Canto Reviews & Product Details

UH
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Easy software to use. Not much of a learning curve. Does everything we need it to. Having an SSO is nice for any enterprise. Folder structure is intuitive. I like the feature of creating your own internal libraries based on individual projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The image editing feature is not as good as they make it out to be. Much easier to edit photos with Photoshop. Downloading images can be a pain sometimes if you have a lot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Good for the price point. If you need a simple solution for image management, I'd start here. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having a central location for all our images. Big benefit of centralization. Ease of use is nice as well. There is no need to conduct trainings with this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Canto Overview

What is Canto?

Canto helps unlock your team and unleash your brand with the simplest, yet most powerful DAM system on the market. Marketing teams across all industries trust Canto to organize, secure and share visual brand assets with ease. It gives your team the power to easily tag, collaborate and report on company-wide digital assets in a visual environment. Canto has over 25 years of experience in the digital asset management industry and thousands of brands around the world rely on us to centralize their rich media libraries. Canto makes team collaboration easy with a simple-to-use visual interface and intuitive features, like automatic file organization, watermarking and copyright license management. Upload, download, store and share assets from a central branded environment. Easily search for your brand assets with the help of custom metadata fields. Ensure brand consistency and secure content with permission-based access and branded portals. Simplify and extend workflows with prebuilt connectors to Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, WordPress, DropBox, Box, Slack, Facebook, Google Drive, Pinterest and Twitter. Or custom build your own integration with our Canto API. Access content in Canto from any browser or device with our highly-mobile friendly responsive UI. See more at www.canto.com/

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Product Description

Canto's digital asset management technologies enable organizations to manage digital content.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

Canto is designed for marketing and creative professionals who benefit from a visual system, one that lets them easily see and collaborate on files. Compared to our competitor's software, Canto is easier to use and provides a DAM solution that can be setup and maintained by business users, immediately. No IT needed.


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Year Founded
1990
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Associate Creative Director
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It's quite comforting knowing how amazing Canto's customer support is. I was in a panic a couple of Fridays ago when I inadvertently deleted several important files while working on two portal. Since I'm not an account admin, I couldn't restore the files myself. This happened late on a Friday afternoon/evening so all of our account admins were offline. I contact Canto support and low and behold, they responded very quickly! They were able to restore all the files and saved the day/weekend for me! This was only one out of three times I'd contacted support in the same week. The first two times I'd contacted them was to switch/update a portal url and also when I had issues uploading folders and albums to our portals. All three times they rocked and provided the best support! Thank you! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There's actually nothing I dislike about the Canto software. Some of our team members have trouble locating files from time to time but this is due to the way it was set up on our end. Canto's constantly making updates to make things easier for everyone as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Canto is an easy-to-use affordable software which provides everything your organization needs for digital asset management. Their customer support is the best! This means a lot when choosing software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Canto software to store all of our final artwork as well as our internal files such as brand guidelines, images, logos, etc. It's a necessity to be able to have everyone access all of this online instead of a local server, especially during the pandemic. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Our support team works so hard to provide positive experiences for customers. We appreciate your review!

Photographer/Editor
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Canto is a very visual DAM system. It is extremely customizable--not only in tagging, but in branding as well--which makes it truly feel like your own. Canto has provided our team with a easy solution for storing and searching for our assets. Portals are simple ways to share certain assets with our distributors, retailers, and licensers. We have also had a great experience with customer support; they are quick to help solve any issues and make sure that we are happy with the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Metadata tags from Bridge are not always imported, so more often than not assets must be tagged within Canto. Collections can only be viewed by the creator and not others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take advantage of the onboarding period to customize the system to your company branding. Do not hesitate to reach out to Canto customer support--they are extremely helpful with any questions and problems you might have. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Canto has given my team a place to manage all of our approved assets and share them with distributors, retailers, and licensers. It also allows us to have a visual system to search through to find assets internally rather than digging through files on our main server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The most helpful feature of Canto is its searchability. You're able to put assets in folders along with adding tags and keywords. This way, anyone is able to find assets even if they aren't familiar with your folder structure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The hardest part of Canto is putting all the assets in it, to begin with. It's a long process adding assets and tagging them. Once you have all your current assets in Canto, it's still a pain to put new ones in. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Before Canto, it was hard for team members to find assets they needed if they aren't in our folder structure often. We have a lot of assets and it was easy to forget them, or lose them. But Canto makes it easy to find photos and videos by just typing in what you're looking for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

