Insights on North Plains Ngage 2015 & Xinet 18

Posted by Jeff Zakim on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 @ 01:22 PM

Tags: MySQL, Xinet, DAM Systems, Xinet server DAM Systems, digital asset management, DAM, North Plains, NAPC, Xinet Pilot, technology

Hear about the North Plains nGage 2015 conference and what is coming in Xinet V18 from our intreped travelers, Mike and Larry who ventured out to this years conference in sunny Orlando, Florida. Not only was the weather great, but so was the content, speakers, presentations and hearty discussions with clients, partners and vendors. Read on, you will feel like you were there.

#NGage2015Mike Gershowitz, Vice President 

My Orlando trip for North Plains' nGage Conference was delightful! Just the 85 degree warmth would've been sufficient, but this conference also had a very rich agenda

During Partner Day, North Plains' new executive team impressed me as enlightened professionals who listened while presenting their product development roadmap. They also asked for future contributing ideas, announced some smart, like-minded speakers for an enriched eGage experience and ended an excellent day with a relaxing cocktail party with many global North Plains channel partners. All were eager to collaborate in an effort to best service multi-site Xinet clients, including SYD Conseil - Cogito Digital Management, Bay Digital, and Visual Products Japan.

North Plains most intriguing development roadmap topic to us at NAPC by far was the upcoming Xinet Version 18 release, which further resolves many of the most important issues affecting current users, as well as potential new users. What's still a future is the ability for a 'master' Xinet file system and database to effectively synchronize with local, disparate deployment instances.

Read the rest of Mike's NGage 2015 experience here

 

Larry Chase, Vice President

Well folks, just back from the North Plains nGage Conference in Orlando and it was a great one. We experienced great weather and outstanding company with fellow Integrators and clients from around the world. There was an outstanding Keynote delivered by Robert Rose, a Content Marketing Strategist, Author and Speaker. His presentation on content marketing was quite impressive, and I have since looked up a video of a similar presentation to share.

One of the main highlights on nGage was the announcement of some very cool updates regarding Xinet, specifically the forthcoing release of Xinet 18. This had all in attendence very eager to learn more about this roll out.

First on the agenda is that of a certification that was granted by the DAM Foundationwhich is an organization focused on the betterment of the DAM ecosystem. The certification is based on a review of the 10 Core Characteristics that make a DAM a DAM. Now Xinet is on the short list of certified DAM software authors. Congratulations to Dale Dawson and team on this.

Read the rest of Larry's NGage experience including details on Xinet 

 

Business Not Buttons

Posted by Rob Steinberg on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 @ 02:07 PM

Tags: brand management, Xinet, Dalim, DAM, ProofHQ, brand asset management, North Plains, Centrify, On Brand

Business Not Buttons

Many New Year’s resolutions focus on making relationships better. Whether it’s a friend you don’t see enough, or a family member you’d like to appreciate more, now is the time to start fresh, set goals, and make things happen.

Often, the best way to build a better connection is to simplify your approach. Our goal for 2014 is to strengthen bonds with customers by helping you truly understand the full value of what we offer, in the easiest, most direct ways possible.

At NAPC, we’re more than just smart, simple software solutions; we’re a dedicated bunch who love the technology side of things, but love connecting with our customers even more. We see your work life at your level, and know you simply don’t have time for a lot of buttons, bells and whistles. Too many apps, too little time…we get it.

Now in 2014, we’re striking a balance with social channels using their up-to-the-minute capabilities, while still keeping our messaging straightforward, and “all business.” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are there for quick tips, tricks and solutions that keep you in touch with the support you need. We’ve even got a helpful “how-to-fix it/use it” video at FlatHeadU.com.

 When that isn’t enough we’ll do it the old-fashioned way and, come hell or high water, get to you in person.

Like Sully (pictured in a bike helmet beneath a beam of sunlight), who drove 3 ½ hours to his client TWICE in 48 hours to fix a late night crisis. And Grant (proudly sporting a big white ‘stache at bottom right), who hopped a plane and spent a long weekend helping to defend a client’s files from a devastating device failure.

Most often, the service side of business relationships isn’t truly appreciated until something goes wrong.  There’s a better way. We need to prove ourselves to you constantly, consistently.

We’re here to help you learn how to use your products, be comfortable with them, and make the most of all they can do for you.

Even better, we’re eager to get out of the office and get on the road! Set up a free consultation today by clicking here, or calling us at 781-894-3114 x1002.

And, of course, you can start following us immediately by connecting with any of our social channels below.

 We wish you much health, happiness and clarity in 2014.

 Your friends at NAPC.

 

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OnBrand Webinar Wednesdays

Posted by NAPC Marketing on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 @ 05:34 PM

Tags: brand asset management, OnBrand, North Plains, webinar

onbrand

See how Brands like Diageo, Shell and the BBC manage their Brand Assetson July 17th and 24th, both opportunities at 12:00 PM EST.  Join us for a live demo of OnBrand, a powerful, intuitive solution for Brand Asset Management (BAM). As the channel partner for OnBrand, we'll be conducting live demos with North Plains, so make sure you register now



Webinar Playback: The Seven Deadly Sins of Brand Asset Management

Posted by NAPC Marketing on Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 07:14 PM

Tags: digital asset management, brand asset management, North Plains

brandassets

On Wednesday, we enjoyed the opportunity to cohost a webinar along with NAPC partner North Plains and Henry Stewart DAM entitled The Seven Deadly Sins of Brand Asset Management. 200 attendees from over 20 countries listened in, and NAPC's own Scott Tully took the mic at one point to speak on issues relating to brand asset management.


The sins themselves are as follows: Consistency, compliance, collaboration, connection, communication, control, and cost. Each sin has the potential to cause tremendous embarrassment to your brand and cost your company significant amounts of money. If you missed the event, you can catch it at your convenience; simply watch the playback right here!

DAM NY 2013: The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media

Posted by Michael Carusi on Wed, May 01, 2013 @ 06:20 PM

Tags: digital asset management, DAM, North Plains, Adobe, conference

digital media

Calling all New Yorkers! The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media 2013 conference series begins in the Big Apple on May 2 and May 3. This program is built by and for the digital asset management community. Media, entertainment, advertising, healthcare, retail, government, and education are among the industries represented, and with 500 professionals already registered, it's a great opportunity to network and learn.

Some notable topics throughout this two day event:

-Telling your Brand Story: DAM's Evolution in 2013

-The Impact of New Meaning Based Computing on Understanding Rich Content – Why Does This Change How We Interact with Our Customers?

-Seven Secrets to Making the Most of Your Digital Assets 
 

Sponsors include NAPC partners North Plains and Adobe, and the speaker lineup includes DAM veterans such as David Lipsey of Optimity Advisors, Tracy Askam of HP Autonomy and Holly Boerner of American Express Publishing.

Good DAM contributes directly to the bottom line. Whether you're new and looking to develop a sound business case or want to share your vast DAM knowledge with colleagues, this is an event you won't want to miss. 

If you happen to drop by the event, be sure to look for us!