Extensis Customer In Transit Images Reveals How They Reduced Costs by 50 Percent Using Digital Asset Management
PORTLAND, Ore. — September 27, 2012 — Today at Createasphere’s Digital Asset Management (DAM) Conference in New York, Extensis’ customer In Transit Images shared the secrets to their successful DAM rollout. Using Extensis’ Portfolio Server as its foundation, In Transit Images saw an immediate cost savings of 50 percent and future reductions of 20 percent after deploying the product.
In Transit Images represents photography collections from 65+ fine art and commercial photographers worldwide, facilitating the licensing and printing of their collections and offering them online. A relatively small group of just 12 employees spread out geographically, In Transit Images deployed Portfolio Server to help manage, format and share a growing library of assets, in addition to and offering and commercializing the assets to the marketplace.
In Transit selected Portfolio Server for its ability to:
- Integrate with their other business systems to easily repurpose assets and media for use internally, for licensing via its website, for In Transit’s publishing division and for use by its clients and distributors
- Couple their databases to portal design
- Provide networkable access so the In Transit team, its clients and business partners could access the key assets anytime from anywhere
- Provide an open platform that allows In Transit to customize and organize for current and future needs
- Scale up to a library of 1 million assets
- Offer a cost-effective, out-of-the-box solution that would be up and running quickly and provide low maintenance costs
- Be intuitive for the team to use without intensive training
In their presentation today at Createasphere, Bob Hendriks—Managing Director at In Transit Images—will share the short-, mid- and long-term benefits the company has gained from implementing a DAM solution, including significant cost and time reductions.
“Digital asset management is a critical element for our business at In Transit Images; our company and business model revolves around it entirely. Portfolio Server delivers a crucial connection between our portal and our vast collection of high-quality photographs by leveraging the digital assets and workflow tools within Portfolio Server across our company and ecommerce website. We have already seen significant time and cost savings since using the API to integrate the systems.”
About Portfolio Server
Portfolio Server improves efficiency by ensuring users have immediate access to the correct files in the desired format in a central location. It is the only digital asset management solution that is affordable, simple to use, can be setup within a day, and provides everything organizations need to get started right out of the box. As a standards-based platform that works with other systems and existing workflows, Portfolio Server provides a single place to for teams to locate important files with consistent metadata information using a web browser or Mac and Windows desktop applications. Portfolio Server is ideal for anyone with large collections of images, videos, and marketing collateral.
To explore more about how Portfolio Server can help your team increase efficiency see http://cde.extensis.com/products/digital-asset-management /
About In Transit Images
In Transit Images believes that high-quality photography elevates and embellishes the world. From image licensing to guided travel photography experiences, to art consulting and photography-based retail items, their passion for photography is front and center. In Transit Images’ unique array of products and services are geared to corporations, architectural firms, interior designers, media agencies and consumers. Always professional. Incessantly creative. For more information, visit http://www.intransitimages.com/
Extensis® is a leading developer of software and services for creative professionals and workgroups. Their solutions streamline workflows, securely manage digital assets and fonts, and control corporate typographic branding. Used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies, Extensis’ award-winning server, desktop, and web service products include: Portfolio Server® for digital asset management, Universal Type Server® for server-based font management, Suitcase Fusion™ for single-user font management, and the WebINK® web font rental service. Founded in 1993, Extensis is based in Portland, Oregon, and the United Kingdom. For additional information, visit cde.extensis.com
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