Frequently Asked Questions

New to DAM/MAM? See what others often ask about below. If you can’t find what you need here, get in touch with us!

What is the difference between DAM and MAM?

The terms DAM (digital asset management) and MAM (media asset management) are often used interchangeably. For us, we think of DAM as libraries of still images and smaller digital files. A MAM, however, is a larger library optimized for audio assets, video media, content production workflows, and physical asset storage.

What is DAM optimization?

DAM optimization is a fairly new offering within the market. It’s the service that customizes your DAM software platform to better fit the way you work. We’ve seen far too many companies invest in a solution that falls short of their needs, often due to a lack of initial set up and training. DAM optimization ensures companies get the most out of their asset management investment.

Why do I need a DAM?

DAM allows you to organize your assets, reuse them, preserve their historical and cultural relevance, as well as streamline your content production workflow. DAM systems exist to help companies maximize their investment in media and content creation.

Can Aldis work with my partners?

Yes! We are very flexible. We’re happy to work with, train or integrate with your existing partners.

How much will it cost?

The cost depends on many factors: software, level of functionality needed, number of users, amount of media storage needed, etc. To get the best fit, it takes a conversation focused on your needs and specific situation.

Does it work with the cloud?

It can! Some systems have full cloud integration, some only integrate with portions of their system, others have none. It all depends on what your needs are.

Will the DAM tie into Active Directory?

It depends on the software you use. Some platforms tie into Active Directory and others do not. If that’s something on your DAM wishlist, we’ll make sure to match you with a compatible platform.

How many users can we have?

As many as you’d like! User limits and cost-per-user details are dictated by the software you choose, not by our service. If you’re not already using a DAM platform (or if you’re looking for a new one), we’ll help you find one that matches your user needs and budget.