Widen Collective Reviews

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 15, 2019

Widen Collective - the Best DAM. Period.

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Widen Collective is mainly being used in the marketing department. However, we do have other departments set up with logins and they've accessed it in the past. I'd like to have other departments become more involved and self sufficient with Widen. Widen Collective enables us to store massive amounts of photos and documents and add metadata to the assets to be able to quickly and easily search and find.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 17, 2020

Widen gets it done.

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Widen is used as an institutional-level asset database and delivery system for our entire college campus. It provides a one-stop-shop location for branding and visual assets for the entire campus community. It also allows the marketing and creative team to ensure the most up-to-date and relevant assets are available to users.
  • Fantastic customer support
  • Great on-boarding and migration
  • Some desired features are hidden behind steep paywalls.
  • It's expensive.
Widen Collective is well suited to teams who are constantly churning material. Also good for teams that have many storage needs as storage prices are nearly at cost with AWS. Widen Collective customer service is remarkable, and it's great for teams who don't have the bandwidth to also support users. The system is highly customizable to any team's needs. Lots of expansion capabilities.
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About Widen Collective

The Widen Collective is a cloud-based digital asset management platform designed to help marketers efficiently create, manage, distribute, and analyze all forms of marketing content.

The vendor states the integrated suite of software applications will enable organizations to create impactful, measurable, and consistent brand experiences. The Widen Collective platform spans digital asset management, brand management, marketing resource management, and product information management solutions.

The vendor boasts Widen has enabled 600,000+ marketers, content creators, and technologists at over 660 global brands to connect with target audiences through digital content, with customers including Progressive, Zippo, Energizer, Trek, Zeiss, Salvation Army, Citizen Watch, the Atlanta Falcons, Carnival Cruise Line, Yankee Candle, FINCA, and others.

Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, USA and with a European office in London, UK, Widen also boasts high customer loyalty in the digital asset management (DAM) industry, with a culture recognized for its investments in employee well-being and dedication to local communities. They invite readers to learn more about Widen, at www.widen.com.

Widen Collective Features

Has featureWorkflow - Online review and approval for creative collaboration and marketing work management for all work-in-progress.
Has featureAssets - Centralized governance, AI-supported metadata tagging, on-the-fly file conversions, embedding, and content analytics.
Has featurePortals - Easily create branded webpages and microsites for curated content distribution for any internal and external need.
Has featureTemplates - Build dynamic ads, brochures, and custom collateral using brand approved templates, imagery, and messaging.
Has featureInsights - System-wide reporting, analytics dashboards, and asset-level performance tracking.
Has featureIntegrations - Managed integrations with popular tools in project management, web content management, social media, CRM, and sales enablement.

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Widen Collective Integrations

Adobe Experience Manager, Sitecore Web Content Management, Drupal, WordPress, Episerver CMS, Workfront, Asana, Wrike, Slack, Salsify, Hootsuite, Showpad, Modus, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Adobe Creative Cloud, Khoros Marketing (Formerly Spredfast + Lithium), Productsup

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Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?Required

Guided or full-service implementation options and annual subscriptions based on capabilities required. Workgroup and unlimited user options available. Cost-effective storage with Amazon Web Services. Professional services available for strategy consulting, change management, administration services, design services, and managed integrations. Request a quote at http://www.widen.com/pricing.

Widen Collective Customer Size Distribution

Consumers
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Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
5%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)
25%
Enterprises (> 500 employees)
70%

Widen Collective Support Options

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Video Tutorials / Webinar

Widen Collective Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No
Supported Countries:Global
Supported Languages: English