TACTIC Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

TACTIC

A unique workflow engine on top of a full DAM system

5.0/5 (8 reviews)

TACTIC overview

What is TACTIC?

TACTICs unique advantage is having a full Workflow Engine on top of a DAM system. It is most useful is a busy production environment (could be the production of anything). TACTIC manages repetitive jobs (that can range from simple to complex workflows). Each and every job contains its own digital asset library. Because of this, TACTIC understands the context on 'how' files are used in the workflow, and this makes it self-organizing and does not requiring complex tags to organize assets.

Key features of TACTIC include asset categorization, customizable branding, metadata management, access controls, version control, workflow configuration, and document management. The projects module lets users automatically create tasks as per order requirements, display ongoing activities, and build workflows for specific jobs. The built-in media library stores files using two-stage validation capabilities, allowing users to organize assets into collections and download files in batches that can be customized based on individual demands.

TACTIC's customer portal enables organizations to define workflows, create automated business processes, add approvals, invite users to collaborate across projects, and assign tasks to staff members as per geographic location. Built on an open source platform, it helps businesses develop, deliver, preview, and share digital assets across team members with customizable themes, interfaces, and widgets.
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Pricing

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Devices

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, India and 4 other markets, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English
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TACTIC user reviews

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Diego Cortassa

Best integrated workflow and asset management solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-28
Review Source: Capterra

Tactic orchestrate the studio pipeline and assets, makes it easier and faster to produce better contents.

Pros
Tactic is extremely powerful and flexible in modeling many different workflows. Being opensource is a big plus and make it possible to modify it at the very core. Once configured it is much more powerful then similar product and the great API make it simple to build custom tools around it.

Cons
If you are starting on your own with the opensource version it can be difficult to setup but Southpaw offers very good supports and the Tactic community is growing.

Response from Southpaw Technology


Diego, thank you for the review! We are glad you find the software useful in your operation.

A quick note around setting up open source. Yes -- setting up the open source can be difficult but -- as you mention the TACTIC community is growing (which we are very pleased with) and we also offer professional services support to help. Southpaw also offers a suite of products which are all built on TACTIC. This is especially useful if an organization does not have dev resources.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Sean Macrae

True management

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-10
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
While others do asset tracking, nothing compares to the flexibility and configuration options within Tactic. True asset tracking AND management. Don’t be fooled by the “other” off the shelf options, long term Tactic can be cohesive in any environment.

Cons
Learning curve can be high out of the gate but once configured it’s much more powerful then other solutions.

Response from Southpaw Technology


Thank you very much for the review of TACTIC. We appreciate your feedback and the review very much. The testimonial about 'true' asset tracking and management is especially helpful with all the 'noise' out there.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Meagan Thibeault

TACTIC is taking our systems to the next level

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-02-19
Review Source: Capterra

Positive

Pros
TACTIC is perhaps the only software solution that is both robust and flexible enough to tackle our unique supply chain demands and complexities. The Southpaw team takes care of its customers, and their openness to innovation has made them an invaluable partner in building out our green supply chain management system; which tracks, traces and delivers products along with a carbon footprint mapping, from producer to end consumer.

Cons
We have not experienced any issues using TACTIC.

Response from Southpaw Technology


Thank you for the review of TACTIC. We appreciate you sharing your story on how TACTIC is taking your systems to the next level!

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Tom Peretti

Fully customizable and easy to deploy

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
This software is very powerful and can be customized to do almost anything

Cons
The GUI could be more polished allowing larger fonts

Response from Southpaw Technology


Thank you kindly for the review. We appreciate the comments you have made.

Improving the GUI is an ongoing project and we expect to offer the ability to adjust the font size (type) in a future release.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Ken Richards

Superior Technology Platform

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-03-03
Review Source: Capterra

The problems which we were seeking to improve were Document Management and Workflow Management. TACTIC solved these problems for us.

Pros
TACTIC is a highly innovative, easy-to-use, flexible technology platform which is less expensive, more adaptable and with greater functionality than other available document and workflow management systems.

Cons
There are "no cons", from our perspective.

Response from Southpaw Technology


Thank you for the review! We are seeing more and more of our clients using TACTIC for document management across business units - these can be complex documents often with many assets associated to the document.

Also, we have invested in the user experience over the last few years and we appreciate this 'easy-to-use' feedback. That was not always the case!

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TACTIC pricing

Pricing options
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Southpaw has flexible licensing options that are targeted to match a customer's needs. Tactic is not a no-code or low-code software product and requires some degree of initial effort. In fact, successful larger deployments require recognition of a change management component. Southpaw team are available to discuss all of this.

Here is a recent article on this very topic: https://southpawtech.com/fantasy-of-the-no-code-utopia/

Southpaw also has a profession services team that can assist with any type of support during and after initial deployment, integration, building of specific and customized workflows etc.

TACTIC features

API
Billing & Invoicing
Compliance Management
Document Management
Document Storage
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management

Activity Dashboard (625 other apps)
Activity Tracking (347 other apps)
Audit Trail (342 other apps)
Auditing (384 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (551 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (435 other apps)
Data Import/Export (412 other apps)
Inventory Management (469 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (360 other apps)
Monitoring (324 other apps)
Real Time Data (360 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (316 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (586 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for TACTIC

Key features of TACTIC

  • Process Change Tracking
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • File Sharing
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Budget Management
  • File Sharing
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Automated Routing
  • Electronic Signature
  • Periodic Review
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Templates
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Interaction Tracking
  • Collaboration
  • Asset Sharing
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Document Archiving
  • Document Assembly
  • Collaboration
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • File Type Conversion
  • Electronic Signature
  • Search/Filter
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Collaboration
  • Process Mapping
  • Asset Categorization
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Business Rules Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Testing/QA Management
  • File Recovery
  • Document Retention
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Idea Management
  • Prioritization
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • IT Project Management
  • Supports Scrum
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Control
  • Document Capture
  • Business Process Automation
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Business Process Automation
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Templates
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Autofill
  • File Storage
  • Electronic Signature
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Benefits

TACTIC products provide:

A complete end to end solution for managing workflows and digital assets of any type.

A simple to use interface for end users so they can have all of the reference material at hand organized under the appropriate Job (a job can be defined as any repeated activity).

A unique workflow engine that will capture, deliver and organize all assets created for the Job and deliver the finished assets to the appropriate location.

Integrations with various other systems will allow for a seamless experience by end users allowing them to concentrate on the creative elements of the work. Integrations include (SalesForce, Office 365, SharePoint, Adobe Creative Cloud, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and can include any other application with an open API).