Storage is a major concern in digital asset management. High resolution images and a corporate image library that houses hundreds of videos can put a strain on any server. Nevertheless, such challenges are easily overcome by hosting assets in the cloud. They can't slow down in-house servers because that's simply not where they are. However, even when you solve your own storage issues by using a software-as-a-service DAM system, users can run into issues when attempting to upload assets to blogs and websites.
The inclusion of digital assets is often highly beneficial to your marketing. But if you don't have the bandwidth to support this, then you’re out of luck. What if there was no way to embed those assets?
Fortunately, there is DAM software that makes it easy to embed assets in places like blogs and websites. It will also solve the challenges presented by storage issues at third party sites.
A key part of this solution is using DAM software that generates embed codes for assets. Embed codes provide a means of including an asset on a blog or other platform without needing to eat up storage and bandwidth allotted by that site. This can save you time and money in a number of ways:
Embed codes are quicker — They make it much quicker and easier to include digital assets on websites because all you have to do is copy the code and paste it into the proper place. Compare that to actually downloading the asset and then uploading it to its destination. Even if it takes just two minutes more to download and then upload an asset compared to the amount of time needed for each embed code, that extra two minutes is going to add up when you multiply the number of assets by the number of uses.
Embed codes save money — Not only do they save money in terms of increasing the productivity of system users, but they also save money on bandwidth costs. They can save the company quite a bit of money if storage limits are surpassed at blogs and other platforms. Freedom from worry about the costs of use means you can focus on strategy and not budget constraints.
Try out a demo of Widen digital asset management to see embed codes and other features in action.