Filestage Reviews & Product Details

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What is Filestage?

Easy to set up, learn, and use - Filestage is the enterprise-ready online proofing software that helps teams to get their work reviewed and approved faster. Filestage streamlines, organizes and automates feedback on files throughout the proofing process, while reducing errors and ensuring compliance guides are met. Enable colleagues and clients to view and annotate files in real-time for marketing campaigns, video production, website design, product catalogues or anything else - and to approve files when they are complete. An all-in-one proofing solution with customizable workflows, task automation, and in-built versioning, Filestage has all the tools busy teams need to get results while requiring no training to use - meaning teams get up and running in minutes. This makes Filestage a perfect fit for creative agencies as well as marketing teams of small, medium and enterprise companies. With customers such as Sixt, Lufthansa, NBC Universal, Sharp, GroupM and many more, over 530k users worldwide have uploaded and proofed more than 5.2m files with Filestage.

Filestage Details
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Languages Supported
German, English
Product Description

Visual Feedback On All Creative Projects. An easy way to review videos, designs and documents with clients and co-workers.

How do you position yourself against your competitors?

We developed Filestage to simplify client reviews of images, videos and PDF documents. That’s why Filestage has a special review workflow that enables clients and co-workers to share, comment and approve files in the browser.
In contrast to our international competitors, we store your data Europe with 256-bit AES encryption.
Filestage is easy-to-use so that clients will understand it right away. You can customize the user interface with your own corporate design and make it an integral part of your agency communications.


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Seller
Filestage
Company Website
Year Founded
2014
HQ Location
Stuttgart, Germany
Twitter
@filestageIO
1,978 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
28 employees on LinkedIn®
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Marketing Communication Manager
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The usability of the software. Easy to figure out. Laid out well, responsive, and functional across many platforms. I don't have to spend any time educating other stakeholders on how to use the software when I share documents. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It costs money. :-) No seriously, I don't want to have to pay for it. :-) Is that enough characters now? Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Being able to share and edit documents on the fly with other team members---no more wondering who has edited what or reviewed an item. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Owner
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The ease of use - clients get it without a lot of questions/ needs from us. The ability to understand what the client's needs are which helps us streamline our processes.

This helped us immensely with the Account Management role because instead of having to convey information back to the team, the team has access to directly see the client's feedback and reviews OR approvals. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was a dashboard to see where all of the projects were. Currently, I have to click on all of them - this is literally the ONLY downside to this program, though. It's changed our agency for the better & streamlined our review process making it painless on both sides. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would highly recommend this program. It has changed the way we interact with clients and has changed our efficiency allowing us to focus on what we do best - marketing & results. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The problems solved are: The back and forth with reviews. Email confusion.

The benefits are: Decreased time going back and forth, a complete understanding of what the client's needs are, streamlined processes for reviewing documents from the client's standpoint, fewer follow-ups for clients because the program reminds them, one place for all reviews. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Filestage is unprecedented in its ease-of-use and the self-explanatory interface. We use it for reviews with our clients, but also to get feedback on internal projects and issues.

The customer support is over-the-top and super-friendly.

Since we are in the beta testers group we also get to enjoy all the great new features first hand which is really great. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike. Everything works like a charme. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Get in touch with customer support. They will help you, guide you and be there for you everytime you need them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

With Filestage we're able to speed up feedback loops with our clients and colleagues. Through that, we can propose shorter production times and secure fast delivery times. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Has a lot of ease of use and flexibility of management which allows you to develop the activities that are designed to be developed by all members of the team, improving the capacity and performance of all team members and collaboration between all members. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The preview offered by the tool is a bit confusing to understand exactly and it is a bit confusing to understand it would be ideal to improve this aspect. This is the only negative I can limit the tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Thanks to the functions it offers, the collaboration of all the members of the work team can be greatly improved, improving the performance and development of the activities. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Filestage is very easy to use, which is great when it comes to sending links to our team or clients. People rarely need help to use it. It is also brilliant for leaving detailed feedback, as well as time-stamped feedback. As I work mainly in video, being able to feedback on certain frames makes a big difference.

