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To compliment our Digital Asset Management consulting offers, Daydream also provides implementation services that are more hands-on and technically focussed. These are provided either directly by Daydream or for where a consultant is needed on-site or under the direct management of a client, our Dream People DAM recruitment subsidiary can assist.
Customised Off-The-Shelf (COTS) - Modifications To Existing Products
Our consultants can usually customise those products that will support modification - such as open source tools or those with more sophisticated scripting APIs. The help we can offer covers three major elements:
1. Functional Specification
Via meetings with key stakeholders and end-user focus groups, Daydream consultants will identify features or modifications required to ensure the best return-on-investment for your business. These findings are formalised into a functional specification.
2. Technical Consulting
Following functional specification, Daydream analyst developers can design or amend system components, features, permissions and metadata categories to suit both your business and IT environments. Where the ISV's own development team is available, we can help to clarify the functional requirements for them and intermediate between a higher level business objective and a technical or database-level description.
3. Systems Integration
Often digital asset management systems are required to integrate with existing business systems, to share data and eliminate system duplication costs. For example, digital asset management systems may be required to integrate with LDAP servers to facilitate Single Sign-On (SSO). Daydream has considerable experience integrating a number of common business systems with Digital Asset Management solutions, including:
- LDAP, Active Directory and SSO
- Ordering & Fulfilment Systems
- Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
- Document Management
As with our other technical services, we can assist the vendor to optimise integration strategies or work with you directly.
4. Data Migration & Other Media Library Management Services
To support your digital asset library, Daydream provide a range of asset services, including: editorial & library management, controlled vocabulary & taxonomy design, asset digitisation, media production and data migration services.
Troubleshooting DAM Implementations
For one reason or another, some Digital Asset Management implementations fail at the delivery stage. The reasons why are numerous. If you have a DAM solution that is not delivering the required business benefits, we can step in and give you an impartial assessment as to what has gone wrong and how to fix it. We can usually derive an action plan with a very short analysis period. This contains a checklist of points for you, the vendor or another delivery partner of your choice that will enable you to get the solution back on track.
Customised Training & User Help: Your Users
Even with careful consideration for consistent and intuitive interfaces, more complex tasks require powerful features with advanced user controls. Without some ongoing instruction, these features will be misunderstood and under-utilised, resulting in user dissatisfaction and a lower overall return-on-investment.
Ongoing training can increase overall user expertise and ensure that, as staff join and leave your organisation, this knowledgebase is well maintained and does not erode. Deliverable online or in workshops, Daydream will design courses which will cover the system and any enhancements or extensions made throughout its lifecycle.
For further information on Daydream's professional services, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
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