What's most helpful about this product is the ability to create different portals and levels of access to certain content. This is especially useful working at a higher education institution where there are multiple distinct campus partners. You are able to create, and customize the design of, distinct portals to restrict access to certain content. So within the entire system, you have multiple ways to restrict access, starting with Roles, Portals, and Workspaces.

Canto offers far more options for customizing access and sharing assets than other DAMs our team reviewed. In addition, the customer service experience has been excellent so far; Canto staff are committed to helping you optimize your experience, and have the knowledge to assist you in building the best possible system for you. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I would enjoy the added feature of restricted downloads by type as well as a field to indicate usage before download. For example, if an asset is low-resolution, I would like to restrict the download usage to "social media only" so that someone who selects "print" would be blocked from the download. Right now the only way to do something similar in Canto is to utilize the "notes" feature to indicate how an asset was used/why it was downloaded. Canto will automatically tell you who downloaded an asset and when, so that's helpful information. If you have competent staff in your design and social media spaces, this won't be an issue for you. If you are sharing assets far and wide for usage in print, swag, social media for a company structured like LuLaRoe, then this lack of feature might be an issue for you.

If you are new to this, setting up the structure on your own can be difficult. We chose Canto for the ability to customize on our own, as several staff members have had experience serving as administrators for other DAMs in previous roles. There are other products out there that will offer more structure straight out the gate, if that's what you're looking for. However, I think you'll find that after putting the work into building a thoughtful system architecture on your own, you're going to have a much more fluid experience in your workspace.

As expected with some tools, upload speed in slow. Our account manager suggested using an Ethernet cable for best results. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Canto makes sharing assets so simple. No more downloading, moving, Zipping, sharing, unzipping, downloading. Everything can become a simple, shareable link with the click of a button. It's a real time saver for our team. Another great benefit is the ability to use copyright and watermarks on images to protect certain assets. This is especially useful when you're taking in submissions from multiple photographers or clients, or when someone has revoked consent to appear in imagery. Other features that I love about Canto that help solve this problem are the "contributions" section for easy submissions of assets, and the facial recognition capability, for finding certain people who have expressed they don't want to appear in photographs and videos. Across the institution, the design and layout of the workspace is also quite appreciated! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

A key component to our switch was the facial recogintion tech Canto has - just upload and tag one photo of an individual and it tags the person in every photo they are in. This has been invaluable considering we have photos that date back 20+ years that did not previously have any metadata associated with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Honestly, it's a small thing but it annoys me to no end. You cannot right click in Canto. You have to Ctrl C/Ctrl V to copy and paste information. This is such a simple thing they could add. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Canto our organization is now able to both house and organize our assets but also share with other departments that were weren't able to collaborate with before. It makes it very easy for third party vendors to upload photo assets and input the correct metadata that I can then approve into the library. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

We use this to offer a DAM to our client. We maintain all of their assets and this allows them to have access to the resources we have organized and optimized for them. One of the features I enjoy is the custom client facing portal that is branded for the specific client, while maintaining a separate branded portal for internal use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It can be difficult to keep it maintained. That being said, new features like Google Drive sync is making great progress in making this a flawless system. Once all of it is completed, I will never need to upload files to it again as anything I save to the Drive will automatically load into Canto! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Client facing custom interface portals are amazing. Easy to design and allow the end user to see a specific version of their own assets. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Portals are our Client's favorite feature. It enables the Client to stop spending time responding to internal and external requests for assets. The upload links allow the Client to receive assets from external parties in one organized location. Any somewhat tech savvy employee can become an administrator. The admin panel is feature rich, yet the layout makes it very easy to use. Categorization and terms do not require a computer science degree to administer. Configuration can be completed without needing to engage technical support. For PowerUsers and end-users, it could hardly be made simpler. Canto has struck a nice balance between the familiarity of the folder structure and the efficacy of metadata. I think they found a sweet spot that accommodates the vast majority of users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The project management-related capability is not as robust in Canto as it is in some competitor products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would check whether your organization intends to rely heavily on a workflow that includes task assignment. If so, Canto may not meet your needs. For any organization that is not overly complex (fewer than 1000 employees, ballpark), and that does not intend to manage project tasks in Canto, I highly recommend this product. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

