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Compare Canto Digital Asset Mangement

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Canto offers two digital asset management products. Cumulus, the flagship product, has been on the market for more than 20 years and is designed for enterprise-wide application. Flight is a lighter digital asset management solution designed for smaller businesses or usage within teams. This table points out the functionalities of both products and helps you choose. Have trouble making a choice? Don’t hesitate to get some expert help!


Cloud Media Library for Teams Enterprise Digital Asset Management
SaaS (AWS) On-Premise, Hybrid, Private Cloud
Web based
Upload, preview, search, download and share assets from any web browser.
Search, preview and access your assets from any device.
Cumulus offers a native desktop client for Mac OS and Windows, ideal for power users and DAM admins.
Ability to install Cumulus on your own servers, including support for Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
DAM Features
Approval Workflow
In Flight, set assets to pending, restricted or approved. In Cumulus, define customizable states, workflow triggers and assignment rules.
Custom Workflow
Define customizable workflows and automated assignment rules.
Asset Relations
Automatic asset relationships assigned, such as associated images within an InDesign document.
Custom Relations
Cumulus asset relationships include: usage, variant, alternates. Custom relation types can be set up.
Cloud File Storage
Flight uses world-class Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the backend. Cumulus integrates with AWS and Microsoft Azure for cloud storage, and runs in Microsoft Azure data center.
AWS Amazon S3, Azure
Digital Rights Management
Manage copyright license information, such as photographer, location, regional rules, expiration date, etc.
MS Office Document Support
Support for multi-page previews, metadata extraction and thumnails for quick searching of Microsoft Word and PDF documents, Powerpoint and Excel.
Basic Advanced
Group Permissions
Grant or restrict access based on user roles.
Granular Permissions
Set highly granular permissions at the catalog, category, and individual asset level.
Image Watermarking
Add watermarks to protect images and copyrights.
Basic Advanced
Image Cropping
To reduce the size, scale or aspect ratio of an image. As well as the ability to select and export a specific subsection within your image file.
Basic Advanced
Metadata Management
Automatic metadata extraction and writeback. Support of all common metadata standard. Metadata editing, setup of custom metadata fields. Bulk metadata editing.
Basic Advanced
Multilanguage Metadata
Cumulus supports multilianguage metadata for 22 languages.
Photo Storage
Store photos, images and other artwork safely with digital asset management for better image organization and reuse.
Version Control
Upload new versions, keep revision history and make previous versions current if needed. Check-out / check-in available in Cumulus to strengthen work-in-progress workflows.
Basic Advanced
Video Management
Preview playback of common video file formats, extract and assign associated metadata for fast searching.
Basic Advanced
Advanced Permissions
Set highly granular permissions at the catalog, category, and individual record level.
Comment and markup toolbar allows you to annotate images, documents and other assets.
Video Editing - via Connectors to Brightcove, Caltura, Cliplister, movingimage, Wistia
Local File Server
Store source files locally on your infrastructure such as a SAN, NAS
Global Content Delivery
Cumulus supports global content delivery via an integrated CDN based on Amazon Web Services.
- Via Media Delivery Cloud
InDesign Integration
Search and access your assets directly from a native InDesign panel. Edit metadata, catalogue images back into the system including the documentation of asset relations.
Basic Advanced (with own InDesign Plugin)
Active Directory
See US infotext (Ability to assign users based on your active directory and LDAP settings, saves time by not having to manage users individually.)
SAML 2.0
Cumulus supports Single Sign On (SSO) based on SAML2.0 protocol for all web components.
Cumulus comes with a powerful, well documented API. Functionality of Cumulus can be transfered and used within other systems as part of third party integrations. Flight comes with a basic API.
Basic Advanced
For Cumulus, a Software Development Kit (SDK) including sample code is available. With that, developers can enrich the existing functionality with their own plugins.
Rest easy knowing your valuable brand assets are safe and secure. We utilize state-of-the art electronic surveillance and multi-factor access control systems.
256-bit SSL Encryption Highly Configurable
Updates On demand Automatic
These integrations are available out-of-the box. With the powerful Cumulus API you can integrate any other system.
Adobe InDesign
Cloud Storage
Social Sharing
Video Sharing
Adobe Creative Cloud
Brand Management
Cloud Storage
Content Management Systems
ERP Systems
PIM Systems
Project Management
Video Management
Knowledge transfer
Ressources available to make sure you get your team onboarded.
In-App Help
Remote Support
Live chat
In-App Help
On Site Support
Remote Support
User Training
Consulting Services - Business Consulting
Technical Consulting
On-Site Training
Plans and pricing options
Annual or Monthly Subscription Annual Subscription / Perpetual Licence
  Free Trial

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Andreas Mockenhaupt
Director of Canto Professional Services