Modern DAM/MAM solutions provide a multitude of benefits that are invaluable for organizations:
How do you get that DAM data into the system? If you have a lot of data, the path to quickest results is to load all the files onto hard-drives and send them to the vendor who will hopefully transfer your files for free. If you have selected an efficient DAM/MAM, it should be far easier to organize the files online then on individual machines. After all, this is what DAM/MAM vendors promise. In a goodDAM/MAM, you can compare files side by side and see previews that let you decide without having to open every file. A file transfer needs to retain your original folders, thus making it easy for you to recognize your structure and get the initial setup going. From then on, you can add and expand. In our experience, selecting individual files on a local machine to be transferred results usually in a lengthy and overwhelming process that sets the system up for failure. The quicker all files are in the system, the faster you will be showing results. Make sure that the originators of the files are also those that perform the initial organization of their section.
Choosing a Media Asset Management System