Cumulus Features


Cumulus digital asset management features – efficient and collaborative workflows for your company

Secure Deployment and Accessibility

Cumulus offers a variety of storage and deployment options to meet any enterprise IT configuration requirement with On Premise DAM and Hybrid Cloud DAM with the Amazon S3 Asset Store and Microsoft Azure Asset Store. Encryption can be used for logins and SSL (https) connec­tions. User requests are processed through secure Java Web applications and sessions work via firewalls.

Cumulus works from any browser with HTML5 responsive design. We also offer Mac and PC desktop apps as well as an iPad and mobile app. Cumulus can be installed on Win, Mac and Linux servers.

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Workflow Automation

Streamline content creation and asset handling, automate manual workflows, set up process steps and assign status-based tasks with Cumulus

Image recognition technology in Cumulus is based on two systems: EyeEm Vision and Clarifai’s artificial intelligence. With a simple click in Cumulus, tags are added to images. You can auto tag as many pictures as you want with just one click. These tags are then automatically added to the asset – if you manually add more, the system learns and returns better automatic tags in the future.

Comprehensive Content Management

Cumulus supports more file formats out-of-the-box than any other digital asset management provider. For image and video publishing, we offer the most sophisticated distribution technology for you to preview, transcoded and transformed on-the-fly.

Powered by Amazon Web Services, the Media Delivery Cloud for Cumulus delivers images efficiently across the globe. Eliminate duplicate files across the enterprise while saving resources and time.

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Metadata Extraction

Cumulus automatically ingests specific metadata such as color, resolution, image dimension, frame rate, font name and supports metadata standards, such as IPTC, EXIF and XMP.

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Metadata Editing

Metadata can be assigned to individual files or edited in bulk. Create metadata fields that make sense for your database needs and workflow, including drop-down lists with single-select or multi-select, text fields, radio buttons, date fields, color labels and more.

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Metadata Writeback

Your metadata stays with the file no matter where Cumulus delivers it. It’s written into the file information when downloading an asset or when accessing the asset from another system.

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Powerful Admin and Configuration Tools

Highly configurable settings let your admin setup different views, searches, metadata modules and much more. Set triggers that respond to events such as the addition or deletion of records and categories. You can also control user access.

We expanded and supercharged the Canto Integration Platform to include more integrations and samples, better documentation and faster retrieval speed. It’s built to power the digital demands of the world’s top brands. We’ve also included more configurable plugins for the Web Client that you can use and customize to your needs.

Cumulus Portals

Reinforce your brand when sending large files. Cumulus Portals gives you a better option for sharing and collaborating than non-branded, drop-drive boxes. Create as many different branded portals as you need while saving time and money. This mobile-responsive technology is based on HTML5 and Bootstrap and offers unlimited read-only / download-only user access. It’s built for massive concurrent users so everyone will always have access.

Canto has rebuilt the Cumulus mobile app from the ground up, and it’s intuitive on both iPad and iPhone. And the best part is, it’s now included with every Cumulus install. Search, comment, collaborate, markup, review, approve, upload and download content anytime, anywhere.

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Sophisticated Asset Sharing

Put all your files into a dynamic collection to easily share a group of images, PDFs, videos, layouts and presentation files with internals and externals.

Use Cumulus for a secure file transfer with a simple link. Create an ‘Upload Collection’, set an expiration date and with a simple hyperlink, let your trusted agencies and contractors drag and drop their files right into Cumulus. Automated and manual triggers can then add additional Metadata for proper cataloging.

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