PBS Adopts OpenText Media Management to Support Range of Media Assets
OpenText Digital Asset Management and Business Process Management Solutions Enable PBS to Manage its Assets, Streamline Operations and Deliver Unique Media Products to Member Stations
WATERLOO, Ontario, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that PBS has selected OpenText Media Management to manage its digital media assets. Using OpenText's Digital Asset Management (DAM) and Process Suite solutions, PBS will offer its more than 350 member stations effective and efficient access to high quality, approved media assets that support their work in local communities.
"As a public media enterprise, managing and sharing an increasingly rich and complex universe of assets is a growing challenge. We were seeking an asset management system that could meet a broad range of needs," said Chris Contakes, PBS Vice President, Information Technology. "We were looking for a solution that would help us develop the ability for producers, member stations and PBS to create, distribute and exchange rich assets efficiently and effectively."
To provide PBS with a real-life OpenText experience, OpenText and PBS entered a 120 day pilot program tailored to the needs of PBS. During the Pilot, PBS was given access to OpenText Media Management (OTMM), Managed File Transfer (MFT) and its Process Suite solution for a limited number of internal users as well as outside producer and member stations.
"Being able to assign specific end users to deliverables along with timelines and scope of work offered us complete visibility into our processes," continued Contakes. "The OpenText system offers us a digital asset management solution to manage assets as deliverables with assignments and due dates in order to meet PBS's promotional and programming timelines."
Following the pilot program success, PBS will begin to expand the capabilities of the pilot program, deploying it first across its internal teams and then with member stations. OpenText offers PBS a full range of digital asset management solutions to store and manage assets, manage workflow processes as well as track and deliver information.
"The volume of digital assets in organizations such as PBS makes a challenge for each member station to find what they need, when they need it," said Kevin Cochrane, CMO at OpenText. "With the OpenText system, end users will have immediate access to the approved materials they need. The OpenText system offers the speed of access which PBS requires, while maintaining the integrity of the assets and process."
OpenText Media Management is an enterprise Digital Asset Management solution that offers secure, cost-effective control of digital assets throughout the organization, across multiple delivery channels and media platforms. With sophisticated search, navigation and collaboration tools plus automated workflows, Media Management provides a central repository and all the benefits and features of a world-class, enterprise DAM solution.
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