Widen Collective

Digital asset management with service beyond compare

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Widen Collective Overview

What is Widen Collective?

Widen Collective is a cloud-based digital asset management solution that allows users to find, share, upload, download and analyze visual content anywhere, on any device. The product is suitable for marketers, creative teams, IT managers and software architects of mid-to-large enterprises. It is designed to cater to the needs of various industries that include apparel, consumer goods, retail, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, medical devices, hospitality, travel, and higher education.

The product has a wide feature set that helps in the creation of branded portals, asset tracking & archiving, workflow integrations, rights management, reporting & analytics and so on. It uses Amazon Web Services to ensure on-demand scalability and network access at a high speed for locations across the globe. Widen Collective has the capability to automatically crop & resize the photos of assets and publish them on the web. Users can further get the insights about the usage of the asset at different locations via geolocation map views.

Dashboard and reporting tools of Widen Collective allow users to export data and track asset usage by following the site with Google analytics. Users can compare the asset performance across various portals through dashboards that are pre-loaded with “must-track” assets and user activities. All the data such as user information, metadata, asset search result and upload history can be exported to Excel where users can drill down to analyze site activities.

Widen uses agile product development methodology in which ongoing features are released on a monthly basis and customer feedback drives the roadmap for Widen Collective. It offers integrations with a large number of marketing and creative applications that help in the easy syncing of brand assets across multiple channels. Some of the key clients of Widen Collective are New Balance, Energizer, Progressive, Zeiss, La-Z-Boy, Steelcase, Electrolux, Brooks Running and LG.

Widen Collective Overview

Pricing

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Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Widen Collective pricing is based on a one-time implementation plus an annual subscription (€EUR and £GBP options available).


Widen Collective Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia
Supported Languages
English

Media

The Widen Collective – an integrated suite for the complete content lifecycle. Try it free at www.widen.com.
Build custom dashboards in the UI.
Search, download, share, and embed any asset type.
Preview, embed, and track images, documents, and videos.
Create digitized brand portals, microsites, and video galleries.
Measure asset engagement and system usage.
Widen Collective video Widen Collective screenshot: The Widen Collective – an integrated suite for the complete content lifecycle. Try it free at www.widen.com. Widen Collective screenshot: Build custom dashboards in the UI. Widen Collective screenshot: Search, download, share, and embed any asset type. Widen Collective screenshot: Preview, embed, and track images, documents, and videos. Widen Collective screenshot: Create digitized brand portals, microsites, and video galleries. Widen Collective screenshot: Measure asset engagement and system usage.

Widen Collective Reviews

Widen Collective Reviews

Overall rating
4.4
/
5
Excellent
157

Very good
124

Average
25

Poor
2

Terrible
1

Value for Money
4.5
Features
4.4
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.6
91% recommended this app
Stewart D.

I don't know how we lived without Widen's DAM solution before!

This software completely changed our office workflow. Finding assets used to be very painful, but with all of our assets in one location and users connected to the DAM it makes finding things easy for our office, as well as external clients. By empowering our users to find their own assets it frees up our designer time, for things like DESIGN!


Levi D.

Widen Media Collective (DAM) Review


Kala H.

Widen Collective

The Digital Asset System was put in place to provide easy access to assets owned by Trek Bicycle Corporation for those internally and externally. These assets can be ordered and downloaded at any time of day or night. It's an invaluable tool for our dealers, distributors, and international offices.
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The Media Template is an online ad, and media builder. It allows Trek to control brand consistency, while it allows our users to build media in minutes using pre-approved images and text without the need of expensive software programs. We use this portion of the site to provide promotional items and in store signage to our large dealer base.

Overall, I think the Widen collective is a great product and I really enjoy working with Widen.


Tanesha W.

Great hub for storing and sharing content

We are using it as a one stop shop for our field team to have access to training, resources, selling collateral, company news and other helpful things. We also love that we can quickly update the versions when needed. The team has been less frustrated now that they have 1 place to go.


Jennifer D.

Amazing product and customer service

Ease of use is a big factor for us and being able to modify the DAM as needed makes it a program we can use and adapt to the different business units at NVIDIA. The customer service with Widen is a big help whenever I have questions or issues.


Stewart D.

I don't know how we lived without Widen's DAM solution before!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017-11-28
Review Source: Capterra

This software completely changed our office workflow. Finding assets used to be very painful, but with all of our assets in one location and users connected to the DAM it makes finding things easy for our office, as well as external clients. By empowering our users to find their own assets it frees up our designer time, for things like DESIGN!

Pros

Ease of use, ease of empowerment for the user. I LOVE being able to share collections with clients.
And I LOVE when someone asks for an asset, I just add them as a user on Widen, and tell them to find it themselves!

Cons

I'm still waiting for drag and drop functionality with Indesign. A small workflow addition that would make things easier!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Levi D.
Industry: Sports
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

Widen Media Collective (DAM) Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019-10-07
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Its searchable content. As long as metadata is used, searching for assets is relatively easy.

Cons

Upload process. The Drag/Drop feature was nice! Now I'm forced to go through a wizard. Too time consuming for my liking.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Kala H.

