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Extensis Volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank

Hold on to your hair nets – 26 employees from Extensis gathered today for to volunteer at the Oregon Food Bank, and we couldn’t be more honored to be sending out 9,445 meals into our community!

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Extensis is a huge proponent of community service, offering employees paid time off for volunteering. Each year, Extensis gathers a team to work together at the Oregon Food Bank and this year was  our biggest crew yet (including our entire management team!)

How Do You Like Them Apples?

Today’s mission involved sorting the good from the bad, ensuring only the best apples were packaged up to send off to families across Oregon.  We took several 1,000 pound crates of apples and bundled them into individual mesh bags. At the end of the shift the scales reported we’d sorted 11,334 pounds… that’s a lot of apples!

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Thank you to the Oregon Food Bank for having us and thank you to those unheralded volunteers who help make Oregon special. Let’s all remember how blessed we are and be sure to give back more often.

For more information on the Oregon Food Bank, please visit www.oregonfoodbank.org

 


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digital asset management We are delighted to share that our digital asset management solution – Portfolio 2016 – has been named one of KMWorld’s Trend-Setting Products of 2016!

One of our core mission’s with Portfolio is to extend the value of digital asset management to companies of all sizes. With the explosion of digital content in the past two decades, the need for DAM no longer just resides within large scale enterprises.

Companies and workgroups of all sizes need effective management solutions if they want to effectively manage their operational expenses, maximize the value of digital content, streamline workflows, ensure compliance, and improve productivity.

Portfolio 2016 packs the powerful features companies need for effective digital asset management, while simple to set up, easy to use, and requires little to no ongoing maintenance.

It is a great honor to have Portfolio 2016 receive this recognition from KMWorld as we continue to stay focused on bringing the value of DAM to
everyone!

To learn more about Portfolio 2016 and activate a free 45-day trial, visit www.extensis.com/portfolio.

 


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If you’re evaluating digital asset management (DAM) solutions, learning about customer experiences is an important step in the process.

We sat down with Les Barker, a seasoned Digital Strategist, to get his unique perspective on the value of digital asset management, best practices, work/life balance, and more! See what he has to say in this brief video.

If you’re interested in exploring digital asset management solutions further, our 45-day free trial is a great place to get started.

To learn more about digital asset management and its benefits, hop over to our Portfolio page.


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DAMOver the past decade, companies large and small have amassed thousands, if not millions, of rich media files as going “digital” has become foundational to business success. From digital and content marketing, to creating digital retail experiences or digitizing historical art collections, most industries now are fully steeped in the digital universe.

As digital file collections grow, so does the need for an efficient organizational system. Many companies come to us for the simple reason that finding the files they need has become a time consuming process. The frustration and inefficiency becomes the breaking point.

In these early stages, many companies question whether they should try building their own digital asset management system, or buy from an established vendor.

In a recent blog posted at the DAM Learning Center, Toby Martin explored this topic in depth, weighing the pros and cons of BYO-DAM (building your own-DAM).

If you are currently weighing this question, it’s worth a read.

Additionally, we’ve put together some resources to help companies evaluate if a DAM solution is right for them, how to measure ROI, and overall best practices. You can find all these tools in our DAM Toolkit.

 

 


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Trends and observations from the Retail Business Technology Expo

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Last week I joined colleagues from our Northhampton office at the massive Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) in London to get an up-close-and-personal look at the future of global retail. The event was held at the Olympia London Conference Center, a stunning venue which was perfectly suited for showcasing the latest innovations and technology solutions. This included our latest Digital Asset Management (DAM) system, Portfolio 2016.

If you don’t know much about digital asset management, our DAM Best Practices Guide is a perfect place to start.

The RBTE partnered with the Retail Design Expo and Retail Digital Signage Expo to create a sensory overload of color, texture, motion, dimension, and gorgeous typography—paradise for any creative professional! A few of my favorite booths are included below.

I attended a multitude of sessions to see what industry experts were saying about the future of digital retail. These are my key takeaways:

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Interested in seeing the new features in Portfolio 2016, our latest Digital Asset Portfolio digital asset management softwareManagement system, up close and personal? Here’s your chance!

Extensis resident DAM expert, John Arnsdorf, will showcase “What’s New in Portfolio 2016” next Wednesday, November 18, 2015, in a live webcast at 11:00a.m. PST.

John will take you on a tour of features including:

  • Version control with ability to recover previous versions
  • Secure asset storage with all-new vault catalog
  • Manage asset workflow with check-in & check-out
  • Protect file integrity with asset locking
  • Improved email collaboration in NetPublish
  • And much, much more!

At the end of the presentation, John will be available for a live Q&A. Recordings of the presentation will be sent to all those who attend.

Register today for this free webcast!

To take Portfolio 2016 for a self-guided tour, try our free 45-Day Trial.

 

 


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On any ordinary day, you’ll find us geeking out over fonts or how to to streamline workflows so creative professionals can be… well… more creative!

One day a year, however, we exchange our inner geek for our “spookier” side. Flying Monkey and Edible Finger anyone?

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like the way that appetizer is looking at me!

Happy Halloween from your spooky friends @extensis !

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Fonts in Automated Publishing Workflows

Extensis recently held a webcast with the PPA, the UK’s Professional Publishers
Association, to discuss the common problems publishers face with fonts in
automated publishing workflows.

In workflows that use Adobe® InDesign Server®, Extensis’ new module for Universal Type ServerFontLink – automatically preflights fonts in documents, eliminating missing or incorrect fonts, regardless of workflow complexity.

An on-demand, recorded version of this webcast is available for your viewing pleasure!

To End the Struggle, click here: Watch the Webcast.

 


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While fonts are the main source of interest around our offices, there is no lack of eccentric and talented people that gather around the coffee pot. Recently two of our own, Catarina and ASA Manager Nigel, took an air born excursion.

We caught up with these flying font masters for a dual-perspective recap of the afternoon adventure:

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I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about Digital Asset Management, or DAM. But many business still face uncertainties about what DAM is exactly, how will it help their business, and where to even get started.

Digital Asset Management Toolkit

Well, say goodbye to all your unanswered questions! Today we’re releasing a new DAM Toolkit, designed to guide companies from early stages of Digital Asset Management exploration to best practices for implementation and rollout.

With the new Digital Asset Management Toolkit, you can:

  • Become educated on DAM and its benefits
  • Determine if you need DAM
  • Calculate the ROI of a DAM solution, specific to your organization
  • Create a strategy for selecting a system
  • Develop criteria for evaluating solutions
  • Prepare for a smooth and successful implementation
  • Learn best practices for workflow definition & mapping, asset naming conventions, metadata schemas, and more
  • Maximize your DAM system

You can start using the DAM Toolkit today by clicking here.


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