TeamSlide & Widen: Digital Asset Management Integration

TeamSlide now replicates content from Widen allowing users to access all of their digital assets within PowerPoint. Widen customers are now empowered with the ability to search, filter, and insert digital assets from inside PowerPoint. Connecting TeamSlide to Widen will also allow users to leverage valuable metadata, powering their search. Connecting TeamSlide to Widen digital assets creates an effortless, accessible, and seamless workflow for users.

What is Digital Asset Management?

“Digital Asset Management (DAM) is the practice of administering, organizing, and distributing media files. DAM software enables brands to develop a library of photos, videos, graphics, PDFs, and templates that are easy to search and ready to deploy.” -Widen.

Utilizing DAM in your workplace has many benefits, such as saving time, eliminating bottlenecks, and maximizing the value of your assets. Relevant in any industry, DAMs can help your team stay organized and find content in a fraction of the time.

What is Widen?

Widen is a Digital Asset Manager that helps bring content together, distribute it anywhere, and accelerate workflows. Hundreds of respected brands use Widen to centralize media assets, collaborate on content, and analyze content performance. Integrating with Widen allows TeamSlide users to have even more capabilities within PowerPoint.

Why is this integration important?

In addition to our other content management integrations (Box, SharePoint, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drove), TeamSlide users will now have easy access to their content residing in Widen. This integration with Widen allows creators and marketers to unleash their content with slide, image, and video search that drives productivity and improves presentation quality.

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of TeamSlide

How does it work?

Users can quickly connect their content management system to TeamSlide, making large repositories searchable on a slide level. TeamSlide can link to Widen in a few easy steps using a Widen user bearer token. Check out our video on how to connect to a content management system. The ability to search your digital asset manager from PowerPoint will allow you to simplify your workflows and amplify the value of your assets.

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of TeamSlide

TeamSlide is a powerful slide management tool that keeps PowerPoint slides at your fingertips. Finding a slide is a tedious process resulting in lost productivity and reduced output quality. We’ve identified five actionable ways for you to take full advantage of TeamSlide in your organization.

1. Connect TeamSlide to your most relevant content management system

TeamSlide content management system integrations

TeamSlide can connect to your content management system (CMS), such as Box or SharePoint.  This allows you to continue using your CMS as your single-source-of-truth, importing your existing metadata, and leveraging the CMS’ powerful file management capabilities.

Possible CMS integrations available:

  • Box
  • SharePoint
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • Dropbox
  • Widen

If you aren’t able to connect to a CMS or don’t use one, you can upload your content through the ‘Batch Upload’ feature in the TeamSlide portal.

2. Configure settings to fit your needs

TeamSlide has a plethora of settings that can be configured to fit your exact needs. Users, libraries, custom properties, and permissions are just a handful of categories that you can adjust. Let’s take a look at a few valuable options that can improve your PowerPoint efficiency:

User permissions: If your marketing team is solely allowed editing rights to content, you may not want others in the organization, such as the sales team, to have ‘edit’ rights. By first creating a ‘Sales Team’ group, you can grant specific permissions to all users in a specific group. Edit, read and write access can be easily adjusted in TeamSlide settings.

Custom properties: Custom properties in TeamSlide allows you to add metadata to your PowerPoint slides, images, and video content. If you already have metadata in your content management system (CMS), such as SharePoint or Google Drive, TeamSlide can import and keep them synced using custom properties.

Always apply master: Under ‘Global settings’ lives many valuable options to enhance the user experience and maintain consistency. The ‘Always apply master’ setting ensures that the original master of the uploaded slide will be used. 

3. Check out your team’s analytics regularly

TeamSlide analytics

TeamSlide analytics will shed valuable insights into your slide management process. From measuring user adoption, examining common search terms, or determining your most used slides, our reporting feature creates transparency for your slide library. When you’ve just gotten started using TeamSlide, user adoption can be a challenge. Identifying who may need extra ‘help’ resources or coaching will allow the team to get on the same page faster. By taking advantage of these reports, you will also be able to see which content is most relevant to your team. You might even see an opportunity to create new content to fill the gaps.

4. Bring your slides to life with images and video using TeamSlide

In addition to PowerPoint slides, you can easily add images and videos to your presentation. While we typically call TeamSlide a slide management tool, we have extended our content to reach well beyond. Search, preview, and insert an image or video from your CMS (e.g., SharePoint, Box, Google Drive) into your PowerPoint presentation with a click. By incorporating images and videos in your decks, you’ll break up the text, communicate more, and even evoke emotions in your audience.

5. Take advantage of our learning resources

Whether you’re just getting started with TeamSlide or are looking to go more in-depth, you’ll want to take a look at our blog and YouTube channel. We have a variety of articles and videos to help you navigate TeamSlide settings, configurations, and features. Our blog also features practical knowledge to become a better marketer, salesperson, and creator in PowerPoint. Regardless of your industry, you’ll take nuggets of valuable information from our blog to increase productivity and skills.