Xinet - Great as a starting point
January 15, 2016

Xinet - Great as a starting point

Michael Ballard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Xinet

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.
  • 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.
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.
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.