where and how data is stored.

Cons
There is a learning curve while using the DAM. The DAM can only work effectively if users understand rules behind tagging data and how to operate the system. As with any type of process, continued training and quality control are necessary to ensure the effectiveness of the DAM.

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Sarah N.

Use Widen Daily!

Reviewed 2012-11-20
Review Source: Capterra

We use Widen Daily at Electrolux. Overall, it is a great tool for both our internal team and our external vendors!

Pros
Easy to Use and Cost Effective. Provides almost instant access to all of our digital assets to our internal and external customers around the globe!

Cons
Download time takes a bit longer than anticipated when ordering assets.

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Joanna S.

Widen DAM system = time savings

Reviewed 2011-12-07
Review Source: Capterra

Widen Enterprises has made life so much easier for our company. We no longer need to FedEx large files to vendors and/or colleagues. Widen s DAM system provides a central site for storing and quickly and easily sharing assets. I believe that everyone within our company feels the benefits gained through our shared assets site. The service has been great and quite cost effective, as well.

Pros
- Saves time - Frees up space on our servers - Cost-effective - User-friendly - Control over company assets with usage restrictions - Good customer service - Central place for asset storage

Cons
- Takes time to initially upload assets to be stored

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Alex W.

Painless Implementation and User Friendly

Reviewed 2010-11-29
Review Source: Capterra

If you are getting started in a DAM solution and SAAS is your preferred model, take the time to understand the Widen offering.

Pros
From the time I spoke to the first salesperson until the implementation team got me up and running they kept us on track and on time. Their understanding of our needs enabled us to go into production in just a few month with minimal configuration post go live. The interface was simple and training our internal admins was short.Our external consumers were not trained at all and had no problem using the images. The Mass Transit Tool really faciliated getting images off our systems and out to our clients. We were able to move responsibility for uploading and categoring images back to the source, creating great efficiencies. Finally, my IT dept was not burdened with additional tasks and responsibilities, and the cost has been affordable.

Cons
I would have to make something up. Working with Widen has been one of the best vendor experiences I have had to date.

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Jared L.

Good previews, able to handle many users

Reviewed 2012-11-20
Review Source: Capterra

It's a good solution that can be successful as long as there is a person at the company who actively manages and promotes Widen throughout the company. Companies who will have active users in Asia may have difficulty with upload/download speeds.

Pros
Ability to show previews of all assets, no matter the format. Ability to convert assets to other formats. Cost is based on space not users, which is helpful in a many-user environment

Cons
Slow upload and download speeds for users in Asia

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Jennifer R.

Widen Saves Us Hundreds of Hours a Year

Reviewed 2012-11-28
Review Source: Capterra

I highly recommend Widen DAM for digital asset management. In time-savings alone, Widen has an ROI well above its cost. And customer support is phenomenal, should you need it.

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

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Tammy M.

Using the DAM site- digital asset managment

Reviewed 2012-11-20
Review Source: Capterra

I would recommend this product to someone who has a dedicated person to put time into managing this system. There is a bit more work due to having key words and metadata.

Pros
The people who work for Widen are very knowledgable about their software and listen to your needs. The software has a number of features to automate usage. I have experienced very little bugs in the software. The over all value of the product is good.

Cons
The software almost has too much available for a smaller company with a small amount of products and product rollover.

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Kala H.

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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Thomas R.

Off-The-Shelf DAM

Used occasionally for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-08-10
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience was positive. 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. The native features were enough for all of the clients that we rolled this out for. The primary benefit that we saw was time-to-implement versus building our own custom DAM.

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Brian J.

Widen Collective

Reviewed 2011-08-23
Review Source: Capterra

Recommended for anyone in the market for an enterprise-class DAM with a SaaS model.

Pros
- Software as a Service model - Cost is based on utilization - Unlimited users - Ability to convert a wide range of file types - Metadata is customizable and easily searchable - Widen staff worked closely with us during the initial setup period to skin our Collective site to our specifications and even customize some of the lower-level dialogs, buttons, etc. - Easy to administer - Support is usually very helpful and quick to respond

Cons
- Report generation can be slow at times - Change requests can take a while to implement, depending on their developers' schedules

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Anonymous

Widen Collective Is Your Digital Asset Filing Cabinet

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-06-11
Review Source: Capterra

IT's hard to to quantify the value this project brought to our organization-but it was incredible. We have reduced the amount of time spent looking for images, we have given access directly to our agency (reducing the number of emails back and forth requesting assets) and since partnering with Widen we've improved the quality of our assets. I would absolutely recommend Widen to any organization looking for a solution to a similar problem.

Pros
As someone who loves to have everything neatly organized and labeled, I really appreciated the ability to easily organize, categorize and tag all of my organization's digital assets. It's a daunting task-hundreds or thousands of images and video files, all had to be housed in a cloud in a manner that was intuitive and retrievable. Yet, Widen Collective helped me make that happen.

Cons
As with any software, there is a learning curve. But, Widen offers comprehensive training and excellent customer support. Don't let this hold you back!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Peter B.

Roche Images review

Reviewed 2010-11-05
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent company, excellent product. Roche uses only a portion of what Widen offers for our image collective, but we are truly impressed with the site we have.

Pros
Roche is about to begin its 9th year with Widen managing its online image collective. With a sales force of more than 300 along with an in-house marketing staff, agencies, and retail clients, having an easy-to-use central location for finding the latest product images has been a huge time saver and an efficient distribution solution. * Ease of adding new accounts * Ease of search and categorization * Ease of releasing / retiring images * Cost effectiveness * Prompt support

Cons
Because of the huge amount of variables available to the admin user, setting up a site with correct user permissions, asset groups, etc. can be intimidating and challenging if there is not a natural bent toward site organization or if a user doesn't have a daily hands-on role. To offset this, Widen offers tremendous support, reviewing site settings set by admins or walking an admin through the logic needed to set up the appropriate permissions.

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