Brandfolder vs. MarcomCentral

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Brandfolder
Score 7.6 out of 10
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Brandfolder, from Smartsheet since the 2020 acquisition, supports brands' content and creative assets with adigital asset management software that helps organize, control, create, distribute and measure creative assets across hundreds of formats including 8K video, documents, images and 3D.N/A
MarcomCentral
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
MarcomCentral is a marketing & brand asset management platform developed by the company formerly known as PTI Marketing Technologies, now MarcomCentral. The company is supported by Ricoh since December 2014.N/A
Pricing
BrandfolderMarcomCentral
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrandfolderMarcomCentral
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
BrandfolderMarcomCentral
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Brandfolder
7.3
1 Ratings
6% above category average
MarcomCentral
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Ratings
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
6% below category average
MarcomCentral
-
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
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
BrandfolderMarcomCentral
Likelihood to Recommend
9.6
(6 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrandfolderMarcomCentral
Likelihood to Recommend
Smartsheet
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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Ricoh Global
Pros: I like that we can easily add products and how simple it is for our static products. It's easy to add users, products and cost centers. The approval process for products is easy and intuitive. It's a localized resource that our users can use. Cons: The back end of the product is fairly slow. It takes a long time to add products because of how slow it is at times. The reporting for the portal could be better. I know the Business Intelligence feature was created to solve reporting. Also sometimes we experience difficulty with customizable products. I feel like there's more options to build this out more based on the users needs. Overall: It's a localized place where users can find collateral and promotional items.
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Pros
Smartsheet
  • 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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Ricoh Global
  • The best part of MarcomCentral is its flexibility to solve many unique problems for our customers. It gives us the ability to build solutions that truly allow our customers to operate more efficiently.
  • The best admin feature that I use all day, every day, is the Bulk Operations feature. This allows me to manage entire portals through spreadsheets allowing me to create and manage massive amounts of products, users, and images very efficiently.
  • The reporting feature is second to none as well. Our most successful customers are paying close attention to the ordering history of their products. This allows them to fight obsolescence and focus on the products that their teams or customers are truly using.
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Cons
Smartsheet
  • 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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Ricoh Global
  • The uploading process is a bit clunky
  • Overall user experience from an admin side could be refreshed to be more modern and easier to use
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Alternatives Considered
Smartsheet
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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Ricoh Global
We chose this program to test it out and decided to keep it. It helped in many ways and improved the quality of our marketing and digital marketing work essentially. We noticed not only that our ads and content became better, but we also noticed that our know-how improved by adding valuable insights to our news.
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Return on Investment
Smartsheet
  • 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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Ricoh Global
  • Fully robust tool to help manage our internal assets, ability to customize digital assets or send them to print, a way to share assets across the entire enterprise in simple, easy user interface.
  • Marcom's print-on-demand functionality is fantastic. There are so many possibilities that we are just beginning to explore. There are some integration hiccups but mostly on our end, and Marcom has worked to help us through those as best as they can. Also, they have been very open in discussing improvements that we are looking for and keeping us up to date on the progress of those updates within their own development schedule. The depth of this software is extensive and their customer support personnel are always very friendly and helpful.
  • Very customizable and a lot of things you can accomplish in Marcom Central. They are always willing to help us work out any need we come up with and make it work in the system.
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