Managing a local file server for your marketing team is an ongoing battle. Although it’s possible to access a local server from anywhere in the world, storing your important files this way presents logistic and security issues. By using a local file server, you’re complicating the process of storing, retrieving, and protecting your digital files. Here are some of the issues with local file servers that a professional DAM system can solve:
Complicated Workflow and Auditing
Creating branded assets as team is more difficult when using a local file server. You have to add extra steps and processes to track files have been downloaded, renamed, or revised. Local file servers are not designed to handle streamlined workflows.
Limited Sharing Capabilities
When sharing content from a local file server, you sacrifice many of the opportunities that come from sharing with digital asset management. You won’t be able to comment on files or track any changes and usage history without external applications or plugins. On top of that, complying with usage rights can be extremely difficult to manage. When accuracy over usage rights becomes an issue, the consequences may be the type to put your business at risk.