Cumulus 8 introduces DAM analytics

Cumulus 8 introduces DAM analytics

June 3, 2009:A tool to help calculate the value of digital assets by analysing their usage and popularity is a major new feature introduced in the latest release of the Cumulus DAM platform

"Customers need be able to value their collections, so we wanted to offer something useful like Google Analytics for assets," explains Canto marketing director, Steffen Setzer.

Cumulus 8 can also catalogue assets via email, offering easy, network-secure uploads of photos taken with mobile devices, security cameras, etc.

"Realtors, insurance adjusters and other in-the-field pros can now safely catalogue iPhone or other smart device photos into Cumulus 8 before they even get back to the office."

Canto is promising exponential performance inprovemments and enhanced collaboration through user commenting.

Cumulus 8 finds files faster with user-defined filters that show only certain formats.It is possible to compare multiple assets at once with new full-screen preview, and create image variants from inside Cumulus 8, using built-in Image Editor.

The Cumulus 8 product line has also been updated, offering a new entry-level edition and more affordable network-based licenses for add-ons.

“We set out to reinvent what DAM means,” explains Canto CEO Ulrich Knocke. “Cumulus 8 offers a new measure of power and capability for this industry, and redefines what users should expect from a DAM system, regardless of price point.”

Cumulus 8 is available for download from the Canto website at no additional charge to customers on active software maintenance contracts. Out-of-contract upgrades are available.

Comment on this story.

Business Solution: