About Widen Collective

Widen, an Acquia Company, and maker of award-winning content management platform, the Widen Collective® is a cloud-based digital asset management (DAM) 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 and archiving, workflow integrations, rights management, reporting and analytics, and so on. It uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to ensure on-demand scalability and network access at a high speed for locations across the globe. The Widen Collective has the capability to automatically crop and resize assets and publish them on the web. Users can also get insights into the usage of the asset at different locations via geolocation map views.

Widen Collective dashboard and reporting tools 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 results, 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 the 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 the Widen Collective are New Balance, Energizer, Progressive, Zeiss, La-Z-Boy, Steelcase, Electrolux, Brooks Running, and LG.

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Widen Collective

● 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.

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland and 12 others, Germany, Denmark, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Widen Collective Software - Build custom dashboards in the UI.
Widen Collective Software - Search, download, share, and embed any asset type.
Widen Collective Software - Preview, embed, and track images, documents, and videos.
Widen Collective Software - Create digitized brand portals, microsites, and video galleries.
Widen Collective Software - Measure asset engagement and system usage.
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Widen Collective Software - Build custom dashboards in the UI. Widen Collective Software - Search, download, share, and embed any asset type. Widen Collective Software - Preview, embed, and track images, documents, and videos. Widen Collective Software - Create digitized brand portals, microsites, and video galleries. Widen Collective Software - Measure asset engagement and system usage.

Features

Total features of Widen Collective: 167

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Analytics/ROI Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Approval Workflow
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Artwork Management
  • Asset Categorization
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Sharing
  • Audio File Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automatic Backup
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Brand Management Software
  • Brand Overlay
  • Bulk Uploading
  • Business Process Automation
  • CMS Integration
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Catalog Creation
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Change Management Software
  • Channel Management Software
  • Closed Captions
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Creation
  • Content Delivery
  • Content Library
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Categories
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Mapping
  • Data Migration
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Retention Management
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Digital Asset Management Software
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Distribution Management
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Documentation Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Engagement Tracking
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Recovery
  • File Sharing Software
  • File Transfer
  • Filtering
  • Forms Management
  • Fulfillment Distribution
  • Full Text Search
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Indexing
  • Labeling
  • Layout & Design
  • Localization Automation
  • Master Record Management
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Screen Support
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Campaigns
  • Multi-Channel Distribution
  • Multi-Channel Management
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multi-Language
  • Multimedia Archiving
  • Multimedia Support
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • No-Code
  • Online Catalog
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Prioritization
  • Privacy Options
  • Product Catalog
  • Product Data Management Software
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Templates
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Project Workflow
  • Publish Scheduling
  • Quality Control
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Records Management Software
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • SSL Security
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On Software
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Management Software
  • Social Promotion
  • Social Sharing
  • Status Tracking
  • Storage Management
  • Tagging
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Management Software
  • Video Streaming
  • Video Support
  • Visual Analytics
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Watermarking
  • Website Analytics
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management Software
  • eCommerce Management
  • eDiscovery

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(311)
Value for Money
4.5/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support Software
4.6/5

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Stewart D.
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2017-11-28

This software completely changed our office workflow. Finding assets used to be very painful, but...

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!

Levi D.
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  • Industry: Sports
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Widen Media Collective (DAM) Review

Reviewed on 2019-10-07

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.

Kala H.
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Widen Collective

Reviewed on 2010-11-30

The Digital Asset System was put in place to provide easy access to assets owned by Trek Bicycle...

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.

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

Tanesha W.
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  • Industry: Restaurants
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great hub for storing and sharing content

Reviewed on 2019-09-27

We are using it as a one stop shop for our field team to have access to training, resources,...

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Widen Collective Is Your Digital Asset Filing Cabinet

Reviewed on 2021-06-11

IT's hard to to quantify the value this project brought to our organization-but it was incredible....

IT's hard to to quantify the value this project brought to our organization-but it was incredible. We have reduced the amount of time spent looking for images, we have given access directly to our agency (reducing the number of emails back and forth requesting assets) and since partnering with Widen we've improved the quality of our assets. I would absolutely recommend Widen to any organization looking for a solution to a similar problem.

Pros

As someone who loves to have everything neatly organized and labeled, I really appreciated the ability to easily organize, categorize and tag all of my organization's digital assets. It's a daunting task-hundreds or thousands of images and video files, all had to be housed in a cloud in a manner that was intuitive and retrievable. Yet, Widen Collective helped me make that happen.

Cons

As with any software, there is a learning curve. But, Widen offers comprehensive training and excellent customer support. Don't let this hold you back!

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Widen Collective FAQs

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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).

Widen Collective has the following typical customers:

51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Widen Collective supports the following languages:

English

Widen Collective supports the following devices:

iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Widen Collective integrates with the following applications:

Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Workfront, Asana, Box, Brightcove, Cascade, Clarifai, Content Hub, Dropbox Business, Drupal, Enwoven, Facebook for Business, Google Analytics, Highspot, Hootsuite, HubSpot Marketing Hub, Jahia, Jira, Khoros Marketing, Magento Commerce, Marketo Engage, Microsoft SharePoint, Modus, Modus, Outfit, Productsup, Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salsify, Showpad, Sitecore, Slack, TINT, Trello, Twitter, WordPress, Workato, Wrike, Zapier, dotCMS

Widen Collective offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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