Whitepaper: Buying Corporate DAM Systems
This whitepaper authored by DAM News senior editor, Naresh Sarwan and contributing editor, Ralph Windsor (of DAM consultants, Daydream) discusses the complex issue of managing Digital Asset Management system procurement. The paper is aimed at DAM system buying authorities takes readers through two major phases with a series of questions:
- Who are the end users?
- What do the end users really want?
- What is the business case?
- What will the impact on the business be?
- Who are the candidate vendors?
- How should we manage the selection process?
- How should we proceed post-selection?
The paper provides practical guidance on how to manage the overall selection process with tips on the sequence of events,who needs to be consulted and the level of detail required. Also included is an example RFP with a range of questions which readers can use to help structure their own documentation.
“Having been involved in many procurement exercises for DAM solutions as both vendors and in a purchasing advisory capacity, the authors have accumulated a body of knowledge about what works and what does not. In this paper, we have endeavoured to distil our experience into a guide to the DAM system procurement process that buying authorities can use in combination with their own expertise to get the best value for their organisation.” [Read More]