Market leader earns top ranking in digital asset management software, adds more than 200 new customers and opens new East Coast office
January 27, 2016 – San Francisco, CA. – Canto, a leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) solutions, today reported it exceeded growth expectations in 2015 with the acquisition of more than 200 new business customers worldwide across a broad range of vertical markets—spanning small, midsize and enterprise-level organizations.
The privately held company announced that Flight, its SaaS DAM product, gained market share with a host of new customers including Boston University, Children’s Hospital of Chicago, AFP, Axel Springer and Sears. Canto’s flagship enterprise DAM platform, Cumulus, welcomed many new customers as well, with CarMax, BlueCross BlueShield of Texas, Bell Helicopter, Overstock.com, Texas Children’s Hospital and other organizations onboarded in 2015.
Canto’s market-leading position was also reinforced in 2015 as the company was once again named the top DAM vendor out of a ranking of more than 200 companies provided by Capterra, a Gartner company.
“Being named number one in DAM is a great honor for Canto, reflecting the significant gains we’ve made across the board in 2015, from technology development, to industry alliances and customer growth,” said Jack McGannon, CEO of Canto. “In 2016, we will continue to invest in the innovations and technology advancements that our customers need to drive higher levels of productivity and growth in their own organizations. When they succeed, so do we.”
Additionally, Canto has opened a new East Coast office to better serve its customer base in the greater New York area.
Continued Focus on Platform Integrations and Technology Advancements
With technology integrations being a key focus for Canto, the company plans to continue to forge new industry alliances to benefit its customer base. A recently announced Adobe InDesign integration for Cumulus, featuring two-way data exchange, was one of the Canto development team’s most significant DAM integrations to date. In 2015, Canto also achieved a new milestone with the Cumulus X release, which included a new client-branded Portals application and all-new iOS mobile app.
Flight had four major releases in 2015, resulting in a rapidly expanded feature set. The most recent additions include integration with Dropbox for more streamlined workflows, the ability to quickly add keywords and other descriptive information during data asset uploads for easier management, and new options for collaborating more effectively with groups.
Two Canto DAM Summits Planned for 2016
Following the success of its first Canto DAM Summit (held in Fall 2015), with more than 95 percent of attendees stating they would recommend attendance at a Canto conference, Canto has announced a New York City DAM Summit, scheduled for May 9-10, 2016. The company is also planning a September 26-27, 2016 DAM Summit in Berlin to support its growing European customer base.
“For our New York City Summit, we are pleased to announce keynote speaker John Horodyski, Partner at Optimity Advisors, a well-known DAM expert and frequent presenter at DAM events worldwide,” said Leslie Weller, Director of Marketing, Canto. “The jam-packed, high-impact agenda will also include client presentations from simplehuman, Newsday, ISC Motorsports and more yet to be announced.”
Past Canto Summit attendees have included Honeywell, ProSiebenSat.1, Rittal, Hugo Boss and other leading organizations. For more information on the New York City DAM Summit, visit https://www.canto.com/event/canto-dam-summit-americas-2016/.
Canto is committed to innovation, with a focus on delivering digital asset management (DAM) software and services that solve customers’ ongoing brand asset managment and help to promote brand awareness. Founded in 1990, Canto is an industry pioneer and leader with more than 2,400 customers worldwide. Canto’s offerings include its flagship enterprise DAM technology, Cumulus, which allows customers to efficiently secure, repurpose and distribute brand assets, and its SaaS solution Flight to facilitate basic digital asset management and collaboration for teams. Supported by a global partner network, Canto is based in San Francisco (USA), Berlin and Giessen (Germany). For more information, visit Canto.com.