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DataBasics Blog and Information Bulletins

Information Bulletin January 2016

• DataBasics New Website and Office Move

Some of you may have noticed that DataBasics has a brand spanking new website: with improved content and a more responsive interface. We hope you like it and find it helpful in finding the content you need. If you have problems finding anything, please email or call.

Please be advised that all new blogs, including press releases and Information Bulletins, are all being produced within our new website. We have kept the older blogs originally posted on Blogger as an archive but we will gradually move the more important ones across and all new ones will be posted there: http://www.databasics.com.au/blog/

Note we have also moved offices – the postal address stays the same at PO Box 399 Smithfield, 4878 QLD, but the office is now at 2 Industrial Ave. Stratford, QLD 4870.

Canto releases new InDesign Client with Cumulus 10.1 - and more

This powerful new InDesign plugin is the best DAM integration to InDesign ever. Two-way communication between your Cumulus digital asset management system and Adobe® InDesign reduces errors, simplifies workflow and keeps content fresh. This powerful timesaver lets creative teams across the enterprise access and work with assets cataloged in Cumulus directly from within InDesign. More in Canto’s blog.

Along with the new InDesign Client, Cumulus 10.1 includes updates to Cumulus Portals with new search, sort and filtering options, to make finding your valuable assets faster than ever. Plus the ability to define custom names for relation types that are meaningful to your organisation. Wow! Join Canto for a free Q&A and demonstration of InDesign Client in the What’s New in Cumulus 10.1 webinar on 10 February 2016 – Register now!

NOTE: DataBasics tech team is now testing Cumulus 10.1 and once assured it is stable we will be sending out details of installers and other info to all existing SM customers and partners as part of the annual Software Maintenance (SM) update.

New eBook from Flight team: Appreciating the ROI of DAM

The Flight-by-Canto team have been working hard over the festive season to bring you their new free e-book on understanding the benefits of using a digital asset management system. Managers need to account for the nuances of their company’s issues, both qualitative and quantitative, to determine how DAM can save time and money.

Each problem presented has a solution that can be solved by DAM and can potentially increase a company’s total return on investment (ROI). Read more about it… and how it can promote collaborative work amongst team members, optimise creative workflows, support the ability to share files on social media and storage platforms, and deliver your assets effectively across your own custom portals. Check out this video for some 2016 DAM resolutions!

HELIOS News: Customer WebShare branding with UB64

Did you know? the entire WebShare user interface and much of the WebShare functionality can be customised to match customer needs. Customisation also allows adding back-end features such as image conversion, PDF preflight, or even workflow instructions via WebShare actions, e.g. put this file set into the long term archive.

HELIOS has posted a UI customisation from a customer in Cologne on YouTube. The main objectives are to match their design criteria, and to simplify using WebShare based upon the workflow of the users. Another reason is to hide the WebShare language selection and to simplify the menus and dialogs. The entire menu icon list has been redesigned to use a simple flat black & white design instead of color gradients.

Refer the WebShare datasheet for more info and watch the WebShare videos available.

Announcing Canto's DAM Summit Americas in New York, NY May 2016

Canto will host a 2-day digital asset management summit for Cumulus users, business partners and industry experts on Monday, 9 May and Tuesday, 10 May, 2016 in New York City!

Back in September 2015, Canto held its first DAM Summit just outside of Frankfurt, Germany. The Europe event was so successful that 97% of attendees said they would recommend the conference to others. Now Canto have planned to host another event but this time in the US.  Canto is looking forward to welcoming all who want to learn more about digital asset management trends, gather practical product education, and take away new strategies and relationships with peers and experts in the DAM industry.

Talk face-to-face with the Canto team, its business partners as well as hear from industry thought leaders, and peers.
Book your ticket to be there in May! Preregister now and save US$150. Visit the conference website for more details and registration information.

HINTS n TIPS: Cumulus Help Guides and Manuals in PDF Format

We posted about this some months back when Cumulus X was first released. As users may be looking at their upgrade plans for 2016 in the coming months, we thought it may be useful to know that Canto have made available most of the online help Installation and User Guides in PDF format for Desktop Client, Web Client, Portals, (ex-Sites), CIP, RoboFlow, and the new InDesign Client. All the installation guides are available as one PDF entitle Cumulus Installation.

The online Help guides are available through the Canto Community Portal so you need your login and password to access. Once logged in, go to http://help.canto.com/ – check the Cumulus version you need and the specific option, eg Web Client etc. You will see the PDF icon at the top right of the screen if there is one available.

You can also get all the info on the latest Cumulus 10.1 release – blog, release notes, bug fixes, and features.

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