System Simulation / Asset management
Digital asset management
Centralised, flexible, digital asset management systems are becoming more and more important to all sorts of organisations.
System Simulation has been providing digital asset management solutions for a wide variety of organisations for over 15 years. We are very aware that new systems often need to sit above older data structures and we have considerable experience of bringing together various collections, legacy systems and architectures in a coherent and reliable manner.
Cataloguing is key to successful digital asset management. The higher the quality of metadata attached to assets, the more powerful a system becomes. We have unrivalled expertise in the management of all sorts of metadata and can provide consultation to ensure that our customers get the most out of our software.
AssetIndex+ is a powerful and efficient system for the management of a wide range of digital assets (images, video, audio, text and drawings, PowerPoint presentations etc). With many practical and innovative features, it has benefited from System Simulation's extensive experience in the management of complex data.
ImageIndex+ is professional, high-capacity, image management. It provides multiple-access, powerful cataloguing and terminology management, structured search, tools to support efficient work processes and flexible access/delivery.
Broadening access to the 150,000 strong collection of images held by the Medical Photographic Library (MPL) is a core aim of the Wellcome Library. Our solution provides a complete, integrated system based on ImageIndex+ for cataloguing and digitising the entire collection, providing picture library management with image delivery and transaction management over the internet.
We have supplied software to the V&A over a number of years including its core collections management system and integrated image library allowing web access to its collections. Recently, we supplied AssetIndex+ to achieve much greater integration and allow the V&A to feed its assets into a range of more specialised applications.
The Parliament Image Library was launched in December 2007. We worked with The Stationery Office and the Parliamentary Archives to create an image library based on our ImageIndex+ software.
ImageIndex+ providing a common image management system for the eight constituent museums of NML.
AssetIndex+ providing asset management for the galleries' collections management system, kiosks and website.
As part of its design provision, System Simulation offers a special set of services to assist clients to achieve high standards of Usability and Accessibility in their web sites and in other interactive environments.
Services include automated testing of compliance with accessibility standards, the management of user feedback, including focus groups and observed interaction exercises, and advice and consultancy on meeting the needs of particular user constituencies.
System Simulation offers an intelligent hosting solution in a package of hosting services.
The imaginative ways in which new technology for the management of images and other digital assets is being deployed are transforming the creative economy, enriching design and publication processes, making new forms of marketing and promotion possible and bringing closer together the worlds of art and commerce.
System Simulation not only provides the technology to support these creative developments, but is also able to offer valuable advice on their potential contribution to business and economic development.
Over many years System Simulation has dealt with an impressive variety of data, at times handling huge repositories, at others processing relatively small amounts in specialised formats. Some of this experience has found expression in our product range, but it also puts us in a position to help clients plan and execute projects to restore, convert and migrate data from legacy systems and to arrange for safe back-up and storage.
Appropriate keywording and other forms of terminology management are critical for efficient image and digital asset systems, both for efficient searching and for the effective control of rights. System Simulation has extensive experience of advising on many of the relevant issues, from building keyword structures and improving search facilities to developing multi-lingual thesauri.
System Simulation offers highly flexible design and creative production services across the range of its technical applications. These services include web and interactive user interface design, digital content production and usability and accessibility services (both appraisal and implementation). Our design work is characterised by its disciplined approach and its arresting results.