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DAM RFP: Brand USA Digital Asset Management Solution

by Ralph Windsor on October 30, 2014

Over on DAM Projects we have posted details of an RFP for a DAM Solution sent to us by Brand USA who promote travel and tourism to the United States.  The project post contains a link to a PDF with all the details.  Any questions must be asked before 3rd November and the deadline is 13th November, so any vendors who plan to participate need to act quickly if they wish to submit a bid.  The requirements seem reasonably straightforward and this should be something that could be met by a wide range of products (on paper, at least).  Brand USA are looking for hosted DAM solutions (not on-premise).

To make it clear, Brand USA are not clients of anyone associated with DAM News (past or present) and we are not involved in this project in any capacity other than to announce it here.  As such, if you have questions, you are recommended to contact Brand USA.  Full details are in the RFP.

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Legacy Metadata – The Next Big DAM Problem?

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Like a lot of people I know in the Digital Asset Management trade currently, my firm has been deluged with client work for a sustained period.  Several times in recent weeks, I’ve been asked why I think that is.  Some vendors advance the theory that it’s because their solutions have become more sophisticated and demand has increased as […]

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New Feature Article – Who Needs a DAM Librarian?

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IntelligenceBank Add UI Customisation Features

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Where Next For Differentiation In The DAM Software Market?

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Widen Update SmartImage To 4.0

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Widen have updated their SmartImage ‘DAM Lite’ SaaS product to a new version 4.0.  The new features include: Public and custom portals – links to collections of assets Batch editing of assets Quick search using file type and keyword filters. Performance enhancements Increased storage capacity subscription options There is also an introductory quote explaining what SmartImage is from […]

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Extensis Upgrade Portfolio DAM

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DAM Foundation Digital Asset Manager Human Resources Survey – Call For Participation

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New DAM Books Site

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Today, we launched a site about Digital Asset Management Books.  Along similar lines to some of our other simpler description-based DAM resources, dambooks.org is a list of titles, link to where you can buy them and (where relevant) some additional resources provided by each author.  There are a number of other places which list DAM-related books now, […]

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