Fast and reliable digital assets metadata management for the new era of “distributed work”

Connector Server

Fast and reliable digital assets metadata management for the new era of “distributed work”

Connecter Server offers convenient shared workspaces and users management for teams of any scale. It is especially designed to connect members of local and distributed teams and make sharing and synchronization of digital assets metadata easy, fast and reliable.

Built for great "anywhere, anytime" teams. Easily onboard a team of 5 or 500.

Collaboration Features

Designer / Artist

Artist I get instant notifications when someone makes updates or adds new assets to the library so I’m always up-to-date.

Notifications

I get instant notifications when someone makes updates or adds new assets to the library so I’m always up-to-date.

Designer / Artist

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Shared Metadata

I can instantly use new assets’ metadata contributed by my teammates. Love the previews Martin in our London office added to our library!

Designer / Artist

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Ratings

We can use aggregate assets ratings on the fly to highlight our most useful content or indicate problematic assets.

Management and Reporting Features

IT Manager

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Teams and User Management

I can create and manage team workspaces and user accounts with custom permissions from the team portal. I can even bulk-invite new users!

Team Manager

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Usage Stats

I can see details about how each of our team members uses the assets library.

BIM / Design Technology Manager

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Audit Trail

I have full visibility over our assets libraries with detailed information about all changes done in the workspace by the team.

Web Catalogs

Browse assets’ metadata on the web and share curated catalogs with clients, contractors or stakeholders.

Browse assets’ metadata on the web and share curated catalogs with clients, contractors or stakeholders.

SaaS for demanding teams of all shapes and sizes.

Unlimited team members, user management with granular permissions settings, Web Catalogs, notifications, and more.

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Subscription Pricing

Up to 5 Users

$120

Per Month Incl. GST

$1,350

Annual Incl. GST

Up to 10 Users

$238

Per Month Incl. GST

$2,700

Annual Incl. GST

Up to 15 Users

$355

Per Month Incl. GST

$4,000

Annual Incl. GST

Up to 20 Users

$475

Per Month Incl. GST

$5,000

Annual Incl. GST

FAQ

What is Connected Server?

Connecter Server offers reliable management and high-performance synchronization of digital assets’ metadata allowing local or distributed team members to easily find content within workspaces hosted on Connecter Server platform, on-premises, or on public/private cloud services. It comes with a web-based “Team portal” for teams and members management with granular access permissions controls, usage stats, and more.Connecter Server offers reliable management and high-performance synchronization of digital assets’ metadata allowing local or distributed team members to easily find content within workspaces hosted on Connecter Server platform, on-premises, or on public/private cloud services. It comes with a web-based “Team portal” for teams and members management with granular access permissions controls, usage stats, and more.

Pricing

Connecter Server is offered as SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and is licensed on a monthly or annual subscription basis. There are four price tiers based on the maximum number of concurrent users: for up to 5, up to 10, up to 15, and up to 20 users. Custom subscription plans are available for larger (or smaller) teams. Please, contact us for a custom quote, if you don’t fit the predefined plans.

Will all of our assets be uploaded in the Connector Server Cloud?

No. Connecter Server doesn’t mess with your actual files – they stay where they are: on your local network or any other assets sharing setup you use – but only manages the metadata (e.g. tags, descriptions, local paths to files, etc.) your team adds to those files in Connecter in order to organize them in a neat assets catalog.

Where is our shared workspace data (user data) stored/hosted in Connecter Server?

Each subscription includes free hosting on the Connecter Server platform with a one-click workspace setup. Shared workspaces can also be self-hosted on-premises (e.g. local network servers, remote managed servers, etc.) or on a public/private cloud service. The self-hosted option will require the setting up of a PostgreSQL database where all workspaces data* will be stored and managed.

*Workspace data don’t include the actual assets and their previews. Multiple setups are available for shared access to assets files and previews.

Can we deploy Connecter Server totally on-premise?

While user-generated data stored in your team workspaces can be hosted and managed on-premises, Connecter Server still requires its cloud-based services to run teams and user management and web-based applications like Web Catalogs. In other words, you will always need an internet connection in order to use Connecter Server.

We are already using Connecter. Do we need Connecter Server?

If you already have a shared workspace with your team, you may consider Connecter Server solution for the following reasons:

  • you’ve reached the maximum allowed number of 5 connections to the shared workspace;
  • you have a distributed team that needs a globally-accessible shared workspace that is not limited within the local network only;
  • you want to have your team using meaningful Connecter users accounts with granular access permissions;
  • want to publish assets metadata on Connecter Server’s Web Catalogs web-based application to share curated catalogs with team members and external partners;
  • want to get notifications about changes in the workspace and user’s usage information.
Can we migrate our existing shared workspace data to Connecter Server?

Yes. In Connecter from Tools, select Migrate Workspace and pick one of your existing shared workspaces. If you need you can extract the existing custom previews to a folder that is accessible by your whole team. We recommend placing it where you store your assets.

Keep in mind that If you want to use Connecter Server from multiple locations (outside your office), all assets should be hosted in a place accessible to all users – the easiest way is using some cloud service like Dropbox, Drive, etc.

How is the number of users determined?

Your Connecter Server monthly subscription plan limits the number of concurrent users having simultaneous access to a shared workspace within your team. There’s no limit on how many team members you can add to your team but only the subscription plan-determined number of them can access your shared workspaces at any given time.

If the maximum number of active users is reached, you can upgrade to a higher subscription plan.

How are team and members managed in Connected Server?

All information about teams and members is hosted and managed on Design Connected servers through a convenient web portal.

All team members can be invited (or restricted) and assigned to different workspaces with the respective access rights.

How are shared workspaces managed in Connected Server?

All information about your team and members is hosted on Design Connected platform and is being managed through a convenient Team web portal, which you can find here.

A maximum of 10 workspaces can be created within a team, where each one can be shared with a different number (limited by the active subscription plan) or/and different members. If you reach this limit and want more, please, contact our support team.

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