It was important to use the data we already had. And the data migration process was quite smooth. Axomic know the product and how the migration works, so we didn’t have to reinvent the wheel. We asked ourselves if we could do it internally, but in the end it came down to using Axomic’s expertise. I would definitely recommend it to other clients.
We had our existing image management system as a starting point, and then we thought about how we wanted to search in order to respond quickly to people’s requests. Our company has a wide variety of markets and disciplines, and image types, so being able to tag our images quickly by just checking a box is really convenient for us. The keywording structure in OpenAsset has been wonderful for us in maintaining consistency.
Usage of the system continues to increase. We launched it to the marketing team in our Madison office first and then we rolled it out to the other offices. Axomic provided the training for the initial launch. The system is really easy to use and most of our staff walked away from the training session knowing exactly what to do. I didn’t need to do much follow-up at all.