. The Client was able to move from a multiple on-premise drives and cloud storage services to one consolidated repository for their marketing assets. The Client was able to move from relying on multiple folder structures to a comprehensive tagging and keywording organization system. The Client was able to move from spending much of their time searching for assets, sharing them, and receiving them, to a self-serve model that enables collaboration and sharing of assets inside and outside their organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thank you for this review, Martine! We have some new project management integrations coming out soon – keep a look out!

CoFounder and Head of Business Accelerator
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Very visual

Ease of finding files

Ease of viewing files

The smart way to find the assets

Friendly to share

Integration with other platforms to export

Can choice the quality of the asset

Like / Dislike the asset

Canto is very intent, you can understand the functionality and its features the more you use it, however training with the tool team was a differential, having support in the use of platforms is essential. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Excessive steps to successfully save files

Difficulty creating my own groups in a library

No integrations to import assets

Absence of comment field in assets

Could also group creatives by recognition, like Google functionality of similar standards.

The viewing of PNG files for example could be applied on a standard background allowing recognition.

Could have a feature to already export the selected assets in presentation mode, like an album Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Canto facilitates the management of your files and empowers users to use it painlessly and very intuitively.

The platform is a major evolution in the management of creative assets for us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

An official creative repository, organized by group, which makes us use the correct files.

Ease way to manage our assets.

When using free platforms on the market, we run the risk of security and difficulties in viewing some assets before downloading.z

Canto is safe and ease to manage the content.

Independence in the search for references, while you are confident about the quality and officiality of the asset

In times of data the security of a logged in platform and easy to use is an excellent differential for decision-making in favor of Canto. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thank you for the review, Camilo!

Sr. Communications Manager
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

After years of getting by with a server-based media drive, it's been a huge boon for efficiency to have a cloud-based digital media storage solution. The search feature alone has saved us days worth of productivity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Load times are occasionally a noticeable issue, though those challenges are mild. I do wish there was a simpler way to group collections/albums. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider your storage needs and how often you share digital assets externally (with partners, consultants, etc). That latter feature has been a surprise benefit to us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a media archive (mostly photos, some video) that stretches back a decade, covering multiple geographies and of very mixed quality -- some professional-grade images, others crude point-and-shoot options. Finding quality images way always a hassle. Canto's searchable database, thumbnail interface, albums feature, and ability to share content externally, have all been a boon for our communications and marketing efforts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Communications and Graphic Design Specialist
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Canto is exactly what they said, it's easy to use, it's supported well, and the cost is extremely competitive. In addition to all those factors you also see the features that most of their competitors are charging additional fees for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only real limitations that I've run into Weir band with and that was more to do with the environment that users were in then the actual application. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

What are the biggest issues is sharing video and high-quality images with my team members. Canto as a data asset management system allows us to do this in a very dynamic way. It also allows us to tag the contents with clean metadata it's very searchable. Both of these factors have increased our ability to rapidly deploy contents via the web and social media. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thanks for this review, Joe! So happy to hear that Canto is helping your team work even faster than before.

Senior Video Editor
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Canto is used throughout multiple departments at my company. It is primarily used for graphic assets and branding. It is allowing the marketing department to streamline our text, colors and graphics between Email, Video and Print Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface is a bit confusing when you first open the program, it takes a bit to get used to the flow Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Before using Canto, our videos did not match the email marketing campaigns, but now everything looks clean and together. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thanks for the review, Hilary! We're happy to hear that Canto helps you streamline asset workflows.

