When comparing Daminion Software vs OpenText Media Management, the Slant community recommends Daminion Software for most people. In the question“What are the best digital asset management (DAM) solutions?” Daminion Software is ranked 10th while OpenText Media Management is ranked 45th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Easy photo and document management
Pro Great tech support
Pro Affordable for small teams with tight budgets
Pro Allows to assign people to pictures
But no face recognition. So it works like a keyword.
Pro Image Conversion / Transcoding Capabilities
Pro Top Rated by Forrester Research
Forrester Research rated OpenText as the most innovative and best implemented product in their Q2 2012 comparison of DAMs systems, focussing on Customer Experience Management (CXM).
See related report / blog post.
Pro Collaborative Asset Review Capabilities
Functionality to make inline notes and annotations against assets, aiding in the creative development process.
Pro Available on Software as a Service (SaaS) Plan
SaaS reduces the management of the service to a simple renewable contract covering the following. This means that once the contract is agreed and signed you no longer need to worry about:
- Reduced Cost
- Provisioning Infrastructure
- Disaster Recovery
- Monitoring Capacity
- Monitoring Performance
- Upgrading Software
- Training for Support Staff
- Good for Puns
For more detail on generic SaaS advantages, see http://www.industryweek.com/information-technology/top-12-benefits-saas-model
Pro Content Grouping
Assets can be put into collections for sharing.
Pre-download compression is available to download groups in one compressed file, in addition to downloading assets from the collection individually.
Pro Strong Metadata Model
OpenText allows the creation of custom Metadata fields, field groups, and models.
Pro Built in Customizable Workflows
Pro Integrates with Adobe Creative Suite
Pro UI for Mobile & iPad
Pro Reporting Tools
Pro Video Transcoding Capabilities
Pro Full Text Search Available
When searching for assets, in addition to searching on individual fields, full text search is available allowing you to search for specific text in any of the fields/data associated with an asset.
Con Thumbnail preview slower than others
Other tools display the thumbnail preview images in the overview much faster. For example ACDSee is extremely fast, StudioLine is faster, too. On Daminion I first see a gray box then after at least 1 second the thumbnail is displayed. Also Lightroom 5 doesn't have such loading times.