Everyone is welcome
It's easy to create your own branded website specifically to store and share your brand files and media resources with invited users (or the public). Greet users with a personalised home page. Give users easy, fast self-service access to the files they have permission to - automatically.
Users can visit the global BrandFM site and search across many companies at once or visit your own site for a personalised experience. Use BrandFM to create a Corporate Brand Library, online Product Catalogue, Branded Image Library or Media Resource Library for your business and then invite your customers, staff and other trusted users to sign up and tune-in to your brand(s).
We're search engine freindly too, so anyone can search with Google™, Yahoo™ Live Search™, MSN and other search engines and find your public BrandFM listings.
Find brand files and media
You can start finding straight away. No need to sign-up to get started (although some assets and features will be hidden until you do). Find source files, original vector art files and high resolution images for the brands you work with.
- Search using simple words or phrases.
- Browse by Latest asset, folder, brand or tag.
Just enter a search term, brand, name etc click Enter, then your away. Or you can browse by company/folder, brand or tags. Lists the number of assets, brands and companies found. Click a link to browse within the search results. Click the asset name or the thumbnail to visit the asset detail page (You may have to login if it's a locked asset). Add the asset and all it's files to your cart. Thumbnail image of the asset showing the primary file and a count of the number of files in the asset. Click the thumbnail to visit the asset detail page. If you're logged in you can edit your profile and view extras like your Watchlist. Search results are automatically sorted by relevance. However you can also sort search results by name, id, brand, latest and type.
BrandFM organizes files into logical Assets. For example a logo will have several file variants (RGB, SPOT, CMYK, B&W, etc). Each Asset has it's own page containing files and meta-data that relate to that asset. Each File also has it's own meta data accessed by clicking the (i)information icon. Individual files can be added to the cart or the user can elect to add all the files with a single click of the +All button.
Asset name and folder location. Files and their thumbnails. Click the thumbnail to see a larger preview image and click the (i)nformation icon to display File meta-data. Asset details, including reference/barcode, creator, published date and last update, asset type, location (if it's a photo), dimensions (if it's a product), txonomy category, description, tags, cross references and more. Asset status and any usage restrictions. Folder location and breadcrumb links again. Asset activity including History, Notes, Views and number of Downloads.
Send any size file instantly with eCourier™
You can quickly send any size file (or a bunch of files) to anyone anywhere with a feature we call eCourier™. Now you can Upload and then send files instantly with eCourier - No more FTP. No more CD burning and no more hanging around waiting for the courier pickup and delivery. Simple. Fast. Brilliant.
Once you've added the files you want to send to your cart and clicked the eCourier button. Enter the recipients email address or addresses. Next type a message which will be included in the email sent. Then provide a reason or purpose for the eCourier. This is added to the owners audit trail and not sent to the recipient. Then click Send. The recipient receives an email with a link to a zip file which they can download without having to login or search for the files. Easy.
You can tune-in to stay connected to the companies you're interested in, by subscribing to an RSS feed.
Just click the RSS feed link (or copy the link) into your favorite feed reader and bingo - whenever something changes you'll see the change pop up in your unread articles. You can get a feed for all the latest assets for a site (e.g. acme.brandfm.com)or the BrandFM blog. Then if you prefer not to receive emails you can switch email notifications off. That's smart.
You can tune into your own personal brand channel by browsing to the Latest assets page and clicking the Latest Assets RSS feed icon. You can also keep up with the latest BrandFM news by visiting the blog page and subscribing to the Blog RSS feed.
Help is everywhere
It's a simple thing. But everywhere you are in BrandFM, help is just a single click away. Click the Help link at the top of every page and you'll get context sensitive help which slides down down right in front of your eyes (on a nice calming blue background).
Need more - visit the Help Centre for FAQ's tips, advice and more. If that's not enough you can call our help desk for free telephone support or consult the Blog for addittional help and tips.
Wherever you are you can click the Help link at the top of each page to get page specific help. Click the Help link again or click the Close page help button to slide the help panel back up. Click the Help Centre link to visit the Help Centre for more indepth help.