10 Core DAM Characteristics accreditation is an industry standard, developed in 2014 by IQ Equity alongside a group of DAM professionals and thought leaders.
It assesses the core functionality necessary to carry out Digital Asset Management.
To date 37 companies have been accredited, including industry leaders and smaller, less well known companies.
Digital Asset Management (DAM) is more than just a storage solution; it is unique among other platforms in its ability to manage and utilise both content and metadata, manage individuals and teams and serve as the basis for workflow, collaboration and integration.
Unfortunately we have long seen the term Digital Asset Management used to describe systems which are not fully capable but rather deliver a limited subset of DAM functionality.
This is a confusing state of affairs for those researching DAM or purchasing a DAM system. It can also have negative impacts on software vendors wrongly described as DAM.
It is an evaluation process which looks at 10 key areas, covering 22 dimensions in total. Any software which passes the 10 Core can be deemed a fit for purpose DAM system.
The 10 Core also measures proficiency in the 22 dimensions so two fit for purpose vendors will be more or less proficient at carrying out certain functions.
IQ Equity only works with 10 Core Accredited vendors and uses the 10 Core scores as a base metric in the Codified DAM Consultant™ and our work as consultants, analysts and strategists.
If you want us to assess core functionality in an unaccredited vendor, we can carry out 10 Core evaluation of vendors as a service, with a full report on our findings provided to you following the demo.