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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenText MediaBin

If you want to share (or access) the most current version of any content MediaBin can be useful for ensuring that you are getting the right thing - assuming you can find it. Another useful functionality - OS sharing or exporting different file formats for a file. Often PDF works, but sometimes you need a file in a different image format and the software can allow that.
Clark Gregor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

I think the Widen Collective is well suited for businesses of any size. It can be used for photos or documents, and since the metadata fields can easily be customized to fit your business, it's extremely flexible to fit your needs. I think Widen Collective is less appropriate where the business does not have a lot of images or documents quite yet - that scenario would be putting the cart before the horse - it would be hard to set up the correct metadata fields before you know how you'll be searching for them in the future.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

OpenText MediaBin

  • Export files in multiple formats
  • Help reduce email clutter as a central repository
  • Help with version control
Clark Gregor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

  • Fantastic customer support
  • Great on-boarding and migration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OpenText MediaBin

  • Search is often a chellenge - using the file name or "item number" doesn't always bring up the expected results.
  • Navigation is not intuitive in places - finding different functions
  • The export function is powerful but not always clear, several options seem like the same thing. e.g. Do I need FTP ot HTTP download? Do I care?
Clark Gregor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

  • Sharing - I wish there was a way to have a Dropbox-like feature where you could store a set of images momentarily and share the image set via url. Currently, you can only send image sets through email. If someone you're sharing the images with would like to also share the images, they have to figure that out on their own.
  • Reminders - there could be automatic reminders that you could set if images were uploaded with metadata - something on the home page where it says "reminder: add metadata to 35 images" or just quick alerts to keep everything up to date.
  • Uploading/converter - I wish there was a quick converter for uploading large images - for example, if a huge eps image is uploaded, it could suggest to convert it to a high resolution jpg, saving space in the DAM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OpenText MediaBin

I was not involved in the selection process but MediaBin seems to be more of a "repository" than a "file-folder" system. It also displays thumbnail previews of files making it useful for sorting through visual elements, like photos or PDFs. I am not certain how it compares with regard to version history.
Clark Gregor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

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

OpenText MediaBin

  • This software is more of a tool that resides in the background, so it is difficult to measure ROI.
  • One negative impact is the challenges of managing access and thus limiting productivity when people can't access things.
  • Another negative impact is the poor search functionality reducing productivity in finding the correct files when needed.
Clark Gregor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Widen Collective

  • Widen Collective saves a lot of time for our employees as users can access the DAM on their own, which definitely has a positive impact on ROI
  • The positive impact of the Collective is greater than the cost
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

OpenText MediaBin

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Widen Collective

General

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

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