Customer since 2009

GELSENWASSER – a leading supplier

GELSENWASSER AG is one of the largest drinking water supply companies in Germany. In addition to the water supply business segment, the company is also involved in the fields of waste water and electricity and gas supply.

Challenge - Update and extension of the CELUM DAM

With the support of DAM United, GELSENWASSER had been successfully using the CELUM TEAM Edition as DAM for many years. In 2018, an update to CELUM 5 was necessary, which resulted in a complete relaunch of the digital asset management. The experts at DAM United assisted their long-standing client with a smooth upgrade and the expansion of the CELUM DAM with efficiency-enhancing modules.

Solution - Development of a customised image management

GELSENWASSER uses an internal asset portal for employees and an external one as a press portal. After an initial workshop, DAM United designed the restructuring of the system and the connected portals with folders, keywords, metadata, etc., adjusted the metadata and field values, introduced new asset types and permissions, and much more.

In the course of this, the efficiency of the digital asset management was improved with “Simplify your DAM” solutions:

The Asset Uploader enables GELSENWASSER to easily and yet securely upload assets into the CELUM DAM and to guarantee a cleanly maintained asset inventory. Previously, only a few licensed editors were able to upload data to CELUM, which had to be sent to them in a cumbersome way by e-mail. Now, any other person can also upload data into the system, e.g. employees who visit construction sites, facilities, etc. and document them. Through a simplified workflow, images can be easily assigned to locations, projects, events, etc.

DAM Access, a modern, responsive HTML5 interface for searching and displaying assets, was implemented to replace the no longer current CELUM Webgate. The solution enables GELSENWASSER to search, display and use assets and their organisational structures detached from the CELUM server easily from anywhere with any device. Data is accessed according to a “rating” – i.e. only images that have 3 to 5 stars are played out via DAM Access.

Metadata Editor: Until now, metadata could only be maintained directly in CELUM DAM by the few authorised editors. With the Simplify solution, metadata can now be managed and updated by users outside of the system – easily.

Result - best results with CELUM DAM and the Simplify products

With CELUM DAM and the “Simplify your DAM” solutions, GELSENWASSER has an optimal solution for the management and use of digital assets, both internally and externally.

"The DAM experts have been supporting us since 2009 in all matters relating to asset management. In 2018, we took a big step forward technically and upgraded our CELUM system, making it much more flexible and effective with the Simplify your DAM solutions. As a result, many more staff and external parties can now upload, use and maintain images much more easily. We are very happy with the work of DAM United."