Widen Collective

Reviewed on 2010-11-30
Review Source: Capterra

The Digital Asset System was put in place to provide easy access to assets owned by Trek Bicycle Corporation for those internally and externally. These assets can be ordered and downloaded at any time of day or night. It's an invaluable tool for our dealers, distributors, and international offices.
'
The Media Template is an online ad, and media builder. It allows Trek to control brand consistency, while it allows our users to build media in minutes using pre-approved images and text without the need of expensive software programs. We use this portion of the site to provide promotional items and in store signage to our large dealer base.

Overall, I think the Widen collective is a great product and I really enjoy working with Widen.

Pros

Good customer support
Robust reporting features
Assets can be downloaded in a variety of file formats
Various types of file formats are supported
Permissions can be setup to protect assets
Users can access the site through a standard web browser
Media can be built in minutes without needing expensive software programs
Assets/media can be ordered and downloaded at any time of day or night
Software updates made throughout the year

Cons

Pages can be slow to load at times
Reporting tools can be confusing
Custom enhancements to the site can be expensive
Some education is needed for new users of the site
The site is not setup for printing on demand
Home page can be confusing if your site includes the DAM and the media builder

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Tanesha W.
Industry: Restaurants
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

Great hub for storing and sharing content

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019-09-27
Review Source: Capterra

We are using it as a one stop shop for our field team to have access to training, resources, selling collateral, company news and other helpful things. We also love that we can quickly update the versions when needed. The team has been less frustrated now that they have 1 place to go.

Pros

I love that I can easily store all of my content in the system, then make a website like portal to share and organize my content in a neat way.

Cons

I wish there was a way to add hyperlinks to Asset Collections so that I can link out to other internal websites within my company or to an eCourse within Workday.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Jennifer D.
Industry: Computer Hardware
Company size: 10,000+ Employees

Amazing product and customer service

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020-05-07
Review Source: Capterra

Ease of use is a big factor for us and being able to modify the DAM as needed makes it a program we can use and adapt to the different business units at NVIDIA. The customer service with Widen is a big help whenever I have questions or issues.

Pros

The product is easy to use and modify as needed. There are always new updates to the features which makes it even easier to use for my users.

Cons

The AEM Integration does not work as it should. This was a big sell for us since our website is hosted by AEM and now we can't integrate the two without AEM working properly with Widen.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9/10
Based on 309 user ratings
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Widen Collective Pricing

Widen Collective Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Widen Collective pricing is based on a one-time implementation plus an annual subscription (€EUR and £GBP options available).

Widen Collective pricing is based on a one-time implementation plus an annual subscription (€EUR and £GBP options available).

Value for Money
4.5/5
Based on 309 user ratings
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Widen Collective Features

Widen Collective Features

A/B Testing
API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Analysis
Campaign Management
Campaign Segmentation
Content Management
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Engagement Analytics
Monitoring
Multi-Channel Marketing
Real Time Analytics
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Template Management
Third Party Integration
Features
4.4/5
Based on 309 user ratings
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Additional information for Widen Collective

Additional information for Widen Collective

Key features of Widen Collective

  • Access Controls
  • Activity Auditing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Asset versioning
  • Auto Tagging
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Brand Portals
  • CMS, CRM, Marketing Integrations
  • Collective Management
  • Creative Workflow
  • Data Imports/Exports
  • Drag & Drop Upload
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Faceted Searching
  • History Tracking
  • Metadata Management
  • REST API
  • Review and Approval
  • Rights Management
  • Roles & Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Single Sign On
  • Video Management

Benefits

● Control what users see and do in your digital asset management system with permission-based user roles and groups.

● Manager version control, expire assets, attach documents and review and approve throughout the entire content lifecycle.

● Duplicate filenames that trigger conflicts can be added as versions.

● Widen Collective has configurable email alerts or notifications that help in tracking the assets against which any major actions are taken by the users.

● Track individual assets and collections for page views, embed views and downloads.

● The solution allows users to create a custom login page to enhance user experience with their brand’s color scheme and logo.

Widen Collective FAQs

Widen Collective FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Widen Collective.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Widen Collective offer?

Widen Collective offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Widen Collective pricing is based on a one-time implementation plus an annual subscription (€EUR and £GBP options available).

Q. What are the main features of Widen Collective?

Widen Collective offers the following features:

  • Access Controls
  • Activity Auditing
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Asset versioning
  • Auto Tagging
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Brand Portals
  • CMS, CRM, Marketing Integrations
  • Collective Management
  • Creative Workflow
  • Data Imports/Exports
  • Drag & Drop Upload
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Enterprise Asset Management
  • Faceted Searching
  • History Tracking
  • Metadata Management
  • REST API
  • Review and Approval
  • Rights Management
  • Roles & Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Single Sign On
  • Video Management

Q. Who are the typical users of Widen Collective?

Widen Collective has the following typical customers:

Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Widen Collective support?

Widen Collective supports the following languages:

English

Q. Does Widen Collective support mobile devices?

Widen Collective supports the following devices:

iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Widen Collective integrate with?

Widen Collective integrates with the following applications:

Content Hub, Dropbox Business, Jira, Marketo Engage, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Twitter, Wordpress, Workfront, Workfront, Wrike

Q. What level of support does Widen Collective offer?

Widen Collective offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials, Forum