Widen is continually working to build strong partnerships with third party vendors who provide technologies and services that are complementary to our own digital asset management programs. By partnering with industry leading vendors we can expand into new markets and bring more features and functionality to our own Widen Media Collective customers. It’s a win win for everyone. Through strategic partnerships and the technologies that they bring to the table, Widen can help our customers build out entire media workflow environments that go far beyond digital asset solutions. One of the central messages I have tried to focus on in some of my previous blogs was that DAM systems should be the backbone to our customer’s larger marketing operations, brand and creative software technology environments. So I thought it would be helpful to start a series of blogs highlighting some of our partner relationships and how our customers are using these external services and technologies to streamline and improve their internal media workflows. Level III Services is one of those partners who immediately came to mind as a great place to start.
Level III Services offers print on-demand and product fulfillment services that are second to none. Their online suite of products leverages Widen’s hosted DAM platform to give customers instant access to their marketing materials from anywhere in the world. Need to manage a large inventory of marketing literature or products online? Need to ship the latest brochure to the event for your biggest customer and need it there tomorrow? Tired of drowning in extra materials and cost because your printer requires you to adhere to large print runs instead of paying for just what you use and need? Yeah, they do all that. Level III Services saves their customers thousands by embracing the simple idea that less is more. You can save money and the environment by producing only what you need, when you need it. That sounds good to Widen and is one reason we think Level III is such a good neighbor. Customers of Widen’s hosted DAM service have been paying for only what they use, rather than what they can install, for over 12 years. For more info on Level III Services, visit www.level-3.com.