Canto vs. WoodWing Assets

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Canto
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Canto is a digital asset management (DAM) software. Per the vendor, this simple yet intuitive solution gives organizations a visual way to centralize, organize and share all their digital brand assets, empowering them to save valuable time and gain a competitive edge. Canto’s DAM solution has wide applicability to a variety of industry verticals, including retail, manufacturing, education, transportation, hospitality, nonprofit, healthcare, food and beverage, technology and more. Canto’s…N/A
WoodWing Assets
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Elvis DAM is a scalable digital asset management (DAM) solution, offering Filtered Search, Collaboration features, Image Editing, Metadata management, Approval Process control, Version control and Asset Sharing.N/A
Pricing
CantoWoodWing Assets
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CantoWoodWing Assets
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Canto
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
CantoWoodWing Assets
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(229 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.6
(16 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(93 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.2
(136 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
4.5
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(10 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)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
CantoWoodWing Assets
Likelihood to Recommend
Canto
Sharing assets with anyone in our organization, whether they are a Canto user or not, is extremely easy. I use my mobile device for taking photos and videos so the app is crucial in my role. It removes the extra step of sending the assets through email and then save it to the appropriate folder. Although, on occasion, I do have file uploads fail. A quick phone reset usually takes care of that. I also love the integration with Canva as that is our design tool of choice. Having easy access to our assets saves an incredible amount of time.
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WoodWing Software
WoodWing Assets work exceptionally well in companies where they have a large number of digital files, that they need to manage and search. Media, advertising and marketing companies benefit significantly when using Assets to manage their digital images, video and content as the most approved as well as latest versions are automatically kept of every digital file. Companies that have a small number of digital files, with probably less than 10 staff, probably don't need a system to manage their actual digital files, provided they are in a structured folder base, that everyone can access.
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Pros
Canto
  • Allowing users to download a resized version of an image self serve (eg. for social media)
  • Sharing collections where recipients can see and download high res images
  • Tagging to make searches very simple and eliminate complete folder structures
  • Tag all info about an asset in the data rather than trying to name images with this data
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WoodWing Software
  • Faster Load Times
  • Improves your SEO efforts by decreasing browser load times
  • Saves your server resources by caching assets
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Cons
Canto
  • Some UI/UX improvements.
  • The portals feature is a nice start, but the design tools are limited. I wish it would function more like a CMS.
  • Intermediate user types. Currently, it's regular users (free) and power users ($1,000/per person/year). A user level with a lower cost and fewer administrative functions would be welcomed.
  • Adobe Connector should be made available for users who are not assigned as power users.
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WoodWing Software
  • Can be a bit expensive when compared to other CDN alternatives such as AWS or Cloudinary
  • Learning curve involved for the user interface/dashboards
  • Lacks more advanced manipulation of assets that can be served dynamically
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Likelihood to Renew
Canto
I was able to demo almost every significant DAM service while trying to choose what platform to adopt for the company and Canto won the race by far. They are better than other DAM services and their reps are always responsive and ready to help in any way they can, which is huge when you are moving an entire company to the platform. The Canto team has also been able to take our feedback and work on larger projects to make the platform better for us and other users by adding features that no other DAM is utilizing
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WoodWing Software
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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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WoodWing Software
It is incredibly easy. For an idea on the onboarding or training of a basic user, this is the only system we know of that training takes literally 1 hour, and the basic user is fully up to speed. Very intuitive user experience. Easy ability to share files (simply right click). Easy ability to search for all digital files, and even content within the digital files, if you cant remember what the file name was - just this feature alone saved us hours everyday
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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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WoodWing Software
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Performance
Canto
I've satisfied with the performance
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WoodWing Software
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Support Rating
Canto
We had a lot of virtual meetings when we first started using Canto to see the features and training for the upload process. Our onboarding associate was very friendly and supportive as we went through learning the system and its capabilities. She showed us examples, and worked with us through our beginning stages of setup, and answered any questions we had.
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WoodWing Software
WoodWing support has been good, they do feedback quickly when reporting an issue and do keep you up to date with where they are in the process of resolving the support issue. The support team is knowledgeable and take the time to fully understand the issue. I do feel they should have an online support ability to assist with basic user issues, as opposed to having to log a ticket every time, but that would be the only reason I have not given them a 10.
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Online Training
Canto
My trainer was relatively junior, didn't really understand the product
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WoodWing Software
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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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WoodWing Software
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Alternatives Considered
Canto
Canto is more visible than Dropbox, which we were using before making the switch. We are able to share assets easier and theoretically search assets easier as well, but the open nature of Canto has led to some data integrity issues which we are working through. The tagging functionality wasn't present in Dropbox, so we used folders as our primary means of sorting. That was cumbersome. We like Canto's solution better.
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WoodWing Software
Overall Elvis DAM is a great product although when you compare the solution to other providers of similiar asset CDNs such as Amazon's AWS, Rackspace CDN or Cloudinary it can get quite expensive. This is especially true if you have a team that is at the larger enterprise level in which case you are charged by the user.
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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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WoodWing Software
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Return on Investment
Canto
  • POS: time to find assets has been greatly decreased - faster workflows.
  • POS: colleagues report not being dependent on a single content-savvy person anymore to get suitable content.
  • POS: no need for FTP-server, transfer, google drive share links,... anymore to share large files.
  • NEG: streamlining the process of how to upload content to CANTO led to some delays in the availability of content for the organization (personal resources issue, not databank related).
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WoodWing Software
  • Easy to implement and execute
  • Reduced our bandwidth and overall web operating costs
  • Improved customer satisfaction with faster speed load times
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ScreenShots

Canto Screenshots

Screenshot of Centralize – Keep team images, video and other files in a central location.Screenshot of Customize – Customize your view and make a new home for your team assets.Screenshot of Organize – Digital assets can be labeled for themes, products, campaigns, templates or anything else.Screenshot of Share – Create visually stunning portals to share your images, videos and other assets.Screenshot of Styleguide - Manage your brand with a private or public digital style guide to easily share your brand colors, logos, typography and more.

WoodWing Assets Screenshots

Screenshot of WoodWing Assets (previously called Elvis DAM)Screenshot of Easy file renditionScreenshot of Automatic file versioningScreenshot of Folder and collections file organizationScreenshot of High resolution zoomScreenshot of Sharelinks and brand portal