What's the difference between a DAM and Google Drive?
31st October 2019
"I am looking for free digital management software, will Google Drive work?"
With so many asset storage solutions available it can sometimes feel like an impossible task to choose which software is the right one for your company.
In this blog post we will be weighing up the features of a paid digital asset management (DAM) system and Google Drive as a free alternative.
If you are short on time, jump to our DAM and Google Drive comparison chart.
Google Drive is a cloud-based collaboration and storage tool. Teams can easily work from one place across multiple devices, making it a great solution for creating, sharing and accessing documents. It is also one of the most inexpensive options, with the first 15 GB of storage you use being free.
Google Drive can be a powerful solution to manage assets such as photos, videos, and brand guidelines if you are a small company with a limited amount of assets and users.
However, if you are responsible for thousands of brand assets and users that have different access requirements, Google Drive becomes more and more difficult to manage. This is where digital asset management software comes into play!
Digital Asset Management systems
Digital Asset Management (DAM) software makes managing, storing and sharing rich media easy, while offering a huge range of invaluable features for brand managers. It is more than a collaboration and storage tool, offering greater features which help maintain brand integrity, asset consistency and quality, as well as search capability.
When it comes to a DAM and Google Drive, the difference will always be in the details of features, and here's how:
The difference between a DAM and Google Drive: comparison chart
Digital Asset Management: ResourceSpace
For simple cloud-based file sharing tasks, Google Drive is probably all you need. However, if you need to share files securely, find assets quickly, organise them effectively and manage folders in several ways, you're going to need a DAM like ResourceSpace.
Our open source digital library includes all of the features discussed above and many more benefits.
What's more, the ResourceSpace software is completely free�"and always will be. You only pay for the storage space and our technical support. Check out our pricing plans here, or request a free trial below.