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Our new Portfolio release adds support for the latest OS X, advanced reporting features, and more

With the explosion of digital assets and media over the past decade, companies are struggling to keep them organized and accessible while ensuring version control. Locating and distributing files has become a major time and productivity killer.

Fortunately, Extensis Portfolio™ makes digital asset management (DAM) affordable for companies of all sizes. Originally released in October 2014, Portfolio transformed the user experience with suggested, guided search capabilities, millisecond results, a sleek new user interface and elegant thumbnail views. It’s used by hundreds of Fortune 5000 companies. And it’s just been updated to make it better than ever.

Get Your Assets in Gear with Portfolio 1.5

Portfolio has added full compatibility with Apple® OS X® Yosemite (v10.10) and advanced reporting options. It’s also faster than ever, with new features that increase the efficiency of importing, copying, updating, converting and exporting assets.

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Although it doesn’t come naturally to everyone, organization is an essential part of a professional design process. For me it’s taken a bit of conditioning and some helpful tools to get my asset system into great shape. Sure, it takes time, but once you have a practice in place, your workflow will run as smooth as aged whiskey.

Why We Love Organization: Assets

Organize your assets to see huge productivity benefits—time savings, consistency and professionalism

 

In this post I’ll share insights into my digital asset management process. As a seasoned pro, I’ve picked up on a few tricks of the trade that have been monumental to the success of my projects. My go-to tool for digital asset management is Portfolio Server—a handy and highly-visual DAM system. As an essential part of my design process, Portfolio Server offers huge productivity benefits. Here are my top three:

 

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Attention Museums & Cultural Heritage Institutions 

Ready to create efficient systems to manage your assets? We’re pleased to announce Portfolio Server support for Spectrum and VRA Core. These two industry standards help centralize and manage your asset collection, and make it easier to work with metadata.

Portfolio Server for Spectrum DAM & VRA Core Standards

More museums and cultural heritage institutions are using digital asset management to centralize and manage collection objects. With added support for the Spectrum Standard and VRA Core, Portfolio Server users have a one-click option to apply metadata fields to catalogues. ~ Maxwell Mabe, Product Manager, Digital Asset Management Solutions.

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Portfolio Flow for Portfolio Server makes it a snap to keep assets flowing.

Available for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® and Android, Portfolio Flow™ allows your team to be more efficient—even when they’re not at their desks. Using a mobile device, users can tag assets on the go and upload them directly to Portfolio Server™. Portfolio Flow for Mobile: Select, Tag, Upload, Done! It’s that simple. Continue Reading »


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Welcome to our second in a series highlighting some of the key team members at Extensis. We’ll peel back the curtain to reveal their contributions to everything from engineering to marketing to customer service. Through these interviews, we hope to provide a strong sense of the Extensis mission, upcoming innovation, our culture, and maybe, depending on the subject, a little bit about their hopes, dreams and what makes them happiest.

Extensis Team Profile: Jeremy Godfrey

Jeremy Godfrey, Extensis Regional Business Manager in NYC

 

Our second subject is Jeremy Godfrey, Regional Business Manager in NYC.

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The 10 Q&AIt’s time for our third interview in our new Q and A series, The 10. Ten questions about digital asset management from professionals in the field. People who actually work in DAMS everyday.

This installment features Nate Ptacek, Video Librarian for Patagonia. Head over to our sister site DAM Learning Center to check it out.


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New to Portfolio or need a bit of a refresher? Our friend Dan has created a series of video how-to’s. In this installment Dan shows how to bulk edit metadata using the Web Client. Enjoy.


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CIAI stumbled across a great interview with Tom Bilson of The Courtauld Institute of Art. Ian Matzen from Tame Your Assets, talks with Tom about how the museum handles their assets via a DAMS and answers several other interesting questions. Have a look:

Tom Bilson Q and A


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I am happy to announce the arrival of Portfolio Flow, a new mobile app for uploading items from your device directly to Portfolio Server with searchable metadata!

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Music: Faster Does It (Kevin MacLeod) / CC BY 3.0

Portfolio Flow for mobile devices. Select, Tag, Upload, Done.

Portfolio Flow allows your team to be more efficient away from the desk. Using a mobile device (iOS or Android) users can tag assets in the field and upload them directly to Portfolio Server. No more assets without data, no more assets that don’t come off the device.

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Educause BookletRecently I attended the annual Educause conference in Anaheim, California. Educause is the main event where higher education professionals and technology companies come together. The big and small vendors were all present including Dell,  Microsoft, Panasonic and McGraw Hill.

Several seminars and events were held and attendees had the chance to get ‘up close and personal’ with the latest trends in technology and how to integrate more easily with the needs of higher education.

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