Acquia Integrates Digital Asset Management with Drupal

Acquia had acquired the popular SaaS solution Widen DAM

Acquia has integrated its digital asset management (DAM) solution, Acquia DAM (previously Widen DAM), with Drupal. The company announced the integration yesterday via a press release published on its website. Companies could speed up time-to-market for content using the standalone SaaS DAM tool.

Acquia DAM makes organizing and controlling assets simpler, as well as achieving brand consistency through a centralized, cloud-based library.

Per the announcement, they have extended the Drupal Media Library so users can easily find their digital assets via search, metadata, and categories. Using the open source integration, content authors can now leverage Acquia DAM embed codes and manage versioning through the Media Library in Drupal. 

“Content is at the heart of any standout digital experience,”

said Dries Buytaert, Co-Founder, and CTO of Acquia.

“With a variety of asset types stored across disparate systems, many content authors struggle to maintain brand consistency as they build digital properties and create campaigns. The new Acquia DAM integration with Drupal makes it easier and faster to leverage brand-approved content, so content authors can focus on launching content rather than hunting down digital assets.”

Using the integration, content authors within the Drupal Media Library can directly access Acquia DAM and choose multiple options to embed assets, including PDFs, videos, images, and more. Content authors can apply their Drupal Image Styles to their pictures embedded in the DAM system. 

The company claims Acquia DAM will support SEO, responsive design, and accessibility requirements. In addition, it simplifies version control around certain assets, ensuring the latest version is used across digital properties powered by embed codes.

This integration leverages the flexibility of Drupal and allows the site builder to maintain control where desired. Websites can leverage the integration via the Field Embed to respect the existing content setup by hooking directly into the media entity.

Organizations can stop managing terabytes of file data for Drupal sites using integration. As all files are managed and governed in the DAM system using embed codes, web admins can avoid file duplication freeing up Drupal storage. 

Within Acquia DAM, administrators control who has access to which assets for use in Drupal. They can also monitor asset use across the entire digital experience from within the DAM system, enabling them to understand the value of digital media used across channels and repurpose the best-performing assets.

The Acquia DAM integration for Drupal Media Library is freely available to any customer using Acquia DAM and Drupal. More information about the integration and documentation is available in the respective links.

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