Canto vs. Extensis Portfolio

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Canto
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Canto delivers digital asset management capabilities while offering an intuitive experience for teams. Canto's AI Visual Search enables users to search their brand libraries using natural language.N/A
Extensis Portfolio
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Extensis headquartered in Portland, Oregon offers Portfolio, their digital asset management (DAM) platform.
$9
per month
Pricing
CantoExtensis Portfolio
Editions & Modules
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Connect Fonts
$9
per month
Connect Assets
$25
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CantoExtensis Portfolio
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsCanto's platform, supported by a flexible and transparent pricing structure, caters to a diverse array of industries. It empowers companies ranging from teams of 50 employees to global enterprises to fuel their content delivery, maximizing their ROI.
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Community Pulse
CantoExtensis Portfolio
Considered Both Products
Canto
Chose Canto
Extensis Portfolio required installation by an IT professional and did not offer an integrated, turnkey solution. The need to involve a separate host and IT services slowed us greatly and limited how well we could share our assets. Canto is far, far, far more expensive than Exte…
Extensis Portfolio

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CantoExtensis Portfolio
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Canto
6.6
10 Ratings
4% below category average
Extensis Portfolio
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Ratings
Dashboards6.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports6.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Content analytics6.59 Ratings00 Ratings
DAM Features
Comparison of DAM Features features of Product A and Product B
Canto
7.1
24 Ratings
15% below category average
Extensis Portfolio
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Ratings
Uploading assets7.523 Ratings00 Ratings
Downloading assets8.224 Ratings00 Ratings
Categories7.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset storage8.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset sharing7.924 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset search7.424 Ratings00 Ratings
Tagging system7.223 Ratings00 Ratings
Content editing6.416 Ratings00 Ratings
Embed codes7.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Metadata6.720 Ratings00 Ratings
Collections7.421 Ratings00 Ratings
User access7.023 Ratings00 Ratings
DAM Integrations6.713 Ratings00 Ratings
DAM API6.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow automations5.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Related asset discovery6.613 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
CantoExtensis Portfolio
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(253 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(18 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.5
(95 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.5
(157 ratings)
8.4
(2 ratings)
Online Training
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.5
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
3.6
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CantoExtensis Portfolio
Likelihood to Recommend
Canto
Canto is an excellent tool for organizing assets and searching for them in one location. I also really enjoy using the mobile version of Canto on my smartphone when I am on the go. Canto is robust and fast and it has been a major advancement in the way that my organization stores and shares assets.
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Extensis
Best for image asset management; hands down the most robust and cost-conscious solution we have worked with. Best for customer support--from design and integration to life-cycle maintenance. Best of expansion of catalogues and assets--- easily add asset packs onto your SaaS agreement as you need--no worries here. Portfolio is continuing to improve its video asset management. However, if you are seeking solely a video management solution, Portfolio is maturing, but not "there" just yet.
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Pros
Canto
  • Ability to manage several portals and allow different users access to each.
  • Ability to customize each Canto platform or portal to suit all needs.
  • The platform is very easy to use, and while there are more complex components to the platform, users are able to use only the basics and remain very successful.
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Extensis
  • Organization. It allows us to keep our photos organized and in their appropriate folders so we can find them again.
  • Search. Extensis Portfolio imports all the metadata from the photo and allows you to search for keywords or descriptions from its interface.
  • Sharing. Its NetPublish function allows for easy sharing across campus for other communicators to use photos we've selected for them.
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Cons
Canto
  • The brand templates add-on is very difficult to use. It sounds great on paper, but when you actually try to use it you find out it's very clunky and limited.
  • Adding fonts to style guides is difficult. Would love to see some sort of integration with Adobe and Google fonts.
  • Duplicate finder only finds exact duplicates, so if a file has been run through processing of any sort it doesn't find it (ie Photoshop, Lightroom). Would be great if it could have some sort of optical duplicate finder.
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Extensis
  • Permissions is a big deal. It is all or none access.
  • Very easy to make an irreversible database mistake with just a few clicks.
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Likelihood to Renew
Canto
It's a fantastic product and we get a lot of mileage out of Canto. I would 100% say that we plan to renew our subscription and have not explored any other digital asset management tools. It has all the tools we need, seamlessly connects with Adobe products (out primary design tool) and continues to innovate.
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Extensis
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Usability
Canto
Canto is about as easy to use as it gets. I have personally trained a handful of employees who are unfamiliar with DAM/marketing SaaS technology on how to use the platform for their needs. These trainings only take about half an hour (given they are using a very limited set of Canto's features), and afterward, they are pretty well-equipped to use the platform.
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Extensis
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Reliability and Availability
Canto
Canto is usually available, though sometimes goes down for 30 min - 1 hr. Usually resolved quickly
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Extensis
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Performance
Canto
I've satisfied with the performance
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Extensis
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Support Rating
Canto
I think Canto's onboarding process was really helpful. Our employees were able to utilize the system without excess training sessions which isn't always the case with some software. I also think that their customer support has proven to be super helpful when minor issues arise
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Extensis
We have someone in Extensis Portfolio's customer service who is the main contact whenever our group has questions or concerns. When we were looking into a campus-wide option for a digital asset management service, they were very forthcoming and easy to work with, and able to answer any questions that we had for them.
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Online Training
Canto
Very knowledgable and accommodating trainers who listen to what you're asking and provide detailed yet simple instructions.
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Extensis
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Implementation Rating
Canto
We didn't have a thorough enough plan for ownership of uploading and tagging and some of our tags were inconsistent which led to some regression in our usage. We tightened up that plan on our end and spoke with support team on Canto's end to establish some best practices and have a much better workflow now.
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Extensis
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Alternatives Considered
Canto
Dropbox is not as organized as Canto is. This is very impactful to help us stay consistent and to stay proper when managing our digital assets. Moreover, the ease of navigation is a lot better than Dropbox ever was, this is a big reason why our company has been using Canto for SEVERAL years.We do not want to leave Canto!
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Extensis
We have been with Extensis for many years-- so the comparisons are outdated at this point. Companies like WebDAM, Adobe's Lightroom, mediavalet, and others, just don't have the robust catalogue management Portfolio does. There is a solidness and assurance of functionality we experience when using Portfolio-- nothing clunky or web-cloud shaky
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Scalability
Canto
Canto is based on the West coast, so occasionally patches and planned outages happen during East coast working hours
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Extensis
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Return on Investment
Canto
  • Covid: We all worked from home. It was a major impact for us to stop using a sketchy VPN that is slow and painful. We all became so much more efficient in our work.
  • Sharing assets: Our company has grown substantially in the past 3 years. Having Canto means that we can easily share assets with our worldwide divisions. We are leading the way on this as the companies we acquired are using archaic servers. We will bring everyone in the Canto world to better manage our assets.
  • Control: Prior to Canto, people were misusing images - not using the right ones, not using watermarks. Now it's all preventable and we are seeing better quality images used appropriately.
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Extensis
  • Allows quick and easy image and asset searches.
  • Has been an invaluable tool for our organization by freeing up database employees to tackle other tasks.
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ScreenShots

Canto Screenshots

Screenshot of the Canto AI Visual Search to discover digital assets faster.Screenshot of asset discovery with AI Visual Search, using natural language to instantly find the most relevant images and videos in Canto.Screenshot of Canto's integrations, including Adobe Creative Suite, Hootsuite, Canva, and monday.com.Screenshot of sharing tools to push on-brand digital content to teams, channels, and platforms while maintaining control with access controls and digital rights management.Screenshot of the organized, searchable content hub, where everyone can always find what they need, when they need it.