Canto has released an update to Cumulus – v10.2 – that offers greater efficiencies, improved usability and a brand new Media Delivery Cloud technology. It includes better collections management in Cumulus Portals and improved metadata handling, and a host of other features.
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Everyone knows Cumulus as one of the best digital asset management systems around, and most people know that Cumulus manages images and audio visual files very well. But there are many that don’t know that Cumulus can also manage office documents like Word files, PDFs and PowerPoint presentations really well too.
The RoboFlow plug-in is an automation engine for Cumulus that goes beyond the standard functions of Cumulus with its inbuilt Scheduler, to provide more extensive capabilities for streamlining workflows and improve asset lifecycle management. It allows you to automate tasks that would normally require extensive manual intervention and to integrate smoothly with other systems.
Cumulus provides a wide variety of tools to support collaboration workflows between colleagues, freelancers and/or sales partners. There are status-based workflows and action type based workflows. Action-based workflows include
• user-defined actions such as Asset Actions
• event-based actions or Trigger Actions
• time-based actions using the inbuilt Scheduler Actions.
However, a status-based workflow means files must go through a defined approval process before they are officially available for use – effectively removing the ad-hoc nature of these collaborations.
Do you have an upgrade strategy to ensure your DAM investment is the best it can be? Cumulus 10 is yet another step up for Canto, offering features and improvements that meet the needs and requirements of all users of digital asset management solutions and then some! For those who have not upgraded to the latest version, there are a number of compelling reasons why it will be worth it – Portals, Controlled vocabularies, and the new InDesign Client, to name but a few.
Extended Permissions is a Cumulus add-on module that offers real-time permissions based on the business rules that you set. The permissions can change based on circumstances such as workflow approval processes, embargo and expiry dates, and other factors. Create live filters, set up individual permissions for records/categories and for specific field editing.
Cumulus 10 release gives you the best user experience to date. It comes with a whole new public web interface, rebranded and renewed to replace Cumulus Sites – called Portals. Portals is Canto’s new web solution that provides read-only access to Cumulus. Thanks to its responsive web design it can be used on desktop computers and laptops, as well as on all smartphones and tablets…
DataBasics Audio Visual Solution or DAVS has been developed as a plugin or add-on for Cumulus to enable users to have any of their audiovisual content, in any format, to be played back as a progressive download in Cumulus Sites, Web Client and Portals.
One of the many new features introduced with the release of Cumulus X and successive updates is that of custom asset relations – the ability to create your own customised asset relationships that suit your business.