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Likelihood to Recommend

Canto

Canto is a great option for creative teams who want to move their files (graphics, raw images, edited images, PDFs, documents, etc.) off of an organization's server. It can be an incredible warehouse of cloud storage for old versions of files as well as creating a one-stop-shop for all master versions of files. Canto is also helpful for IT teams who want to reduce server load on their websites. It is a great third-party option if you have the capabilities to either utilize an API connection or to train website content admins on uploading files here. You can also utilize some of their other tools for creatives to create interactive style guides for an organization's branding. It is a robust digital asset management platform, where the only exception might be housing/sharing video content.
Brady Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen an Acquia Company

Widen is great if you have a large cross-divisional organization with many assets. It is great to keep all assets in one place and organized. This is really beneficial for sales organizations, training and marketing teams. The version control also allows for users to upload a document and get a shareable link. These links can be shared with the end-user and never changes even when updates are made to the document. This is great to ensure that the end-users always have the latest version. Widen is also great for end-users to download, share and view uploaded assets easily.Widen may not be needed for very small organizations will little assets or just document only sharing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Canto

  • Canto consistently updates it's software, so they're always making it better and more efficient, user-friendly, etc.
  • Provides a portal option that helps you control how your images are being displayed to users, which images can be seen and gives an aesthetic version for employees.
  • Canto is very responsive to support requests, ticket submissions, etc., and will work with you until your problem is resolved.
  • There's no size limit on files that you can upload.
  • It works fairly quickly when uploading images.
Luci Fortune | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen an Acquia Company

  • Metadata and tagging - being able to customize the metadata fields is extremely helpful in building the perfect digital asset management software for your team.
  • User Interface - the user interface is extremely easy to navigate and Widen is continuously trying to improve the flow of the DAM.
  • Support Center - Between the online knowledge base / chat and email support, there's always a quick and easy way to find an answer to a question you might have.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Canto

  • The option to make a single file downloadable or not. We have some highly sensitive files and some we don't want people to be able to download but be able to look at. So it would be nice if we could make a single file not downloadable. They do have other options like terms of use or watermarks but it [would] be nice if that was a feature. You could do this but only in bulk, so you'd have to make all files not downloadable.
  • Their style guide option - being able to use a single image for the style guide instead of the whole folder or file.
  • I think the different language option could be built out a little better.
Nicole Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen an Acquia Company

  • Search filters are redundant or hard to stack.
  • Image previews are clunky and unhelpful.
  • Can't search two things at once — if you search "cars" in one tab, then "birds" in a second tab, the first tab will start showing you birds when you continue to scroll.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Canto

Canto 8.7
Based on 6 answers
We are very likely to renew our service with Canto. This is because of the support we have received and what we have seen Canto do so far for our company. We are finally able to organize our assets well and maintain governance over all of our digital assets. It has eliminated time difference issues and is equipping people within our company with a lot of content for them to use and push.
Nicole Schultz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen an Acquia Company

Widen an Acquia Company 10.0
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Usability

Canto

Canto 8.4
Based on 83 answers
It is extremely easy to use as long as descriptions and tags are organized. Just type what you are looking for and it will pop up. We have team members who are not very high tech be able to learn it within a day. Very intuitive and user-friendly for the whole company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen an Acquia Company

Widen an Acquia Company 8.8
Based on 6 answers
We have all levels of users in the program right now with no issue. We continue to build out how it can be helpful and see if continually improving our experience in the future. Widen has been an integral part of those conversations.
Jen Kneeland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Canto

Canto 8.1
Based on 111 answers
I've had to reach out to support only the one time, but they were friendly, kind, knowledgeable, and helpful. They were able to address my issue and solve my problem on one phone call, and set up a way to ensure the issue would not happen again. Honestly, their support is one of the main reasons I would suggest this platform.
Sarah Renton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen an Acquia Company

Widen an Acquia Company 8.3
Based on 6 answers
The only reason I need to contact them was for my login. Not needing to reach out is a great thing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Canto

Canto 7.8
Based on 4 answers
We should have planned and identified ingest and content librarian during transfer and launch. Our admins wear other hats and accountability and getting to planned milestones lagged a bit due to this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen an Acquia Company

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Alternatives Considered

Canto

The decision wasn't really up to me; it was up to our team's photographer. I actually wanted to use Google Drive initially, just because I thought it would be the easiest option and would integrate well with what we already use, but I have been pleasantly surprised by how easy Canto is to use. I've been very pleased with it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen an Acquia Company

Cumulus didn't offer the flexibility or price point our organization needed. We would need to pay almost double the amount to Cumulus to get the same feature set of Widen out of the box.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Canto

  • As of right now, we are still in the process of transitioning so I do not know any details on overall business effectiveness or any hard numbers. But as of now it seems very capable of handling the amount of information my company holds.
  • I think it is an amazing perk that you can literally upload any type of file on Canto, and then you can open any type of file on Canto as well. It is amazing to find a product that lets you open and view CAD or DWG files without having the actual program!
  • The idea behind having our information more at everyone's fingertips and helping productivity has boosted moral and people are optimistic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen an Acquia Company

  • It makes [us get our] work done in less time, and that saves money. Without a doubt it is a very good investment.
Steven Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Canto

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Widen an Acquia Company

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

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