What Is Widen Collective?

Widen, an Acquia Company, and maker of the award-winning digital asset management (DAM) platform, the Widen Collective, is recognized by Capterra users for Best Value and Best Ease of Use. The Collective is a central source for product content and brand assets. Primarily serving mid-to-large companies of 500+ employees, Widen's cloud-based solutions for enterprise DAM and PIM, marketing workflow, and brand management deliver high-quality software and unparalleled service.

Who Uses Widen Collective?

Medium-to-large businesses with a marketing focus. Key verticals: Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage, Apparel & Fashion, Healthcare & Medical Tech, Hospitality, Education, Agencies.

Where can Widen Collective be deployed?

Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

About the vendor

  • Acquia
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark and 12 others

Languages

English

Widen Collective pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Widen Collective does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

About the vendor

  • Acquia
  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark and 12 others

Languages

English

Widen Collective videos and images

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Widen Collective Software - Build custom dashboards.
Widen Collective Software - Search, share, download.
Widen Collective Software - Preview, embed, track.
Widen Collective Software - Create custom portals.
Widen Collective Software - Measure asset engagement.

Features of Widen Collective

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Artwork Management
  • Asset Categorisation
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Catalog Creation
  • Cataloguing/Categorisation
  • Categorisation/Grouping
  • Channel Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Creation
  • Content Delivery
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Retention Management
  • Data Storage Management
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Documentation Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Conversion
  • File Sharing
  • Forms Management
  • Fulfillment Distribution
  • Full Text Search
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Layout & Design
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Campaigns
  • Multimedia Archiving
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Project Management
  • Project Tracking
  • Publish Scheduling
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Sharing
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Video Archiving
  • Video Editing
  • Video Support
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management
  • eDiscovery

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Reviews of Widen Collective

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Stewart
Stewart
Senior Graphic Designer in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I don't know how we lived without Widen's DAM solution before!

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: This software completely changed our office workflow. Finding assets used to be very painful, but with all of our assets in one location and users connected to the DAM it makes finding things easy for our office, as well as external clients. By empowering our users to find their own assets it frees up our designer time, for things like DESIGN!

Pros:

Ease of use, ease of empowerment for the user. I LOVE being able to share collections with clients. And I LOVE when someone asks for an asset, I just add them as a user on Widen, and tell them to find it themselves!

Cons:

I'm still waiting for drag and drop functionality with Indesign. A small workflow addition that would make things easier!

Levi
Lead Web Designer in US
Sports, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Widen Media Collective (DAM) Review

4.0 3 years ago

Pros:

Its searchable content. As long as metadata is used, searching for assets is relatively easy.

Cons:

Upload process. The Drag/Drop feature was nice! Now I'm forced to go through a wizard. Too time consuming for my liking.

Kala
Trek Marketing Builder Administrator in
Used the Software for: Not provided
Reviewer Source

Widen Collective

3.0 12 years ago

Comments: The Digital Asset System was put in place to provide easy access to assets owned by Trek Bicycle Corporation for those internally and externally. These assets can be ordered and downloaded at any time of day or night. It's an invaluable tool for our dealers, distributors, and international offices.
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The Media Template is an online ad, and media builder. It allows Trek to control brand consistency, while it allows our users to build media in minutes using pre-approved images and text without the need of expensive software programs. We use this portion of the site to provide promotional items and in store signage to our large dealer base.
Overall, I think the Widen collective is a great product and I really enjoy working with Widen.

Pros:

Good customer support Robust reporting features Assets can be downloaded in a variety of file formats Various types of file formats are supported Permissions can be setup to protect assets Users can access the site through a standard web browser Media can be built in minutes without needing expensive software programs Assets/media can be ordered and downloaded at any time of day or night Software updates made throughout the year

Cons:

Pages can be slow to load at times Reporting tools can be confusing Custom enhancements to the site can be expensive Some education is needed for new users of the site The site is not setup for printing on demand Home page can be confusing if your site includes the DAM and the media builder

Tanesha
Training Specialist in US
Restaurants, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Great hub for storing and sharing content

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: We are using it as a one stop shop for our field team to have access to training, resources, selling collateral, company news and other helpful things. We also love that we can quickly update the versions when needed. The team has been less frustrated now that they have 1 place to go.

Pros:

I love that I can easily store all of my content in the system, then make a website like portal to share and organize my content in a neat way.

Cons:

I wish there was a way to add hyperlinks to Asset Collections so that I can link out to other internal websites within my company or to an eCourse within Workday.

Verified Reviewer
Creative Services Coordinator/Graphic Designer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Government Administration, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

My Widen DAM Review

4.0 3 years ago

Comments: Using Widen’s DAM to organize our assets has greatly reduced our marketing teams time spent hunting for images.

Pros:

My favorite things about Widen’s DAM software include an easy to navigate interface, very intuitive searching capabilities, customizable metadata fields for great detail to be attributed to assets, the ability to download files in multiple files types (fairly quick conversion depending on size of original file), the ability to customize your login screen and home screen (keeping everything on-brand is important!), and their customer support team is amazing.

Cons:

I feel that the asset sharing options could be expanded upon. Currently, you can type an email in and send a set of assets. I would like to see additional options implemented because it feels fairly limited currently.