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Product Details

ResourceSpace Open Source digital asset management - Trusted by 250,000 users globally across organisations inc Coca Cola, Google, Toyota & Autotrader. Providing 24/7, multilingual, unlimited user, mobile & web enabled access to help marketing professionals get the most from their digital assets.

Contact Details

Montala

http://www.resourcespace.org

Founded in 2007

Located in United Kingdom

Starting Price

  • $3990.00/year
  • Free/open source. Pricing is for support.

Free Trial

  • Yes

Platform

  • Installed - Mac
  • Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Installed - Windows
  • Mobile - iOS Native
  • Mobile - Android Native

Training

  • In Person
  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation

Support

  • 24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Business Hours
  • Online

ResourceSpace Features

Asset Categorization
Asset Library
Asset Sharing
Customizable Branding
File Conversion
Metadata Management
Mobile App
Reporting/Analytics
Search/Filter
Version Control
Workflow Management

ResourceSpace Reviews

Showing 5 of 14 reviews
Overall
4.3/5
Ease of Use
3.8/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
James A.
Collections Developer
Higher Education, 501-1000 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 3, 2017

“Excellent support from Montala. The time differential US Eastern to UK was not a problem”

OverallIt is a great time saver for our Communications department. Our museum had a technically demanding implementation requiring integration with our TMS system of record.
ProsThe feature list is very competitive among digital asset management systems and it is growing all the time. Montala support is exceptional. Implementation was smooth with plentiful help from Montala. The help desk responds very quickly and is willing to explain the nature of your issues as well as fix them. The cost is a tremendous bargain.
ConsSetting privileges is not as straightforward as it could be but Montala is very helpful if you get stuck. The setup pages for granting privileges needs to be improved, but I believe that such a revamp is on Montala's upgrade path. The online documentation was spotty at first but it is becoming first rate very quickly.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 3, 2017
Tony W.
International Facilitator for Communications and M
Religious Institutions, 1001-5000 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
4/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
4/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 11, 2017

“An excellent digital asset management system ”

OverallPhoto and video distribution to our design teams and workers.
ProsWe were looking for a solution that was suitable for taking from DVD based photo distribution to global online digital distribution. We started self-hosting the free version of Resoucespace and moved to the managed hosted solution as soon as we had traction in the organisation.
ConsThere's very little we don't like, and each version is bringing useful features. There are probably some areas around user and admin permission settings that could have a better interface, but there's so much granularity in permissions it's good to have them all available.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 11, 2017
Anthony M.
CEO
Design, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating
3/5
Ease of Use
1/5
Features
4/5
Value for Money
3/5
Likelihood to Recommend
3/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019

“Price is good. The UX... not so much”

OverallSadly we pitched this software to a big enterprise level client without realizing the full extent how rough it is to work with. We made a bit of a mess for ourselves because trying to teach the client how to use this was incredibly painful and ultimately led to us looking for new solutions.
ProsThe price. We are big fans of open source software and we also have a bunch of clients that really need Digital Asset Management but cannot afford Widen or similar solutions.
ConsThe UX is terrible. Figuring out how to get a lot of assets into the system and to organize them into folders is amazingly counter-intuitive. It would be utterly impossible to teach clients on how to use the system unless they are very technically savvy and have tons of patience. Also, uploading assets in bulk is theoretically possible but not really sensible. Let's say you want to upload 100 images of people all at once. The file names might be like john.jpg, wendy.jpg, amy.jpg, etc. When you go to upload those 100 photos, you can only set one name for all of them. So, wendy.jpg is going to be named "John" and amy.jpg is also going to be named "John". So after you upload them all, then you have to go in and re-name 99 of the images to the filenames that you wanted. What a terrible waste of time. Also, if you want to store assets in folders within folders, I would not bother with Resource Space. There are bugs with this which you can work around but it is so painful that it is not worth it. This system probably really good if you are OK with just dumping everything into the system with no organization and then forcing your users to use the search feature to find everything.

Vendor Response

By Montala on August 29, 2019
Hi Anthony, Many thanks for the constructive review! It's great to receive feedback even if it's not all positive as we're always looking to develop the software. Regarding organising things into folders, ResourceSpace was built from the outset to use metadata, not folders, for organising assets as this allows multi-dimensional structures. We found folders could be very limiting. However we appreciate some people like to see a folder structure so for 9.0 we added the Browse Bar, a sliding panel on the left that shows metadata, featured and public collections in a tree structure and allows this to be extended just like regular folders on a disk. I hope this goes a long way to addressing your concerns.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 28, 2019
Ciprian D.
ICT Officer
Non-Profit Organization Management, 51-200 employees
Used the software for: 1-2 years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 26, 2018

“Best free DAM there is”

OverallPrice. It's free!
ProsThe different options for deploying. I took the easy one of installing via Bitnami however they have tutorials for any option and OS you want.
ConsI literally have no cons. The system is easy to set up and there's an extensive how-to library. You can also add plugins which makes it even better.

Vendor Response

By Montala on May 21, 2018
Hi Ciprian, Thanks for your very positive review! We're pleased that you find the knowledge-base so useful, and the plugin options. You know where we are, if you ever need us! Thanks, Charlotte -ResourceSpace Team
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
March 26, 2018
Janice F.
System Administrator
Research, 11-50 employees
Used the software for: 2+ years
Overall Rating
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Features
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
Likelihood to Recommend
10/10
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 3, 2017

“Having our historical database online for our researchers has been an amazing experience.”

OverallWe are able to provide online access to the amazing history of Leadville, Colorado.
ProsI love the flexibility of the interface. The software allows us to present our collection in its many formats. Our database works seamlessly with our website. The tech staff is most helpful and always have great suggestions for making our collection shine.
Reviewer Source 
Source: Capterra
October 3, 2017