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Fink & Partner Media Services GmbH

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    Vendor Details

    Contact Name
    Ronny Günther
    Company Profile
    --- GERMAN ---- (see English version below) ---

    Seit der Gründung des Unternehmens 1989 verstehen wir uns als Partner für Zeitungs- und Zeitschriftenverlage bei der Lösung von Workflow und Archivaufgaben. Wir verstehen die wirtschaftlichen Anforderungen und Hintergründe und erarbeiten gemeinsam technische und organisatorische Lösungen. Wir begleiten den Wandel im Publikationsumfeld seit Beginn der Digitalisierung. Diese Erfahrung bringen wir in jedes neue Projekt ein und lernen selbst mit jedem Projekt weiter dazu.

    Gemeinsam erarbeitete Lösungen können von uns realisiert und betreut werden. Durch eine enge Partnerschaft mit Herstellern und Wissensträgern gewährleisten wir Services und Systeme, die den aktuellen Anforderungen entsprechen und die neuesten Erkenntnissen verwerten.

    Wir entwickeln auf Basis von Standardkomponenten individuelle Hochleistungs- und Hochverfügbarkeitssysteme und -anwendungen für den Einsatz im Verlags- und Medienumfeld.

    --- ENGLISH ---

    Since the company's inception in 1989, we see ourselves as a partner for newspaper and magazine publishers in solving workflow and archiving tasks. We understand the business needs and backgrounds of publishers and work together to develop technical and organizational solutions. We accompany changes in the publishing environment since the beginning of digitization. We bring this experience to each new project and with each project we learn even more.

    Jointly developed solutions can be implemented and managed by us. Through a close partnership with manufacturers and carriers we provide knowledge services and systems that meet the current requirements and use the latest findings.

    On base of standard components we develop customized high-performance and high-availability systems and applications for use in publishing and media environments.

    Contact Telephone
    Contact Email
    Company Website
    Years Trading
    Office Locations
    • Munich, Germany
    • Wurzburg, Germany
    • Dresden, Germany
    Product Name
    Latest Version Number
    Date Of Last Release
    Clients & Customers
    • Mediengruppe Main-Post
    • Gruner + Jahr
    • Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt
    • Neue Luzerner Zeitung
    • Kronen Zeitung
    • Zeitungsgruppe Thuringen
    • FUNKE Mediengruppe
    • DD+V Mediengruppe
    Partner Network
    If the vendor operates through a sales channel they may use intermediaries who have regional focus or additional specialisms in a given vertical market.
    • Yes
    Partner Network Notes
    Wir sind Teil eines Kooperations-Netzwerkes aus Anbietern von Anzeigensystemen, Content Mangement Systemen und Publishing-Lösungen. /
    We are part of a cooperation network of vendors of advertising-solutions, content management systems and publishing solutions


    Licensing Model
    This refers to the type of licence the DAM system software is supplied under. Proprietary means that the developer restricts access to the source code (the instructions used to generate the software). Open source means that the developer provides full access to the code so you can modify it yourself. Split model is hybrid and means they may offer both options with some restrictions removed (or added) depending on the model chosen. If split is selected, it is advisable to verify the differences with the vendor.
    • Proprietary


    Software Delivery Methods
    • Installed (On-Premise)
    • Cloud/SaaS
    • Hybrid


    Client refers to the type of hardware or software device that can be used to access or control the DAM system.
    • Web client
    • Desktop client
    • iOS mobile app
    • Android mobile app
    Client Notes
    iOS über Partner / iOS by Partners

    Server Operating Systems supported
    This only applies for installed or hybrid DAM systems and refers to what types of OS they can be run on. This question is less relevant for DAM systems where a third party will be hosting it for you.
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Mac OSX
    • Solaris
    • HP-UX
    • AIX
    Web Server
    The type of web server software that the DAM system can operate with. Not all DAM systems use a web server and for pure SaaS products the question is irrelevant. If you either want SaaS or non-web DAM systems, do not choose an option.
    • Apache
    • IIS
    • JBOSS
    Web Server Notes
    Adobe ColdFusion Server