The fact that you can store previous versions, along with their feedback, is a great tool also. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike. The only struggle is because I work in video, I will often fill my account storage limit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do the free trial and youl know quickly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The main advantage to FS is avoiding streams of feedback across email, text, phone or other streams of comms. We have a mandate that clients must put all feedback in FS and it has ensured that we dont miss anything they say. Some clients have even taken FS on themselves after seeing it. We have also been able to refer back to older versions of a file to show clients that a request had been made at a different time, for example. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Head Of Marketing
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

How easy it is to send documents for review. We use it for QA on our videos and it makes the process a lot easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

So far there is nothing I can say I dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It simplifies the process of giving feedback about a file. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We constantly need to review our videos for feedback before publishing. Filestage has done that task a lot easier and streamlined. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We really appreciate all the functions Filestage offer, due dates of documents to be reviewed, the ability to add attachments and draw on the images, which is a must for us. Recently Filestage also launched team members only comments and we have been using the function a lot lately. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only real disadvantage of Filestage for us is that you cannot view the attachments sent over by clients as thumbnails or images. You need to download them on your local hardrive in order to view them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The main issue we had when we received feedback from our clients was that it came to us from different sources/interest parties and in different ways. A marketing agent would send an email with a bullet point list, an architect would send a pdf with mark-ups and often those comments were not aligned. Filestage solves this issue for us. The feedback is transparent and all parties involved can review the feedback. As a result we have less misunderstandings in project where more than one reviewer is required. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Fiestage is so easy to use. It required very little training of our staff to integrate this too into our working processes. Also, our clients find it really easy to mark up amends, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

So far so good. I can't think of anything yet that I would improve. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Due to covid, our entire business is working from home. Sharing resources in one space with comments from everyone involved is so valuable. We're getting feedback from clients more quickly too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I really like the clear structure of the review function. It is possible to draw into the file so it is easy to understand the feedback. Also it is possible to add new versions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes files look blurred in filestage Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Since we are represented at different locations, it is much easier to have everything clearly arranged in one tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Werkstudent
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I particularly like the Filestage review function. Problems can be marked and commented on directly. In addition, additional files can now also be uploaded using the comment function (e.g. screenshots, original file AI, ID, PS, ..) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I think it would be good if Filestage could also display vector files (ai, eps).

The uploaded files are slightly blurred. This leads to confusion for new users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I am very satisfied with this product. It is super flexible and enables internal processes to be documented faster and also better. It is also very easy to add people to specific projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Easy to use, supports many file types and it is billed by active projects not by number of files or file storage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is a bit slow, specially on older browsers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I've been working remotely for 3 years and having a tool to structure the review process has greatly reduce the amount of time wasted waiting to get my work approved. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Filestage is intuitive and easy to use. It's easy to collaborate with my team and the company I'm working with. It also alerts me to an revisions made or updates that I need to review via email. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't have any complaints at this time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a good tool for collaboration with teammates and your vendor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

My company uses Filestage to review and edit videos. We benefit from being able to collaborate with ease and see each other's comments/feedback. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Easy, quick collaboration and version control. We have faculty and staff across multiples campuses in different cities and this tool brings us all together to collaborate in real-time on projects while keeping a history of versions and comments all in one place. Our workflow would be much more cumbersome without Filestage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There's not much that we dislike about Filestage. It's been a great tool for our institution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Filestage keeps projects moving forward quickly and helps us meet short turnaround times with ease. With a visual approval system, we can easily see when we have the green light to send projects to print. We have collaborators joining on projects from multiple locations, so Filestage brings us all together under one digital roof. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Berater // Konzeption und Kreation Bewegtbild, Regie
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Uncomplicated exchange with the customer