Marketing Programs Specialist
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ability to search for different projects by name and get a sense of what projects are able to be shared publicly and in what context. I also like that everything is in one place that is accessible from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. I appreciate that I can brand the platform as an admin for my company so that when my colleagues interact with it they feel like they are directly engaging and interacting with our company as opposed to a third party host or another site hosted elsewhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that it can get messy fast if the project owners do not upload the correct information or tag things incorrectly. For example, if the person who uploads a project defines a tag as one color when it actually is a different color, that can pose issues in marketing materials when we incorrectly identify something and the project is wrong in printed materials. It can make us look bad to clients as a result. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend this product to smaller companies because it is so nice to have all project files in one place. Especially photography of said projects. However, for larger organizations with multi-pronged products it is a little more cumbersome. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's nice to have project files in one place for future references. We also have used Canto to provide a resource for our sales team when they are having conversations with potential or future clients so that they have examples at their disposal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I love the search functionality. It's super quick and easy to find the assets I need. Also, the share links are awesome. Everything is very user friendly.

I love how you can create share links and toggle their settings. Now, we can share videos with clients and not worry about them downloading the videos. This is also much quicker for everyone. The client can watch the video on a web browser, instead of having to download it, and depending on the video size, this can take quite some more time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish you could quickly share "My Collections" with anyone, like create a shareable link to a collection, instead of having to select all the assets within a collection and then creating a share link.

I wish some of the tools were more readily available. For example, I have to select an asset, then the select all button will appear, so I need to make 2 clicks to select everything, when I wish it could be 1. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We created a repository with our best creative assets, tagged in many ways, so that many teams can find the assets they need quickly. We're realizing that if we can get as many videos into Canto as we can, the possibilities are limitless.

I think My Collections are very useful. Now, everyone can make their own personal selections of their favorite assets, and they can make different selections for each situation. A collection for a meeting on a certain ad placement, a selection for a client pitch, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thanks for your review, Matt! We strive to be as user-friendly as possible and it sounds like you've experienced that. I've attached a link to our Support Center that explains how to share My Collections through one easy step!

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

Several features have really simplified my photo management role. Metadata is customizable to your needs - and while it takes careful thought initially, when set up is easy to apply. 'Upload links' allow outside people to add photography directly to the system in a controlled manner - this has significantly helped with timeliness and ease of receiving photography. I love the branding portal, and the versioning capabilities. I also love the Facial Recognition feature - no more tagging the same people over and over. The company consistently improves the software and innovates - releasing frequent feature updates. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

While it is fairly intuitive, there are aspects (of the portals for example) that need to be explained to a new user - this can be time consuming. I have been frustrated that new features are sometimes expensive paid add-ons, even when they were discussed as 'coming' during the research process (features I thought would be included with upcoming releases). As much as possible, try to envision future features you will need and consider that in your contract discussions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Problem of many sources: We have photography coming in from many locations in North America - the upload links allow files to be added directly to the systems (rather than coming in a number of ways). I receive files faster, without the need to download and upload.

Problem of accessibility: Important assets are now accessible to a wider number of people internally through our branding portal. Portals in general allow the sharing of assets easily, and allow greater ease of collaboration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thank you for the review, Shannon. We're glad to hear that Canto is helping you solve the issues you had with multiple sources and accessibility!

Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

The best features (there are many!) are keyword tagging, file conversion and downsize options on download, and albums features (files can exist in more place than one).

Integration with outside contributors, contractors, and agencies is great and very simple.

Filtered searches/filter are also very handy when looking for one specific file type. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Canto can be clunky to work with, especially if you don't have the time to sit down and watch onboarding content or video tutorials on how to navigate the program. The number of features is EXTENSIVE, but they can get overwhelming to work with on the day to day.

Maintaining all the files and keeping everything up to date is also imperative for Canto to work its best, which can get time-consuming. This, however, is not much different to other asset management sites out there, though.

Multiple iterations of a design or photo file get repetitive when scrolling—A feature to identify those very similar files, then group + collapse them together would be an improvement in the scrolling experience. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I think Canto is best for companies with extensive asset libraries with files that fall under various and different categories. For example, you might want to categorize a single image of a blue porcelain bowl under "bowls" "blue items" and "porcelain goods". If a need for vast organization does not exist, Canto might be overcomplicated. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main need we've solved with canto is one for extensive and complex organizational tools, especially for a very large media library. Keyword tagging lets assets "exist" under various categories, which is great. File conversion is also very useful when a specific file type is needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thank you for the review of Canto, Janie. I'll take your suggestion to our development team – we appreciate the feedback!

Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Assets are accessible by those who need to be dealing with them. Assets, which include photography, video, presentation, and branding, can be added by everyone within our organization. Being able to have contributions in an organized, secure, and fast way has allowed us to utilize that material for reaching our target audience with general ease and directness. Through having all our data assets in one place we have been able to communicate our brand in mission within our organization effectively and consistently. This has also allowed for us to reference the same file without wondering who has the most recently edited content. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is sometimes difficult to navigate through out the various sections of the software. Integrating with presentation software has not been seamless. When I want to save as a asset to reopen and edit is not real easy on the go. When I first started using Canto my account was mistakenly crossed with another brand page, which made it difficult to get to the content that was relevant to me, that seems to have disappeared since. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Evaluate how important it is to be able to access and use assets in a easy manner. If having files stored in one place with access anywhere and the ability to get them added to your database from anywhere is what you want this is very useful. This will give you a good look as to whether Canto is going to be able to meet your needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Previously asset storage was in many different places and was shared using many different platforms, but now it is shared through one software making it incredibly easy to access and use for our business material. This has meant that providing the products and material that we need for our audience is actually being met because we can access the material fast and easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thank you for reviewing Canto, Karl! An account manager will reach out regarding the page crossing; we want to make sure this doesn't happen again.

Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2 on behalf of the seller
What do you like best?

Very easy to use. UI is well built. Canto team is always available to help if difficulties. AI for tagging is really effective Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

API can be hard to use if you don't have an expert development team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Any companies that want to have a better organization of their files should consider using Canto. It helps in so many ways and will enhance your work. Our company had so many assets we could not use them properly. I have no bad comments about Canto except their API libraries. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Canto is a great tool to manage all our assets in the company. The graphic team uses it to organize and store all our images which were a mess before Canto. Our RD department uses it to share all documentation between our different teams and our customer. Instead of having our images located to multiple locations, having it stored into a Dam is a big win for our company! On the downside, the API usage is kinda hard to make it work correctly. Unless you have a dedicated expert development team, it can be hard to use.

Overall we are very happy with the software and experience. The support team is really helpful and care about their customers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Response from Kelli Miller of Canto

Thanks for your review, Antoine! We're so glad to hear that you've had a great experience with our team!

Marketing Specialist
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

The Canto interface is relatively intuitive, but does have a bit of a learning curve initially. The interface is very icon-based. All features are represented as icons and require hovering over to understand what the icon actually represents. One fantastic aspect of Canto is that it allows for locking down content very easily. The sharing settings are particularly robust and offer a variety of custom fields, expiration being a key field. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Certain aspects of the user experience are not great. There are a ton of icons and some of them that you think would mean one thing actually mean something else entirely. It is also not clear which folders or assets can be shared and how. I often find myself looking for where the share icon lives and find that I can't share certain folders or that I need to make certain selections before sharing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The folder structure is useful. However, if that isn't necessary and it works out not to have such a clear delineation, I think Dropbox is just as useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We as an organization have a wealth of content in every format you can think of. We use Canto to try to address how scattered our assets currently are across different storage applications like Dropbox, Sharepoint, our local network drive, hard drives, etc. Also, we're hoping to more easily be able to share the content with external partners as necessary. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

How easy it is to manage and share files uploaded onto the platform to different users, as well as controlling visibility of said files thorough different user specific portals. It is unbelievably easy to manage users as well, with registration to it being able to be set up as a self-registration process. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Excel Exports could be more robust, in terms of being able to filter or pull specific groups of files (Such as duplicates) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need a platform for Marketing Assets of the like with a fantastic support team, amazing control over visibility of said assets, and streamlined and easy user management, Canto is right for you! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sharing Marketing assets to our Franchisees is incredibly easy, with direct links also having the option to set an expiration. Furthermore, user registration is handled through a single link gone through by our franchisees, with Admins only ever really needing to create user accounts for vendors of fellow employees. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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