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 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, and Adobe CC Panel. Get early access to brand-new features through our Labs module. 
Integrations with third-party applications or the NetX public API are a great way to leverage resources in your DAM.
We offer established integrations with popular applications and collection management systems. Or build your own API integration to access assets, folders, attribute data, collections, and views. 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.

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
Although the thought 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 your Onboarding Specialist prior to making any changes to system properties or advanced configurations.

You've got NetX mail.
Customize the "email from" address for outgoing system emails such as asset import or shared collection notifications. The built-in Contact form also requires an inbox destination. We recommend using a distribution or shared address on your mail server, instead of an individual's email address.  Use a mailbox name that resonates with your users, like damadmin@yourcompany.com or keeper.of.assets@yourcompany.com. 

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. 

Settings Uploading Downloading Organizing Modules / integrations

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 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.

BEFORE YOUR NEXT ONBOARDING MEETING

  • 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!


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

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