Collections is a content planning and assembly application that allows you to interact directly with your content assets in a way that is visual and intuitive.
Collections is a simple way for editorial and production staff to collaborate on product design and assembly by dragging and dropping pieces of content into the order and structure of their choice. Collections uses intuitive functionality and custom content icons to simplify the ordering, collation, curation and assembly of groups of content assets.
Collections is designed to enable content reuse while maintaining and supporting a consistent content model and promoting a ‘one source of truth’ approach to your digital assets. Inserting a piece of content into a collection automatically creates a visual link between the collection and the individual asset, making it easy to see at-a-glance everywhere where a particular asset has been used. This enables powerful content reuse from one ‘single source of truth’, along with powerful traceability and tracking of assets.
Assembled ‘content collections’ can then be transformed into the final format of your choice (including EPUB, PDF, HTML5), ready to be published or distributed.
Collections extends the functionality of the enterprise-class content management framework to support your asset structure alongside versioning, automated workflow, status reporting, metadata, and security.
Flexible view: see collected content in list or gallery view
- WORK-IN-PROGRESS OVERVIEW
Holistic view of the content hierarchy and structure you’re working on, giving you a constantly evolving ‘work-in-progress’ snapshot of the finished product.
- POWERFUL CONTENT REUSE
See at a glance where a specific asset has been used, in which products and which collections – while retaining that asset as a “single source of truth”. Content is stored in a DAM on upload and reuse links are automatically created.
- TRUE CONTENT INSIGHT
Gain immediate context for individual assets by viewing thumbnails and editing related metadata directly in the Collections interface.
- FRIENDLY, INTUITIVE & VISUAL
Intuitive and friendly interface with visual cues and custom icons, so that users can understand the structure of a Collection at a glance.
- TRANSFORM COLLECTIONS INTO EPUB, PDF & OTHER STANDARDS
Collaborate and work more efficiently, enabling flexible product creation and speeding time to market. Transform manifests into your chosen medium ready to be published.
- SIMPLE DRAG-AND-DROP
Rapidly discover, collate, order and nest assets, and reuse groups further along workflows to easily create new products – driving efficiencies and speeding time-to-market.
- INCREASE EFFICIENCY AND AUDITABILITY
Collections is embedded within Alfresco’s powerful suite of ECM functionality: versioning, workflow, collaboration, transformation, renditions, metadata and security.
Intelligent, context-sensitive menus give you the power to interact with and action content from within the application