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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.

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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.

TeamSlide releases new desktop search offering

TeamSlide, a slide library solution, focuses on giving users incredibly easy and instant access to the specific PowerPoint content they need. Organizations have built slide libraries using TeamSlide or connected their existing content systems (e.g. SharePoint, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive). Through a PowerPoint add-in, users then securely access the shared repository to search, preview, and insert slides into their presentation.

As we worked across different industry verticals and functions, a consistent requirement was the need to search for slides on a user’s own computer. Users loved the ability to search a shared repository but they also needed slide-level access to all the content on their computer, including email.

Acting on this feedback and striving to improve TeamSlide, we are proud to announce that last month we released a new offering, TeamSlide Pro. TeamSlide Pro locally indexes all the presentations in selected folders and Outlook accounts making individual slides searchable through PowerPoint. All presentations and slides remain local and no content is sent to TeamSlide or any cloud service. The search is blazingly fast with the ability to pull up results in a fraction of a second. Users will no longer have to dig through presentations or rummage through emails to find the specific slide they need! TeamSlide Pro is already driving productivity at a number of firms that were part of the beta release.

You can access further information and request a trial here.

In addition, we have updated the TeamSlide logo to better represent our offering. The 3 squares represent the typical 16:9 and 4:3 slide sizes and the empty space between them forms a ‘T’. The squares will also consistently be used as a primary icon in the software.

Our original TeamSlide offering, now renamed TeamSlide Business, will continue to help organizations give their employees slide-level access to content stored in a shared repository. TeamSlide Business customers can add TeamSlide Pro to give their users slide-level access to all their content – shared or local.