What is Digital Asset Management
Friday, October 16, 2015
A Digital Asset Management (DAM) is very similar to a Document Management System (DMS) with the difference of having a Media Asset Management (MAM) as a sub category which supports media files.
A DAM stores, organises, retrieves and shares digital files and documents. Media files and documents can be shared amongst employees, clients and any other stakeholders with control access, as it acts as a central library between all registered users.
The DAM stores various media types including images, photos, videos, audio and presentations. This system can be a solution to different users and industries. It can act as media storage for personal use as well as act as a database for photographers and marketers as it enables archival and backups.
Cabinet can also act as a Digital Asset Management system as it has the media streaming functionality. It supports video and audio in the formats of M4V, MP4 and MP3’s which can be streamed without having to download them. Besides videos and audio, Cabinet also supports images that are in a jpeg, jpg and tiff format. Cabinet is also able to handle Photoshop Files within the preview function allowing users to be able to see the primary view of a PSD file without having Photoshop. All of these media type are supported on all devices as Cabinet renders all media types within its own viewer.