Today we’re pleased to announce the latest version of our Cumulus Digital Asset Management (DAM) software. Cumulus Version 8.6 addresses the growing needs of this market with 50+ new and advanced features.
As business becomes more and more fast-moving and dynamic, it’s important to be able to administer Cumulus anytime, anywhere via a web browser, dispensing with the need to install a native client on a local computer. With Cumulus version 8.6, the web publishing and portal solution Cumulus Sites can be administered in the newly designed user interface (UI), eliminating the need to edit an Extensible Markup Language (XML) file for configuration on the server.
We’ve also improved versioning so that users always work with the latest version and no files are lost. We are always amazed at the amount of time and resources that are expended trying to locate the most recent version of a file and data often gets lost or overwritten. Now Cumulus solves that problem. The new File System Companion allows administrators to set up event-driven asset locations that “watch” what the user is doing and handle management tasks in the background. This allows automatic version control that stores the entire version history of a document or image.
In this latest release we’ve underlined our commitment to the comprehensive and continuing development of Cumulus with 50+ enhancements and additions to multilingual support, collaboration and the UI. We are focused on improving the usability of Cumulus and particularly on integrating our software with the tools that customers are familiar with in their everyday lives. With Cumulus 8.6 users can now visualize the location of an asset based on GoogleMaps™ geodata stored in the file via Sites. If you noticed our announcement about the new Canto Integration Platform last month you’ll see that helping customers streamline their workflow by integrating with popular applications is a very important direction for the company.