Cloudimage vs. Xinet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cloudimage
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Cloudimage offers a way to optimize and accelerate images for the web. Cloudimage automates the transformation and optimization of images on the fly and accelerates their distribution via the Content Delivery Network (CDN). Cloudimage helps web pages to become faster and lighter, to improve both SEO and the user experience of the web or mobile application. Built by Scaleflex, the Cloudimage plugin helps users to: Optimize images on the fly; image URLs will be…
$32
per month
Xinet
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
North Plains Systems in Toronto now offers and supports Xinet, a digital asset management platform with an emphasis on collaboration and sharing. The California company Xinet, the platform's original developer, was acquired by North Plains Systems in 2012.N/A
Pricing
CloudimageXinet
Editions & Modules
Startup
$32
per month
Pro
$89
per month
Rocket
$279
per month
Enterprise
Custom Quote
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CloudimageXinet
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscount available for annual pricing.
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User Ratings
CloudimageXinet
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(4 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CloudimageXinet
Likelihood to Recommend
Scaleflex
This software is well-suited when images are hosted on your own server, but it is less well suited when requiring the "full package" such as manipulations, hosting, uploader, etc.
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Ignite Technologies
Xinet is great for print marketing users that have a lot of copy in their artwork. Xinet is not especially useful for 3D artwork production.
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Pros
Scaleflex
  • Great world-wide CDN
  • Excellent image quality with extensive processing options
  • Competitive pricing with progressive tiers
  • Good defaults but well organized interface to configure everything precisely
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Ignite Technologies
  • Tracking rights-managed assets. Xinet provides advanced features such as watermarking and expiration notifications.
  • Integration with Adobe. Xinet can be configured to access assets from right within the apps.
  • Desktop integration. Xinet can be accessed by the browser but also as a mountable server volume on the desktop. Unlike Box, Dropbox, etc., the mounted volume does not require consumption of hard drive space.
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Cons
Scaleflex
  • Pricing.
  • Intermittent Dashboard Issues.
  • Image resize traunches. So 100px windows of resizing rather than pixel-perfect rescaling to save on cache size/delivery volume.
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Ignite Technologies
  • For my position, I didn't learn enough of Xinet to truly utilize the whole program, only one or two people in my department understood it inside and out.
  • During my time at the agency, we were unable to get the annotations to work on assets. And that would have been helpful to have to streamline our process of asset quality control.
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Usability
Scaleflex
No answers on this topic
Ignite Technologies
Xinet is intuitive to use. It is perhaps the only DAM that features a traditional mounted volume, so anyone working in an environment with local servers will love it. Search is accurate and faceted searches allow users to narrow search results. Setup requires a lot of training if you want to leverage all of its complex workflow capabilities.
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Support Rating
Scaleflex
We have a single contact point, but CI has been immaculate with their support offering. Instantaneous and comprehensive.
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Ignite Technologies
Support is handled by third-party server integrators. Our partner, NAPC, has always been there when we've needed them and also develops unique plugins to expand XInet's capabilities.
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Alternatives Considered
Scaleflex
We chose Cloudimage for the value for money, and the ability to link with our own hosting.
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Ignite Technologies
We selected Xinet based on having a large number of potential users and wanted unlimited web seats. Paying a one time software fee versus a monthly seat payment was a big draw. Telescope was four to five times more expensive and was not feasible at the time. We liked Basecamp but we needed a local solution for storage, not hosted.

Xinet is a great platform to build off of. We use it in combination with Enfocus Switch which has greatly improved the automation capabilities and we use Xinet as the portal for external users. Our internal users very rarely interact with the Xinet GUI.
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Return on Investment
Scaleflex
  • Same or lower cost as before and more possibilities than before
  • Using a GDPR respecting, European (French) based company
  • Using more features like watermarking, fallback image, precise 404 handling
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Ignite Technologies
  • Increased employee efficiency.
  • Assets are found more quickly.
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ScreenShots

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