Digital Asset Management with Drupal – How to give your business a competitive edge

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Know how to manage your digital assets with Drupal & Speed up and simplify your web development with a DAM integration with Drupal 8 CMS.

How to manage your digital assets with Drupal

Digital Asset Management or DAM is a business process to organize, store and retrieve rich media and to manage digital rights and permissions. Rich media assets comprise photos, music, videos, animations, podcasts and other multimedia. While it sounds similar to Content Management System – in that, both CMS and DAM manage digital content, there is a difference.

CMS is more relevant for regular editorial content like text, images, blog posts and the usual amount of multimedia, while DAM is purpose-built to handle digital media. They include advanced metadata schemes, approval workflows and the capability to manage copyright information. The DAM stores these digital files in a central repository or database. It is user-friendly and provides stakeholders controlled access to the digital assets. DAM covers a wide range of software solutions from just libraries for audio/video to enterprise-grade solutions.

Benefits of a DAM
* Over and above the inherent value of DAM, there are many other benefits:
* Enhances the use and reusability of digital assets with sophisticated organisation
* Removes duplicate content production by making files easily accessible
* Greater sharing and collaboration among team members
* Easy monetisation and distribution of digital assets.
* Automated workflows, archival backup, pattern discovery and usage backup

Drupal and Digital Asset Management
Many Drupal development companies have effectively used the framework for building a DAM solution that is robust and scalable. For instance, the Sardar Patel portal developed recently is a digital goldmine of information designed to provide cultural heritage information online.

Not surprisingly, many media houses use Drupal in tandem with DAM to create a digital solution that offers their media assets with usage rights and copyrights. Drupal 8, in particular, is packed with features and functions that can ensure reusability and real-time tracking of media assets.

Media companies use Drupal along with Digital asset management to create digital solutions - with the help of a Drupal CMS development company - while maintaining and managing media assets along with the usage rights and licenses. Using Drupal 8 with its features and functionalities, the Digital Asset Management solution is needed to ensure reusability and real-time tracking of media assets.

While Drupal core already offers most of the necessary media management requirements, many out-of-the-box modules deliver the unique features. There are several distribution models in Drupal that provide custom applications specific to media management such as lightning distribution (Acquia), Thunder (Hubert Media), NP8 distribution (MD Systems).

Ways in which Drupal helps

Reusability of assets and organisation of asset-specific info: Drupal enables secure structure and manage the copyright information including usage of graphics, images, and videos through its open-source Digital Asset Management system. You get centralised information about all the assets and their usage, which also ensures proper tracking and monitoring of content, preventing misuse.

Enables centralised access to content: Since Drupal is a robust, scalable and robust CMS, it provides all the tools required to manage the business critical digital assets efficiently. A centralised hub and unified content repository make the overall maintenance and upgrade of a digital media company much more manageable.

For example, Drupal has the ability for admins to upload a larger image that can be reduced to make smaller copies for use across the site. Drupal also has categories and taxonomy to relate different content pieces. This type of advanced retrieval, filtering and distribution enable context-based discovery and suggestions to work better and serve various teams and end-consumers effectively.

Better workflow and faster time-to-market: Drupal helps you gain a competitive edge by improving your workflows, enabling more rapid time-to-market and productivity gains.

Summary
Drupal has advanced platform capabilities that make it a good fit for digital asset management and help data stewards drive their business processes faster and more efficiently. Do you agree? Please let us know your views in the feedback section below.

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31st Oct 2017 (#)

Your website has no captcha, has no responsive design, but you want to tell people how to use drupal to manage digital assets? I think you need to learn how to build a basic HTML website in 2017 first.

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