Boondrive Integration with CMS

December 27, 2017 0
Integrating existing CMS with Boondrive, Boondrive, DAM, Digital Asset Management (DAM) software

Digital is the economy standard today. Organizations spend a lot of time, money and energy into the creation of digital files. Utilization of such digital content (also known as digital assets) require a proper plan, strategy and a system.

Although content management system (CMS) and digital asset management (DAM) software operate on the common grounds of working with digital content, they are designed and developed for different tasks. Content Management System (CMS), simply put, is an application (mostly web based) for managing, organizing and publishing editorial content. On the other end of the spectrum is Digital Asset Management (DAM) software like Boondrive that is designed to store, manage, organize, search and distribute digital content and media files such as images, videos, audios, documents and presentations.

Unlike DAM, most CMS platforms don’t enable collaborative workflow, lacks usage control over assets and file metadata due to which search tool within the platform seems inefficient without the actual file name. Neither has all of the functionality and features as of the other and neither can achieve the same outcome as the other. Adoption of both of these system depends on your organizational need. If your organization is looking to manage and publish text rich editorial contents, then CMS is the standard tool. However, if you are in need of storing and managing large number of media files, then digital asset management software like Boondrive will do a better job for you.

Despite the differences, emerging today is the hybrid system – Content Management System (CMS) and Digital Asset Management (DAM). CMS and DAM software like Boondrive, when integrated to work together, complements each other and provides organization with huge strategic advantages. Integrating a content management system with Boondrive helps streamline daily workflow, increase efficiency and make it easier for teams to improve their productivity. Furthermore:

  • Enables easy searching of files in Boondrive from within your CMS
  • Increases user accessibility to content within the digital workflow and improves collaboration
  • Avoids duplication of files as files are accessed from a central data repository
  • Eliminates the tedious manual upload/download process from one system to another
  • Efficient to store large capacity files such as videos
  • Provides file metadata and file indexing
  • Governance over the use of assets

However, if the integration doesn’t take place correctly and match organizational need, creative workflow will suffer and eventually the customers.

Boondrive has successfully delivered many projects by integrating with the existing content management system. Offering a wide range of possibilities and customization for integration based on the organization’s existing CMS system and setup, enterprise ecosystem, Boondrive enables growth and increases efficiency.

Contact us at sales@boondrive.com to know about the technical feasibility of integrating Boondrive with your existing content management system.

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