    Software Development Technologies Used
    This means the programming language or development technology used to implement the DAM system. This question is more important for open source software or if you have IT policy restrictions that require you to use (or not use) some technologies. It may not be relevant if you require a hosted DAM and never intend to host the system in-house.
    • Java/J2EE
    • CFML
    Database Technology
    The Database that the DAM system uses. All DAM systems require some kind of storage for asset metadata and they are usually based on an existing technology - but that may not always be a conventional database. If the DAM will be hosted by someone else (e.g. SaaS/Cloud) this question may not be relevant.
    • Oracle
    Search Technologies
    This refers to third party search components that the vendor uses to provide the text search features (and sometimes other related search functions).
    • Lucene
    • Solr
    • Oracle


    Search Features
    This describes the search strategies that can be used to find assets. If you do not understand any of them, leave the options de-selected. Most DAM systems should support at least keyword search at a minimum.
    • Keyword
    • Folders
    • Filters
    • Faceted Search
    • Linked Asset Search
    Index/Search Text Content Of Documents
    Some DAM systems can search the text content of document assets and that might be important for your DAM solution.
    • Yes


    Embedded metadata support (reading)
    Embedded metadata refers to information stored within asset files which can be searched from the DAM system. There are different standards for this type of metadata. Some image cataloguing software like Adobe Lightroom will write this data to asset files and a device like a camera may capture details also such as GPRS coordinates where an photo was shot. XMP metadata is often used with other types of files such as InDesign or PDF. If you are unsure whether this applied to you, do not check any options.
    • IPTC
    • IPTC Core
    • XMP
    • EXIF
    • Dublin Core
    Embedded metadata support (writing)
    See the reading question above for more details on what embedded metadata is. This question refers to whether embedded metadata can be written back to files if edited within the DAM system.
    • IPTC
    • IPTC Core
    • XMP
    • EXIF
    • Dublin Core
    Controlled Vocabularies
    Controlled Vocabularies are predefined lists of search terms. They can be realised in many different ways but the common factor is the user picks from a restricted selection rather than enters a keyword. Most DAM systems will usually support both controlled vocabularies and keywords.
    • Yes

    Asset Processing

    Dedicated/Scalable Proxy or Derivative Asset Generation
    Nearly all DAM systems will generate thumbnails and previews of media, including more dynamic types like video or audio. Some products use a separate server to do this which usually makes them more suitable for large scale asset ingestion and processing.
    • No

    Asset Manipulation

    Image Manipulation
    Many DAM systems allow users to manipulate images by resizing, cropping etc. Choose any features which are important to your users.
    • Image re-sizing
    • Image cropping
    • Format conversion
    • Flip images
    • Rotate image
    • Change colorspace
    • Batch manipulate groups of assets
    Video Manipulation
    Some DAM systems may allow video assets to be converted or modified. If that is a potential requirement for you, specify those features which are likely to be needed. EDL = Edit Decision List and refers to providing in/out points when editing video footage.
    • Format conversion
    • Timeline metadata
    • Batch operations on multiple video assets


    API means Application Programming Interface and allows third party software to control a DAM system. If you intend to integrate your DAM with another existing solution then you need to choose the API protocol that is compatible with that.
    • REST


    Authentication Support
    If you need to integrate with an existing corporate authentication service then this option will be important for you.
    • Active Directory
    • LDAP

    Multi-Lingual Options

    Multilingual Application Interface Support
    The interface means the controls to use the DAM system. This is different from the metadata support which is usually entered by end users when cataloguing assets.
    • English
    • Other
    • German
    Multilingual Metadata Support
    See previous question. Most DAM systems with multi-lingual support will provide it for metadata.
    • Yes
    Multilingual Support Notes
    jede beliebige Sprache ist realisierbar / any language can be realized

    Profile Last Updated: 05/08/2013

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