Northplains DAM

4 / 5 7 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Serving medium to enterprise level companies in the following vertical markets: CPGs, Publishers, Industrials, Agencies, Pharma, Food & Beverage and Broadcast Media.


Average Ratings

7 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Northplains Systems
  • www.northplains.com
  • Founded 1994
  • Canada

About This Software

Northplains is the Digital Asset Management solution of choice for enterprise clients. We have 20+ years of experience improving employee efficiencies and helping to increase employee ROI through the reuse and repurpose of assets. Employees can create, protect, manage, and share digital assets with ease while also ensuring that the content is always compliant. Save time with our powerful search and store capabilities. Request a demo from Northplains!


Features Checklist

  • Approval Process Control
  • Asset Sharing
  • Brand Control
  • Cataloging / Categorization
  • Collaboration
  • Filtered Search
  • Image Editing
  • Keyword Search
  • Metadata Management
  • Online Proofing
  • Search Within Document
  • Usage Tracking / Analytics
  • Version Control
  • Video Management
  • Watermarking

Product Reviews

Brand Asset Library Software

Mar 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: North Plains are our provider for our BAL platform used throughout our business. We have recently been working on an upgrade and North Plains have provided great thought during the process.

Rocky Start

Mar 08, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Things started off rocky but we are getting to a great place. I am looking forward to staying a partner with Northplains and know we working on the issues we have had.

Work in Progress

Mar 06, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once you get the hang of it, it is an amazing tool to store information and pass off to others.

Cons: It seems to break down a lot and there are server issues with it.

Overall: I came into my position without ever having used a DAM before. It took a few months for me to get the hang of the system but now I feel pretty confident I know how to. The biggest issues I have are user-friendly experiences and the slowness of getting updates. Half of my job has been assisting people in using the DAM. It's a love-hate relationship but I know there is so much more potential with the system that we aren't using yet.

Recommendations to other buyers: I'm super excited to see what else we can do with it.

Robust platform to hold our most valuable assets

Mar 03, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: North Plains Telescope is a very robust platform that enables us to securely store our assets from initial creation, selection, editing, and delivery. Very easy to use and a great way to explore and find old content that had previously remained forgotten.

Global roll-out within a large FMCG company

Jan 22, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: PROS:
- fast roll-out thanks to robust solution, allowing Customer adjustments (taxonomy, theming, etc.)
- team and solution has good track records with global companies, so we think the same way and don't need to explain to them what our challenges are
- all key functionalities are available out-of-the box, including some Advanced ones

CONS:
- interface for end-users is good and allows some customization/adaptation (theming), but still not the most modern or beautiful in the market. As the main users are marketers, they are in contact with agencies that can provide systems with better look & feel, even if much less robust / scalable / secure.

Professional Hybrid DAM System

Dec 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: North Plains Xinet Hybrid DAM system (Fileserver and DAM):

¿ Fileserver: Supports Creative teams by storing the files where they work
on every day. Xinet¿s own AFP stack (for Apple client connections) and
plugin for Samba (Windows client connections) allows for the creative
departments to work directly on the fileserver. No need to store files on
any other fileserver or local client workstations.

¿ DAM System: File shares are setup to be available from the web and Pilot
interface, metadata fields can be easily setup and assigned to the users
and groups. Collaboration tools and Adobe Application integration included. Secure access through Portal (Proxy server) and customizable user interface.

Global brands - SAB Miller

Oct 12, 2015
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Relatively new to the product and platform - simple but comprehensive product. Great customer support.