When comparing OpenText Media Management vs MediaBeacon, the Slant community recommends MediaBeacon for most people. In the question“What are the best digital asset management (DAM) solutions?” MediaBeacon is ranked 21st while OpenText Media Management is ranked 44th.
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Pro Reporting Tools
Pro UI for Mobile & iPad
Pro Collaborative Asset Review Capabilities
Functionality to make inline notes and annotations against assets, aiding in the creative development process.
Pro Integrates with Adobe Creative Suite
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 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.
Pro Strong Metadata Model
OpenText allows the creation of custom Metadata fields, field groups, and models.
Pro Video Transcoding Capabilities
Pro Image Conversion / Transcoding Capabilities
Pro Built in Customizable Workflows
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 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 Active directory / LDAP compatible
Users can be authenticated against AD/LDAP, decreasing the password management and security audit overheads.
Pro Intuitive interface
The desktop experience in the browser.
Pro Metadata embedded in the asset files
Strongly Attached Metadata: Embedded in the assets themselves so you'll never lose it. Ever.