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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.https://dudodiprj2sv7.cloudfront.net/product-logos/4Y/lS/1RCSE1NAV6FI.PNGXinet - Great as a starting pointOur central art and external development team uses Xinet for sharing art assets between studios and vendors. It allows our internal teams to post files to local network drives and have them picked up by external artists around the world.,Xinet works very well with active directory, allowing us to control user account permissions by adding them to user groups. Using SMB via PC allows us to quickly organize and upload files without having to use a software client. If you have XMP tags properly filled out in your files, Xinet is able to edit and store information from the database in the files themselves, which is very helpful in tracking down origins of files after they have left the system.,Automated triggers and actions could be a little more intelligent and could use a better interface (visual) for setting them up. Drag and drop file movements in the web portal would be a tremendous improvement. 3D file previewing for max and maya files would make the software invaluable to our teams.,6,Increased employee efficiency greatly by allowing local users to transfer massive files without the need to upload to an ftp or third party software. Just drag and drop to the network drive and it's instantly on the portal site.,North Plains TeleScope, MediaBeacon R3volution and Basecamp,TeamViewer, Basecamp, Google DriveXinet for Asset ManagementThe last agency I worked at used Xinet to manage client assets (images and video) and clients, partners, and employees were able to access these assets through an online database, which we also managed.,We were easily able to set up security measures, that gave us control over who couls access these assets. Assets were easily searchable through metadata. We were able to control the usage of assets by assigning expiration dates.,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.,10,Increased employee efficiency Proper usage of assets Client management and control,Adobe Photoshop, Basecamp, OneDrive,Searching for users Creating a new database Applying metadata and usage in assets in the online portal Searching for assets in the online portal Approving new users,6Xinet is Efficient and Easy to UseXinet is used as a way to manage assets and is used across the whole organization. It addresses the problem of having many assets and being able to organize, categorize, find assets in a fast, user-friendly way.,Organize assets by metadata. Grouping assets in a smart manner. Search capability.,Sometimes the video function only works on certain browsers. It would be helpful if it always worked on all browsers.,8,Increased employee efficiency. Assets are found more quickly.,JIRA Software, Atlassian Confluence, ownCloud
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January 15, 2016

User Review: "Xinet - Great as a starting point"

Score 6 out of 10
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Our central art and external development team uses Xinet for sharing art assets between studios and vendors. It allows our internal teams to post files to local network drives and have them picked up by external artists around the world.
  • Xinet works very well with active directory, allowing us to control user account permissions by adding them to user groups.
  • Using SMB via PC allows us to quickly organize and upload files without having to use a software client.
  • If you have XMP tags properly filled out in your files, Xinet is able to edit and store information from the database in the files themselves, which is very helpful in tracking down origins of files after they have left the system.
  • Automated triggers and actions could be a little more intelligent and could use a better interface (visual) for setting them up.
  • Drag and drop file movements in the web portal would be a tremendous improvement.
  • 3D file previewing for max and maya files would make the software invaluable to our teams.
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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January 09, 2016

User Review: "Xinet for Asset Management"

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The last agency I worked at used Xinet to manage client assets (images and video) and clients, partners, and employees were able to access these assets through an online database, which we also managed.
  • We were easily able to set up security measures, that gave us control over who couls access these assets.
  • Assets were easily searchable through metadata.
  • We were able to control the usage of assets by assigning expiration dates.
  • 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.
Xinet is appropriate if you are working with multiple clients and partners, and with a high number assets that require certain security measures on individual assets. It would probably be less appropriate to use for a smaller company that handles more manageable assets and that doesn't have the staff available to man a program like Xinet.
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January 15, 2016

User Review: "Xinet is Efficient and Easy to Use"

Score 8 out of 10
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Xinet is used as a way to manage assets and is used across the whole organization. It addresses the problem of having many assets and being able to organize, categorize, find assets in a fast, user-friendly way.
  • Organize assets by metadata.
  • Grouping assets in a smart manner.
  • Search capability.
  • Sometimes the video function only works on certain browsers. It would be helpful if it always worked on all browsers.
Xinet is suited for companies with a large amount of digital assets that need to be organized effectively.
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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.

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