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A Guide to Implementing a DAM Solution

Jun 04, 2020

The decision to start working with a digital asset management solution warrants thorough consideration. Questions that you should ask before signing a contract include: What are the key benefits I hope to see? What problems does it solve? Who will be using it? How will they be using it? How can I make sure teams will embrace the solution?

Because even if your selected DAM provider has fantastic potential, all the benefits are lost if the implementation and adoption don’t go smoothly. For example, customers choose Lytho to unleash their employees’ creativity, save money and time, make their branding consistent and efficient and streamline processes. All great qualities but only if employees actually start to use the platform.

One of the most common questions we get is how long implementing Lytho takes and what kind of a commitment is needed from the customer’s side? What are the pitfalls? To help you out in your journey of finding the right DAM solution and being confident that it will work out for your team, we’ve written this practical implementation guide. This guide walks you through the steps from signing a contract with a DAM provider to having all DAM users up to speed and fully onboard with the system.

Choosing the right solution

Before we begin, you need to be sure that you made the right choice in picking a DAM. There are many options to choose from and they all have pros and cons. We’ve created a guide for you that compares the most popular DAMs which you should check out before locking your decision.

Time to implement

One of the many benefits of a SaaS DAM like Lytho is that the implementation is lightning-fast. After agreeing on a DAM configuration that is just right for your situation considering the complexity, the amount and type of users, your storage space needs, necessary integrations, etc., your Lytho DAM environment will be live within hours. There is no need to wait for weeks or months to start getting a return for your investment.

Kick-off meeting

Customer-centricity is a crucial element of a DAM system, or any business relationship. With Lytho, your project team will be introduced to their personal Consultation Specialist that will help them from there on with any questions they have. We know how important implementing a DAM is for you and can start the kickoff the next day from the signed agreement.

Things that will be discussed in the kick-off: expectations, responsibilities, additional trainings for users, moving your assets and everything else that will help your team get the most out of DAM.

Moving your assets

After the project has been started and the roadmap for a successful implementation has been agreed upon, your assets can be moved from either your previous DAM, cloud solution or hardware storage space to Lytho. Your Consultation Specialist will either transfer your assets for you or help you import everything in the most efficient way possible, depending on your unique situation.

Trainings

Training your team to use the solution in an optimal way is at the core of successful implementation. Like I mentioned earlier, you don’t want more tools that the employees will not use because they are too complex or take too much time to master. Lytho has been designed with the latest technology to be intuitive and the most user-friendly DAM out there. Even so, you want to make sure that the key users are trained and aware of all the features that can make their lives easier and enable them to reach your business goals.

Support

Now you’ve selected the right DAM for your needs, it’s live, connected to all your other systems and bursting with all your assets. Your users are adopting it like you intended to. What’s next? A real strategic partner will help you rise to the next level when it comes to getting the most out of your brand and the best out of your people. Your Consultation Specialist will keep close contact with you to see how you can get even more out of the solution. Lytho also offers 24/7 support to ensure that you are never alone with your questions or problems.

Is Lytho the DAM for you?

If you’d like to know how Lytho can solve your problems in branding and asset management, or you’d like to know more about implementing a DAM, get in touch with our experts for a demo! It's free, online and takes up no more than about 20 minutes.

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