More efficient processes

Happy customers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it feels a little bit sluggy but nothing to be concerned of. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We use Filestage on a daily basis to have our videos approved by our customers from the industry. We are totally satisfied with the process and my customers regularly reflect their enthusiasm for the uncomplicated exchange. That's the way it has to be! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Ressortleitung Kommunikation
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I liked the very clear structure and the design. Even without knowing similar software before, I could easily understand what to do and how to do things. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am missing some further options. An amazing feature would be, that an administrator can activate automated validation of pictures, by making pre settings on font check, logo check or something like that. This would make standard validation processes faster. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We as our students marketing association are solving the Problem of Corporate Design checks. As we have different locations and its too complicated to send everything via email, Picture checks are very easy to make. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Very helpful tool
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The comment section and the tools to sketch in the picture or video. This ist the best thing about file stage Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't have anything I dislike about filestage Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Filestage can help you to have an overview about many projects, which makes it very valuable and also is fun to use, because you can communicate with the creators of the work Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Our process to check up the media content was bad, because it worked only by e-mail contact. Filestage makes this process much more easy and clear and its also fun to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Filestage is very easy to use and has different options which support a feedback process like drawing directly into the file. additionally, the download is super easy! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Since we only use it for our feedback process, there is not much which I personally dislike. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For Projects regarding animation and illustration I would always use FIlestage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We use it to give feedback to our animators and illustrators. Because of its smooth usage we save time! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Review of Filstage
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I really like that you learn really quick how to use filstage. The interface is quite clear and easy to use. I also like that you get an email when something is happening on filestage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You do not get an email when you get an approval on a data, which would be very practical if you would get one. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Just try it, it is: learning by doing Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We use filestage to get an approval from our main team to flyers, photos and other designelements. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The easiest to use interface, especially for our customers. They are able to provide us with feedback immediately. They are able to click the video and type away. It negates the need to send timecodes, or to make lists, and send that all to me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I haven’t found anything that I would say I necessarily dislike, but as with all newly implemented solutions, it seems there is just a learning curve. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We are able to receive instant feedback from our clients, now when we complete the first draft of a job for them, they can immediately notify us of changes that they request. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Solutions Manager
Marketing and Advertising
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Filestage makes collection client feedback and performing internal reviews incredibly easy! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It takes a few projects to get used to the permissions system to figure out how to work with teams best. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Practice using it with internal team members as if they were clients to see how the notifications system works. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I needed a better way to document feedback and iterations in creative development. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Multiple versions can be uploaded for one project. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

A chat function could be helpful with some projects. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I upload documents in need of approval. Works well, errors within the document can be pointed out easily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Text-, PR- & Web-Werkstatt
Translation and Localization
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Filestage is very easy and intuitive. The review and approval process with my customers is very time-saving now, compared to sending emails back and forth. My customers are very happy with this tool and so am I.

- customers have easy access to the files to be reviewed - no registration needed

- files are encrypted - thus secure

- full documentation of versions

- easy online collaboration Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing :-)

I would be happy if there was a possibility to upload and review more file formats. But as far as I know this is planned. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Great and easy tool for reviewing files.

- easy and intuitive

- customers have easy access to the files to be reviewed - no registration needed

- files are encrypted - thus secure

- full documentation of versions

- easy online collaboration

- avoid sending emails back and forth

- download full documentation after project is approved and completed

- invitation of reviewers quick and easy

- just click into the document to add your comment

- easy upload of new versions

- smooth workflow

- very positive user experience

- friendly & quick support team (just in case you need them) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I was looking for an easy way to make files available to my customers for review. I discovered Filestage and was impressed how easy and intuitive it was. My clients were very happy because I was able to offer a simple review option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

File stage allows me to get valuable feedback on my work and to view other employees work Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Wish it allowed a longer trail, more than a couple weeks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Currently using this for projects at work helps with communication and it’s easy to use to get your work out Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

- Easy Overview about our projects - no more mess within video production and photo projects

- No misunderstanding with reviews - precise definition of task within pictures and videos

- quick retrace of different versions Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I hope there will be some calendar option in the future. Sometimes you like to schedule your projects with a visual calendar. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have a business as a designer or creative, Filestage is definitely a must-have. You will improve your relationship with your clients and your productivity will rise a lot. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I have a fast and easy overview about my versions. My client exactly sees what I have edited and there are no more discussions about the post production. My client can give me precise tasks to do and I can easily spilt them within my team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I highly recommend to any Team handeling film projects over long-, or short distances. You can mark any spot in a frame and leave a comment. You may also draw scetches into frames to further illustrate corrections for your team mates.

Shared project work over any distance has never been so easy! Can't imagine any future projects without filestages assistance. Thanks! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

That I didn't discovered it earlier..... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

The Feedback process is way easier. You can improve audio- visuell Projects from any location. The Feedback can thereby be placed exactly at the frame and position at the picture you want to feedback on. Also you can illustrate alternative examples for the animators to visualize. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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