DAM News Round-Up – 19th April 2021


A collection of recent DAM-related articles from around the web, sourced from DAM Federation member, Planet DAM.

What can a DAM System API do

DAM software provider Fotoware provide a primer in API (Application Programming Interface) in this short but concise article. Covering a basic technical definition, along with the benefits of integration and how APIs play into the wider technology ecosystem, the post also explains how APIs can extend the functionality and customisation of your existing DAM system without the need to learn any code.

Content Management specialist Scienta joins forces with WoodWing, supported by Main

To add to the recent flurry of acquisitions and mergers, DAM vendor WoodWing have just announced that it is to acquire Scienta, a Dutch cloud-based Content Management solution provider focusing on document management, workflow and collaboration. Key management positions at Scienta will be retained, along with holding a stake in the new combined business.

The 5 Essential Steps to be an Effective DAM Provider

If you are a DAM vendor, a recent article from CXOToday may pique your interest.  With five must-have features that DAM solutions need to provide, the piece also covers recent investment trends that predict growth and an increased demand for foundational technology that can accommodate remote working models.  Their five priorities for DAM system capabilities are: built-in intelligence (AI), cloud capability, improved customisation, end-to-end view of the digital asset lifecycle, and increased third-party integration.

FotoWare continues to strengthen its position in the Nordics, takes market share in Denmark

DAM software provider Fotoware have announced its acquisition of digital technology consultants InfoMAX ApS, made official on April 1st.  This is the second such acquisition for Fotoware since it was acquired by software investor Viking Venture in June 2020.  The ramping up of their vendor operations and combined experience in DAM, PIM and CMS is set to place Fotoware as the leading digital content software provider in the Nordics region.

How Workflows Are Changing for Creative Professionals

Photo and brand management software PhotoShelter explore the changing face of creative content workflows by bringing together the insights and experience of over 20 thought-leaders and industry professionals from their recent 20/21 Vision Summit.  The stories cover a diverse range of use cases that demonstrate the ever broadening role of DAM, from metadata management and AI workflows for sports photographers, to social media marketing for higher education.

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