Brandfolder vs. CONTENTdm

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Brandfolder
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Brandfolder in Denver, Colorado offers their eponymous digital asset management (DAM) platform.N/A
CONTENTdm
Score 6.2 out of 10
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CONTENTdm is a DAM for libraries, from OCLC headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.N/A
Pricing
BrandfolderCONTENTdm
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrandfolderCONTENTdm
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BrandfolderCONTENTdm
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Brandfolder
7.3
1 Ratings
CONTENTdm
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Dashboards10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content analytics7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
DAM Features
Comparison of DAM Features features of Product A and Product B
Brandfolder
7.9
1 Ratings
CONTENTdm
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Ratings
Uploading assets7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Downloading assets9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Categories10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset storage10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset sharing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset search9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Tagging system10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content editing6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Embed codes8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Metadata7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collections10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User access7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow automations5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Related asset discovery2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
BrandfolderCONTENTdm
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(6 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrandfolderCONTENTdm
Likelihood to Recommend
Brandfolder
It is so well suited for a cloud based DAM. It's loads so fast, works well in every browser. With remote work now it is so easily for our team to upload, organize, share, and view analytics on our assets. The best feature is the templating system which allows your designers to take what they design in Adobe Indesign and denote which areas are editable and it keeps the formatting, style, and fonts to the end user. The only other options on the market would require the designer to rebuild the design on a separate platform like Canvas. I wish the platform did more to help with handling videos. It doesn't display the runtime on a video, the specs, or play captions inline with the video. I also wish it would do media pushing to social media platforms.
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OCLC
CONTENTdm is well-suited for smaller organizations as a simple solution to present a digital collection on the web. If your need is complex and requires digital preservation as part of the workflow, it may not be the best solution.
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Pros
Brandfolder
  • Documents such as contact lists and cooperative programs
  • Featured listings, agents, and maps are just a few examples of creative advertising concepts
  • Provides organization
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OCLC
  • Constant URLs
  • User interface is good
  • Run by OCLC, not likely to disappear
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Cons
Brandfolder
  • If you have a large collection of images, like we do, and you go 2 or 3 pages deep and select an image, then close the image, the collection snaps back to page 1. It's pretty frustrating.
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OCLC
  • As a digital asset management system, one would expect the capability of managing preservation, which CONTENTdm lacks.
  • Lack of batch updating and other advanced metadata management capabilities.
  • The usage statistics does not work, and the company is not planning to fix it, at least based the interaction with tech support staff. Customers were referred to use Google Analytics.
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Alternatives Considered
Brandfolder
Brandfolder has the best UI/UX for the end user and the administrator. The UI/UX is modern and not just a recreation of a folder system like old OS file systems. Brandfolder is so visual based and loads so quickly that makes it easy for users to find their assets quickly. The templating is totally unique when compared to other options on the market. The tagging system, duplicate detection, collections, and stacking files into an asset makes the platform efficient to manage and use
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OCLC
We selected CONTENTdm because it had a good reputation, was used by many institutions, provided a good product, and supplied feedback and monthly reports. We are wondering about DPLA and if that will be the next evolution or platform.
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Return on Investment
Brandfolder
  • Cut down on time doubling time on assets
  • It took a long time to set up and train.
  • It is very expensive.
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OCLC
  • It helped us to get started with our digital collections projects at a relatively low cost.
  • As our needs grew, it became apparent that we needed something more powerful, and that provides better workflows and better statistics and is able to handle the whole life cycle of digitation projects.
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