The Path to DAM Success

We’ve helped hundreds of AEC companies complete successful DAM projects. From our experience, we’ve identified 5 main phases of a DAM project.


Photo libraries are growing faster than ever. If you think you might have a need for DAM, reach out to peers and vendors to learn whether DAM might be right for you.

  • Identify photo management challenges
  • Learn basic DAM features
  • Determine if DAM is right for you


Work with colleagues to assess the current state of photo management within your firm. What are the most important DAM goals for IT, marketing, and executives?

  • Interview users
  • Assess DAM needs and goals
  • Learn about Cloud v. On-Premise DAMs
  • Calculate DAM ROI

Evaluation & Purchase

Speak with vendors to gather pricing for their products and services. It’s important to evaluate proposals based on technology and partner fit, in addition to pricing.

  • Evaluate DAM vendors
  • Review DAM technology
  • Select a DAM


Take advantage of training or professional services offered by your vendor. Uploading content and configuring your DAM are critical to the success of the project.

  • Upload content
  • Configuration
  • Integration
  • Document creation

Ongoing DAM Success

Create a process for expanding and maintaining the photo library. Your vendor should work with you to provide best practices for increasing usage and adoption of the DAM.

  • Expand user base
  • Encourage adoption
  • Expand functionality

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