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Cumulus 9.2.2 Now Available

Modula4 Partner Canto has just released Cumulus 9.2.2, an update to their popular Digital Asset Management (DAM) product.

New in Cumulus 9.2.2 within the Web Client is the ability to preview multi-page documents, a customizable tool bar and the option to show or hide specific metadata fields. The update also contains bug fixes and performance enhancements.

To learn more about Cumulus visit the Cumulus product page or contact Modula4 . 

Modula4 Updates its DAM Reporting & Analysis Tool

Modula4 has just released an update to its powerful Digital Asset Management (DAM) reporting tool. Reporting & Analysis 2.1 can extract live data from Canto Cumulus and other systems to capture detailed activity information, and perform analytics on the data it gathers. Usage and asset information can be captured from asset catalogs, statistics catalogs, and asset usage history fields.

Coupled with the powerful features already available in the Reporting & Analysis tool, users can now quickly and easily run sophisticated reports that show things such as the number of files ingested or downloaded by type, date, category and user. Data about the assets and all activity is gathered and analyzed no matter which interface is used.

In addition to the ability to capture and analyze additional data, Reporting & Analysis 2.1 also offers improved usability. Designing reports is more flexible and frequently used queries can be saved for later use.

Reporting & Analysis 2.1 is available now from Modula4 and its reseller partners.

Learn more about the Reporting & Analysis tool.

Picturepark Offers DAM Foundation Training to New Customers

Modula4 partner Picturepark has announced that it will buy DAM Foundation certification training for new customers.

The DAM Foundation course is an online program designed for working professionals. The program comprises six lessons that are intended to prepare students for careers in Digital Asset Management.

The course material was authored by Elizabeth Keathley in cooperation with the DAM Foundation Education Committee, which consists of noted DAM experts Mark Davey, Henrik de Gyor, Deb Fanslow, Emily Kolvitz and Jeff Lawrence.

Picturepark is known for its efforts to promote digital asset management education. The company started the DAM Guru Program in 2013, launched the #LearnDAM educational initiative in 2014, and it dedicates a significant portion of its website to vendor-neutral DAM education content.

Learn more about Picturepark and DAM Foundation certification training.

Cumulus 9.2.1 Released

Modula4 partner Canto has released a minor update to Cumulus, their popular Digital Asset Management (DAM) product.

In addition to performance improvements, expanded file format support and bug fixes, Cumulus 9.2.1 also offers several new features and enhancements. Saved queries can now include”placeholders” so complex queries can be modified and reused quickly and easily. Images can be cropped prior to downloading with the new Pixel Image Crop Processor. And the Web Client makes more efficient use of screen real estate and offers other minor interface improvements.

Read more about Cumulus or contact Modula4 to schedule a demo.

WoodWing Enterprise 9.5 Now Available

Modula4 Partner WoodWing has announced the release of Enterprise 9.5, an update to their market-leading multi-channel publishing platform. New features in Content Station include a revamped user interface for publishing to print and tablets using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS), the ability to create a new article by importing content from another Publication Channel, and support for Indic fonts.

Smart Connection now supports Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 and can use InDesign Object Styles for automatically styling text when placing articles.

Improvements to the Enterprise Server includes support for PHP 5.5 and Drupal 8, the ability to include images when posting to Twitter and various performance improvements.

To learn more, visit the WoodWing Enterprise product page.

New Year, New Site

Modula4 has relaunched its website with a  completely overhauled design and new content. The site now features an “adaptive” design which provides the optimal display not matter which device is used to view it; computers, tablets and even phones. Added content includes a new Blog to provide tips,  insights and commentary about managing and distributing your digital media content, new client case studies and updated product demo videos. And our already content-rich Product and Services areas have been rearranged to be easier to navigate.

We hope you find the new site interesting, useful and intuitive.

Modula4 Acquires Heymann Consulting

Modula4 is pleased to announce that it has acquired Heymann Consulting, a long-time digital asset management (DAM) consultancy and product development company. Modula4 has acquired Heymann’s product line and selected clients.

“I have been working hard to make sure that my current customers will be supported further on by a good partner company of mine and that the current add-on products for Cumulus will be maintained and we both together found a great solution to make sure that you will be supported as normal in the future,” said Lutz Heymann, founder of Heymann Consulting. “I am proud to say that Modula4, the world wide operating long term Canto Partner will take over and get on with my business and products. As Modula4’s core expertise matches the Heymann Consulting services, it is the perfect fit.”

“Heymann has a reputation for useful and well-designed products along with excellent client services,” said Modula4 CEO Jon Hornstein. “We look forward to continuing to support and develop their products and providing their customers with the same quality service they are used to. This transaction also allows Modula4 to offer these products to all Cumulus users, further strengthening our ability to provide complete solutions.”

In the transaction Modula4 has acquired Heymann’s popular line of add-on products for Canto Cumulus including Email Order System Pro, Smart Categories, Smart Filters, Cumulus Importer, Cumulus Exporter and List Search. While Modula4 integrates the Heymann product line with it’s own, brief descriptions of the products can be found in the Products area of the Modula4 site.

ImageSearch – Visual Search for Canto Cumulus

ImageSearch allows you to quickly search for images based on visual content. Visual searching considers color, brightness, shapes and other factors to dramatically reduces the amount of time it takes to find duplicates and similars of selected images. Keywords and other metadata can be used to refine the visual searches to further speed-up the process of finding images that share visual characteristics.

View the video below to see ImageSearch in action.

 

 

Learn more about ImageSearch. 

Canto Releases Cumulus 9.2

Canto has introduced Cumulus 9.2, the newest version of its digital asset management (DAM) software. This latest release includes several new features along with the an array of performance enhancements and bug fixes.

New features include “Social DAM,” which gives users the ability to collaborate within Cumulus. In addition to commenting and annotation, users can now create special interest groups, get notified about replies, and can ping their peers by mentioning them.

Additional features include basic workflow tools, improvements to search, plug-in support and the update process for the Web Client, improved Microsoft Office support and support for status-based workflows. Integration with Amazon S3 is also available as a separate add-on.

To learn more, visit our Cumulus product page or contact Modula4.

Modula4 Updates Cumulus Reporting & Analysis Tool

Modula4 has announced the release of Reporting & Analysis 2.0, a major update to its popular reporting tool for Canto Cumulus. The newest version of Reporting & Analysis features the ability to create custom reports through an intuitive user interface.

Reports can be created showing a wide range of activities such as search terms used, items viewed, items download, and the users who perform these functions, among many others. Reports can be exported as .csv files or as native Excel (.xlsx) files so the information can be imported into external analytics systems and services.

The Reporting & Analysis tool is available for both Modula4’s Web Module as well as Cumulus Sites. Customers of earlier versions of Reporting & Analysis can receive the latest version at no additional cost provided they have a current software maintenance agreement.

For more information about the Reporting & Analysis 2.0 tool for Canto Cumulus visit here or contact Modula4 to schedule a demo.

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Michelle Hoelscher, Texas Transportation Institute