Integration is the process of making sure that there is constructive connectivity between solutions. It means sharing data between solutions at the easiest, so that job information is delivered between them. Some solutions share working files between them, offering a handshake and allowing each of them to perform specific tasks, sending the work back and forth. Sometimes a solution is truly, automatically invoked by a different system to perform a few tasks.
Connect DALIM ES to just about anything
While DALIM ES can do just about anything for you, it can’t do everything. You will want to connect to an ERP to share job information back and forth. The same for a Web2Print system. You may want to be able to work directly from your ES DAM to the Adobe Creative Cloud. Or, there may be some very out-of-the-ordinary tasks outside of ES that you could connect as part of your production workflow.
If you need help, DALIM SOFTWARE and its partners have much experience with just this thing. However, here are a few suggestions.
Before you even install ES, you will be building workflows to oversee approvals and production. At the same time, you will probably want to assess of what solutions you’d like to engage within your ES workflow. This likely includes, for starters, sharing data with your ERP system. Then, you should probably take an inventory of all the decentralized software that people in your organization have been using. Some you will definitely want to keep. Others will probably have little use. Then, you will want to see if there is a way to connect them into DALIM ES6. Most likely, there is.
One system to run them all
ES fits easily into your business by creating links with all your existing software, thanks to a rich connector environment and the flexibility to connect to any existing API. You can take advantage of basically limitless connectivity to simplify your workflow and save valuable time.
It becomes easy to leverage the content and information stored in ES, and enhance it with practically any design tool you’d prefer. You can do it all without disrupting your existing architecture.
Thanks to ES, anyone—with permission—can quickly and simply access all the content in your DAM without removing it from the DAM and within any software tool you wish. No longer do you have to rely on email to send content to others, or start a review and approval process.
Something for everyone
At any time, users can gain full access to all of your documents and their complete version histories from just about any software tool.
Those who supervise ES finally have easy access to job information from within ES or other statistical or monitoring tools.
So, what kinds of things can I integrate into DALIM ES?
Just about anything. Here’s a brief list:
E-commerce: Need to manage different versions of product images? Are there slight nuances in the product and pricing—and language—between countries? It’s easy to manage through ES.
Customer relationship management (CRM): If you want to personalize customer and prospect information into your promotional materials, integration with a CRM system will help.
Social Media: Need greater online presence? You can instantly export your promotional campaign—in any format, to any of your targeted social networks.
Product information management (PIM): Want an easy way to associate images with product descriptions? ES can help.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP): Connecting to an ERP system offers many production and business advantages. You can access to information about a new job or send information about a job back to your ERP—for billing, financial analysis, or just real-time job status.
Storage:ES can connect to just about any cloud platform you can think of—including Google Cloud Platform GCP; Microsoft Azure; and CDN Content Delivery Network (Amazon S3)
Business intelligence (BI): Want to learn more about your workflow process? ES integrates Elasticsearch and can be connected to an existing Elasticsearch cluster to integrate with your BI tools. Want to learn even more? Look into ES project management.
Content management system (CMS): While ES has a very functional digital asset management system, ES will also integrate with any existing CMS, connecting very easily with an API link. You can manage all kinds of content from just about any CMS.
Database connection: We all have databases that contain some sort of content. ES can connect to any of them and directly retrieve any data—or up-to-date metadata—in real-time.
Image banks: If you have subscribed to an outside image bank, you can search and collect photos or videos directly from them.
So, start your linking!
ES solution is at the heart of many organizational digital strategies to help deliver the right content at the right time. We use our automation, collaboration, and project management tools and link to others to produce content quickly and easily.