What Is Widen Collective?

Widen, an Acquia Company, and maker of the award-winning digital asset management (DAM) platform, the Widen Collective, is recognized by Capterra users for Best Value and Best Ease of Use. Widen provides a central source for product content and brand assets. Primarily serving mid-to-large companies of 500+ employees, Widen's cloud-based solutions for enterprise DAM and PIM, marketing workflow, and brand management deliver high-quality software and unparalleled service.

Who Uses Widen Collective?

Medium-to-large businesses with a marketing focus. Key verticals: Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Food & Beverage, Apparel & Fashion, Healthcare & Medical Tech, Hospitality, Education, Agencies.

Where can Widen Collective be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Acquia

Widen Collective support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark and 12 others

Languages

English

Widen Collective pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Widen Collective does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

About the vendor

  • Acquia

Widen Collective support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark and 12 others

Languages

English

Widen Collective videos and images

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Widen Collective Software - Build custom dashboards.
Widen Collective Software - Search, share, download.
Widen Collective Software - Preview, embed, track.
Widen Collective Software - Create custom portals.
Widen Collective Software - Measure asset engagement.

Features of Widen Collective

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Artwork Management
  • Asset Categorization
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Catalog Creation
  • Cataloging/Categorization
  • Categorization/Grouping
  • Channel Management Software
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Creation
  • Content Delivery
  • Content Library
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Customization
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Quality Control
  • Data Retention Management
  • Data Storage Management
  • Digital Asset Management Software
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Documentation Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Conversion
  • File Sharing Software
  • Forms Management
  • Fulfillment Distribution
  • Full Text Search
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Layout & Design
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Campaigns
  • Multimedia Archiving
  • Multiple Output Formats
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Tracking Software
  • Publish Scheduling
  • Publishing / Sharing
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On Software
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Sharing
  • Status Tracking
  • Tagging
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Video Archiving
  • Video Editing Software
  • Video Support
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management Software
  • eDiscovery

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Reviews of Widen Collective

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.6
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.5

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Stewart
Stewart
Senior Graphic Designer in Canada
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I don't know how we lived without Widen's DAM solution before!

5.0 5 years ago

Comments: This software completely changed our office workflow. Finding assets used to be very painful, but with all of our assets in one location and users connected to the DAM it makes finding things easy for our office, as well as external clients. By empowering our users to find their own assets it frees up our designer time, for things like DESIGN!

Pros:

Ease of use, ease of empowerment for the user. I LOVE being able to share collections with clients. And I LOVE when someone asks for an asset, I just add them as a user on Widen, and tell them to find it themselves!

Cons:

I'm still waiting for drag and drop functionality with Indesign. A small workflow addition that would make things easier!

Lydia
Senior Graphic Designer in US
Environmental Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great Digital Asset Management system

5.0 3 weeks ago New

Comments: Customer service is top notch and we love the software for every day use. Simple to train employees to use it.

Pros:

The searchable option and the ability to organize all of our thousands of assets. As well as the ability to download these assets in different file formats.

Cons:

If spelling isn’t accurate in the metadata or search bar, it will not be able to find what you are looking for.

Alternatives Considered: Dropbox Business and Adobe Creative Cloud

Reasons for Switching to Widen Collective: Functionality seemed more smooth and easier to personalize

Kala
Trek Marketing Builder Administrator in
Used the Software for: Not provided
Reviewer Source

Widen Collective

3.0 12 years ago

Comments: The Digital Asset System was put in place to provide easy access to assets owned by Trek Bicycle Corporation for those internally and externally. These assets can be ordered and downloaded at any time of day or night. It's an invaluable tool for our dealers, distributors, and international offices.
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The Media Template is an online ad, and media builder. It allows Trek to control brand consistency, while it allows our users to build media in minutes using pre-approved images and text without the need of expensive software programs. We use this portion of the site to provide promotional items and in store signage to our large dealer base.
Overall, I think the Widen collective is a great product and I really enjoy working with Widen.

Pros:

Good customer support Robust reporting features Assets can be downloaded in a variety of file formats Various types of file formats are supported Permissions can be setup to protect assets Users can access the site through a standard web browser Media can be built in minutes without needing expensive software programs Assets/media can be ordered and downloaded at any time of day or night Software updates made throughout the year

Cons:

Pages can be slow to load at times Reporting tools can be confusing Custom enhancements to the site can be expensive Some education is needed for new users of the site The site is not setup for printing on demand Home page can be confusing if your site includes the DAM and the media builder

Brandon
Sr. Graphic Designer in US
Building Materials, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The Best Bang for your Buck

4.0 last month New

Comments: My overall experience with Widen has been great. The customer support is always responsive to my needs, and the tool has been a game changer for the marketing team. Widen continually improves the end-user experience, instilling confidence that the program will evolve and get even better with time.

Pros:

The marketing team loves the portals, collections, and asset version control.

Cons:

The search/filter functionality and the lack of styling on the standard portals.

Fabio
Territory Sales Manager in Italy
Chemicals, 5,001-10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Widen Collective - very satisfied

4.0 last month New

Pros:

Product is very easy to use, If i have to send documentation to customer i have just to click on "share" and send the link, avoiding send big attachments by mail. Also search engine is very good!

Cons:

At the moment Widen is not integrated with Salesforce, i don't know if is a decision of my Company or if is not possible the integration