What do you like best?
One of the most open and flexible toolsets for Dgital Asset Management, we have rarely encountered a workflow issue that could not be solved when using MediaBeacon. MediaBeacon has supported even the most arcane of requirements as a premedia/print production tool.
Most other DAM systems on the market lack the ability to support industrial strength applications, while MediaBeacon continues to chew up high volume batch processes.
What do you dislike?
Each new major release of MediaBeacon introduces challenges, with only the bravest and most foolhardy/desperate taking a decision to implement a new version until at least patch release 3 or 4. The new features are usually quite powerful and innovative but code implementation and execution is very uneven.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Assess your requirements for DAM extremely carefully. MediaBeacon is not the best DAM product for online workflows and production, and lacks the type of advanced Web Experience CMS features that several other companies on the market promise.
However, as a 'heavy-lifting' tool for working with extreme volumes of images and storage data, you would be hard pressed to find any other tool that can apply to as many requirements as MediaBeacon can.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Industrial high volume image and page production for retail flyer premedia production.
We have been able to integrate workflows across multiple partners in the supply chain, and to automate several key processes, providing savings in labor and time.