Workflows and Settings

NetX includes a number of features, modules, and integrations that help you get the most from your DAM.

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Identify your key DAM workflows and leverage your NetX implementation. Learn how to configure out-of-the-box features and fine-tune the behavior of your NetX with system property settings. If you're in the market for a robust integration or add-on module, start a conversation with your NetX Representative.

5 things to know about NetX workflows and settings

Workflows for uploading, downloading, sharing, and organizing are available out-of-the-box.
Built-in workflows such as Download Approval, Upload Requests, or Asset Expiration often have several configuration options to help you make the most of your NetX. Talk to your Onboarding Specialist about the workflows you're interested in.
Settings are available to control security, branding, and more.
Your Onboarding Specialist will review system properties that allow you to customize your users' experience. Brand settings allow you to set a custom logo, watermark, theme colors, and a background image for your login screen.
Automate with the NetX AutoTask engine.
Streamline your workflows with AutoTasks — a powerful tool used to automatically perform actions in NetX based on certain triggers. We offer professional services consulting to develop AutoTasks for your specific requirements.
Modules and features expand the functionality of your NetX instance.
Check out our tried and true modules like Portals, AdBuilder, Visual Search, or Review and Approval. Get early access to brand-new features through our Labs module. 
Get more bang from your DAM with integrations and developer tools.
NetX offers established integrations with popular applications and collection management systems. Developer Tools are available for bespoke integrations with other applications via the API, event-based webhooks, and custom actions. Talk to your Onboarding Specialist or Account Manager about the options available.

Best practices

Go easy out of the gate.
To maximize user adoption, get up and running with straightforward and high-value use cases first.  Roll out the bells and whistles in subsequent phases of your implementation. Focus on solving workflow issues that your users actually have, not issues they are perceived to have.

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
Although the idea of integrating and automating workflows sounds tempting, it adds complexity that can be challenging to maintain. It helps to live in the new system for a while before choosing which workflows to automate. Less is more.

Handle properties with care.
NetX core functionality is largely controlled via the system properties, so be very careful not to change anything you’re not 100% sure about. We highly recommend that you consult with the NetX team prior to making any changes to system properties or advanced configurations.

You've got NetX mail.
Incoming emails for Admins need a landing place. Notifications might include new user registrations, download approval requests, contact form messages, and more. We recommend a distribution or shared address on your mail server, instead of an individual's email address. Try an email address that resonates with your users, like or 

Receive with ease.
People without upload privileges can upload files via the Upload Request form. It can be useful to configure a staging area in your folder structure to receive new assets sent via the upload request links. Folders can be permissioned for admin or power user access only to approve and catalog new assets prior to releasing them to their permanent folders. 

Dupe dedupe.
Deduplication can be configured for ongoing imports or only for the initial ingest. Evaluate your existing repositories and your import workflows, then discuss with your Onboarding Specialist whether Duplicate Asset Detection is right for your organization. 

How-to articles

Follow these links for info on some of our most popular workflows. 

Uploading Downloading Organizing Settings Modules / integrations
  • Find out about Uploading Assets via the browser interface.
  • Use NetX I/O to manage your initial ingest or incorporate it into your asset management workflows.
  • Use Upload Requests to receive files from anyone - no NetX account required.
  • Store derivative or auxiliary files as attachments to an asset called Views.
  • Preserve asset Versions with the check-out / check-in action.
  • Custom Thumbnails let you use an image of your choice to display as the thumbnail and preview of an asset.

Tips and tricks

Look for the "Advanced settings" sections in our Knowledge Base articles for details on configuration options for each feature.

When editing properties, type in the filter box to quickly find the property you need.

Upload request links should be created by a system user that will never be changed or deleted to avoid permission problems.

Save your brand logo and watermarks in an Admin folder in NetX. Use a "Notes" or "Description" text field to record decisions made regarding Branding options, like your logo, brand colors, login wallpaper, and watermarks. It's helpful for remembering who made the branding choices, when, and why.


  • Meet with your Core Team to plan and document your workflows.
  • Revisit your user stories to ensure essential workflows are accounted for.
  • Decide what to implement now and what to roll out in a second phase.
  • Make decisions about the settings for your NetX instance.
  • Be prepared to discuss your workflows and settings with your Onboarding Specialist.

Up next...

Learn about Configuring Portals and get ready for your File and Data Ingest!

Certain workflows and properties need to be configured prior to your initial ingest. Check with your Onboarding Specialist before starting.

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