Powerful work-in-progress DAM specializing in print
July 30, 2021

Powerful work-in-progress DAM specializing in print

Evan Shore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Xinet

Xinet is used to house our creative assets (Adobe). It is available to the entire company, but it is primarily accessed by our creative and production departments to store, manage, and share these assets. Additionally, Xinet is the tool we use to track the usage rights of our assets and to ensure that rights-managed assets are renewed or archived so that we are compliant with the usage agreements associated with these assets.
  • 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.
  • Limited video support
  • Adobe integration is not as robust as other DAM systems
  • Pricing is rigid and pricing increases have been unpredictable
  • Xinet has definitely helped us avoid costly legal infractions by helping track the usage of our rights-managed assets.
  • Unpredictable price increases have made budgeting difficult.
  • We have had to invest in other solutions, such as video collaboration solutions to make up for some of Xinet's shortcomings.
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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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.
As a legacy DAM system, Xinet is great. But historically they have been slow to develop new features and they have allowed their competitors to take the lead with more modern features like video and digital/social support and more intuitive interfaces. It seems that most DAM companies have a cloud-first view on their storage, while Xinet, which emerged from on-premises servers, has only recently begun to move into that space. That said, Xinet is a niche product perfect for anyone needing to manage large, still photoshoots and rights-managed assets, and then share them with large teams since it is not based on a per-user pricing structure.