Looking for the best DAM, MAM, digital preservation, or similar system?

AVP can help you find the perfect fit for your business and user needs.

Eliminate the risks associated with selecting a new DAM system with our expert consultancy services. We take the burden off your shoulders and help you avoid costly mistakes such as:

  • Wasting time and resources learning about a huge industry to support a one-off decision
  • Neglecting to understand and address user needs, resulting in low adoption and disengagement from the DAM system
  • Investing in a system that doesn’t meet your unique needs or is incompatible with your IT infrastructure
  • Making the wrong choice and losing investment, trust, and morale

We provide expert guidance and support to help you select the perfect system. With AVP as your selection partner, you’ll have:

  1. A streamlined selection process that saves you time, resources, and headaches
  2. Expert guidance that ensures your solution aligns with your priorities and user requirements
  3. Increased ROI on your digital assets by making them easier to find, share, and use, unlocking new opportunities for growth and innovation.
  4. A diligent, systematic, and proven approach to technology selection that puts the information in your hands to make the right decision
  5. Trust and confidence that you will make the right decision

We offer two services to help you reach your vision for a new system, quickly:

Managed Select - Our full-service technology selection option

Let AVP be your partner and guide throughout the system selection process.

We take the view that technology serves people and that successful selection is enabled by a deep understanding of users’ needs, goals, and behaviors. We can help you articulate your requirements, prioritize needs, identify potential solutions, and find the perfect fit for your organization.

For DAM, MAM, and digital preservation system selection, we offer three different options of Direct technology selection service, depending on your needs and goals:

Package 1 Package 2 Package 3
Stakeholder alignment workshop
Discovery interviews
Requirements & usage scenarios documentation
Potential solutions shortlist
RFP creation
RFP distribution support and vendor Q&A
Detailed proposal analysis
Vendor demo coordination & attendance

For AI evaluation and selection services, we follow a similar process, but instead of RFPs and system demos, we establish ground truth data and test available solutions to evaluate suitability for your needs.

Looking to build a custom tool and want help finding the right service development partner? We can help draft specifications, requirements, RFx, and evaluate proposals.

Self Select - Let us teach you our methods

You have the right team assembled and are ready to look for a new DAM, MAM, or digital preservation solution, but could benefit from some guidance on what steps to take.

Let our experienced consultants train you in our proven technology selection process. Over the course of three sessions with your team, we will cover everything you need to know to find the right fit. Training sessions cover:

  • The role and composition of the selection team
  • Identifying and prioritizing needs, stakeholders, and scope
  • Interviewing stakeholders
  • Creating your most powerful selection tool — usage scenarios
  • Documenting and prioritizing functional, technical, performance, and data requirements
  • Creating an effective RFx*
  • Shortlisting candidate solutions/vendors
  • Apples-to-apples proposal evaluation
  • Demonstrations that actually work
  • Preparing for implementation

After completing the training, you will receive:

  • Recordings of all three sessions
  • Slides from all presentations
  • A comprehensive set of templates and checklists
  • Access to exercise outcomes created during the training sessions

This service also includes additional coaching time, so that we can check-in and answer questions as you move forward.

Musings & Thought Leadership Insights and expertise from data wranglers, preservationists, and information innovation architects.

Finding the Right DAM AI Tools: AVP’s Human-Centered Evaluation Framework
By: Shawn Averkamp
March 23, 2022
Scenario Planning For A Successful DAM Journey
By: Kara Van Malssen
January 10, 2020

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